Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Adventures in Freezer Paper Stenciling #1

A while back I saw this tutorial on using freezer paper to create your own stencils. This week I finally put it to use. When we were in Oregon, I saw this idea for a onesie in a gift shop. It had nothing to do with Oregon or the beach so it was kind of out of place, but I just thought it was hilarious!

So I started by making a word document to recreate it. Luckily I was able to find the same font. I made the document and formatted it the way I wanted it. Normally this is where you'd just print it off, however, my print is not in working order, so I just traced it off the computer screen (if you do this, don't push too hard!). Then I went over it again to make the lines darker.

Then I made a quick carbon copy by turning over the outline and scraping a pencil back and forth.

Then I went back and retraced the outline with the freezer paper underneath.

Then I used an exacto knife to cut out the stencil, ironed it on the onesie and mixed my paint. I didn't have the exact color I wanted, but I did have blue and yellow and brown. 

Then came the painting, be sure to put some cardboard inside whatever you're painting to prevent any kind of bleeding.

And finally after a couple of coats and many hours of drying, I began to peel off the paper.

I love how it turned out!

Now that I got the ball rolling and I've tried this project, I've got a ton more ideas that I just need to make myself follow through with. Share your ideas and freezer paper projects with me! I'd love to see what everyone else comes up with!

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  1. What a cute little onesie! I've read mentions about freezer paper before though haven't seen a tutorial as clear as yours. I think I might have to try this.

  2. oh my that is way cute! so funny :)

    ~Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"


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