Pick a shirt that you've worn quite a bit and are bored of. I chose this oversized peach colored high-low shirt.
Let's make a stencil!
Take a sheet of relatively thick paper and fold it into half. A thicker paper will not blot the paint in itself.
On one of the folded sides, draw one half of a heart (as I wanted to paint hearts on my shirt).
Cut along this drawing with a pair of scissors, and you will have the desired shape's stencil.
The fold will open into a symmetrical stencil like this.
Take some Acrylic paint and pour it into a palette (for a paintbrush) or a small dish (for a sponge). Do not add water to the paint as the shirt fabric will blot it and spread the color unevenly.
Place the shirt on a flat surface and be sure to keep lots of newspaper/a plastic sheet in between the front and back sides to avoid any leakage of paint onto the other side.
Place your stencil over the shirt.
Dip the sponge/paintbrush into the paint and dab it on the stencil while holding it in place, until the entire shape is filled with paint.
Repeat steps 8 & 9 all over the shirt and sleeves, placing the stencil as you wish!
Here's how the front side looks when it's done. I changed the stencil orientation a few times just for fun. Let the paint dry for 5 minutes.
Flip the shirt over and repeat the steps on this side, or leave it plain, if it suits you.
And Ta-Da! Watch it transform into this adorable shirt that you can't wait to flaunt!
And the back. I messed up one heart right there, but no biggie. ;)
Another one I made recently :)
Hope you enjoyed the guide. Love!