Hey peas! It's Laura Craigie here, and today I thought I'd venture away from scrapbooking to show you how I spice up some plain kid's t-shirts with digital cut files from the Two Peas store in two different ways.
Today I'm using the Patterned Cards, and the Arrows cut files.
First thing is to cut the files out in the size you require for the front of your t-shirt. I have a bunch of extra black vinyl, so I chose to cut mine out with that. If you don't have vinyl, which is admittedly a more expensive option, you can easily use freezer paper, and then iron it to the shirt. I've done this before and it works great too!
For my first shirt I applied the vinyl cut to the front of the tshirt, and inserted a piece of cardboard in the shirt so the bleach didn't leak through to the other side of the shirt.
Then you simply spray around the image with the bleach! You definitely want to go easy on the bleach to start. You can always add more later if needed, but you obviously can't take it back.
You can see it's already starting to change the color of the shirt. I keep a piece of paper towel handy to blot the top of the vinyl, and any extra bleach up to minimize it bleeding under the vinyl or freezer paper.
It usually takes about 5 or 6 min for the bleach to work it's magic, but keep an eye on it and you can visually see when it's transformed. Then it's as easy as peeling back your vinyl, and throwing the shirt in the dryer (by itself) to stop the bleach, and dry the shirt. I then wash and dry it as I normally would a shirt. Although just to be safe I wouldn't throw it in the wash with anything too important that first time!
And here is my cutie pie in his new shirt!
Now for the second shirt, which is even easier than the first if that's possible! :)
Apply the vinyl, or freezer paper cut to the front of the shirt, then you take a Fabric Sharpie and simply colour it in! I also drew a line around the perimeter of the circle so the whole design would stand out more like the original cut file.
Color every last speck in, and then my favorite part, peel it back to reveal the final design.
Here is my other cutie in his new shirt that my own husband didn't even believe I made ;)
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you feel inspired to make your own unique shirts too. If you do, leave me a comment below so I can see you creations! :)