Freezer-Paper Stencil Birthday Shirt

We have a nephew turning five this weekend (whose favorite color happens to be green), so top of my to-do list upon returning home was to make him a special shirt. This process will never get old, I don’t think. It’s so much fun and the results are so pleasing. The paint application is a little uneven on this (there I go, being a perfectionist again)–it’s a little tricky on the colored t-shirts to get good coverage without applying overmuch paint, which could lead to cracking later on. So I decided a little unevenness was better than possible cracking. But shoving that aside, I think this shirt is adorable. My kids all approved (and none of them commented on any uneven paint application, either), so I hope our nephew likes it too.

I’m teaching a local workshop on this in December for ages 8-13 (see the classes page)…it’s a great technique for making gifts!

4 thoughts on “Freezer-Paper Stencil Birthday Shirt

  1. RoseRed

    I bought a bunch if freezer paper a while back (it’s not easy to find here), I must get some fabric paint so I can give this a whirl, I love the idea of birthday shirts.

    1. amy Post author

      I like the textile screenprinting ink best, but you can also use liquid acrylic–the kind that comes in little 59-cent bottles in a craft store. It doesn’t wash out once it’s ddry. Just be careful it doesn’t seep under the edge of the stencil, because it’s a little thinner.

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