Saturday, July 10, 2010
Baby Onesies... with the CRICUT!!
Here's how we did it:
1. (Not pictured) Cut your design out of freezer paper using the Cricut or other die-cutting machine.
2. (Also not pictured) Iron your freezer paper stencil (shiny side down) to your fabric using the cotton setting, no steam. Iron a scrap piece of freezer paper to the inside of your fabric with the shiny side up, this creates a barrier so the fabric paint doesn't bleed through to the other layers. We also put a piece of cardboard inside to give it stability.
3. Dab on fabric paint using up and down motions instead of brushstrokes. Paint a thin layer, don't use too much... Like I did, or it will soak through the edges of the freezer paper and look bad. (Don't worry, it can be fixed if yours does this too.)
4. Let dry for at least 15-20 minutes, then do another coat of paint. Let that dry another 20-30 minutes, then paint on any details you want and let dry again. (I know, it's a lot of waiting!)
It can take several layers of paint to get something like this adorable Poodle onesie my friend Carolyn made:
5. Finally... carefully peel up your stencil, maybe enlist an extra set of hands to help hold the fabric.
6. Ta-Da! Then you can add your fine details (we used puff paint) and iron on jewels.