I’ve been wanting to make Gigi a Stay Gold tee ever since a friend commented on the pic below that she looks like she’s about to be in a revised version of The Outsiders. I thought it was such a funny comment and this picture totally captures Gigi’s personality. I wasn’t sure how to do it until my friend Lauren (big shout out!) suggested contact paper. What an easy way to make stencils. I wanted the font to look like it was carved into a bathroom stall in a high school somewhere, so I used a box cutter to make the stencil. I’m really happy with the way it came out. I ended up making one for D too.
Here’s how you do it. Tape a piece of contact paper to cardboard, or a cutting mat. Cut out the stencil you want with a knife or box cutter. Cut a box around the stencil so you can fit it on the tee or whatever you’re stenciling. Place a piece of cardboard inside the tee so the paint doesn’t seep through. Paint inside the stencil. I used Tulip Gold Glitter Fabric Paint for mine. You have to wait 4 hours to take off the stencil and then another 72 hours before washing it. I haven’t washed mine yet. So we’ll see how that goes. The paint didn’t seep through at all or bleed around the edges. I used it twice so far and it’s still sticky. I think I want to get some totes or bandanas to stencil on as well. Stay Gold everybody.