So little miss Skyleigh Faye (who I made the Zebra basket for) finally made her world debut last week. To celebrate, I made Big Brother & Little Sister tops for her and her new big bro. See below :)
I had been seeing tons of pins about freezer paper stencils. Its a super easy, super professional way of stenciling your shirts. Confused? Let me show you!
Here is what you need:
Paints & paint brush
Ok, so first you need to make sure you buy freezer paper and not wax paper. They look basically the same and are boxed almost exactly the same. The difference is freezer paper is only waxy on one side.
Up, up and AWAY!!
Print out the design that you want. I chose a personalized Disney pattern. Tape your freezer paper to the pattern, shiny side down. You will be able to see your design through the wax paper.
"Trace" your pattern with the exacto knife, in other words cut out all the letters ;) Don't forget the little pieces from inside letters or pictures.
Once you've traced and punched out all of you letters, you should have a stencil. Center it or place it on your shirt waxed side down. (Remove the tape!! I forgot to do this before I took the picture)
Iron your stencil to the shirt. This is going to "seal" it to the fabric so that when you paint over it, it will not bleed.
Paint over your stencil and let it dry.
Peel off your freezer paper. You may need to use a pin or toothpick to pop out the smaller pieces from inside letters.
I'm definitely going to use these freezer paper stencils a LOT more in the future. They are super easy and com out super crisp and clean looking. The hardest part is cutting out all the little letters.
I hope you guys try this out! Let me know how it turns out.
<3 miss emily.