Wednesday, March 17, 2010

freezer paper stenciling on t-shirts

4 comments:

Karin @ madebyk said...

so so so cute!!! And I love the tip about tracing right off the computer. Avoids having to print AND find a lightbox!!!

cucicucicoo said...

thanks karin! i'm a huge fan of tracing right off the monitor. it saves so much time and i'm always looking for ways to cut corners! ;) lisa

KatieK said...

Great stuff! I'm a bit confused about the very last step- do you iron wax paper over the painted image to set it, or do you iron a piece of fabric over the image to set it? Sorry for being confused, I've never done anything like this!

cucicucicoo said...

hi katie, no, you just remove the wax paper out from underneath (where you had it before so the paint wouldn't seep through to whatever was under the fabric). i say this, because i imagine that ironing wax paper could melt the wax and leave some gunk on the fabric, though i could be mistaken on that.

to fix the painted image, you just place a thin cloth (like an old tshirt or other clean rag) over it and iron through that cloth so you don't melt the paint by ironing it directly. then when you're done ironing, obviously just remove the cloth from on top, but that's pretty self-explanatory because it doesn't stick on to the paint or anything.

it's actually not that complicated. it just takes a little bit of time if you have a lot of intricate pieces to cut out and then put all back on together again. but it's well worth it! the end result is so cool!