A big company named Alcoa makes "Reynolds Freezer Paper" and because I hate big companies, I'm gonna show you today how to make your own freezer paper. We shall call it "Makepiesnotsense Sticky Paper".
Step 1: Materials & Tools.
1) sheet of airmail paper
2) thin plastic bag
1) sheet of standard white paper
2) standard black garbage bag
See Majjuss Sticky Paper or skip to Step 6.
Tools you'll need if you use the paper as stencil:
5) cutter knife
So, children, if you try this at home, just remember:
If you want your result to be radiant,
be gentle, be careful and patient.
Step 2: Design & Caption.
Of course you can print it with an actual computer printer if you haven't run out of ink like me. But be sure to lightly tape it onto some thicker paper, since printers have an aversion to thin airmail paper. You can choose an image with islands, it's no longer a problem with Makepiesnotsense Sticky Paper!
Here's a tip: Even without printer you can use your word processing software to generate a caption for your image. Write whatever you wanna write and just copy it.
Step 3: Paper & Plastic.
Step 4: Ironing.
When you iron the paper onto the plastic, the plastic will shrink and then burn onto the paper and then shrink again. This means your paper will get a bit crumpled, but the good thing is it will get all even again if you iron it onto the piece of clothing.
Step 5: Cutting.
I use acrylic paint for my prints and let them dry over night before removing the stencil.
Step 6: Majjuss Sticky Paper
The previous steps apply to both methods.
After you've fused paper and plastic with the iron and cut off excess plastic, check your garbage bag side. Small holes (diameter <= 1 millimeter) will not noticeably affect the outcome of your print. If you see any bigger holes, you can cut out another piece of plastic, lay it over the holes and iron on again. Then you go about it the same way as with the other material: cut out the stencil with an x-acto knife and iron it onto your fabric. For more information, read comments or feel free to ask.