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Yes, it's another T-shirt update – because c'mon, people, who doesn't love to wear T-shirts? Stages of Dunemaul-US sent us her version of Sugarrat's popular bleach T-shirt, modeled by an especially cute Hordie-to-be. ("She doesn't play yet, though occasionally she talks in guild chat and yells at noobs in Vent," Stages says.)

We like this version because it uses fabric paint instead of bleach (for those of you still leery of the whole bleach idea), which also makes it ideal for light-colored fabrics that wouldn't be well suited to the bleach method.

Stages plots out the path for a perfect fabric-painted WoW insignia shirt. She's created an easy-to-print Horde insignia, or you can find or make your own design. Follow her complete instructions, after the break.

The mats

Most items should be available wherever craft supplies are sold.

  • T shirt (or other apparel)
  • Fabric paint in a jar
  • Short, stiff-bristled paintbrush
  • Disappearing fabric marker
  • Scrap cardboard, or several layers of newspaper
  • Iron
  • Paper template for tracing
The strat
  • Print out your chosen template and cut it out. (I find it easier to cut the positive space away for spacing.)
  • Trace the template onto your item using a disappearing fabric marker.
  • Place cardboard or several layers of newspaper under one layer of material, in order to prevent the paint from bleeding through.
  • Shake the jarred fabric paint thoroughly, then brush it on inside the lines of your design. Aim for a light, even coat of paint.
  • Allow to dry for 24 hours (or as directed by your paint's instructions).
  • By this time, the fabric marker should have faded. If not, get a cup of water, wet your finger and gently rub out the fabric marker. Very important: Make sure all the fabric marker has disappeared before you continue.
  • Heat set the paint by ironing; follow the directions that came with your fabric paint.
Great job, Stages! For more shirt and fabric craft ideas, revisit Sugarrat's bleach T-shirts as well as bleach shirts, take 2.

World of WarCrafts spotlights art and creativity by WoW players, including fan art, cooking, comics, cosplay, music and fan fiction. Show us how you express yourself by contacting our tips line (attention: World of WarCrafts) -- not-for-profit work only, please.

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