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!