Friday, March 7, 2014

Shamrock Freezer Paper shirt

I've been wanting to try making using freeze paper as a stencil, so I decided to give it a go for a St. Patrick's day shirt.

Freezer paper
fabric paint
shamrock design (I just found one on the internet.)

First, I laid the shamrock on my shirt to where exactly I wanted it and to make sure it was big enough.  I just printed this off of the internet onto a standard size sheet of paper.

Next, I placed it underneath the freezer paper (shiny side down) and traced the shamrock on, then cut it out.

Next just iron the freezer paper onto the shirt where  you want the design to be.

Place some newspaper between the shirt and then just paint using a sponge brush. I did several light coats to get more coverage, but I wanted the stripes to show through some. Make sure to do it well along the edge so the image is sharp.

Then the hard part, waiting for the paint to dry before removing the freezer paper!!  I waited an hour, then carefully removed the paper (and no it was not fully dry).

I love this paint, the more it dried, the more sparkly it got!!!

1 comment:

  1. How neat! I had no idea you could do something like that with freezer paper.