Monday, December 11, 2006
Merry & bright?....The Freezer Paper Test Run
Hello all! I hope you had a great weekend. My parents were here visiting and my mom and sister and I went on a Christmas baking frenzy. It was a lot of fun, but forced me to take a little blogging break. But, I'm back!
First, I want to thank Vallen for the plug on her amazing blog, and also another new reader, MaryAnn for stopping by. Not to mention all of you that stop to say hi. I really appreciate it so much. In my short time here in blogworld you all have been so kind and welcoming! THIS IS SO MUCH FUN!!!
Now to the crafting. (Sorry for the bad picture, this should give you some clue the time of day/night I found to make this!) I tried my hand at freezer paper fabric stenciling. Have you guys tried this yet? I saw it on a craft blog somewhere but for the life of me I can't remeber where...so I'm sorry to who ever it was that I'm not giving you all the credit. It is a great idea. You basically cut the stencil out of freezer paper, iron it to your fabric, paint it and peel off the freezer paper. My first attempt was for a shirt for the kiddo. I wanted something clever for her to wear in some pictures for Christmas cards. I thought I had this great idea for the shirt to say "merry & bright"...I can't take credit for that either, I'm sure I've seen it somewhere. Anyway, I was telling my dear husband about it (who by the way is probably the most intelligent person I know) and he didn't get it. Come on...that's a little bit funny right? Anyway, after I wait the 72 hours it supposedly takes for fabric paint to dry, we'll try some pictures of the kiddo in it and post those too. Overall this project went great! I would definitely try it again. Plus with the oodles of graphics, cool fonts, etc. we all have access to, there is no stopping your imagination at all the things you could make.