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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Freezer Paper Stenciling

Using freezer paper as a stencil is all the rage lately...actually, I think the fad has passed for the most part and it just took me forever to get on the bandwagon. Do you know how hard it can be to find freezer paper? I searched at 5 different stores until I went to another grocery store across town and found it there. Look in large grocery stores! Trust me, when you do find it, it will be worth the money.
Ok, print out the design or shapes or whatever that you want to stencil. Trace or draw that onto the paper side of your freezer paper (the other side will feel waxy...no this doesn't work on wax paper).

Cut out your shape. Make sure you keep all the pieces that you cut out of holes and that your main shape's stencil or outline stays in one piece. I used an Xacto knife for this. DSCN4022
Arrange your shapes on your fabric and lightly iron it on with the wax side down or facing your fabric. Make sure you include all the pieces that will fill holes you don't want painted, such as the hole in my number 6. DSCN4023
Use fabric paint and paint your design. DSCN4024
Peel off the freezer paper and voila! I have so many things I want to try this on, but all in due time, right? DSCN4025(Remember my car caddy?)

I've even heard you can use these stencils more than once if you really like them! Seriously...try it!

Thank you Jaime @ Trendy Treehouse for the inspiration!

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