Canberra Brown Owls – 21st November

November 8, 2010

Back by popular demand, this month we’ll be freezer-paper stencilling! This is a really simple technique that produces fabulous results on fabric.

Have a look here at the freezer paper Flickr group for inspiration:

Image from here

You’ll need to bring:

  • a photocopy/printout of a design you want to stencil,
  • something you want to stencil on to (t-shirt, tea towel, fabric),
  • a pencil for tracing the design on to the freezer paper,
  • an exacto or paper cutting knife, and
  • a plastic lid or some kind of paint palette
  • $6 for the room hire.

For the princely sum of $3 we can provide you with a 50cm length of freezer paper, and access to fabric medium, paint (black, white, red, blue and yellow) and brushes. If you’re a quilter you may already have access to your own freezer paper, or you can bring your own paints. You can buy a piece of freezer paper for $1, or some fabric medium (turns regular paint into fabric paint) for $1. Let us know if the comments if you want a the ‘package’ or just freezer paper.

Here are some great places to start looking for a stencil or for a bit of information about the process. Best to try something simple to start with.


And try using the image function to search Google for possible stencil images too.

Look forward to seeing you there – Sunday 21 November at 1:30 at the Downer Community Centre. Leave your RSVP or any questions in the comments, and let us know if you need supplies. Don’t forget – $6 for the room hire and a plate of something yummy to share if you’re so inclined!

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  • Reply Georgie November 8, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Yet again I'm a no for this month. I missed freezer paper last year too! Bummer!

    Have fun though, can't wait to see the results!

    Georgie xox

  • Reply Michelle November 8, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Hooray, we aren't going away after all so I am definitely in! Would love the full package please.

  • Reply Umatji November 9, 2010 at 3:00 am

    Hi, can't come as I am not a local but would love to know what the heck freezer paper is? Is it baking paper? or Greaseproof or or???

  • Reply Michelle November 9, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Hooray! I'm in! I think I have my own makings of a kit, but will double check to be sure!

    Michelle L

  • Reply cristy November 10, 2010 at 12:30 am

    I'll be there and would love a full kit please.

    Umatji: Freezer paper is a US product (like our baking paper, but more waxy – our baking paper doesn't work for these projects). You can buy it at craft stores in Australia (but in the supermarket in the US).

  • Reply Kuka November 12, 2010 at 3:25 am

    hooray – I am so there!
    I would like just some freezer paper!
    Thanks =)
    x bron

  • Reply Jackie November 13, 2010 at 5:30 am

    Thanks for the email, I would love to come! Sounds so exciting! My cousin would like to come too if thats ok.

    We will both need the kit.

    Yay! Thanks for organising.

  • Reply Anonymous November 14, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I'll be there and I would like the kit please

  • Reply Joanne November 15, 2010 at 7:09 am

    I will be away for a special girl's birthday camping trip (hope the weather holds out for us…) hope you all have heaps of fun. Can't wait to see the results!


  • Reply Michelle November 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Taish ( who came the time before last) is coming and would like a kit please

  • Reply Genevieve November 19, 2010 at 3:35 am

    I would love to come. Can I please have the package. Genevieve

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