I Am Momma – Hear Me Roar did a guest post on making a Captain America tee just in time to get me into the 4th of July spirit. My hubby saw it and knew our little guy needed one. I was excited to try it. I’ve never done freezer paper stenciling. This seemed like a simple pattern to try it out.
Cutting out the stencil is much easier if you use a sharp X-acto knife! I got it ironed down with a little fussing to get all the pieces aligned. I didn’t want red paint to get around the star so I cut some rounded scotch tape to seal that part up. I Am Momma uses fabric paint, but since I have a plastic bin full of acrylics and some of that stuff that turns acrylic paint into fabric paint I used that.
After all the set up the painting went crazy fast. I was so excited to peel off the first ring around the star and see it all taking shape so nicely. I thought my blue would be too dark so I added some white, but I didn’t like that. The blue was perfect just the way it was. I let the paint dry to the touch before pulling the stencil off. Yea! It looks great, aside from the red paint I dripped on the shirt. I can’t wait to heat set it and run it through the wash.