I've always been intrigued by freezer paper stencils, but never tried it because I'm not so good with the X-acto knife. And really, I'm lazy and didn't want to spend so much time cutting out a design that I could only use once. Then I realized I could cut designs with my beloved Cricut. I found a pack of 8 1/2" x 11" freezer paper (yes, I'm also too lazy to cut down my own pieces from a roll) and bought some t-shirts and fabric paint. Jenny came over tonight and we gave it a try to make some shirts for Sam and they came out amazingly well. Sam chose the following images from the Indie Art cartridge:
and a band-aid:
I have no idea why a band-aid is considered Indie or why Sam thought it would make a good shirt, but there it is.
Anyway, the process was really easy:
- Cut design out of freezer paper with Cricut
- Iron freezer paper on t-shirt
- Paint t-shirt
- Peel off freezer paper