July 12, 2012
First off, I'd recommend washing the shirts if they're new. I didn't do that but wish I would have.
I made stencils using my Silhouette Cameo and cutting big numbers out of contact paper (so I didn't waste precious vinyl). The numbers are big enough that you could hand cut them if you want. Then adhere that to the back of the shirts (we made them slanted so they didn't have to be perfectly straight) - I enlisted help with the task:
Next up, make sure the area is protected, or go outside. Grab your spraypaint - nothing special about it - just the $1 can from Walmart....
I sprayed it and didn't see much, so I sprayed it really really heavily - - it ate away at the contact paper and the shirt was so saturated that it bleed and seeped -
I did about 4 like this and then got the crazy idea to just spray it normal-to-lightly instead of super heavy - - it didn't seem like the white was dark enough, but I peeled away the contact paper, and voila:
And I'm sure you wanted a picture of the shirts in action - it really did help us to keep track of our boys:
So if you ever need to make a group of shirts in a hurry, I'd recommend spraypaint!
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