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TUTORIAL: FREEZER PAPER STENCILING
Since I got my fabric paint today, I got so excited about trying the freezer paper stencilling that I just had to try it straight away. Well as soon as Ruben went to bed anyway. I had my camera handy so I figured I'd document the process, and add a tutorial:

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  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 1
    Step 1

    Gather your supplies. You will need: freezer paper ♥ fabric paint ♥ pen/pencil ♥ scissors/craft knife ♥ cutting mat ♥ paintbrush or sponges ♥ iron ♥ hairdryer (optional) ♥ and of course, some fabric for stencilling onto. I used a plain toddler T-shirt.

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 2
    Step 2

    Start by drawing your motif onto the matte side of the freezer paper. You can use a template or image you found in a book or online, or do as I did and draw your own.

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now carefully cut out your motif with a craft knife, scalpel or sharp scissors. The only thing I could find was a rather blunt old craft knife, but next time I will be using a scalpel for precision.

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now place your motif shiny side down onto your fabric and iron it into place. Make sure you get all the edges ironed down really well. I heard it was a good idea to iron on a piece of frezer paper on the reverse as well, to stop the fabric from puckering, so I did. (By the way, I did do this on my ironing board, but it was in a messy place so I staged the pic...)

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put a bit of fabric paint onto a plate, and apply using either a paintbrush or a sponge.

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 6
    Step 6

    I used a sponge as it was what I had to hand.

    Now leave to dry. I am all for instant gratification, so if you are impatient like me, now is the time to grab that hairdryer - works a treat!

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 7
    Step 7

    Carefully peel off the freezer paper, and iron your fabric to fix, according to the instructions on the bottle. Somefabric paints can also be fixed by tumble drying. Read the instructions for your brand of paint to be on the safe side though.

  • How to stencil a stenciled artwork. Freezer Paper Stenciling - Step 8
    Step 8

    Ta-daaa! All finished and ready to wear. I hope Ruben will approve - we'll see in the morning I guess!

    That was so easy and so fun - I have loads of plans for more stencilling, and something more elaborate next time.

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Bella Trix
Bella Trix · Manchester, England, GB · 3 projects
I'm with Kenia - freezer paper??
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Kenia G.
Kenia G. · Eudora, Kansas, US
Freezer paper?
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Saritha Z.
Saritha Z. · Soest, Utrecht, NL · 12 projects
what's freezer paper?
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you can call me Kiwi <3
can i use Parchment paper in place for freezer paper?
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LovelyJaileen
LovelyJaileen · 8 projects
ive been wanting to make this but will the paint rub off when you wash it????
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Riechan
Riechan · Limbourg, Walloon Region, BE · 21 projects
Thanks! I just got freezer paper from someone, as I can't find it here. Can you reuse the stencil you made ??
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z o m b i e
z o m b i e · Toronto, Ontario, CA · 5 projects
I've never heard of freezer paper before. Where would you be able to get it?
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Miki K.
Miki K. · Toronto, Ontario, CA
cute idea -i have to try it!
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Kay-Cee
Kay-Cee · New Zealand, Prince Edward Island, CA · 1 project
Nice tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing it.
I've been trying to find that freezer paper for some time now, but I do not get to see it anywhere.
Where do you get yours?
Cheers


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Missy El
Missy El · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 5 projects
Marvellous! Is it easier to use freezer paper rather than paper? Does it rip much? Can you use it more than once? Thanks!
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