- first, create your stencil. i used my silhouette to cut out the font i wanted onto the shiny side of the freezer paper (if you use the silhouette, the shiny side cuts better, but you need to flip the image horizontally). you could also print the letters on the flat side of the freezer paper, then cut out all the letter keeping the border intact. you want to create a stencil.
- next, iron the freezer paper shiny side down onto your fabric, with the letter or image void and paintable.
- paint! the paper makes a great seal, even on the bumpy burlap :). i used a metallic gold, then matte brown. after the paint dried a little, i added glitter to match the pumpkins.
- i peel off the freezer paper when the paint is almost dry. i've waited until the paint is completely dry before and it's worked sometimes, but other times the paint lines aren't as crisp.
- wait for paint to dry completely, then iron to set (though i'm not sure how necessary this step is, i do it just to be on the safe side).
i was going to hang the letters on twine with clothespins, but decided to use them to set the letters on our mantel instead. it's a nice addition to our fall mantel!
some other freezer paper projects:
baby shower activity here and here
more onesies here
i just completed another project (this post was 'scheduled' but i wanted to add these pics)! holiday onesies for one of pete's friend's baby:
|can you see the freezer paper? it's there, ready for painting|
also, have you seen martha's new paint?!?!
you can paint on anything - fabric, metal, wood - and it works super well!
DO IT NOW!