So, some of you haven't actually done freezer paper stencilling yet (!), and a couple asked how to do it. I've emailed directions to people a few times. I'm going to copy/paste directions from my sent folder and hope you guys try it now - so easy and fun!
there are some tutorials online for freezer paper
stenciling - but it's really not that hard.
just put a piece of freezer paper (fp from now on) on top
of an image on paper (drawn or printed from the computer).
I tape the fp on to make sure it doesn't slip,
cut out the image (from both papers - i don't like
exacto knives, so i use manicure scissors, which work great),
you can throw away the original drawing or printout now,
and iron the fp onto the fabric (no steam).
next,put a piece of fp or cardboard or something in between
the layers of the shirt to makes sure the paint doesn't
then just paint over the stencil - you can use fabric
paint (i've heard of lots of people using speedball ink).
i've used acrylic for all
of mine, because that's what i have. it works fine,
just try not to make a thick layer.
peel off the fp (you can do that right away - which i
do because i am so impatient). i've re-used stencils
once now - if there are lots of little 'inner' pieces
it wouldn't work but it works for big/main pieces.
i would suggest starting with dark paint on a light shirt -
the other way around takes more coats of paint
(stiffer) and stometimes looks funny (like my audrey
shirt - but i still love it). if you take a look on
flickr there is a fp stencil group. lots of good
beware, it's addictive!
Some of my stencils i've gotten from here.
I also just re-organized my flickr page.
Here's my stencil set.
Happy Birthday, Aaron!