I've been starting to get bored out of my gourd while I am recovering from surgery. I am finally off the strong medication but still need to be sitting around a lot. So, I thought I would whip up a freezer paper shirt for my youngest.
I found this car picture as a free download on etsy, but as much as I have tried today to re-find it, I can't. Don't you hate that? I've googled everything...so it's out there...just can't remember where.
I printed it off at about 150%, then did the old elementary school art trick and taped it my window.
I taped the freezer paper right over it. The lines are bold enough that I can still see them through both sheets of paper. If they weren't, you could sharpie the picture first.
I used a sharpie to trace my picture and left out the smaller details that I didn't want.
Then I selectively choose the details I wanted in the picture and cut them out with an exacto knife. This is what I came up with to use. I ironed it directly on to my shirt. You can find out more about freezer paper stenciling here and here
Then I painted in the whole picture. I used about 3 or 4 coats.
Once it was dry, I peeled off the smaller pieces with my tweezers and the larger piece very carefully with my hands.
And this is what I was left with.
Pretty cool, huh?!
Oh, and can I brag a bit about how cheap this shirt was to make. I bought a HUGE bag of fabric paints (some mostly empty, some full) for 50 cents, the shirt was 50 cents, the freezer paper came from a garage sale (probably for 50 cents), and I had the paintbrush and exacto knife. Crafts are NOT cheap...and when you add it all up, sometimes it doesn't make sense to make anything...garage sales are a lifesaver for me!
I am linking up to some of these parties.