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!***