Fandom is not just a noun, it’s a verb. To be a part of fandom is to participate, geek out and show your love by wearing your fandom literally on your sleeve, or in this case, on your chest.
Oh Torchwood, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
22 hexagons worth, that’s apparently how much!
The amazing calypsobard shared her Torchwood stencil with me, which I photoshopped up to make it more user friendly. This one is easy to cut out, but, in calypsobard’s words is “a bit hinky,” so I’ve added directions to the stencil itself that will hopefully make it more user friendly.
- Torchwood stencil, printed on the matte side of freezer paper
- X-acto Knife or other stencil cutting tool
- cutting board or other safe cutting surface
- fabric paint, I recommend Lumiere by Jacquard, available online and at craft stores
- sponge brush
- cardboard or newspaper for inside the shirt
Pre-wash t-shirt without fabric softener.
Carefully cut pieces out with an exact-o knife. Start with the hexagons first, keeping them in order. Then cut and discard the gray area. (Or, if you’re my teenage daughter, pinch it from the trash and put it in the clear pocket of your binder.)
Set a dry iron to medium.
Place cardboard or newspaper inside t-shirt to help prevent bleed through.
Place stencil on t-shirt, aligning the hexagons until they are even. Carefully press in place with the iron.
If the stencil is still wet, use a straight pin to remove the hexagons. Otherwise, just gently peel away each one, setting them aside as you go.
Freezer paper stenciling is my favorite stenciling technique and can be used for any of my stencils and for most stenciling on fabric.
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