August 11, 2008

Freezer Paper Stencils Part II

Here are a few pictures from my afternoon of craftiness. I am still a beginner, so thinking in negative space is new for me. I started with something simple: a flower. Then I turned it into a "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not" design to put on a tote bag that I will use on my wedding day. Groom approves (he came home from work while I was finishing up). The canvas fabric of the tote was a little tricky with the fabric paint in that it bled a bit, but I'll either freeze or but something in the paint to make it thicker to use next time.
Here's how you can have an afternoon of craftiness yourself!
1. Draw a design (or trace something you like)
2. Cut out the parts you want to be painted using an exacto knife
3. With your iron on to the highest setting, iron the stencil to your fabric of choice
4. Paint
5. Wait for it to dry, then peel off the stencil
6. Iron to set the paint


  1. I wonder how complex of a design you could do with out worrying about color bleed?

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