I had heard a lot about freezer paper stenciling,
but I had never tried it.
It sounded simple enough,
but somehow it seemed intimidating.
Also, I didn't really feel like buying a ton of different paint colors.
Well, that problem was solved when I found this:
A medium that you mix in with regular craft paint.
Since I did have lots of craft paint, I thought it was worth a try.
I needed tiny bits of paint, so I just used a teaspoon,
and for each color I used 1 teaspoon of paint, and 1/2 teaspoon of medium.
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a text out of freezer paper,
and ironed it onto the shirt.
I also typed the text in Word,
to see what it would look like on the shirt,
since I wanted to use more than one color.
Starting with the lightest colors, I started stenciling.
I was SO curious if it worked!
There it is!
I could have been a little more careful,
I got a little bit of a different color paint on a couple letters, since I used a thick foam brush.
Makes it look sort of authentic, right?! Over all, I'm happy with the result!
On the bottle it says you need to let it dry for a week so that it is washable.
And here is my sweet little model again :)
I really like how cheap and simple this is!
I hope the colors won't run when I wash it, I will update this post once I got it washed :)
EDIT: I washed it, and it came out looking just the same.
So I consider this a success :)
I washed it on the delicate cycle, cold.
This month I am taking part in the "31-for-21" challenge to raise awareness for Down syndrome,
by blogging every day of the month. This is day 15, which means we're pretty much halfway! That also explains the t-shirt I made for her...
Shared at Today's Creative Blog, Thirty Handmade Days, Brassy Apple, Craft-o-maniac and Sugar Bee Crafts.