Freezer paper stenciling is a simple technique with no limits to what you can put on a garment.
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step 1: Design it
- Draw an image or find one and print it out.
- Remember, your image is going to be reversed on your garment
- Try to find a simple image; a silhouette without any inside details is easiest
step 2: Trace it
- Trace on the matte side of freezer paper.
- Freezer paper is also know as butcher paper and is shiny on one side and matte on the other. It can be found in most grocery stores.
step 3: Cut it
- Remember, you are making a stencil, so you are cutting away the part that you want to paint.
- Use small embroidery scissors or an craft knife for small details.
step 4: Stick it
- Using a warm (not hot) iron, iron the shiny side of your freezer to your fabric piece.
step 5: Paint it
- Apply fabric paint in a thin layer.
- Let dry to the touch and repeat for a second coat.
- I used Tulip brand fabric paint, which is available inexpensively at many craft stores.
step 6: Seal it
- After it has dried for 24 hours, remove the freezer paper.
- Heat seal your image by ironing on the back of the fabric with a hot iron or by placing your fabric in a hot dryer.
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