I’ve been asked several times how I made the following projects:
The answer is with Freezer Paper Stenciling. It’s super easy. I’d say the hardest part is cutting out your design with an exacto knife.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Freezer Paper (I got mine at Walmart in the section that has Aluminum Foil, Wax paper, etc.)
- Exacto Knife (also purchased at Walmart, in the sewing section)
- Fabric Paint (I got mine from Hobby Lobby and Walmart.)
- Paint sponge/brush
I’ve made up a video to describe the process for you. One thing though, at about 50 seconds into the video, I gave the wrong info. . . . You actually put the middle sheet of paper waxy side UP (not down, as said in video).
Some extra information . . .
- ****I’ve been told by one person that she had a problem with printing her image (the paper got really stuck). Sooo, you might wanna be on the safe side and trace your image onto the paper side of the freezer paper.
- Freezer paper is rolled up like wrapping paper. I like to cut mine in 8.5×11 inch sheets, so they can go directly in the printer. If you don’t want to print onto the freezer paper, you can print onto a normal sheet of paper and then trace the image onto freezer paper. Regardless of how you print, you want your design on the freezer paper to be on the paper side because you want the waxy side to be ironed onto your fabric.
- Also, cut the image with an exacto knife on top of cardboard, cutting board, or a rotary board.
- I open the shirt and insert a cardboard in the middle, so the paint won’t bleed.
- You can use tweezers to remove the small bits of freezer paper after you’re finished painting.