Sometimes us crafters, just have to whip up an inspired experiment. This is a little experiment written by my niece Stephanie when she first discovered freezer paper for stenciling:
I used to take a lot of photos of nature. And now these photos are sitting in a box without much to do… So I decided to sort through them and see if I could find cool images to make shirt prints from.
I found this photo of thistles that I always liked. I traced it onto freezer paper by putting it up on the window (this served as a makeshift light box!).
Then I cut it out and ironed it onto a tshirt.
Then I placed some paper underneath in case paint was to bleed through.
I painted two coats. First I blotted with a cotton ball, then I used a paintbrush to make a thicker second coat.
I let it dry for several hours then removed the freezer paper.
I thought that the edge would look cool if it wasn’t totally straight so I tried to get some paint to bleed under it, and well, I don’t love the result. So, this isn’t my final result, not bad for an experiment though.
Let your life inspire your art. Experiment, a goof can bring about an unexpected surprise. Do you have any photos you’d like to paint onto cloth? Leave a comment and tell us about it.