Wednesday, January 5, 2011

freezer paper stenciling

It's always hard to think of something to do that's crafty for a guy. . . but I was able to come up with a couple freezer paper stencil ideas for my father-in-law and my brother-in-law.

This one was for my father-in-law's 60th birthday . . . I drew an abacus and cut it with my cricut on freezer paper.  The orange paint looks quite neon in the picture but I promise it wasn't that bright.

This one I made for my brother-in-law for Christmas.  It was tricky to draw a cassette tape and then try and make it not flat and boring.  I'm impatient, so instead of waiting for the paint to dry so I could do the next color, I used my blow dryer to speed up the dry time (worked great!!)


  1. I love them! Especially the cassette tape one. I have a really nice diaper cover for my son w/ tapes on it that I love too.

  2. Those are some awesome designs!

    Don't you just LOVE freezer paper stenciling! I can't wait to try it with my Silhouette--- I bet it's faster with a machine! ;)

  3. Fabulous design! I'll try paper stenciling...
    Sherman Unkefer

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [06 Jan 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. wow so cool! COULD YOU MAKE IT FOR ALEX TOO?
    he'd love it!!!

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