You may be thinking to yourself, "Who is Nick Yarro?" I am Nick Yarro. I am Amy's nephew and the guest blogger today. I am 13 years old and just started 8th grade. I am witty. Probably more witty than you :) I like football, video games and hanging with my friends. I think girls are pretty cool too and they seem to really like my new deep voice. I spent my summer at the pool, riding my bike and vacationing in Mexico. I am currently eating my weight in food each day because that's what boys do at my age. I am a typical teenager but I would like to think that my sense of style and creativity sets me apart from the other kids. In my free time I like to wear fedoras, make movies and design T-shirts. Here is how I do it.
Supplies that you will need:
newspaper or cardboard
all purpose spray paint. Nick is using Krylon, but any brand would work.
(other supplies you may or may not need: scissors, garbage bags)
Start by laying out your shirt flat on the ground and slide either your paper or cardboard between the layers. This will give it rigidity and also keep the paint from leaking through to the back.
Make sure that your back collar is covered so that the paint doesn't get on the inside of your shirt.
Now begin to make a pattern with your tape. You may want to sketch something on paper first. Press the tape down firmly and rub your finger along it to make sure you don't have any bubbles.
Smile and take pride in your work.
Hold up your shirt and show everyone how cool your design is. Then listen to them oooo and awww.
Place your shirt on a clean, paint friendly surface.
Start to spray your shirt especially around your design, making sure you have a nice layer of color over your taped areas. This will make give more of a contrast when the tape it removed. Allow paint to dry for at least 30-45 minutes.
When the paint is dry, run it through the washer and dryer. This will make the shirt soft and wearable and the heat from the dryer will help set the paint. It will also remove the paint odor.
You now have a new graphic tee that will set you or your kid apart from the rest!