If you could post pics of how you did this, I would appreciate it!
love the tea towels! I want to stencils some stuff for my little monster soon!
I'm sure there are many tutorials out there that explain it way better than I ever could, but I will be happy to throw something together when I get off work.
Halidays, here's my stab at a tutorial. I hope this helps...
1) Gather your materials:
-image printed (or traced) on freezer paper
-towel/shirt/whatever you want to be painted
-Xacto knife and scissors
-paintbrushes (the foam kind works well for large surfaces, but you'll also need a finer one for more detailed areas...make sure the brush has very stiff bristles)
-cutting mat (or whatever you want to use to protect your surface from the Xacto knife blade)
-cardboard (or whatever you want to use to protect your surface from paint bleeds)
Here is a close up of my original image (from stencilry.org):
3) And cut:
Notice the black section that I have cut away. This is what I want to be painted on my surface.
4) Cut out the facial features and arrange on your surface:
I did this very quickly. Your image will look much nicer than mine once it's all cut out.
You should be able to see now that the pink area is what will be painted black.
5) Look back at the original photo. See the little white areas in his eyes and on the scruffy mark on his head? In this case, they are large enough to cut out and iron on to my surface. See?:
6) Now iron everything down securely. With freezer paper, make sure it is shiny side down and press the iron firmly for a few seconds. Check to make sure it is stuck in place and then paint. Peel the paper away and you get this:
I really hope this made sense...