Okay, so maybe a lot of you have seen this. Me too. It's one of the projects featured in Creative Family by Amanda Soule. It's also all over the web on blogs for tutorials…….. but just in case you haven't seen it, here is our first try at Freezer Paper T-shirts!
My wee one has a thing for frogs……….
Half the time he tells me his name, is frog. "me fwog"
I had been wanting to try this project and into my mind popped an image of a "fwog" on a motorcycle! My little guy will love it!
So here is my tutorial on Freezer Paper Art…….
One thrifted tshirt (ours had a pocket and I removed it with a seam ripper)
Fabric Paint (I used Jacquard)
Paint brush and/or roller (seen in photo below)
Freezer Paper (of course)
Step One : You can trace the outline of anything….. you can also do a search on silhouette art and get some great printable pictures to trace. Or if you enjoy drawing, freehand it! After you draw your shape, carefully use the tiny scissors to cut out your shape. (notice the wheel shapes below that I cut separately)
Step 2 :: Turn shirt inside out and iron a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, to the inside front of the shirt. Don't skip this, it keeps the paint from bleeding through to the back of the shirt and it makes the shirt nicer to work with.
Step 3 :: Turn shirt right side out and iron your stencil, shiny side down to the front of the shirt.
Step 4 :: Use a brush or roller to apply paint, I found the color to be more even with a roller, but the edges were more crisp with the brush…… you choose.
Let it dry…… the blow dryer comes in very handy if you are a tad bit impatient, like me. Once it's dry you can peel off the freezer paper and it's ready to wear! Or if you want to add more stenciled art just repeat step 3 & 4 until you have the desired effect…. be sure to let it dry thoroughly in between stencil layers….
**some fabric paints require that you "heat set" them before washing, this just means to run an iron over the dried paint to set the paint into the fabric, otherwise all your hard work will wash off! Check your paint to see if you need to do this.
Finished! Perfect? Heck no!
But the recipient was thrilled "dat's my fwog?!?"
Please excuse the wee ones spots…… his body is his art canvas….. beware of spare markers because they most certainly will be put to use!
I hope this inspires you to make some thrifted tshirts at your place! Happy Crafting!