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1  black & white bedroom! need some advice!!! in Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions by t0xicity on: July 15, 2007 05:01:15 PM
So I have this bedding set that I absolutely love, but I got a new beautiful wrought iron headboard & footboard set and they don't match my very geometric comforter & sheets...(don't mind the big hole in the wall, used to be my little bro's room)

I'm moving into my own apartment in about a month and I want to do my bedroom in black and white, but I have two ideas: I'm either going to get a solid black comforter with some pretty black and white sheets with flowers or something similar to my headboard, or I want to get something like this and pair it with a black sheet set: http://www3.jcpenney.com/jcp/ProductsHOM.aspx?catnum=FC728-2801D&action=Edit&ItemSeq=0&EditRefPage=http%3a%2f%2fwww3.jcpenney.com%2fjcp%2fbag.aspx&cmBagLookup=True&CmCatId=Bag

the rest of my bedroom furniture is black, and I was thinking if I went with the blue (or another bright color) comforter, I would get some accent decorative pieces to match...

What should I do???
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2  Re: amazing...my first time using freezer paper and I love it! [TUTORIAL ADDED!!!] in Stenciling: Completed Projects by t0xicity on: August 16, 2005 10:38:16 AM
To answer the last 3 questions:
Yes, you would print on the paperey side.

And I use Reynold's freezer paper and it works swell.  I've never tried any other kind.

Happy stenciling Smiley
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3  amazing...my first time using freezer paper and I love it! [TUTORIAL ADDED!!!] in Stenciling: Completed Projects by t0xicity on: October 15, 2004 11:16:19 AM
I absolutly love how well freezer paper works over contact paper!  
I honestly don't know where these stencils came from so if I'm ripping anyone off, please let me know!

This shirt was made for my boyfriend's little sister who is infatuated with Good Charolette, so she loves it!

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Yeah the paint was still a little wet, so it's a bit shiny.

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And I made this one for myself, there's a little bit of bleeding, but I'm still satisfied with the way it turned out.  Ignore the boob shot...

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Sorry it took me so long to get this tutorial made...I've been quite busy...I hope I explain it well, I tried to make it as newbie-friendly as I could, because I don't know how experienced everyone here is.

First, you're going to need these materials:
your stencil, freezer paper, whatever you're going to be stenciling on, whatever kind of paint you will be using, exacto knife, a piece of cardboard, tape, iron,

1. Print your stencil out on regular computer paper.

2. Tape your stencil to a piece of freezer paper WITH THE PAPER SIDE UP AND THE SHINY SIDE DOWN!!!!!!  Then before you begin to cut the stencil out, be sure to put it over a piece of cardboard.

3. Begin cutting out the black parts of the stencil and peeling back the parts you cut out.

4. Once you cut out the whole stencil, take the paper off the freezer paper and, if needed, clean up any spots that aren't cut very well.

5. Take your shirt, bag, or whatever you're stenciling on, and iron it to make sure it's not wrinkled when you stencil it, it can cause complications.  Once you've ironed your fabric, place your stencil on top of the fabric where you want it to show up and iron the stencil on SHINY SIDE DOWN.  Make sure your iron is set on a DRY setting!  Go over it once, and if you think it's necessary, wait for it to cool, and iron over it again.  If you have bridges on your stencil, sometimes it's easier if you just VERY carefully cut them out once you've ironed the stencil on, rather than filling them in after you peel the stencil off, it's much cleaner.

7. I use acrylic paint with fabric medium mixed together, but it doesn't really matter what kind of paint you want to use.
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8. Put cardboard underneath your fabric to prevent seeping, and begin to dab the paint on with a sponge.  Make sure to dab and not brush to prevent bleeding.  Make sure to make your first coat THIN!
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9. Once you paint your first layer on, if you think it needs another, either wait for it to dry ALL the way, or use a blow dryer to speed up the process, then continue painting on THIN layers until you have enough.  

10.  After you're done painting, peel the stencil off, and it would be best to heat set it.  Make sure it's completely dry by blowdrying it.  Then either iron it INSIDE OUT or put it on low in the dryer.

I hope that all made sense, if you have any questions, just ask!  Smiley

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