This coffee time t-shirt tutorial will help you show your love for Java. This is a sponsored post.

Coffee Time T-Shirt TutorialI did an experiment recently and I’m really pleased with the results. I wanted to see if I could use my Xyron Creative Station to make my own stencils for fabric painting. Guess what? It works! Check out my coffee time t-shirt tutorial to see how I did it.

I’m crazy about coffee, so I went for this fun coffee time stamp and die set from Waffle Flower. I paired it with a message from another Waffle Flower stamp set so that the finished project will read “Coffee time…you make me happy when skies are gray”.

I cut the coffee cup shape using thick Derwent Academy paper that’s made for acrylic paint. This way I knew the paper wouldn’t buckle when it got wet. I used the repositionable adhesive cartridge in my Xyron Creative Station Lite to add adhesive to the back of the paper.

Peel the protective sheet off the die cut paper.

Place your new adhesive stencil on the fabric. Make sure you have a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so paint won’t seep through.

LaurDIY has a brand new line of Texturific fabric paint. I decided to test them out on this project.

Use a foam dabber to sponge white paint over the stencil. I did multiple light layers to cover up the black fabric.

Peel the stencil off and save it for another project!

Place the “Coffee Time” stamp on an acrylic block. Use a different color of paint (I’m still using Texturiffic) and sponge a light layer of paint on the stamp. I highly recommend that you practice on a scrap sheet of fabric a few times to figure out how much paint to use for the stamping.

Stamp the other message on the shirt using fabric paint. Wait for the white paint to dry.

I used the coffee cup stamp that coordinates with the die cut and sponged black paint on it. I used Laur DIYs False Alarm Texturific fabric paint. Let the paint dry completely.

When the paint is dry, flip the shirt inside out. Iron the back of the paint. I put a piece of parchment paper inside the shirt to keep from ironing the image to the other side of the shirt. The more you iron the shirt, the more texture appears on the paint.

The texture paint has an aged, retro look to it. It’s really fun! I wish I’d had a white or light colored t-shirt to try this project on, because I think the text might show better on that.  Still, the image stands out on the black shirt. I’m excited to know that I can use my papercrafting supplies on fabric, too!

Thanks for checking out my coffee time t-shirt tutorial! Here is another coffee themed project you might enjoy!

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