A couple of months ago I made a stencil out of freezer paper and used it to paint my AR. It was so easy to do and worked so well that I started wondering what else I could make with these stencils.
I had some fabric paint and Genghis has a huge assortment of plain t-shirts. Add to that, his undying love of all things Transformers and I had an idea.
What you need:
Freezer paper (I used Renoylds. You can find it at Walmart by the foil.)
Cardboard or cloth that can get ruined
A picture you want to make into a stencil.
Start out by printing off the picture you want to turn into a stencil. Tape down on a peice of cardboard or some cloth so it does not move.
Place the freezer paper over the picture. As you can see in the second picture, you can see through the freezer paper.
Using your Xacto knife, cut into the freezer paper along the lines.
Place another piece of material or some cardboard under the layer of fabric you will be painting. The paint does bleed and you don’t want an uneven design on the back of the shirt.
Iron the freezer paper stencil onto the fabric.
I used fabric spray paint so I did not have to worry about brush strokes. But any fabric paint will give you the same result.
Paint over your stencil onto the shirt. Before the paint is dry, slowly peel the freezer paper off of the fabric.
Let dry for at least 4 hours. Then wash inside out.
This was a very easy project and the end result was exactly like I imagined. I can’t wait to make some more stencils and try some more t-shirts.