So here's my first freezer paper stenciling project and
I really enjoyed it. It was more successful and harder
to mess up (i.e. smudges, uneven lines etc.) than I'd thought
it would be. It is exactly like single-use silkscreen printing
and I found the following to be helpful:
- When applying the paint, dab rather than brush it on. I used a 1"painting sponge-on-a-stick.
- Iron a second sheet of freezer paper on the underside of the area to be stenciled. Iron this on first, and then the actual stencil on the top of the fabric. When I did this in reverse, the stencil on top puckered slightly.
- Wait till the paint is dry before removing the freezer paper.
- If you are printing text from the computer, print the font in "outline" mode - this saves printer ink and the text outline is a perfect guide for where to cut with your knife.