Gather the things you will need.
- freezer paper (I bought mine from an online craft store a couple of years ago)
- paint (I just used acrylic)
- a stencil brush, or a brush with hard, flat bristles
1. Create your image. I used photo shop, opening an A4 page, and drawing a custom shape on it. Print the image out. You can print directly onto the paper side of the freezer paper if you want to, but I ran out of ink after I did a test print. You could also just draw your image (derr).
5. Peel away your stencil. See how nice and clean the edge is? No bleed, because the stencil was stuck down!
6. Let the paint dry, then give it an iron on the reverse side to set the paint. Sweet!
All in all, I was very happy with how this turned out. It is fiddly to have to cut a new stencil every time you want to print something, but I guess that makes it a pretty special gift, no? Will definitely be doing more of these. Oh, and I saw the little guy wearing it the day after we gave it to him, that's ace.
Checking out more creativity over here.