Today I’m leading a workshop on fabric stamping and freezer paper stenciling for a group of local high school students! Sounds fun, right!? Well I’m hoping it is, but until recently there was a slight problem . . . I’d never done freezer paper stenciling before! Crazy huh? I mean, I’ve done stenciling with contact paper like on these t-shirts and these leggings, which is really really similar. But everyone always raaaves about freezer paper, so I thought it was about time to give it a try.
The challenge was that freezer paper turned out to be not as readily available as everyone said it was. I kept hearing that it’s found in the grocery store by the aluminum foil and saran wrap. But I checked several stores and couldn’t find it! Finally I just ordered some online. Turned out to be easier than going to a store 😛 (I got mine from here).
I loved the process. I’m not going to explain it, since there are a ton of great tutorials out there already. But this is just the kind of thing I love to do to personalize or embellish a project. I love adding a unique touch to an otherwise plain project.
I started with some onesies to go in the divided basket I made for Kristin’s baby. I loved cutting out the stencils, but peeling off the stencil after the paint is dry and revealing the image is definitely my favorite part.
I’m also making a onesie for Kaya . . .
and this “Makers Gonna Make” stencil from Delia’s free printable is going to be a shirt for me!
Then last night I played around with potato stamps and made random patterns on scrap fabric. It’s such a basic and common crafting project, but MAN is it fun!!
I wonder why I don’t do this more often!
Anyways, wish me luck with the high schoolers today. They’ll be stamping and stenciling on shirts, tote bags and pillow cases. Should be fun!