Wednesday, 15 October 2008

On My Desk...

Or this post could also be entitled: when freezer paper stencils go horribly wrong...

When Freezer Paper Goes Wrong...

I have had this project in my head for a little while now & after finally gathering the bits & pieces I needed to get started I hit a bump.

This is my 2nd attempt at freezer paper stenciling & both times the paint bled. I even tried to cover it up with a bit of stitching, but no dice. I have had a good run of late with projects staying on the rails, but this one...

In the name of full disclosure I should point out that my cutting knife blade has seen better days & I don't think I did myself any favours when I ironed the stencil on...

So I guess I am going have to have another shot, because I really want to finish this project & show it off!

Go & check our some more successful desks here & make sure you see what this super crafty chick is making - very cool.

10 comments:

Sparkly green knickers said...

How steady is your hand? You could always clean up the edges by hand with a small paint brush.

Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Kirsty said...

If at first you don't succeed. Try, try again.

It'll be gorgeous I'm sure.

shanna said...

delurking to say: maybe try a little clear modpodge or other type of paint to "cut in" along the edges of the stencil. let it dry then use your final paint color. for instance, say you're going to paint a wall with stripes using painter's tape as your guideline. you paint the base color over the edge of the tape and allow it to dry first. (that way your bleed through won't show because it's the base color). then paint with the new color. let it dry some before you remove the stencil.

fi said...

looks good to me cant wait to see what the finished product will be when you crack it:)maybe the hand painting around the edges?Hay used the pasties yet? hehehehehe

Maureen said...

Awww...I'd go with a new blade and then give it another go. And pray?

Drewzel said...

I like the stitching on it though!

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susan said...

see now, i see nothing wrong with it. i think you are just too picky :oP i would also say try a new blade and maybe go lighter with the paint???

shula said...

Honestly, I like it wonky.

Neat is overrated.

Angie said...

I've been doing a bit of this lately & have found I use a fairly hot iron to iron the freezer paper on. If yours already looks like it is well stuck before you print I'd guess it's your ink or the way you're applying the ink. I've just been using a washing up sponge to dab the fabric paint on & that has worked well. I've allowed mine to completely dry before pulling the paper off & I've pulled it off 5 minutes after printing, both with good results.

A good blade is essential as well.

Looking forward to the next installment.

h+b said...

you need to take the iron off 'steam' setting, if that helps ? ( it should be a dry iron )