A to-scale copy of your chosen design (download a Creeper face here
) (update: If the previous link doesn't work, try this one
or you can easily draw your own on graph paper. Just make sure to get the features proportioned properly.)
Freezer paper (not
X-acto knife or some other tool for cutting out your design
safe cutting surface
metal ruler/straight edge
fine-line permanent marker or ball point pen, something that won't smudge easily
black fabric paint**
something to put the paint and glue on (scrap freezer paper will do)
stencil brushes (a sponge cut into cubes could work too)
pressing cloth or parchment paper
If you want a glittery design, then you'll also need:
black machine washable glitter
* Why freezer paper? You can buy packs of self-adhesive stencil paper at craft stores, but it's rather pricey at about $9 for just 10 sheets whereas a roll of freezer paper is 50-75 square feet, costs around $5, and can be cut to different sizes. The drawback to a freezer paper stencil is that it can really only be used once. Be sure to get freezer paper, not wax paper. Freezer paper has a dull side and a waxy coated side. Wax paper is coated on both sides.
** You can use regular acrylic craft paint and mix it with a fabric paint medium, but that adds an extra step to the whole project, and the little bottle of fabric paint was inexpensive.