I hope you have all seen "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou," because it has inspired me to make this- my favorite stencilled project ever.
It began with a plain blue hoodie I recieved for Christmas. I decided it needed serious stencilling.
So I found a box of Freezer Paper. I have used contact paper for all my stencilled projects in the past, but I decided to give this a try.
Here I am tracing my design onto the freezer paper.
Two completed stencils. (The image with three Z's is Team Zissou's logo.)
Got my paint and textile medium- what I always use.
Ironed the first stencil on and painted it. (I used pieces of contact paper for the triangle in the "A" and the circle in the "O".)
First stencil done! The picture makes the edges look kind of rough but they're quite crisp in real life.
I decided I didn't want to use freezer paper for the Z logo so I cut it again, this time out of contact paper. Put it on and painted the big Z light yellow...
And the little Z's white.
Voila, stencilling complete.
I decided it needed something more, so I found brass buttons with an image of a bird holding an anchor on them. They seemed especially appropriate.
So I sewed six of these buttons on...and...
It is done! [Note how cool my friends are for getting me a life size Derek Zoolander for Christmas.]