How to Create Graphics on a Shirt

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How to Create Graphics on a Shirt
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Inspiration!

Inspiration!

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Lay the t-shirt of your choice flat *This one is thrifted! :-)*

Lay the t-shirt of your choice flat *This one is thrifted! :-)*

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To keep the paint from bleeding through the shirt, place the piece of cardboard inside. *A scrap piece works just fine*

To keep the paint from bleeding through the shirt, place the piece of cardboard inside. *A scrap piece works just fine*

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I found the graphic of my choice online & did some editing to get it to the size I want. Depending on the size, printing on 2 sheets may work better. *as it did in my case*

I found the graphic of my choice online & did some editing to get it to the size I want. Depending on the size, printing on 2 sheets may work better. *as it did in my case*

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To create your stencil, use the x-acto to cut out the letters. For the letters with central parts, I thought it would be best to not worry about that portion. *More unique for my taste*

To create your stencil, use the x-acto to cut out the letters. For the letters with central parts, I thought it would be best to not worry about that portion. *More unique for my taste*

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Once done creating your stencil, time to put it on the shirt. You will spray the back side of the stencil with the spray adhesive. *my adhesive gets kind of sticky, so I placed it on top of something*

Once done creating your stencil, time to put it on the shirt. You will spray the back side of the stencil with the spray adhesive. *my adhesive gets kind of sticky, so I placed it on top of something*

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*Spray adhesive of my choice*

*Spray adhesive of my choice*

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You don't want a permanent bond, so you need to allow the adhesive to dry a tad bit before applying it to the shirt. *2 to 3 minutes is enough*

You don't want a permanent bond, so you need to allow the adhesive to dry a tad bit before applying it to the shirt. *2 to 3 minutes is enough*

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Smooth the stencil on your shirt & get to painting. Just make sure that all areas are pressed down extremely well to keep from bleeding.

Smooth the stencil on your shirt & get to painting. Just make sure that all areas are pressed down extremely well to keep from bleeding.

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Once the stencil is painted, allow it to remain in place for about 15 to 30 minutes. * I left mine on a little too long, which caused removing the stencil to be a pain*

Once the stencil is painted, allow it to remain in place for about 15 to 30 minutes. * I left mine on a little too long, which caused removing the stencil to be a pain*

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Final product! You can wash & wear or just wear. * I will wash & wear to remove some of the excess stencil that stuck*

Final product! You can wash & wear or just wear. * I will wash & wear to remove some of the excess stencil that stuck*

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