This is for Non-Compliants everywhere! I’m totally in love with Bitch Planet, the name, the story, the art! In love. This new book about women kicking ass in a sci-fi prison is brought to us by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro. Issue #1 debuted in December and issue #2 is out today. Make this shirt and buy the comic. Non-Compliants Unite!
X-acto Knife or Silhouette Cutting Machine
Black Fabric Paint
Shirt of Choice
Cardboard or Foil
Cutting Board (X-acto Knife Process Only)
Tape (X-acto Knife Process Only)
SILHOUETTE MACHINE CUTTING METHOD:
I used my Silhouette Cutting Machine to make a freezer paper stencil. It’s so fast and easy! Upload this image into the software, designate the cut lines, and hit cut. When making freezer paper stencils with the Silhouette, I find it’s easier to cut them out with shiny side of the freezer paper up. This image is designed to be cut with the shiny side of the freezer paper up.
X-ACTO KNIFE CUTTING METHOD:
If you’re using an x-acto knife, print out the Non-Compliant image. Then tape a piece of freezer paper, shiny side up, to the cutting board. Place the Non-Compliant image on top of the freezer paper and tape to cutting board. Using the x-acto knife, cut out the image by cutting along the red lines.
Directions are the same going forward for both the Silhouette and x-acto knife processes.
After cutting out the image (either method), iron the freezer paper stencil onto the shirt using a hot iron with NO STEAM. Make sure to carefully iron the cut edges. This will seal the iron on and prevent paint from leaking.
Place cardboard or foil inside the shirt to prevents the paint from seeping through the shirt and onto the back side.
Begin painting by placing the sponge brush on the stencil. Brush the paint in towards the center. This helps to keep the stencil line crisp and prevents bleed through.
Once the outer edge is covered, paint the inside area. I used two coats of paint.
Let the paint fully dry, about one hour, before removing the freezer paper stencil. Check the directions on the fabric paint you’re using. Some paints require the use of a hot iron to set the paint.
And now you’re one hot Non-Compliant! Wear it with pride, my friends.