Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Honeybee Showcase - Freezer Paper Stencil

Wow!!!  I can't tell you how much fun this was! 
When Ms. Betty was telling me about this project I got so excited.  We were talking about projects we had painted in the past.  Some 20 years ago I made quilts for my kids with acrylic paint and textile medium.. The pictures are still there.. The quilts are a little ragged though...  Ms. Betty mentioned how she made towels for her kids. (lights went on in my head)  This was fabulous.. My kids are always taking the wrong towels out to go swimming and now they will have their own!!!!  Not only that I decided I needed to make them for my grand kids too!  So when they come over next week we'll do theirs..

I cut out the names using MTC and a font I had installed in my computer.  I used Delta acrylic paint and textile medium.. The kids had a great time getting their hands all gooey.
After the towel are really dry, iron the back of them to set the paint.  Then I wash them in white vinegar to make sure the paint is really set..


Becky said...

Those turned out great! Have fun with the grandkids :)

Michele said...

Adorable! I am going to have to try that out!

Judy Ford said...

great idea! We used to have our own towels at the lake... if you forgot to hang up your towel you used it wet... and if you forgot it you froze until you found it!!! great memories! Great Job! Hope you're feeling better!!!

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