Thursday, May 28, 2009

Freezer Teez

Let me try to figure this out ... I hope I get this right!
I never did a posting to show what to do :)
Please forgive me for my mistakes if there are any :) haha!

Materials needed:
Design Studio (Cricut) and/or
SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot)
Cricut mats
Freezer Paper (NOT wax - freezer paper; i used Reynolds)
Heat gun
Paper Trimmer
Cricut Tools (spatula; pointed thingymabobber to pick the bits off of shirt) lol
Acrylic Paint mixed in with Fabric Medium OR Fabric Paint
(IF you use Acrylic paints mixed with fabric medium - use TWO parts paint to ONE part medium) :)

I hope this helps :) If you have any questions ... LMK :)

1. Design your cut with SCAL or DS (Cricut Design Studio)
Remember if you are using print -
spell it backwards THEN flip :)

2. Put your Freezer Paper SHINY side UP
(I used Reynolds Freezer Paper from grocery store)

3. Cut the image and lettering out
Remember to use these settings:
(I have used various setting and found these worked best for me)

Blade: 3
Speed: Medium/Slow
Pressure: Medium/Slow

If you are cutting a detailed image - I suggeset slow
If I am using basic shapes, I used medium
4. Remember to have your shirt flat!
AND Remeber to put an extra piece of freezer paper INISIDE the shirt to prevent leakage to the other side!

Lay your shirt out with the stencil shiny side down
Iron freezer paper shiny side down

5. Paint your 1st coat; then dry with a heat gun
Repeat 2-3 times.
I found if I did too many layers it would seep under my stencil
My DD painting for me :)

6. Peel the Freezer Paper off
Pick out the tiny pieces that are in the lettering

Heat set the image using a towel over the image;
iron on for about 30-60 seconds

7. Viola!
Here it is :)

This is my FAVE shirt :) I love this - woohooooo!!!
Happy creating! :)




Karen D. said...

Cool girlie!!!! Did you purchase the Design Studio software separately? Is that where you can download or create any image and turn it into a Cricut cut? What all do you need to have to do this?

*Chelle* said...

Oh, my gosh!!! Lillian, that is fantastic to share your technique with us!! Love it, girlie!!!

KweenScrapper69 said...

Anytime girlz!

and yes, you purchase Cricut Design Studio separately; and no, you cannot use DS to cut anyting - you use it to ONLY cut from cricut carts!
HOWEVER - if you download Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL) - that you can use WITH your cricut bug n' cut anything you want! :)

Aeify said...

Beautiful, fun designs...GREAT TUTORIAL!