Thursday, October 4, 2012

Freezer Paper Screen Printing

Only 1 more day until we are filming the Gryffindors video with Not Literally! I am so excited!!

For our wardrobe, Andy and I decided to screen print shirts using one of the easiest methods ever, Freezer Paper! What is freezer paper? Well, it is a one sided wax paper used to wrap meat in the freezer, that you can pick up by the foil and wax paper.

Next you find a design you want on your shirt. Note- this method works best with simple, large designs or text that will be a single color. You can layer colors, but it gets tricky :) Print off your design and trace it onto the freezer paper. Next, cut it out using an xacto-knife and decide which side you want to use. You can use the outside to create the exact shape you cut out, or use the middle to create a burn out look. I will show you both :)

Place your freezer paper stencil on your shirt (or other cloth) and iron it (on high) onto your shirt until it's stuck. If there are parts that peal up, hold the iron down for a few seconds. 

Once its down paint on the shirt using a paint and color of your choice. I recommend fabric paint, but if you can't find it in the color you want, acrylic paint works fine. 

Let it dry for a few minutes, and peel up before its completely dry (being careful not to get paint where you don't want it.) It comes up easier before its dry. 

Stand back and admire how awesome it looks :)

Let it dry and put it on to model it!

Please excuse the crappy quality and our weird looking faces. 

So there you have it. The easiest way to make a custom shirt :)


  1. That's so cool! I see some freezer paper shirts in my future :)