Monday, November 8, 2010

First Attempt at Freezer Paper Stenciling

I've been seeing so many cute freezer paper projects in Blogland lately, and wanted to give it a shot.  I don't have kids (yet) so I dote on my darling husband Ben (sort of the same thing).  He is a financial accountant, so I came up with an accounting-themed image using Picasa and clip art from Google Image Search .
I printed the image and taped the freezer paper over it (shiny side down).  Then, using the poor man's cricut, I painstakingly cut out each letter.  For future projects I am going to look for block letters- rounded curves were tough.

Following I Am Momma's Tutorial, I positioned my freezer paper outline and ironed it on to the T-shirt.  Then, I painted the exposed fabric with Tulip Soft Fabric paint in white.

It took several coats to fully cover the bright blue of the shirt.  As the stencil became soaked, it bubbled out and paint leaked. Yipes!  Next time, I will make sure to allow the paint to thoroughly dry between coats.

The next morning, I peeled off the stencil for the reveal:

A little messy at the corners, but my accountant doesn't seem to mind!


Lily said...

Wow, I know you said this is easy, but I am impressed! You made me want to try a craft project--and I almost never feel up for that type of effort. Super cute design!!

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