Freezer Paper Stenciling Tutorial

I finally did it. I not only got around to trying my hand at the elusive freezer paper stenciling projects that have been all over the blogging world in 2010, but I even made a simple tutorial.

  • Pick your design. I whipped this bad boy up. I printed it on regular paper then traced it on freezer paper.

It doesn't matter how great (or horrid) of a tracer you are. I promise.

  • Cut out you freezer paper stencil. I used an exacto knife (side not why do I keep breaking every single exacto knife I purchase? I mean the blade, the clicky mechanism, you name it I will find a way to break it.)

  •  Shiny side down on the freezer paper iron it on your item to be stenciled. I had a few blank onsies lying around so I went with that.
  •  Now break out your paint and start painting. You don't even have to stay inside the lines (yay!). You want to make sure you have a piece of cardboard or something else below the surface you are painting because the paint may soak through your onsies or t-shirt.

  •  Wait. This is the worst part, waiting for the paint to dry. If you want to speed things up you can go ahead and use a blow dryer to quickly dry the paint. It might make things a little goopy though? I probably waited about two hours before the fun part.

  • Peel off that paint and voila! You have a freezer paper stenciled shirt. You will want to iron the dried shirt to set the paint and then wait at least 72 hours before washing.
Sorry the pictures are not the best, I took them, actually did this whole tutorial, in October. It just takes me that long to get around to posting things.

This is a great way to cover up stains on shirts and extend the life of clothing. I can not wait to see what you freezer paper stencil.