It was a big deal last year when the Saints went to the Super Bowl for the first time (And WON!). We were invited to a Bowl watching party and I wanted to represent my team. But since we live in San Antonio now there was no Saints gear to be found. So I had to resort to making my own:
Now it's football season once again. Mine and the hubs' shirts still fit, but little Con-Man has grown out of his Saints outfit. So I thought I would make one for him similar to ours using the same technique.
(If you don't share a love for the Saints you can use this technique to create any kind of shirt! I made a bunch for my sister Bachelorette Party.)
I bought him a black T-shirt from Walmart and using Word I typed up the image I wanted then cut it out using an Exacto knife.
Once I had everything cut out I centered it on the shirt front and taped it down. I also slid a magazine inside the shirt so the paint wouldn't bleed through to the back.
Using a short stiff brush I used fabric paint to transfer the wording.
I did two coats of the gold paint since the first coat didn't show up well over the black fabric. Then I used white puff paint to highlight some of the wording.
This technique is pretty easy, I was able to get the first coat done while Con-Man ate his dinner.
|(Gratuitous Shot of Cute Baby)|
Front all done:
So anyone else excited about football season? Do you think you could use this technique for another purpose? I'd love to hear about it!