Freezer paper stencilling has been around for a while.
I did a pillow once, but Mitch cut the stencil out for me.
I'm no good with small details and an exacto knife.
But now I have a silhouette. Oh yea! That opens up a whole new world of possibilities.
So when I saw this on pinterest, I knew I had to have one
and by making my own I could personalize it.
I wanted mine to say nana instead of mama,
since most of my snapping involves Bayleigh.
Using the Silhouette Studio software and a camera graphic purchased from their store,
I created my design.
I cut the design on freezer paper and ironed it onto my tee.
I did not prewash the shirt.
I wish I had.
The layout distorted a little after washing.
Using a foam brush I painted over the stencil with acrylic paint mixed with textile medium.
I placed a piece of poster board inside the shirt,
to prevent the paint from bleeding through.
I pulled the freezer paper off immediately and set the shirt aside to dry.
Once dry, I ironed over the design (covered with a cloth) to set the paint.
Here I am wearing it. My head is absent from this picture because Bayleigh was the photographer.
I'm not really loving the way this angle gives me a double chin,
but that's what you get when you use a
photographer who's three feet tall.