Freezer Paper Stencils, yes, another tutorial.

Honestly, I’m not a know-it-all…although some of you might think so after my recent rash of tutorials. It’s just so fun learning a new craft, I love to share it with you! So here’s how to do a freezer paper stencil…and if you’re sick of me talking about stuff, I don’t blame you. (but hey, isn’t that the point of a blog?)

I got my freezer paper at Wal-Mart for $5, it’s a HUGE roll and looks like it will last til I’m about 89 or so. First you draw or trace your design on the papery side. (one side is shiny, the other is paper) I did my Minnie Mouse head with a jar lid and a ribbon spool. haha.

Then I cut it out with my Exact-o knife.

Then you iron it to your fabric, shiny side down. Make sure to put a piece of cardboard or iron another piece of freezer paper to the inside so the fabric paint doesn’t leak through. Not that I ever did that or had ANY leakage all over my cute onesie. Nope. (notice I added some punched out circles for the polka dots on the bow, you have to save any pieces you cut out and iron them down too)

Then, paint! I used Tulip fabric paint, which says it does not need any heat setting on their website, so they’d better be right! I did two coats, and the trick I used was to paint in from the paper, so you’re not smushing the paint under the paper. It creates a clean line pretty well though.


Let the paint dry, and pull the stencil off! (the most fun part!) Admire. Try not to notice the tiny speck where it leaked through.

Now…who can guess the theme for Sadie’s first birthday party?

Two points! hehe.

***If you have used any of my tutorials, I’d love if you’d add a quick pic to my flicker group! Thanks!***

Comments

  1. does the waxy side leave a residue when you iron the paper on? Just curious…

  2. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  3. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  4. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  5. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  6. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  7. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  8. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  9. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  10. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  11. I love your tutorials! Keep them coming. I just wish I had more time to use them. :)

  12. Nope, no residue! Just don’t accidentally mix up your heat n’ bond with the freezer paper. Like I did.

  13. LOL! I just read your mix-up and am totally laughing! Not at you, of course. I would never do that…never…

  14. I love freezer paper. I discovered it a few months ago. The kids made St.Patrick’s Day shirts. You can even buy a clear paint with glitter in it. It gives it a cool effect.
    Great job with the tutorial Jessica.
    Minnie Mouse turned out so cute.

  15. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!! those turned out so dang cute!!! i love ‘em you’re just so crafty!

  16. LOVE IT!!! You did very good!!

  17. Love this idea! Adorable! I learned something new today! That’s a good day!
    Thank you!

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