Monday, October 15, 2012

Freezer paper stenciling - my first attempt

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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...

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mommatojoa said...

Cute shirt! Even cuter little lady! :)

I like the fact that some colors were a little mixed! It's awesome!

Jenn - A Jennuine Life said...

Adorable! And so true!

Palak said...

I just popped on over from sugar bee! I love this shirt and the attitude behind it. Fabulous craft, fabulous baby, and totally fabulous mama!

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

The shirt and your daughter are adorable! I've done lots of freezer paper stenciling, but I didn't know about the textile medium and have just used regular craft paint successfully with out it. I'll have to give it a try. If you're interested in more freezer paper stencil patterns, I have several cute ones on my blog.

Found you through Sugar Bee Crafts and I'm a new follower. :)

Photo Mommy said...

I just must tell you again how ADORABLE she is! I just love seeing her big smile! Also, if you iron your paint to heat set it, it won't fade much at all. I make LOTS of the kids' shirts this way!! You also have to try Heat Transfer vinyl sometime... SO easy with the cameo!!

Kerri said...

My daughter, Allie, who really hates that I am the least craftiest person ever born wants to know if you adopt!

the cape on the corner said...

the shirt is made even cuter by the those fun striped leggings, not to mention the adorable model! love it!