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Learn how to use freezer paper to stencil designs on your favorite t-shirt, totebag, placemat, quilt, or whatever
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How to Make Stencils from Freezer Paper
Hi, welcome to Craftster Quickies where we show fast, easy and great looking project you can make in just matter of minutes. My name is Pam and today, I’m going to show how to make great stencil from freezer paper. This is a fast and fun way to add a little excitement to your clothing and accessories. Let’s see what materials we’re going to need today.
You’re going need images stencil, freezer paper, something to stencil on, fabric paint, sponge brushes, some household items, like some permanent magic markers, a hobby knife, cardboard, a small bowl, tape, and an iron. Now, let’s clear the table and get started.
The first thing you want to do is find an image stencil. You can find free ones all over the internet. Today, I’m going be making this cute little flower. The next thing I need to do is trace the flower onto my freezer paper. I’m going to make sure that the shiny side is down, and the paper side is facing me. I’m going to take my image and tape it to the shiny side. That way, the stencil doesn’t slip around when I’m cutting it out and tracing it.
Okay, my image is in place and now, I’m going to trace it on to freezer paper. So, I take my pen, and just trace around the image. Well, I’m finished tracing my image, take the tape off the back. Now, let’s cut up the image. I’m going to set my tape over here and grab my hobby knife and some cardboard, then start cutting out my image.
If you wanted to, to make this a little bit more stable, grab that tape again and tape it to the cardboard and start cutting. There, I cut out all my image and it looks great. If I needed to, I could clean up a few of the lines if I wanted to make them a little bit cleaner and a little bit better, so they don’t snack. And there we go, I have my stencil.
Where did I put iron and ironing board? There they are. I’m going to grab my shirt and I’m going to iron on the wrinkles because wrinkles cause complications. There, all the wrinkles are out and now it’s time to iron on my stencil. Remember, we iron on stencils to use a dry pot iron and irons are hot.
I’m going iron on my stencil now. Remember, shining, side facing the fabric. Just take your iron, iron it just like that. And the freezer paper will actually stick to the shirt. How cool is that? I want to make sure that I iron down these small little parts and all my edges, so no paints sips through.
I really need this iron to go away. Now, before you start painting, take a piece of paper or cardboard and put it underneath your stencil, so the paint doesn’t sink through onto the back of the shirt. There! Now, where is that painter? There it is. Let’s get started.
Let’s get some paint into the bowl, set that to aside, and start painting. You want to take your sponge brush and dap it on to the stencil. You don’t want to spread like this, otherwise, you’ll cause seepage. My flower needs a little bit more color, so I’m going to add white to the petals. I’m going to take this, put it over here, grab my white paint and start painting my petals.
Okay, let’s start dabbing on the white. Dab, dab, dab, dab, dab, dab, dab, dup, dup, dup, dup, dup, dup, dup, dup, dup. So if you’re little light on the color, you can wait till it dries and then add a little layer to make the color brighter or darker. And again just dab, dab, dab, dab, dab.
There, I’m finish with the white. So I’m going to set this to the side. Now, if you want to, and you have a lot of time, you can let this sit and dry. But this is a five-minute video, so I’m going to grab my blow dryer and blow this sucker dry.
My stencils all dry. Now, it’s time for the unveiling. Just peel it off, and the great thing about this is you could use the stencil again. How cool is that? It turned out perfect. There is my flower. I can’t get over how fast and fun this project does. It’s a wonderful way to spruce up your spring wardrobe.
Until next time this is Pam with Craftster Quickies, see you!