It’s been a while since I’ve done any freezer paper stenciling. Really. Quite a while. But it’s still just as fun! We did some for our mamas’ art night earlier this week.
I especially like this one, above, that I made freehand with freezer paper and scissors (usually I use an x-acto knife to carefully trace and cut out an image). Not only does the finished shirt look good, but the technique was quick, easy, and liberating. It was kinda like cutting out paper snowflakes. Snip, snip, snip… I definitely want to explore this a bit more. And perhaps involve Maia as well, since it involves scissors rather than an x-acto knife.
Here are the freezer paper stencils before I pulled off the freezer paper (well, except for Harry’s octopus in the center).
And here are the stencils without the freezer paper. The 2′s are for a couple of little ones who are two this month. Daphne, of course (in a week!). And also Juniper, one of the toddler art group kiddos (today!).
This is the shirt that Daphne and I delivered to Juniper earlier. I used a mix of freezer paper stencil and applique, sort of like with the girlie dump trucks and other shirts I used to make for etsy.
Have you tried freezer paper stenciling yet? If not, maybe you can get a few mamas together and take the plunge together. (Don’t forget the wine and chocolate!)