Monday, February 14, 2011

Freezer paper

I have just recently been introduced to the idea of freezer paper stenciling. My goodness a whole new world of ideas has sprung from this. I have a basket filled with shirts that need some pizazz and I can't wait to get started. From what I can tell freezer paper stenciling works well with a variety of items like flour sack towels, canvas bags, shirts, and the like. All you need is some creativity or the internet to find an image you like. Print the design (or draw) and then use an exacto knife to cut out the image on the freezer paper. Leave a few inches around the image to prevent paint from getting in the wrong spot. Then you iron the freezer paper to your shirt (or whatever) shiny side down. Paint in the lines with fabric paint. Let dry, and then peel paper off, and ta-da! Pretty image to update a boring bag.
Right now I am playing around with photoshop to make an image for my little one's 3rd birthday. I can't wait to get started.

1 comment:

  1. I don't quite understand... you iron the paper on the shirt, then paint it, and then the paint doesn't peel off with the paper??? This is confusing and I'm highly curious! :)


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