Today I'm going to show you the shirt I made my hubby for Father's Day. It says "I heart RBX" which means Pari Roubaix (a really old, famous bike race). While you might not having a cycling fan in your life, you can use these concepts to make a rockin rugged tee for anyone.
Here's what I did. I printed off some letters the size and font I wanted.
Then, I traced them onto the heat 'n bond. (Remember to trace them backwards.)
I ironed the letters onto the fabric and then cut out the letters. I cut the fabric out a bit bigger than the adhesive part, so that it would be loose and messier on the edges. I also cut off random parts of the letters so that it would look kind of rugged.
I ironed on the letters and then flossed around the edges. Then I handpainted some bikes onto the heart in a messy way. (Okay, yes I realize that's about the 50th time I've used the word "messy" in this tutorial. I'm going to try to stop. Really.) Then I dry-brushed around some of the edges to make the letters pop. In hindsight, I might have used a different color fabric for the lettering to showcase the texture a bit more.
He likes it! Don't worry that his face isn't showing it. He thought that if he made a crusty face that I wouldn't show him on the blog. Oh, so wrong.
I caught him once without the crusty. Ha! I showed him.
Thanks for coming over. Now, if you don't mind....will you head over to SYTYC to vote? I'm kind of hoping I don't get kicked off in round one, ya know? Thank you. thank you!