In case you missed my post over at House of Hepworths earlier this week I thought I'd share:
Today I wanted to show you one of my newest addictions:
Freezer Paper Stencil T-Shirts!
Ever since the first time I came across a freezer paper stencil project I have been wanting to give it a try. And now, I finally did! It is SO simple and you can be really creative. I suggest you go grab some blank t-shirts, freezer paper, an exacto knife and fabric paint, because you are going to want to try this!
With a $3.50 shirt and supplies I had around the house I made this:
I freehanded the images directly onto the matte side of the freezer paper and then cut it out with an exacto knife (can also use your Cricut should you have a cartridge that matches your design!). With the shiny side of the freezer paper against the shirt, iron it on, paint and Voila!
I used puff paints I had around the house and a piece of packing material (sort of a styrofoam) that I used to sponge it on. You can also use regular children's paint brushes. It can be a bit tricky to think in reverse when you are drawing the design so take your time and think it out! I didn't follow a tutorial, just sort of winged it, but if you need more direction then this, check out this great video tutorial! Or leave me a comment if you want me to write up a tut.
This second shirt is also inspired by, but not a direct copy of, another GAP shirt:
My son makes sure everyone knows that HE is the BIG CHEESE, not his Daddy!I added embrodiery floss X's along the bottom of the shirt to give it a little extra flair.
I think I am addicted! For under $5 I will be able to create some really fun shirts for all my kids! My next venture? A first birthday shirt for my youngest, Olivia. Stay tuned as party details will be coming soon.