I have a habit of making something, and adding it to a big cue of things that I should
eventually get around to posting to Craftster....
Well, I figured that I have enough stenciled tees waiting for their own post, that I might as well put them all on here together!
This first one I did for a birthday swap; it's a tawny owl. I took the photograph of the owl myself, and then used the website http://strix.org.uk/stencil/
to make the stencil. And then I promised myself to never make another stencil with a billion little spots.
By the way, I used standard fabric paint for all of these. For the owl, I just painted it in kind of a gradient with lots of mixing.
I made this one for my partner in the Joss Whedon Swap. It's a refurbed black tee (meaning I cut it into a triangle-y shape and zig-zag stitched over the raw edges), and I modeled it after Anya's shirt in the Buffy The Vampire Slayer musical, Once More With Feeling. (It's really visible in the bunny rant/solo, if you're into that kind of thing).
I especially liked making it because I got to invest in lots of very glittery fabric paint.
The next shirt in the cue was painted with both stencil outlines and free-handed images. This one was for a partner in the Dr. Who Fill-a-box swap, who I discovered also had a love of The Nightmare Before Christmas. This idea popped into my head one night, and I couldn't help but make a multi-geek-themed shirt.
I was particularly proud of this shirt. I might make one for myself someday. Here are some close-ups:
And finally, here's a shirt I made for a friend. She's a big fan of sperm whales, and everything bright green. Unfortunately, the lighting and the colors conflicted to make a terrible photo, but I had to wrap it and give it away before I got a decent one.
I had fun making them, and have been accumulating a stash of blank shirts to further my collection. I hope you like them too! C&C most welcome.