Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tee Shirts for ALL!!

So I finally tried my hand at stenciling and was very impressed. I decided to start with something simple that wouldn't be to complicated-- a Lizard! I made this awesome lizard shirt for my son Ethan, and he loves it. I used a very simple and easy technique when making this pattern for him. It's the Freezer Paper trick. Have you heard of this??

You will need:
  1. Freezer paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Some type of picture (used as your stencil)
  4. Exacto knife
  5. Iron
  6. Fabric paint.
I searched the internet, typing in phrases such as: Lizard outline, Lizard stencil, and so on until I came across the picture I wanted to stencil. I simply printed out the pictures and place the appropriate amount of Freezer paper on top of the printout (Matte side up) and traced the Lizard onto the Freezer paper. I then cut out the Lizard from the freezer paper (make sure you use exacto knife to start your cutting point, this way you are not cutting the surrounding Freezer paper)
Have article of clothing ready and iron preheated to appropriate temp. Iron Freezer paper stencil onto article of clothing until it is adhered to fabric on all edges. I then take my fabric paint and stencil brush and go to town filling in the stencil. *****Always remember to put cardboard between fabric layers so the paint can't seep through and soak in other spots on the fabric/clothing you are working on. Let dry and peel Freezer paper off. (I generally let sit overnight just so I am sure the paint is dry. Be sure to read instuction on Paint to see if your brand needs to be heat set. My does not need to be heat set.

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