Thought I would put last year’s stencil to good use and made my son a Zombie Invasion Tee! Want to make one too?
Zombie Invasion Tee
– freezer paper
– scissors or x-acto knife
– fabric spray paint
1. Cut out two 8.5 x 11 pieces of freezer paper and carefully print out zombie image on the paper side (NOT wax side). As you can see with my papers, this might be trickier than it sounds. Try to flatten out your papers as much as possible before you feed them through the printer.
3. Iron the cutouts into place on front and back of shirt. Prep your work area with newspaper or scrap interfacing. That spray paint goes everywhere! Place cardboard in between the t-shirt to prevent any bleeding.
4. Apply light, even sprays to the t-shirt, making sure to start and finish off the edges of the tee. If you focus mainly on the bottom of the t-shirt, you’ll only get residual spray on the top, creating a nice gradient effect. Repeat on back. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for drying times.
5. Peel off freezer paper and go kick some zombie butt!
– Do not apply too much spray paint. This is actually the second t-shirt I had to make because I went a little crazy with the spray nozzle and let the zombie cutouts get too saturated. The paint will bleed through the freezer paper if you don’t go easy!
– If you are worried that maybe you were a little trigger happy with the spray paint, you can pull off the cutouts before everything is completely dry. Your hands will be black for days (if only you could see my hands as I type this!) but you’ll prevent them from bleeding too much.
– If your kid is kinda disturbed by these flesh eating zombies, you can always just tell him they’re angry people waiting in line for some crappy 3D movie. 🙂