Halloween is coming soon and my son decided to dress in a Splatoon 2 character. Last week I worked hard to make the tentacles (hair). This week, it will be the t-shirt.
I have a lot of ambition for this costume (as usual, I tend to do a little too much!). My plans for this costume are:
This week, the t-shirt! Here’s our little character that serves as inspiration:
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Required materials for the Splatoon t-shirt
- A black t-shirt
- Pebeo Setacolor Opaque Fabric paint
- White marking pencil for fabric
- Free Cut file (available in NeliDesign’s library when you susbcribe here)
I used my Silhouette to cut a stencil. You can have access to this free template. Simply click here to subscribe. And don’t worry, if you don’t have a Silhouette, I also created a PDF file that you can cut yourself.
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Once the stencil is cut, I used it to trace the outline with a white marking pencil.
I then applied the Pebeo Setacolor paint. I have to confess that I started this by using the Fabric medium (GAC-900) that had always worked well for me before. But, for a dark fabric, it was way too translucent. The Pebeo opaque Setacolor made a much better result.
I applied two coats for a more uniform colour. For the small letters at the bottom, I used the template as a stencil and then I went over with a small brush.
You can see in this photo that I had inserted a plastic box inside the shirt in case the painting would go through. I didn’t want to also paint the back of the sweater !! And I was glad I did because the paint actually passed through!
The Pebeo website recommends ironing the fabric upside down for 5 minutes at “Cotton” position without steam to fix the colour.
And It’s done, a nice Splatoon 2 t-shirt!
You can view the other Splatoon 2 accessories I made by clicking the following links:
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