Project: Freezer paper stencils

28 Jun

If you’re looking for the giveaway just scroll down the page, it’s at the bottom of the post below.

Way back in March I joined in the Dress a Girl Around the World sew-along hosted by Little Big Girl Studio, one of the guest bloggers was Amy from During Quiet Time.  Amy posted a tutorial about freezer paper stencilling and ever since then I’ve been wanting to have a go.  Now, for those of us who live in the UK you may well know that freezer paper is not a widely available item and certainly never to be found in supermarkets.  It is a craft shop item.  I got mine from Saints and Pinners and they had only recently started stocking it.

So with a bit of time on my hands and some motivation to finish these dresses that have been sat around patiently waiting for almost a month (I have just checked and am pleased because I thought it was longer than that!) I came up with a simple flower shape and got on with it.  I’m not going to write a tutorial on it because Amy’s is so good I don’t see the point!

Anyway this is what I did last night:

I left it to dry for 6 hours as instructed by Amy and peeled off the paper to reveal this today:

Do you know for a first attempt I’m really quite pleased.  Now all I need to do is finish the dress, it needs binding on the armholes up into straps to tie over the shoulders.

Ok, so I have one more plain pillowcase to experiment on – should I do another flower or something more adventurous?  Please bear in mind I only have red fabric paint!  If you’re local and have pots of paint sat around needing to be used feel free to send them this way!

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4 thoughts on “Project: Freezer paper stencils

    • Thanks – how funny I’ve just printed off a butterfly clipart! It is simple, just fiddly cutting out small pieces and remembering to save them to put back in!

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