Saturday, September 13, 2008

Embellishments!

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 dafont.com'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!

2 comments:

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.