20 minute crafter. freezer paper stenciling.

 have you done this yet?  you should.  and you can.  and it requires no sewing whatsoever.
 here is what you need:
freezer paper (not wax or parchment) 
i found mine at giant for about $3.75 for 75ft
surface that you want to stencil on
image that you want to use as a stencil
(for this example i googled an image of a dinosaur and printed it out on cardstock--if you have a cricut you can cut your freezer paper out right on the cricut!)
fabric paint
foam brush
 cut your stencil out...and trace it onto the non-shiny side of your freezer paper...
OR cut your image out via cricut with the shiny side on the cricut mat.
 cut out the interior image...the outside of the image will be your stencil.
 iron onto your stenciling surface with a hot DRY iron, shiny side down.  be sure to get all the edges.
 before you start painting...place a piece of cardboard behind the surface you are painting to prevent bleeding onto the back of the shirt/bag/etc.  start with a light coat...you can always add more paint but you can't take it away...and if you use TONS of paint it may bleed. 
 add as much or as little paint as you would like...i was going for a vintage-y kind of look for this shirt.
when you are done, gently peel the paper up...and let dry.  

ta-da!!!  easy, quick and simple!

imagine all the possibilities...bags, pillows, shirts, bibs, etc. :)

have fun!


Anna Marie said...

Awesome! Thanks! I can do this :o)

carly smith said...


sara luke said...

Um, this is a first! I actually have something to contribute to a crafting post! Here's an example of when I did this:


You'll have to forgive the fact that he's blue in the picture. I hadn't yet mastered white balance at that point.

Anonymous said...

LOVE Freezer paper stenciling! Its so fun and easy and the possibilities of what you can do are endless! I've made a TON of shirts for my son, and even stenciled some tote bags!

la belle fille said...

This is such a great idea!! I am going to do this at one of Isabelle's playdates....so easy, so fun and just plain wonderful. THANK YOU!!

The Farmers Nest said...

Thank you for the instructions. I bought freezer paper a while back and never could figure out how to do this. Do you know how to print an image onto the paper and iron on the ink from the image? If that's even possible.

Smilie girl said...

Excellent! Thank you!

Unknown said...

Oh, MY! This would be so perfect for my 3 y.o. grandson who is nuts for dinosaurs . . . and Spiderman, of course. But he'd love a shirt like this! Thanks for the tutorial!

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