I have been reading online for quite some time about Freezer Paper Stencilling, and have been dying to try it ... I bought t-shirts and freezer paper back in September but haven't had a chance to have a go at it -- until today.
It is a lot of fun, and much easier than I thought. I made a shirt for someone I work with (he loves the movie "Run Fatboy Run", and has said for the past year or so that he'd love to have the main character's T-shirt - so I made him one).
It was my first crack at freezer paper stencilling, so not perfect by any stretch of the imagination! I learned a lot doing it though; number one learning was white and yellow text on a dark t-shirt = many, many, many .... many coats! (I stopped counting at 5, and more or less poured it on after the first 4 coats! I think that is why I have some bleeding of the paint) (clickedy the picture to embiggen). I'll gift it to him tomorrow at work (I am trying to work past being a perfectionist - it is the thought that counts - and I figure that the flaws aren't really big, coupled with the fact that I highly doubt I will ever do another stencilling project with that many letters in it again - what a PITA to cut them all out).
** Took it to work this morning, and he really liked it :) Yay!
When I finished, I was going to throw out the freezer paper letters I cut out for the shirt, then started playing around with them, thinking that I'd make a shirt for my husband T. And after a bit of fiddling around (I love word games)came up with something for my tractor lovin' man :)
He really likes it - and is quite impressed with my new mad skillz!
I on the other hand, am more impressed with the cost of his little "gift" ....
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