Hi everyone! I’m Consie and I’m so honored to be posting for the first time as a member of the newest Design Team!
I love to doodle but I know that freehand doodling can be a bit intimidating for some. It is often hard to decide where to start and what to draw. So today I thought I would show you how you can add some doodling to a plain white t-shirt with the help of a stencil.
I started off by pre-washing and ironing a simple white t-shirt. I then added a piece of cardboard to the inside of the shirt to catch any bleeding. Using the Celtic Hearts Bits stencil (TCW2032) and neon pink Tumble Dye spray, I added the base design to my shirt.
I started with the middle design and then added two more, one on each side, all along the bottom of the t-shirt. As you can see in the picture, the bottle sputtered a bit but I think that just adds to the handmade quality of the project!
My next step was to take a black Stained by Sharpie fabric marker and start filling in some of the sections that had been left by spraying the pink through the stencil. Keep it simple with a few swirls, dots and lines and build from there.
You can get as fancy as you want with the doodling. I outlined the stencil design and added a few scallops and dots to create more of a mandala feel. If you are not sure about how much you want to add, remember that less is better. You can always add more later.
To create some interest on the neck of the t-shirt, I added some of the neon pink spray and then used the stencil as a guide to draw a swirl and diamond shape pattern. I connected the pattern with dots to create a fun necklace design.
I hope this gives you some ideas of how to use your stencils as a doodling tool. Let me know which stencils you think would also work for this process. Comment below!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member