Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Freezer Paper Stencils




Hey everyone! I'm a little late trying out freezer paper stencils that have been floating around the blog world forever!!! But, I like to think, better late then never!! I was a little afraid to try these because I didn't think they would be as easy as everyone has said. I was wrong!! So easy!! Start by getting some freezer paper from your local grocery store. Cut out whatever stencil you would like to paint. You can put these on pretty much anything! Shirts, pants, aprons..... Anyway, use an exacto knife to cut them out or if you have a trusty Cricut, use that! I do have to say, the Cricut makes it so much easier! After you have your stencil cut out, iron them to your clothing. Make sure you iron the shiny side of the freezer paper down. As you can see I did two different types of stencils. The heart and star onsies I made using the actual cut outs and painting around them. The pear onsie I used the negative space. However you would like to do them they look awesome. Once your stencil has been ironed on, mix some acrylic paint with a little fabric medium. I bought both at Hobby Lobby. Then paint a thin layer over the stencil. Let dry for about half an hour and paint another layer. After the paint is pretty much dry just peel off the stencil. Using this technique your lines turn out perfect!! Let the paint dry overnight and then iron over the paint on low heat to set. That's it!! Aren't they fun! These ones I am selling but I am definitely going to make some more for my kids! I hope you enjoy! By the way, aren't the babies looking so cute!! XOXO
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7 comments:

  1. Where do you sell your ADORABLE stuff??

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  2. Just locally by word of mouth right now. At some point I would love to open an Etsy shop, I just don't have a ton of time with all of my kids! :) thanks for reading! I'm glad you like my stuff!

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  3. I love the last one, so cute! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  4. Great tutorial-- freezer paper stenciling is such an awesome way to make customized stuff for cheap. I featured you today on my gift idea roundup as part of my Christmas In July series :)\

    http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/07/christmas-gift-ideas.html

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial on making a stencil! Your babies are really cute and they look quite happy.

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  6. Your babies are adorable and I love your freezer paper stencil shirts...congrats for doing a lot when you are a very busy mama...

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  7. Love your blog!!

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