Painted onesies

When I first received my Silhouette Cameo, I was thrilled for all of the scrapbooky/card making things I could do with it. The ability to cut out so many shapes and designs, I knew it would change how I made things. One thing I didn’t think about, was how many more crafts I’d be able to make using it, including adorable baby and kids clothes. For years my nephews/nieces were my test subjects, and I made a few painted shirts/onesies for them. But now that I have a little one, I can start making things for her! And since I had numerous white onesies, I decided to spruce up two of them with a cute design/saying. The whole process doesn’t take very long (besides choosing a design and waiting for paint to dry), and it can be done without a Silhouette or Cricut if you have the patience and time to cut out a design by hand.

I started by ironing the onesies so they would be as smooth as possible for the design. I then chose the images and fonts I wanted and inserted them into the Silhouette Design software. I had read on an old Silhoutte tutorial (that I can’t find now!), to draw a box around each shape so that it can be easily removed from the stencil vinyl and added to the item being stenciled on, so I did that next. This video game controller image is actually from a font called Video Games Font from dafont, and the player 3 font is KG Summer Storm.

Once I was ready to cut I set up the software to cut out stencil vinyl, then placed it on the onesie where I wanted it, and finally started to paint. This first onesie that I painted only had one layer, so I only needed one paint color, black. The second one I made had a few layers (apple, stem, leaf, words), so I had to let each layer dry before adding the next one. Obviously, the more intricate and colorful the image, the longer it takes because of all the wait time for paint to dry. After the paint dried, I removed the stencil, then placed a piece of parchment paper over the image and heat set with an iron.

Here is the other onesie I created. The apple image is from this image set found on the Silhouette store, and the words are from the same LG font as above.

I love love LOVE how both of the onesies turned out! And I can’t wait to make more!

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