So yesterday I posted my huge failure in trying to bleach my Sex Bob-omb shirt and today I promised to show the spray painted one I ended up making and wearing instead. Luckily I had another black shirt hiding in my closet, so I whipped up another stencil…
With this stencil I decided I’d try out bridges, because I saw someone use bridges to make sure everything was lined up correctly, and then carefully cut them out with an exacto knife.
Here I am, cutting them out. If you do this, be VERY careful not to cut your shirt.
All cut out and ready to paint! I stuck cardboard in this shirt just like last time to protect the back of the shirt. I’m using some Krylon plastic fusion hammered metal spray paint because that’s all I had on hand and I didn’t feel like going out to buy a whole can of paint just for this shirt.
If you’re spray painting, go outside. I didn’t feel like going into the back yard with the dogs so I hopped out the window onto the roof.
Spray spray spray!
Lookin’ pretty done here. I let it dry outside and closed the window so the fumes couldn’t get inside.
After it dried I took it inside and carefully started peeling the freezer paper off.
Woo hoo! There’s some slight over spray up by the collar but it’s not nearly as bad as the bleached monstrosity that happened with the last shirt. Since it’s just a tiny bit of over spray I was able to get it all off.
My boyfriend actually taught me this trick, just use tape to pick up the over spray! It worked like a charm.
Since I used spray paint, I’m sure the logo will fade somewhat after washing it in the washing machine, but I kind of wanted that effect so I’m totally cool with that. If you aren’t cool with that, then you should look into getting some spray on fabric paints. I’ve seen them at every craft store I’ve gone so so they shouldn’t be too hard to find.
So Thursday was awesome, I wore the shirt! It was at the Alamo Drafthouse in Austin, so they had Scott Pilgrim themed food and Universal Studios paid for each person to have one of the choices of foods and one drink, and Edgar Wright was there with 5 of the cast members! When I heard he would be there with some of the cast I fully expected like 2 of the cast members to show up. Michael Cera, Anna Kendrick, Mary Elizabeth Windstead, Brandon Routh and Jason Schwartzman were all there and after the movie they did a Q and A which was pretty awesome. I ended up meeting Michael Cera and Jason Schwartzman, but everyone else slipped by really fast to get to the after party (that I sadly couldn’t go to because I brought my 16 year old sister… the after party was 21 and up). It was still awesome!!