I recently discovered this fantastic method of stencilling designs onto fabric. I can't tell you how many times I've attempted stencilling and it bleeds under the stencil and just turns out sloppy.
Well then I discovered the amazingness of Freezer Paper!
Freezer paper can be bought in the grocery section in any store, usually found next to the cling wrap. It has a thin plastic coating to one side which is what makes this the perfect stencilling tool!
You can use this technique to print on pretty much anything you want: t-shirts, onesies, pillow cases, bags, get creative and have fun!
- Stencil Design
- Old Magazine
- Fabric Paint
- Sponge Brush
- Freezer Paper
- Whatever your painting on! -I'm using a plain linen bag.
Print off which ever design you wish to use. Make sure to scale your image so that it will be the size that you want on your finished project.
Cut a piece of freezer paper just a little bigger than your design.
Tape your piece of freezer paper, shiny side up on the back of your stencil guide (this is especially important when stencilling letters). Then using a small craft knife carefully cut around your design.
Make sure to press hard through both layers of paper. When cutting around your design remember to work on an old magazine or piece of cardboard so that you don't cut up your work table.
Once all your shapes are cut out, remove your freezer paper from your stencil design and all pieces of tape. Trim your freezer paper so that it fits nicely where you want.
Iron using the heat setting that is appropriate for your fabric. If you find the paper isn't sticking, turn up the heat a little.
When you are finished ironing, you will see that the plastic coating has melting onto your fabric creating a perfect seal for your stencil!
**Before painting remember to put a piece of cardboard in between your layers to prevent the paint from seeping through to the other side.
Paint a nice even layer on your stencil! making sure to focus on your edges!
When your paint has dried a bit, simply peel off your freezer paper stencil and marvel at your crisp lines!!
How cool is that! I love how it turns out and I have a feeling that there is a lot of stencilling in my future! Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, let me know in the comments what you think. And if you make something make sure to tag me on Instagram @thelittleststudio