Monday, June 22, 2009

My first attempt at Freezer Paper Stencils

So, of course, when you about to try a craft or technique for the first time, it's best to pick a really complicated design.

I've been wanting to try freezer paper stencils, and decided that I wanted to do a picture of HH for father's day shirts. I altered a picture, and came up with this stencil design:

I really like how the stencil turned out--I think it's a good representation of him.

Then, because I took the wardrobe refashion pledge, and because I didn't have two plain t-shirts for the girls that matched, I thrifted a men's t-shirt to use for making shirts for them.

Somehow, (after hours of cutting out the stencils) the end result didn't quite look right. The face didn't translate well with the painting. Oh well.

The girls didn't care. Chick still was saying "I yuv Daggy, yessirree. We a happy family."


nikko said...

Wow. Your stencil turned out awesome. I bet if you did a darker color on a lighter shirt (instead of white on dark) it would look better.

I am impressed!

Katie said...

lol, yeah, the stencil did look great! I agree that a white shirt would probably work better. Are you going to try again?

Paige said...

I will be doing more stencilling--to dress up some of those plain t-shirts that I have (I just need to figure out what I want to put on them). I have stencils ready of the girls, but haven't decided what to do with them. I may use HH's again too, but not sure what I'd do with it.

Holly and Nathan said...

Wow, that is such a great idea Paige! I love seeing your re-fashioned stuff, you're so creative!