Angie and I had a conversation the other day on the whole Silhouette/Cricut product…we want one but we really don’t want to spend the money on it.
We could buy a whole lotta junk to paint for the price of Silhouette.
I told Angie that I just made a pillow using a freezer paper stencil and it worked beautifully.
And for a fraction of the cost, literally. A huge roll of freezer paper cost me $3.99. Now, if Silhouette wants to send Angie and I one to try out, we are all for it…but for now, Angie and I both feel the same that a Silhouette is not in our budget.
So…I give you the good old freezer paper stencil tutorial.
My first thoughts were to use a green burlap and silver glitter spray. That did not turn out as planned. It was awful. Krylon’s Glitter Blast is not my friend right now.
After the burlap flop, I went through my pile of fabric and found a pretty winter white cotton and used my favorite Martha Stewart Vintage Gold Metallic paint. I love that paint…love it.
Printed on the DULL side of the freezer paper
Taped it to cardboard.
Using an exacto knife, traced around each letter to create my stencil.
Then, with a hot iron, ironed with the SHINY side down on the fabric.
With my daughter’s paintbrush, dipped and painted…
Then carefully peeled away the freezer paper.
I used a little gem for the “A”
Sewed 3 sides, stuffed…and sewed the last side…
And there she is…sitting pretty.
Do you love? Have you ever used freezer paper before?
I’m dying to make something else using a freezer paper stencil and I think I have something in mind for Christmas…and so does Angie!
Happy Tuesday, friends!!
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