Saturday, December 3, 2011

I recently used freezer paper stencils to adorn a few t-shirts for my boy. I have used this technique a few times in the past - but those early experiments were for gifts so I hadn't really had a chance to see how the paint stood up to repeated washing.

One of the gifts from last Christmas was for my youngest brother and after seeing him this year wear the t-shirt that I stencilled and how clear the image looked after months  and months of a 21 year old's laundry routine I decided to revisit and decorate some t-shirts for A.

There are lots of tutorials available and images can be found in a number of places. The first that I did was the paper airplane found here. So appropriate for my paper plane folding boy (I am sure that on some days he folds a dozen!).

The second design was freehand, inspired by A's other love - stones (and I was also trying to use up some of the freezer paper scraps).
In action at A's mini sports fun day

I love the results and what's more both shirts are on high rotation, often being picked out by A. It was a fairly quick project that could be done in small pockets of time, so perfect for me. Now I want to make more, perhaps a few for H and even some for me when I am back to pre pregnancy shape!


  1. Ha! homemade adorned Tshirts : they're the best!!!

  2. This is so clever! And I think the teeshirts have turned out beautifully. I've never heard of this method of printing before but I'm going to look into it right away!


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