Ok, so the DH is a World of Warcraft freak. He is really hard to craft for so I thought I would stencil some shirts for him for Christmas. I bought these two singlets - black and olive green - for a ridiculously low price (it's summer here so we need all the cool clothes we can get) and tried my hand for the first time at making a stencil from the paper wrapper around the computer paper. I believe this is a freebie version of freezer paper. I resued the same stencil for each shirt.
The stencil was pretty time consuming and considering how well it turned out I kinda wish I'd made it bigger. But I LOVE the way you iron on the stencil, paint and then peel off. Soooo much easier than using spray adhesive and I can't use my screen cause I'm using the thick fabric paint in the squeezy bottles.
Olive green with black stencil:
Black with metallic blue and metallic green blended into the centre (can't really see the colour change - bummer):
And while I was at it, I made myself a stamp out of craft foam and mounted it on a piece of board (those cheap craft wood coasters and placemats are so perfect for this). I am going to use it to stamp my husband's Christmas wrapping paper, I always use plain brown paper and stamp Christmassy things on it and then use a bit of regular wrapping paper to accent - cheap, paper is thicker than wrapping paper, and I can customise to my heart's desire.
Print on left, stamp on right:
I really want to recreate the priest stencil on the Jinx website but I think it might be a bit too ambitious