Thank you to Persil for sponsoring these football-theme t-shirts. #PersilTacklesLaundry
Get ready for the big game by making adorable football t-shirts with freezer paper stencils! What are freezer paper stencils, you say? Just the easiest way to stencil on fabric ever.
Your first step when you want to paint on fabric is getting the clothes squeaky clean. Pre-washing everything gets rid of any stiffening agents or other things on your t-shirts that might interfere with the painting process. Persil® ProClean® Power-Caps® at Walmart are perfect for this. They’re also perfect for helping remove those stains that might show up on your new t-shirts after all of that football game snacking.
Once your shirts are clean and dry, it’s time to iron on your stencils.
I made two stencils using my digital cutter. You can download the football cut file here or the 50-yard line cut file here. If you’re using a digital cutter, use the settings for vellum to cut your freezer paper and make sure you place it shiny side down on your cutting mat.
If you don’t have a digital cutter, don’t worry! Both designs can easily be cut by printing out the images and using them as a stencil to cut the freezer paper with a craft knife. Grab the football image here and the 50-yard line image here.
Iron your t-shirt to remove any wrinkles. Carefully position your stencil shiny side down and adhere it to the shirt by ironing on high heat with no steam.
Place a piece of cardboard in your t-shirt before you start to paint. This will keep the paint from bleeding through to the back of the shirt.
Mix acrylic craft paint in a two to one ratio with fabric painting medium and brush it onto your t-shirt. Although ironing on the freezer paper makes a pretty good seal, it’s still best to brush away from the edge of your stencil to avoid any paint bleeding.
If you do have any goofs with the painting process, use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to remove as much as you can.
Give your paint 24 hours to dry. Peel off your freezer paper. Give your design 30 seconds with a hot iron to set the paint, then wash inside out with Persil laundry detergent.
Your 50-Yard Line and Football T-Shirts are now fully washable.
Want to save these football-themed freezer paper stencil t-shirts for later? Click on the photo below to add to Pinterest!
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