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« on: July 01, 2008 12:32:49 PM »

I tried making a stenciled shirt last week with contact paper and it didn't turn out the greatest. I ended up going back around the edge with white paint to make it look right because it was sorta a big blob. So I did some research on here and found out that freezer paper works better than contact paper so I went to the grocery store and bought some to experiment!

Yesterday my 4 year old wore a solid white t-shirt and I knew it wouldnt stay white for long so this morning when I pulled it out of the washer I decided to make him a fireman shirt. While it was in the dryer I went searching for firefighter silhouettes and drew one based on one on a friend's MySpace page. If Im going to do much stenciling Im going to have to invest in a printer to save myself a load of time!!!

I dont think it turned out bad and the lines came out much cleaner with the freezer paper. My son is going to be thrilled when he sees the finished result

And since I put so much time into the drawing I couldnt justify throwing away the center I cut out so I used it and made a star burst one for my oldest daughter

Them both together

Now Im totally going to get grief for only making 2 of the 5 kids shirts so I have to go dig through some dresser drawers to find more solid shirts!!!

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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 01:21:25 PM »

Very cool! I like the star burst one.
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 09:08:21 AM »

What a great idea for using the center part! 
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 09:34:44 AM »

Thank you Smiley

I've actually gotten more compliments on the ones made from the center part than the original stencil. I made this one for my oldest son...

And used the center to make a onesie for my youngest son...

Hubby and his firefighter buddies absolutely love the starburst one!

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 09:42:34 AM »

The onesie is great! I really like the way the paint spray gives it a tye dyed look.
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