Step 3: The Cutting...

This part takes the longest. Begin carefully cutting out your design from your freezer paper. Keep an eye on "floating" pieces, like this one, and put them aside somewhere safe.  Number really tiny pieces if you're worried you won't be able to put them back where they were without help.
<p>would compliments wax paper work? It looks too thin or risky</p>
<p>I had been making stencils for years for many purposes and when it came to clothes I used card and 'Pritt stick' (a water soluble glue that comes in a lipstick style tube) . This is far better. The wax paper works brilliant. It's so easy to cut and to make a perfect seal when ironed on. Thank you lots.</p>
<p>I'm new to this. What is freezer paper?</p>
its also stenciling
its also stenciling
THanks for this. I've looked at several tutorials and your seems the most do-able and inexpensive.
Question: Do you have to take off the design immediately after you paint, or can you wait til it dries? I'm such a klutz I'd be afraid of touching it after i was done.. <br />
This is by far the easiest tutorial I have seen on the net so far. Thanks, I will be trying this very soon.
Awesome! I've been looking for a way to do screen printing inexpensively but still come out with good quality. I was thinking about stenciling but didn't know how I should have approached it. Going to give this a try.<br><br>Question though: have you been able to reuse the stencil after the first use? Or is it a one time use thing because of how the freezer paper wax works with it?<br><br>Thanks :)
Process worked out great for me. Freezer paper gives a really sharp and clean edge. :)
Are there any alternatives to Freezer Paper?
While not actually screen printing, you could use this freezer paper stencil idea in conjunction with screen printing... which is cool. :)
This is beautiful, I needed an 'Ible like this for a project I wanted to work on. Thanks!
I believe the spray bottles of fabric paint are available at the large craft stores.. Nicely done &quot;ible&quot; with some great pics
hey a like it a lot!!! thanks<br />
cool! i've used a brush to stipple paint onto a shirt before, but i like the idea of using spray fabric paint! looks easier and faster. where did you get your spray fabric paint?<br /> <br />
i believe this proccess is just called stenciling <br />
Yeah, when I&nbsp;said this was &quot;at home&quot; screenprinting, I don't mean you're doing it literally. I just mean you can achieve the same effects at home, with household materials.<br />
How Extremely FunkyDO! Yes, I would also say not technically screenprinting (there's no screen) but I think I actually like it even MORE than screenprinting! Aside from the non-duplicability...but what a stunning one-off you've made!&nbsp;:)&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Sincere kudos to thee, o talented one. :)<br /> <br /> And spectacular design choices! :)<br />

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