I love freezer paper stencils. They're not new, but they're new to me, and what fun! Easy, too. I wanted to make my daughter a surprise shirt to wear on her birthday party day, and on her birthday, and all the year long. I had a simple design in mind: the numeral 3, topped with a crown. I sketched it small, then drew it larger until I was happy, then traced it onto the freezer paper. Cut carefully with a craft knife, iron it on, and paint.
Speedball Textile Screen Printing Ink for freezer paper stencils. It gives a nice sharp edge, and when you heat-set it, it sort of melts into itself, blending all the brush marks. I had to mix a pink myself, because I have the set of six basic colors, and it came out a bit more salmon-ish than true pink. But just LOOK at how cute this shirt is!!
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