My kids aren’t the type to go overboard on theme dressing, but I thought a nice, subtle Halloween-inspired t-shirt would be in order to get them in the spirit of things.
Freezer paper, silhouette (or cutting tool or Exacto Knife)
After wining and dining my Silhouette machine, she obliged by being oh so accommodating with my bats. I loaded up the machine with freezer paper and let her cut away. (This was actually the first time I’d tried freezer paper).
Step one) cut shape into freezer paper(with either a cutting machine or hand tool like an exacto knife)
Step two) Iron freezer paper to t-shirt (shiny side of freezer paper down.)
Step three) place a piece of card stock in between front and back of t-shirt to prevent bleeding.
Step four) using a brush (I found a foam brush worked better than a bristle brush) apply fabric paint to the stencil area.
Step five) let dry overnight
Step six) carefully peel away freezer paper once paint is completely dry.
I love fabric paint! It won’t bleed during washing! The only thing I haven’t figured out yet it how to apply fabric paint graphics to let’s say a black t-shirt. Do you need to bleach the stenciled shape first??