Sunday, December 6, 2009

Freezer Paper stencil Shirts

Our first try at freezer paper stenciling is going great. The kids are very excited to be creating their own shirts.
There are many freezer paper stencil tutorial available on the Internet so I will just give you a quick overview.

To make our pictures I selected a picture from clip art and then enlarged it to the size I wanted. I then printed the picture onto the paper side of the freezer paper. I found that the freezer paper feeds better if you tape it to a piece of printer paper.
next you carefully cut out the picture.
When all pieces have been cut out center the freezer paper over your shirt and iron it on. Once the shirt and paper are cooled down you can begin to paint your shirt. I recommend placing a piece of cardboard between the front and back of the shirt to keep the paint from soaking through.

Let the paint dry overnight and then remove the freezer paper by slowly peeling it away from the paint.

Check your paint label some require you to set the paint with heat others do not.

good luck with your freezer paper stencils.


Anonymous said...

i love freezer paper stencil shirts! another good one is the ink blob shirts at vintagechica on typepad. thanks for commenting on my blogs giveaway. please check in and comment often. happy holidays! suzanne

BettyRockit said...

Thanks so much for stopping by! I noticed you're a part of the Montessori club, love Montessori! I worked at a Montessori school for a few years and love it so much!

Captain's Wife - Jennifer said...

This is really neat! :) Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

affectioknit said...

We love/love/love freezer paper stencils!