2 really?!?!???? I can't get over it!
I made the boys special shirts for their party. Well, really for the entire next year. :)
I used the freezer paper method.
I found a picture of a train online. I searched Google for a steam train coloring page. I copied it and laid it out on my document program. Then I chose the font I wanted and put the words around the train. I cut my freezer paper to 8 1/2 by 11 ( I didn't want to have to trace on top of all the cutting I was about to do). I printed the design right onto my freezer paper.
Then I went ahead and cut out two templates. Supposedly you can reuse BUT I am not a patient person. I don't wait for the paint to completely dry AND I normally rip my template when pulling it off of the shirt.
I found these little shirts at Walmart. They were fairly cheap, $3.88. They had pockets on them. You can kind of see the outline on the picture above. I took my seam ripper and pulled the pockets off. Again, I'm not that patient. I probably should have washed the shirt first, for many reasons... one would have been to pull the shirt back together where the pocket was stitched, but I didn't. :)
Then I laid my template onto the shirt. Positioning it where I thought it would look best.
All you do after that is iron the template down. You should iron it on a low setting... AGAIN I'm not patient. I normally start off high and lower the temperature as the iron gets hot.
I grabbed my fabric paint of choice and began to dab and paint the open areas of the template.
I wanted to go light on the paint for these shirts. I wanted them to look 'worn'.
There you have it. Two I'm TWO shirts. I am so happy that my two LOVE them!