Step One : To make your own print, you'll need: A Scarf- Thick one works best, freezer paper, scissors, iron, pencil, craft knife, cutting mat, fabric paint, and a foam brush
Step Three: With a hobby knife, I cut out the shapes. Each piece took me time about 20 minutes but that depends on your design and how much you want to print on to your scarf. You can use scissors too but this depends on your design.
Tip: The hobby knife leaves a sharper clean cut of the stencil design.
Step Four : Iron the stencil, the shiny-side down onto the fabric. The freezer paper sticks like magic. Amazing!
Tip: Iron on a very low heat and make sure the scarf does not burn. As I did a few times. It takes a few minutes.
Step Five: Using a foam brush, I painted in the shapes. Be sure to place something protective under the fabric just in case a little paint soaks through like newspaper or old been bag. I used two types of fabric paint, you can use any.
Tip: The fabric paint is washable after you set it with an iron when its dry, which is great! (Wooo Hooo) Don't get over excited and peel off the stencil to early, like some of my students did at my last workshop LOL!
Go make a Cup of Green tea while you wait for the paint to dry.
Step Six: Let the paint dry and then peel off the stencil.
Tip: You can reuse the stencil and do steps 4 and 5 on another scarf.
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Have fun creating your own scarves and being more ethical!