Want to see what I made? OF COURSE you do!
I had seen the technique used on various crafty blogs in the past and have had freezer paper sitting around my house for months just *waiting* to be used.
I think my very first introduction to freezer paper stencils was from the blog Elm Street Life. Whitney offers a very simple and easy to follow tutorial for creating a fabric-covered canvas print, with the end result being this!
|Image source: Elm Street Life|
Here's another freezer paper stencil tutorial from oh joy! blog (a guest post by the ever-talented Jordan Ferny)
|Image Source: oh joy! blog|
Just a few key points to help you along your way!
(+) Where can you buy freezer paper? Check your local grocery store in the section with aluminum foil etc.
(+) Choose a simple design - either a solid image, or one without a lot of detail. As you can see from stencil that I created, I've chosen to leave the inside of the letters "solid" (I happen to love the look but it was kind of an accident - as in, once I started cutting out the letters, I realized it was going to be difficult to keep the insides of the letters intact)
(+) Make sure you have a really sharp knife. I highly recommend some kind of craft knife like the one I wrote about here.
(+) Patience is key for the cutting - but the results are really great, so go for it!
Happy crafting and gifting!!