Here’s a fun stencil that I made for my son. It’s a fairly simple stencil and a great conversation starter!
My family are huge Monty Python fans, so much so, that I ended up making a shirt for my hubby,too.
From the classic Python sketch, Ministry of Silly Walks:
- A t-shirt (or other item to be stenciled)
- Freezer Paper with Ministry of Silly Walks Stencil (updated version also for great for embroidery, 2014)
- Foam Brush
- Fabric Paint (I like Lumiere or Tulip Soft)
- Exacto Cutting Tool
- Cardboard or newspaper
- Cutting Mat
- Pre-wash t-shirt without fabric softener.
- Print stencil (or alternative updated version) onto freezer paper (matte side).
- Carefully cut out with an exact-o knife. There are loads of fiddly bits, so take your time and be careful.
- Set iron to medium.
- Place cardboard or newspaper inside t-shirt.
- Place stencil on t-shirt with a piece of blank paper on top (that keeps the tiny pieces in place) then carefully press with the iron.
- Use the foam brush to gently paint on the fabric paint.
- Allow a few minutes to dry, then carefully remove the stencil. For small pieces, use a straight pin to help get them started for easier removal.
- Finish drying according to manufacturer’s directions.
kirstencan’s Silly Walk tee from the flickr group
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The black Ministry of Silly Walks tee was one of the winners of the Knitted Icons contest on cut out + keep. (Knitted Icons was the prize…the craft didn’t have to be knitted)