Friday, February 27, 2009

Stencil with Freezer paper

A friend of mine is having a shower but I wasn't quite sure what to get for her. I wanted to make something but my sewing skills are not quite where I want them to be. Another friend of mine did this on some onsies awhile ago and I loved it! So, I decided to try it out and do it as a gift to my friend. I did a rocket, sail boat and a tractor (obviously she is having a boy). The rocket has a window but the paint is still wet, so I have not peeled it off quite yet.

-Print out whatever design(s) you want on freezer paper. The designs could be from an image you found on the computer or your own creation.
-Carefully cut the image out with an exacto knife.
-Iron (until it sticks) a piece of freezer paper, waxy side down (so the paint wont leak through), to the inside of the shirt/onsie and then iron the stencil on the outside.
-Using fabric paint, paint on your stencil. Brush inward to get cleaner edges.
-Then peel off the paper. You are supposed to wait until it dries but I was too excited and took it off when it was still wet.


Hilary said...

Cute! I've seen this on another blog and it looks likes such a good idea. Where do you get freezer paper, I've never used it? By the wax paper?

The Leonards said...

I bought the freezer paper at wal-mart right by the parchment and wax paper:) It is a massive roll for about $5.