Thursday, April 21, 2016

Freezer Paper Stenciling

Ok so as I mentioned yesterday, I wanted to try using freezer paper to stencil.  This was the tutorial I used. 

I'm going to include my own pictures below to show how my first tries went.  My suggestion is to be sure you've pressed it completely with the iron before painting and paint soon after ironing.  I think that caused some of my edges to lift- I waited a few hours after ironing (waiting for my son to get home). I also used transfer paper to move my stencil which a lot of tutorials didn't show, but it made it easier to not mess up the teeny pieces that go inside letters or whatever.

I painted the little brother onesie-- I needed to paint thicker to make sure the letters were thoroughly colored.

I let my son paint the green train one.  He had a great time and I tried very hard not to make it look "right".  :)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Workin' It

First off- this is my first post since becoming a mom of 2 boys!

Yeah- they're adorable.  It's ok for you to say it, too. :)  I'm absolutely thrilled with my two sweeties!!!

Now that there's two of them, the need for a path to becoming a SAHM is even greater.  So- with my Cricut, I've been exploring lots of items to create.  At this point, I am creating vinyl decals for various pieces as well as etched glass items, paper banners, and, of course, HTV added to clothing items.  Here are a few of my creations!  

That being said, I've just ordered some freezer paper in order to try some new items.  According to my research (to be read in your very best Phoebe from Magic School Bus voice), stenciling with freezer paper is pretty easy and great to allow your kids to be involved with some creations.  This tutorial provided me with more information than most I saw.  

My first question was what sort of freezer paper should I use--- and the answer made me feel pretty stupid.  It's just plain ol' kitchen freezer paper.  Nothing special.  Like- buy it at the grocery store kind. lol!!  

I watched a couple of YouTube videos on how to use everything and I ordered this type of paint to use. 

Wish me luck as I get started on new ideas!