Monday, January 2, 2012

Freezer Paper Stencil Tutorial

Before you check out my tutorial- Check out Dana Made It and Make it Love it. 

      Okay, so there's this wonderful little thing called freezer paper... IT ROCKS! It is a versatile paper-like material with a paper side and a plastic-y side. Freezer paper can be used to do many things- from wrapping raw meat to appliques. Today I'm showing you how to use it as a stencil.

  • Freezer paper- available @ grocery stores
  • print out of image you want to stencil
  • fabric paint
  • X-acto knife + cutting mat
  • pencil
  • iron
  • foam brush
First, print out your design in the size you want (in my case a lightning bolt) and place it behind a piece of freezer paper. Using a pencil, trace the image directly onto the paper-y side of the freezer paper.
Tip: try to choose a simple image to stencil. Using the X-acto knife, cut out the image as shown in the next pic.

Place the stencil onto the shirt and iron at medium/high heat.
Place a piece of cardboard between both layers of t-shirt so the paint doesn't bleed through. Using a foam brush, paint over the stencil with fabric paint. Don't paint outside the freezer paper.

After it's dried, peel the freezer paper off. Let the adventures of Captain Huggy Face begin!
To seal your design, place a cloth over design, iron, and wash inside out.
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