Never tried to stencil before in my life, yet I had seen what Bec had created and decided I should bite the bullet and go for it.
First I had to order the freezer paper which I did through Ebay. It arrived a few days later and then there was no stopping me.
The first thing I stencilled was these two owls – thanks for the design mr Google.
It turned out great (although I worked out that I should have watered down the paint a little, and do a second coat after the first had dried.)
The owls have (almost) been turned into a cushion. I have appliquéd a branch to the bottom of both – I’ll post pics when it’s completed; hopefully tomorrow.
T-shirts: Stencilling with Freezer Paper
The next thing I tried was stencilling t-shirts with the kiddlets. Big W had $4 cotton tees and so far I am impressed by the quality. The kids chose a design, I chose the size. “No Paigey, an A4 sized rabbit won’t look cute – it’ll look downright feral”. They printed it out, traced it onto the freezer paper and then it was time for cutting. An exacto knife and a seven-year old in close proximity was a little heart stopping, but she did well with a bit of help with the rabbit’s ears. I ironed the design on and the kids painted. (Bunnings has foam paint applicators for $2 each) I watered down the paint this time to make it thinner which didn’t give the fabric that real “starchy” feel, like my owl cushion has. Paige’s was a little too watery and it bled a little under the stencil. But it still looks ok.
Now I only have 12 metres of freezer paper left on my roll. I will be doing this again and next time the designs will be more intricate. I’d love to do monogrammed pillows for all the kiddlets.
Crazy kids in their scrumptious t-shirts ;) terrible photo of the three of them.