Thursday, April 5, 2012

freezer paper stenciled t-shirts

Freezer paper stenciling has fascinated me for quite a while now (here is a pretty good tutorial).  I was finally able to try it out last month and discovered that freezer paper stenciling really is just as fun as I thought it would be!

I got a set of ten little pots of Tuilp brand soft fabric paints for $2.99, and like any good Montanan I already had freezer paper on hand.  I used paint brushes I already had and solid colored shirts from the kids' drawers, so in addition to being super-fun, freezer paper stenciling was thrifty--the best sort of project!

I free-handed a cute flower design for a  girly onesie for Sweet Pea.

I found a while ago for the boys' shirts.

I wish I had taken more photos of the process,
but I was having too much fun.

Plus I had two small admirers
who were extremely eager to see every step
and who wouldn't have been thrilled with photo delay.

Brother chose bright blue paint for his robot.

And Little Man chose red.
(Yes, I know it's blurry;
he was flapping his arms and bobbing his head,
making it difficult to photograph him.
Did I mention
that he's being camera shy right now?)

Apparently the camera is easier to face with your sister by your side.

The boys are delighted with their "new" robot shirts (Sweet Pea hasn't really expressed an opinion about her flower), and I've definitely gained some awesome points for making something so, well, awesome.  I'll say that this experiment was a smashing success.


stitching under oaks said...

John Samuel was looking over my shoulder as I was reading your post....he's so going to make a lego shirt like your boy's robot shirt! I'll be out getting tulip paints to go in his Easter basket this weekend! Your shirts turned out wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Oh and Happy Easter!!!

Tammie said...

such a great project!!!