It has been a busy season for us. With the kids back to school, almost all our show orders shipping from CHA already, planning for the next show is now full speed ahead.
But with that, I have been busy with my kids. This weekend, I taught Noah the art of freezer paper stenciling.
We have been planning this for a while but we finally decided on creating a storm trooper shirt for him. So I started by googling some images of lego storm troopers and was able to create this onto freeze paper:
Now came the hard part, hand cutting the stencil. You could if you have a machine that cuts, turn your file into something you can cut on your machine but I decided to try hand cutting:
It took a while. I did some cutting between chores and lessons with the kids and I finally got this. And then we took it to Noah's shirt and ironed it on (side note: who was the brillant person who thought to iron their freeze paper that was for storing meat to use as a stencil)?
And I taught Noah how to stipple with a foam brush:
We used a silk screen printing paint and I had NOah practice first on a scrap piece of cloth and freezer paper. I reminded him to use a pouncing motion. I reminded him to be gentle with the cut area that was ironed on and that he would do great.
And here we go!