What every well-dressed dog (and goat – yes, a goat) will be wearing on the Fourth of July – a flag-inspired kerchief with freezer paper stencil painted dog bones for stars! Strip piecing makes the stripes. Patriotic puppies will want to sport their own custom dog kerchiefs. Thibodeaux is wearing his new kerchief. His good friend Mr. Bill is always nearby. This is a perfect project to learn freezer paper stenciling.
Use this basic technique of freezer paper stenciling for a variety of projects. Perfect for home dec project or upcycling clothing. Pick a design or motif, copy it onto the freezer paper, cut it out and go to town stenciling. Freezer paper stencils do keep and can be reused. Protect them in a file folder until you are ready to use them again.
Can I use freezer paper as a stencil?
Yes! Freezer paper is an excellent medium for making a stencil. It can be reused several times. It is not as durable as a plastic stencil, but will hold up for many uses. What makes it a great medium for stencils is that it is easy to find and easy to cut!
Do you put freezer paper stencil shiny side up or down?
To apply the freezer paper stencil to your fabric, lightly press the shiny side DOWN to the right side of your fabric before stenciling. The shiny side will lightly adhere to your fabric keeping it in place while you stencil. Make sure you don’t put your iron on the shiny side, or you might just be cleaning your iron instead of stenciling!
Is freezer paper better than wax paper for stencils?
Yes. I don’t recommend wax paper for stencils. Freezer paper can lightly adhere to your fabric making it easy to stencil. With wax paper you need to use something to adhere the stencil to your fabric, like painters tape.
Thibodeaux is choosing his favorite with the freezer paper stencil bones.
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