Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Freezer Paper Stenciled T-Shirts

I'm officially hooked to freezer paper stenciling. It is one of my favorite, recently learned techniques. The possibilities with it are endless, I love creating custom pieces that no one else will have, and it's really not that expensive of a project to do. 

So, back when I began freezer paper stenciling and was telling my BFF about all the possibilities of projects, she said "oh, make me a shirt." Well, the next week Hobby Lobby had all their t-shirts on half off so I bought a couple including one for the BFF. She likes the saying by Ghandi, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." So I decided that would be the perfect saying on a t-shirt for her. I played around with different fonts in my Silhouette software until I got the saying fixed just how I wanted it, cut it out with the Silhouette on freezer paper, then ironed the freezer paper onto the t-shirt, and painted it. It turned out really cute - so cute in fact, that I made one for myself except my lettering was in my fave color, teal.  

BFF's Shirt

Close up of BFF's shirt

BFF modeling her shirt

My shirt with teal lettering

Then, Mother's Day was creeping close and my Mom likes butterflies so I decided to make her a shirt. I used a butterfly from the Silhouette store and then used the quote "If nothing ever changed there would be no butterflies." It turned out super cute as well. 

Close up of Mom's shirt

Mom posing with her shirt right after opening it
(Oh and thats my brother's doggie Hansel who had an ear infection and needed his Nana)

For myself, I made a shirt that says "I Shoot People" ya know, since I love photography. The camera is another image from the Silhouette store. It is cut out of black and white polka dotted fabric. I cut the saying out of freezer paper and then painted it on in black. Love how it turned out too! 

My new found love of freezer paper stenciling has me excited for the Christmas holidays. Think of all the cute shirts I could make for myself and others! 

Currently, I am freezer paper stenciling some baby onesies for Noah's PCA to give to a friend at her baby shower. They are turning out super cute and I'll be sure to share as soon as I'm done with them! 

ETA: A couple of people have asked me questions about freezer paper stenciling and asked if I would do a tutorial with pictures. I'm working on one so it will be coming soon!

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  1. I <3 the "I shoot people" shirt! They're all so adorable though. What an awesome crafter you are!

  2. I LOVE the "I Shoot People" tee. That is just plain awesome!!!! :)

  3. You are really rockin' 'this technique!

  4. "I shoot people" cracks me right up!

    Would love for you to share at Calling all Crafters!

  5. That I shoot people shirt is hilarious! Love it!