freezer paper stencil project

I recently made this project for a friend’s birthday: four stenciled cotton napkins.

I made freezer-paper stencils from images of cups I drew freehand and then cut out with an exacto knife, before ironing onto my “to paint” area. I mixed two Jacquard textile paints to create the light turquoise color. The napkins are just a simple woven cotton. You can see the ironed-on stencils in the first pic, prior to painting. The paint is permanent after being heat-set with an iron.

This was my first attempt at freezer-paper stenciling. I’m seeing some crafty home-stenciled tees in my future, though perhaps there is also an artistic application… This was a good project for over the weekend!