What to make for a special birthday girl?
1. is very tall,
2. loves giraffes, and
3. currently lives in Japan.
What? You can’t see what the giraffe is saying? The giraffe is trying to tell you this:
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!