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Canberra Brown Owls – 21st November

November 8, 2010
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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:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/fpstencils/

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.

http://painting.about.com/od/freestencils/tp/free-stencils.htm
http://www.stencilry.org/stencils/
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=140.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=154651.0

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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11 Comments

  • 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???
    Cheers!

  • 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

    hi
    I'll be there and I would like the kit please
    thanks
    cass

  • 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!

    Joanne

  • 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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