My family received many compliments on our ghost t-shirts during our time at the Earth Fare Community Block Party. I wanted to share with you how we made them so you could make your own ghost t-shirts for Halloween.
|First, draw a ghost on a piece of corrugated cardboard. I traced one of the Three Ghost Friends. It may not matter with your t-shirt design, but I had to keep in mind that I needed my image to be traced backward (mirror image) on the cardboard so that it was the right way once it was stamped on the t-shirt.|
|Next, I used an x-acto knife to remove a layer of the cardboard from where I didn't want white paint to show up on my t-shirt. In this case I wanted the eyes and the mouth to be black, not white.|
|We purchased white screen print ink and my son brushed it on the cardboard ghost stamp.|
|Then, he flipped over the stamp and pushed it down on the t-shirt.|
|We let the ink dry and then I ironed the image to make sure it was set in the fabric. When ironing, I placed a piece of blank paper to cover the image then ironed on top of the paper.|
|This is the best picture I have of my shirt. I splatted mine with colored screen print paint. |
It turned out pretty cool!
Only 20 Days until Halloween!