Here is the shirt I made for the I am momma Hear Me Roar Boys Shirt Contest. I got together with a friend of mine Karlie and we made some sweet shirts for our boys. Doesn't her little boy "J", make Buddy Boys look ginormous? Can I just say here that Buddy Boy's Birthday is this week and he turned three, Happy Birthday to my "Big Boy" (he hates it when I call him my baby).
First things first. I used Picnik to create the image that I wanted to use to make his shirt. There are so many options that you could spend the day making some cute designs. I saved the image onto my computer and then opened a Word document and re sized the image to fit both shirts and simply printed them on white paper.
Because there are some overlapping images I simply traced the different layers of images onto the freezer paper.
I used a little crafter's exacto knife to cut out the image from the freezer paper. Make sure to put a self healing mat underneath your design or your hubby may get really angry when he sees what you've done to the table top.
Apply the fabric paint using a paint brush and always brush towards the centre of each cut out so you don't push the paint under the freezer paper. That would cause the image to not come out as you want it to.
Once the first layer of paint is dry, (my paint's instruction said four hours, but I used my hair dryer to dry it up and it was dry enough in a few minutes) iron on the next layer of words onto the shirt where you want them to appear. Apply the desired paint colours to your stencil.
Once you pull away the freezer paper you can really see your image coming to life.