This week, I'm starting off with this cutey. I love it. The sparkly tutu, the mischievous little ghost face; everything!
The tutu is from our shop. You can find that HERE. The onesie I did with a freezer paper stencil. If, by some small miracle, you have never tried freezer paper stenciling before; here's a quick run down (it's super easy, by the way!). Want to buy the entire outfit? You can do that HERE.
What I did first was find a template on-line for the face. The one I used is actually a jack-o-lantern template, but I think she makes a pretty cute ghost, too. Once you have your template, use an Exact-O Knife (or other blade of some sort) to cut out all the negative space (ie all the black parts).
Then, take your freezer paper and put it waxy side down. Tape your cut out temple on the non-waxy side of your paper and cut it out. It will look something like this:
Once your freezer paper is all cut out, you will place it (again, waxy side down!) where you want it on your fabric (or in my case, my onesie). Gently iron it down, NO STEAM, and it will stick nicely to your fabric.
When you are done ironing, it will look something like this:
Then, grab a foam sponge brush, a bit of craft paint and a light piece of cardboard to place under your fabric (so the paint doesn't bleed through). You are going to lightly paint over your stencil. Be sure you get all the edges really well, and be careful to paint evenly. You don't want globs of paint anywhere; especially along the edges of the stencil!
Once you're happy with your paint job, walk away. Do not immediately pull up your stencil; let it set for a few minutes. Some people like to wait until the paint is 100% dry. I prefer to let it be mostly dry. I feel like the stencil pulls up better (and easier) if the paint isn't completely set.
Once your stencil is off, let it finish drying completely and then you're done! Super quick and super easy! This little ghost took me less than an hour; with interruptions of 3 children. And then you have a cute t-shirt or onesie or whatever else you want to make.