A couple people had questions about freezer paper after my last post. I think freezer paper was a paper originally used by butchers but crafters have discovered it. It is matte on one side & waxy on the other. The matte side can be printed on my your computer. The waxy side will adhere to fabric when you iron it on a dry (no steam) setting. The amazing thing is it leaves no waxy residue & peels off really easily. I found I had almost no bleeding when using it espeically when I did only one coat of fabric paint, it was also important to dab the paint on with a little sponge not a brush. I have also read that you can reuse your stencils about 6 times if you get them off in one piece.
This is the paper I bought online.
I bought it because the sheets were the perfect size for running through the computer & I wouldn’t have to fight the curve of a roll of paper. I guess quilters use it, I bought this from the electric quilt company. It claims that is made for quilting & had better adhesion to fabric. I have also seen it in bigger safeway stores by the roll. Hope that helps!
Here’s some pictures of the first outfit I finished for the blond doll.
The sweater is knit our of Nashua Julia. The frayed jeans are of course denim. I embroidered a pink flower on in so it would also match the pink plaid skirt she will have.
By the way this is my 200th post…yeah!
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