Saturday, 5 March 2011

Fun With Freezer Paper!!

The other day I was "blog hopping" and came across a wonderful blog, Sweet and Lovely Crafts, that shared a fun project that I had to try out. The project is of course "freezer stencilling". I went out today and gathered my materials and got straight to work once I got home. For a small project it was a lot of work, since I had to cut the stencils by hand using an exacto knife. But, with all things in life, the things worth having are worth working for! So no complaints here because I am quite happy with the outcome.

Here's how it's done in case you're wondering...

  • freezer paper (the plastic on the paper is needed to stick to the fabric so parchement paper will not work)
  • fabric paint
  • fabric (I used toddler t-shirts)
  • exacto knife
  • cutting board
  • sponge, paint sponge, or paint brush (I used a sponge and cut it to the size I needed)
  • stencil (I printed out an image on normal paper then traced the image onto the freezer paper)
  • iron

  • Place your already cut out stencil onto your fabric, shiny side down. Now iron your stencil in place. You're doing this so your stencil stays in place when you paint it and you won't get any bleeding of colours. Once you think you're done make sure the sides of your stencil are well in place.

  • Place a piece of freezer paper inside your shirt or under your fabric.
  • Now using your sponge or brush, paint your stencil. Be sure to get the sides really well. Add another coat in a couple minutes if you think you need it.

  • Let your paint dry completely then peel off the freezer paper.
  • Voila! You're done!!

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  1. Awesome tutorial... now to find the time... ;)

  2. Your shirts look great! The love shirt looks fantastic. That must have taken you forever to cut all of those by hand.

  3. Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my lamp at Homemaker in Heels, and for following! I am now following back! :) I am so excited to have found this tutorial! I have heard of using freezer paper as a stencil, but never taken the time to see how it is done! I had no idea it was so easy! :) I'm excited to try this now!

  4. This is absolutely beautiful, your pictures are wonderful!