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« on: January 12, 2007 06:30:26 AM »

I've been stenciling for a while, and freezer paper is far superior to any other sort of paper, specifically because you can print on it from your computer, iron it onto your shirt, and peel it off after you're done painting. keeps the bleeding to minimum. the only downfall is that you can only use the stencil once.

i can post more about this technique if anyone's interested. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007 09:57:10 AM »

I'm interested, whats freezer paper and how is it the best ever?
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007 12:46:07 PM »

Freezer paper is simply that a paper that you use to put things like meat in and freeze them.

It makes wonderful paper for stencils because you can cut your stencil out of it and iron it directly to your fabric and it will stick very nicely. You can also remove it without any trouble!!

Makes stenciling much more enjoyable!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007 04:13:28 PM »

Freezer paper is simply that a paper that you use to put things like meat in and freeze them.

It makes wonderful paper for stencils because you can cut your stencil out of it and iron it directly to your fabric and it will stick very nicely. You can also remove it without any trouble!!

Makes stenciling much more enjoyable!
Does it stick well enough that there's no need to tape it down? Or would it be smart to tape it as well?

Would I be able to walk into Albertson's and buy some freezer paper, or would it be a bit harder than that?
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007 08:37:40 AM »

sorry it took me so long to respond.

freezer paper is, like said above, the paper butchers use to wrap meat in.

it's wax on one side and matte on the other, so you can print images on it from your computer and cut them out. then you can iron it down to your fabric so there's no need for spray adhesive, tape, etc.

there's much less bleeding with this stuff. i've used it for years now and have only had problems with too runny paint and not paying attention when i iron it down in the first place.

one of your local grocery stores should have it. i know that shaws does in the northeast and heb in texas. i've never looked for it elsewhere. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2007 03:05:38 AM »

And the wax doesn't come off on the fabric?  I'm curious to try this but am afraid that the wax would bleed through too much and be hard to get off the fabric.  But it sounds like this isn't a problem?
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2007 06:58:22 AM »

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And the wax doesn't come off on the fabric?  I'm curious to try this but am afraid that the wax would bleed through too much and be hard to get off the fabric.  But it sounds like this isn't a problem?

nope. it's not like candle wax. it's just waxy enough that it sticks to the fabric and, most of the time, doesn't let the paint underneath.

suggestion: it's best to put a piece of cardboard or plastic between the layers of whatever you're painting so that the paint doesn't bleed through. but, iron the stencil on first, before putting something inside. i've ironed over cardboard before and it leaves heinous crosshatch marks. ew.

did you know that there's a band in austin named jprice?
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