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Use stencils and spray paint to put graphics on T-shirts, hoodies, denim jackets, and more. Make your own stencils, recycle stuff from your art supply bin, or buy stencils from a hardware or craft store. Stenciled spray paint makes an interesting effect. Some edges will be soft and fuzzy, while others will be crisp and hard, depending on how flat the stencil is lying on the surface.
1. Find a place outdoors to work, and lay down a lot of newspaper on the ground.
2. Lay down the garment you want to paint on the paper. Smooth it out so that it’s as flat as possible.
3. Attach the stencil to your garment with heavy clear packing tape. Cover all the edges of the stencil, so that paint can’t get in under the tape.
4. Tape another layer of newspaper on top of the stencil, covering all the parts of the garment except the parts you want to paint. Use a lot of paper; spray paint will creep in under any open flaps or edges!
5. Spray! Keep your hand moving, so you don’t get heavy, shiny parts.
Designed by Isabella, age 8