Saturday, September 13, 2008


I finally tried out freezer paper stencils and I cannot, for the life of me, figure out what took me so long. It's so fun and easy and the result is great.
I used an old (clean) onesie and kimono top from when Callum was a baby for this first attempt.
There is an annoying smudge on this one that I'm going to have to let go of but otherwise I really like. One challenge was that it required me to rely on my artistic skills to draw the image on the freezer paper, which has never been a strength. But, even this problem was solved when I stumbled upon this blog post from This Mama Makes Stuff and found's dingbats. More black and white read-to-stencil cut images than one could hope for. This is a really easy process, let me know if I should lay it out on the blog, I know there are lots of places to find info on doing it but I'd be happy to share the process that worked for me!


the pesky bombolino said...

I'm like you, I'd been meaning to try this for so long, but didn't get round to it until this Summer when Annie needed a pirate costume (we printed a skull and cross bones onto a stripey T).
I love your results- they're very stylish- I love the non-babyish colours you've used.

Mom said...

These are great! I hope you are happy with how they turned out - very professional. The colors and patterns can't be beat.