Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Baby Gifts {part2}

If you do not have the option of making a custom screen and really unless you plan on selling these there is no need to bother...just use the freezer method.

Here’s what you need:
:: white onesie
:: freezer paper
:: craft knife
:: iron
:: fabric paint or {acrylic paint mixed with textile medium}
:: foam brush
:: scrap piece of cardboard

                       Here's what to do:

STEP 1 - Place a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, over the top of your print out, and trace the letter {image} onto the back of the freezer paper. 

STEP 2 - Use a craft knife to cut out the letter. If your monogram has floating inner pieces{such as O, A, B} be sure to hang onto those pieces that you’ll need to complete the stencil. Although you can reuse your monogram print out, you will need one freezer paper stencil for each towel you wish to make.

STEP 3 - Once your freezer-paper stencil is cut out, apply it to the Onesie. Align the stencil, shiny side down, at the center of one edge and iron into place. The heat from the iron will cause the plastic coating on the freezer paper to stick, sealing the edges to create a nice, crisp stencil line.set your iron to the hottest setting w/o steam. Do not move your iron around just hold with firm pressure(30 seconds) ...if you need to move over to cover the whole piece lift and set down carefully.

STEP 4 - Before painting, place a scrap piece of cardboard behind the fabric to catch any paint that might soak through. Using a foam brush dab on screen printing ink like speedball or fabric paint, you can use regular acrylic paint mixed with textile medium to paint . Covering the letter completely. Let paint dry. (A fan or blow dryer can speed up the drying time if you’re in a hurry!) Carefully peel off the freezer paper. { I never wait I always lift mine immediately .....just don't blame me if you try this and it doesn't work - never had a mistake}

STEP 5 - Once your paint is dry you want to set your image {this helps it to last longer and from fading wash after wash} With your iron set on high no steam again hold in place for 30 sec or so making sure to get every spot.

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