Now I will admit math was and is still not my favorite thing to do, just ask anyone who knows me. Let’s just say someone may have taken pre-algebra about three times before finally passing. Yikes. Now that handsome kid you see in the picture is pretty good at it and I’m hoping he got the math and science gene. I knew he’d love this shirt, and sure enough he had a good giggle over it.
This is my last Geek Chic project for the week in the Cricut Design Space Star competition if you’ve been following along.
I have done several tutorials on using freezer paper stencils, it’s one of my favorite methods of stenciling on fabrics. I find that I get much cleaner lines and less mess. Plus it’s like $4 for a giant roll of it. For more detailed tutorials on how to use this method you can go HERE, or HERE. Freezer paper has a paper side and shiny side, the shiny side is what will adhere to any fabric surface once you iron it and apply heat. Pretty cool.
I began by creating my design in photoshop, then uploaded it to Cricut Design Space. Once uploaded I made it a cuttable image.
Size the design to the size of shirt you will be using.
Note: Freezer paper should be placed shiny side down on the mat before loading the mat.
When the Explore is done cutting the image you will need to weed the design.
It is important that you pay attention to detail here, for my particular design I needed to save the negative piece. So I carefully peeled away the negative so it remained in one huge piece. I also saved the middle of the letters that had centers. You can place those in a small bowl.
The rest of what is left on the mat can just be tossed.
Using an iron on a no steam setting, a medium heat is perfect (although I prefer a high heat) iron on the freezer paper stencil shiny size down. I just rest the iron on each section, being careful to not have the iron get caught on any of the letters. Once you iron freezer paper it won’t re-iron again, so be careful. Be sure all of it is adhered.
When the paint is dry completely you can remove the stencil by carefully peeling it off. It is important to be sure it is dry before removing the freezer paper. Let the shirt dry for 24 hours, you can wash it in cold water before wearing if you want.
In case you missed my previous two posts this week I made a DIY Geek Chic Leather Tablet Sleeve, and some DIY Geek Chic Cell Phone Cases. This post wraps up my week of Geek Chic projects. I hope you love them all like I do.
Disclosure | I am a member of the Cricut Blogger Network. I may receive prizes in exchange for my winning projects. Even though I am not being directly compensated for these posts, I am under consideration for a prize with Cricut Design Space Star. All opinions are 100% my own.