August 30, 2009

Freezer paper stencils with Brown Owls

Today I went to my first Brown Owls meeting. The theme was freezer paper stencils, so I prepared a few different stencils and settled on one based on Manu Chao. The actual stencil I used was copied from a picture I took of one on a wall in South America, and it's clearly based on the following photo of him:

It was a fair amount of work cutting out all the details, but it was all worth it when the design was finally trasferred onto the (otherwise unappealing) fabric...

{source: kukita}

There were plenty of great things made that afternoon, including two t-shirts and some fabric destined to make eco-friendly veggie bags:

{source: kukita} {source: kukita} {source: quilting mick}

I'm glad I heard about Brown Owls, and that there's a group in Canberra. I'm looking forward to trying out a bunch of new crafts... in the meantime, I'll get some friends together for some more freezer paper stencilling!

If you want to try this for yourself, check out Neither Hip nor funky's tutorial, Angry Chicken's tutorial or do a quick search on Craftster. Also check out All Buttoned Up's post on using hole punchers.


Thea said...

Your design is awesome! Thank you for following my blog and leaving your feedback. Good luck in the giveaway. You have 2 entries!

JenMeister said...

Thanks Thea - though I still haven't decided what to do with the fabric yet!

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