Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crafts: freezer paper stenciling

This little girl can't wait to meet her little sis. 2 more weeks left . . . and counting. She's ready. And so am I!

One of the projects I wanted to finish before having this little one, was to make big sister/little sister shirts. I'd always wanted to try out the freezer paper stenciling and thought this was the perfect opportunity.

Made has a great tutorial on freezer paper stenciling. Go here to check it out.

-I don't have a fancy program and just made my design off of Microsoft Word. The owls were part of the clipart.

-I was able to print it off right onto the freezer paper (you want the ink on the dull side and not on the shiny side).

- Then you have the really fun part (definite sarcasm coming through - - if you couldn't tell). You get to cut it out with an exacto knife. This is the longest process (if you have words - - tiny words).


- Iron on the freezer paper (shiny side down) to the shirt.

-Use fabric paint (I used the Tulip brand) to blot the paint on the shirt and let dry for 3-4 hours.

-When you're done, you'll get something cute like the shirts above. (this was my first time and I did have some bleeding through - - especially with the name Reese. Need to figure out what to do next time.)

Ava absolutely loved her shirt. She couldn't stop looking at the finished product on herself. I can't wait to get a picture with the girls in them together.



I'll be linking to some of the parties below.


14 comments:

  1. Those are adorable. I love owls too! Very cute! Thanks for linking up at Trendy Treehouse!

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  2. wow how cute are they. Very clever

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  3. Very clever, I guarantee you'll get compliments galore as those sisters venture out in public! Love that they are so personal too.

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  4. That is so cute!! Can't wait to see them together in their shirts!

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  5. So cute & the bows in their hair match too! Too sweet. Love for you to link this up over at Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!
    http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/2010/11/wickedly-crafty-saturdays.html

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I'm thinking I'd be cutting out the stuff on the Cricut, because my patience is non-existent. What a fun project, though. I need to try it.

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  7. Stupid question.... Do you leave the freezer paper on the shirt?
    LOVE them they are so cute

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  8. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my link party! Wait til you see the disaster that happened when I tried doing this without freezer paper. (groan) Yup I ruined the shirt. Gonna have to post it no matter how painful it is.

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  10. WOW..what a cutie pie and I bet she is sooo excited about almost being a BIG sister. How fun is that!!! I love this tut, thank you for sharing this with us. I hope we will get to see a pic of the two sisters in their very cute mommie made shirts.

    Hugs,
    Regi

    Hasn't Beth's party over at Wiccan Make Some Too's Wickedly Crafty Saturday been Fun.

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  11. These turned out adorable! Love the cute owls!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
    AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

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  12. Those are SO cute! So, did you just cut out tiny pieces of freezer paper and iron them on for the owl eyes and beaks?

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  13. Wow I'm totally impressed. And a bit jealous because there is no WAY I could cut all that out with an exacto knife... you should totally pat yourself on the back!

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  14. Thanks for linking this with Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!

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