Freezer Paper Stencils
Last week, Amy posted about her freezer paper stencils and her suggestion on the ink to use. This was a most brilliant post and has me all giddy. My ink came in and yesterday in between easter egg hunts and brunches + dinner I managed to ink up three items. And I fear there won’t be any stopping anytime soon.
I completely misunderstood something and added a wee bit of water to the ink which just made it run under the stencil. Notice the left whale seems to have sprung a leak. I also decided not to heat set prior to washing because the fabric looked so old and worn I thought the design might look better that way too. Jury is out but I still dig it. Good news is even without heat setting, this ink is pretty stuck.
Second item made was something from my Early American Wall Stencils in Color book which I made onto a sweatshirt and then cut out and sewed onto this shirt (which is really an amalgamation of two shirts.) This one I decided to put on with a sponge to get that “early american” (ha) look and jury is still out on this again. I sewed down one of the tassels and left the other free–we’ll see how well that holds up.