This is my first attempt at doing a stencil with freezer paper, and I gotta say I am much happier with the results than other stencils I've done.
It's my bf's 20th birthday on Tuesday and the Nintendo DS I wanted to get him was waaaay out of my price range due to my paycheck this week being far smaller than I expected it to be. So, I decided I'd just do a multi-part present like I usually do and get crafty to make him something awesome. He's a big Gorillaz fan, but buying actual merchandise from them (or any other band, for that matter) can get pricey, so I decided to make him a shirt. I found the stencil on DeviantArt by user named Tenadi
(props to him for making such a simple yet awesome stencil).
I can't sketch for the life of me, so instead of tracing it or printing directly onto the freezer paper (since my printer is fickle, at best), I printed it out on regular paper and used diluted white glue to adhere it to the freezer paper before cutting it out.The oddly-colored spots are where the regular paper wouldn't come up after I ironed it to the shirt. I wanted to make sure I could see what I was doing, so I cut away the printer paper.
The whole project only cost me the price of the freezer paper, since I had a blank T and all my tools just lying around. Turns out, 2D was the hardest to cut out. Probably because of all the detail on the hair, hat and cigarette. I'm pretty pleased with the final product. Only a few spots came out uneven. What do you think?
The boy's also getting a homemade Chuck Norris b-day card (will post once it's finished), The Zombie Survival Guide
by Max Brooks, and a home baked b-day/St. Patty's Day cake. I'm also letting him pick a shirt from ThinkGeek.com, since I can't very well make an interactive equalizer shirt
, and that seems to be the one he likes best.