Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I heart Gee

So after my Conan shirt disaster I knew I had to get back on the craft-horse and keep working.

We have these huge canvas prints of Jesus in our church and Phoenix absolutely loves them. Whenever he see's them he runs up and goes "Gee! Gee! Gee!".  It's such a relief to hear him ask to pray or beg to go to "Gee's house" since he also cusses....Everything in moderation.

Anyway I was inspired by his love of Gee to make these shirts for him and my niece.

Material Needed-

Freezer paper 
Xacto knife
Fabric paint- Black and Red (the red kind was the pearl finish which put nice sparkles in the heart)
Plain cotton tshirt

(If you print this size it's perfect for kids. But next time I do this for adult sizes I would blow it up some more)

Step 1: Trace the stencil onto the DULL side of the freezer paper and cut out using an xacto knife.

Step 2: Iron on the stencil (and inside image pieces) to your t-shirt with the waxy side touching your shirt.

Step 3: Slip a piece of paper or cardboard inside your shirt. Fill the stencil with fabric paint. Don't glob on to much paint or you'll end up with my Conan results. 

Step 4: Allow the shirt to dry about 4 hours (or whatever the paint bottle says) and then peel stencil off, cover design with a cloth and heat seat with an iron.

And there you go! 

I also have so many more ideas for freezer stencil designs that I decided to start an Etsy shop. I don't consider myself some super duper awesome crafter that people would actually pay for my stuff, but I've seen a lot worse on Etsy so I decided to give it a shot.

Stop by Gee House and stay tuned for more designs.

Disclaimer: I'm still very new to this so if you have any questions let me know or click here for more freezer paper help.
Enter the giveaway before it ends!


  1. omg so cute Alexandria!!

  2. This t-shirt is great! Wonderful that you made one for your pastor as well!

  3. How cool! Thank you for visiting my link party!

  4. Great idea, I've been wanting to do fabric stencils for a while!

  5. these are so cute! stopping by from somewhat simple's linky. so fun!

  6. How sweet is that?

    I never let my paint dry all the way on my FP Stencils... I think it makes it harder to remove... I let it dry a bit and then remove them and they don't stick at all.

    Thanks for linking up with What are little boys made of?


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