Skull Painted T-Shirt

Halloween just isn’t as big of a deal at my house as it used to be.  The kids are older – they make plans of their own and leave.  My husband works that night more often than not.  We live out in the toolies, so no trick-or-treaters.  Before you think I’m having myself a little pity-party, I’m ok with it.  I don’t have to magically create costumes at the last minute or try to figure out how much candy the neighborhood can consume, so I’m free to focus on the things I want to make.

I’ve been wanting to try the Freezer Paper Stencils again, and an orange shirt looking up at me sadly from a clearance table gave me the perfect opportunity.

Skull Painted T-Shirt 1
Skull Painted T-Shirt 1

I used the same technique as I did the last time to print and apply the stencil.  It’s outlined here.  I mixed the paint with textile medium and daubed it on with a sponge, intentionally leaving some areas without paint.

Skull Painted T-Shirt 2
Skull Painted T-Shirt 2

When the paint dried, I removed the stencil and outlined all of the edges with a small brush, using glow-in-the-dark paint mixed with textile medium.  When it dried, it was semi-transparent so it looked just a shade lighter than the shirt.

Skull Painted T-Shirt 3
Skull Painted T-Shirt 3

I wish, with all my heart, that I could show you a photo of it glowing in the dark.

Skull Painted T-Shirt 4
Skull Painted T-Shirt 4

I gave it to the girl, but I might borrow it back and use it as my Halloween costume.  I was just informed that she would be needing help making a Batman costume (!) so she won’t be wearing it anyway.