Technique of the Week – Week 7 – Freezer Paper Stencils

I know I’m a day late, but HEY, life is busy, ya know?
yr4week7So this week seems to be about stencils, and you still have a day to enter my Giveaway of those awesome Artistcellar stencils from yesterday’s post, so go check that out.
Here’s this week’s video:

Skill Level: Beginner
Time Commitment: Afternoon +
Cost: Under $5

Freezer Paper is available at the grocery store, and once you have it, the uses for quilting are numerous!  But today we’re talking about using them as a stencil.  My favorite site for fun stencils is a happy little site called

Once you have your stencil drawn on and cut out, you iron it to your fabric, with the shiny waxy side down.  The wax will stick to the fabric, and you have a great, easy to use stencil area.  The nice thing is that the wax sort of seals the edges so if your paint is a tiny bit runny it won’t distort your image too much.  You do want to use a “dry” brush technique like we described in Week 6.  Peel away your stencil, and you are good to go!
I hope you are enjoying this series of videos and techniques to try!