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Freezer paper Stencils and cutting tricks
This tutorial is about stenciling lettering or a simple graphic whilst on a budget. Keep checking back for tutorials about how to create long lasting, intricate stencils and creating stencils in Photoshop.

If this is your first time using a craft knife, it might be best to choose a really simple shape to get in some cutting practice :]

Posted by Gina S. from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See Gina S.'s 4 projects »
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  • Step 1

    1. Pick a graphic or text that you want to make into a stencil. For this tutorial I've chosen the name of my favourite band, Jacks Mannequin (because I've wanted a Jack's tee forever!). Print off your image.

  • Step 2

    Next, take your freezer paper and place over the top of your print out, waxy side down and trace your image. The freezer paper is going to act as the stencil.

  • Step 3

    Once you have traced, cut out the lettering from the freezer paper with the craft knife. If you have a cutting board, grab that. If not, a chopping board or heavy old book will do.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Stencilling On A Budget - Step 4
    Step 4

    Voila. A stencil! Now, iron the freezer paper onto your fabric shiny side down. Make sure the iron is on a medium temperature and that it is constantly moving over the stencil and fabric so it doesn't burn.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Stencilling On A Budget - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now apply your paint. When applying, don't coat the brush with too much paint and dab the paint around so you don't flood the stencil. If your material is thin, place a piece of scrap card underneath so it doesn't mark any other material.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Stencilling On A Budget - Step 6
    Step 6

    Leave for 10-15 minutes and then rip off the stencil. Leave to dry and when washing the garment, turn it inside out.

  • How to make a v-neck top. Stencilling On A Budget - Step 7
    Step 7

    and you're done!

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Ali B.
Ali B. · St Albans, England, GB · 1 project
Ah, ok cool. I figured it must be something like that. Thanks Happy
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Gina S.
Gina S. · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 4 projects
Hi Ali,

The freezer paper is just greaseproof paper but it's waxy on one side. It's american so when you buy it here it can be a little expensive but if you go here on ebay, you can get a good deal and it lasts ages :]

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m570&_nkw=freezer+paper&_sacat=See-All-Categories

Hope that helps! x
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Ali B.
Ali B. · St Albans, England, GB · 1 project
This is probably going to sound like a dumb question, but what's freezer paper?
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Maria S.
Maria S. · Melbourne, Florida, US · 8 projects
LOVE IT!!!!! =D
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Maria S.
Maria S. · Melbourne, Florida, US · 8 projects
LOVE IT!!!!! =D
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Addie C.
Addie C. · Bellingham, Washington, US · 7 projects
Awesome band! And super cute shirt too!
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