Dreamweaver Stencils: Hurry Up! It's Cold Outside!
If you'd rather, you could do several of these and clothes-pin them to a string as a winter garland, maybe with some bits of greenery and faux snow on them! Here's the basic deets:
I bought a can of Simply Spray fabric paint at my local big box craft store. I had purchased the glove shaper/dryer in the Target Dollar Spot last year, but you can find them HERE. The mittens can be found everywhere for around $1 a pair in plenty of fun colors. For the Norwegian sweater look I was going for, I used the Dreamweaver Christmas Borders stencil. Here's the steps:
1. Place the glove on the shaper. On the back (what will be the palm), pull any loose fabric and clip it.
2. Spray the back of the stencil with stencil adhesive for a close seal against the fabric. Mask off the other areas with sticky notes.
3. Shake the paint can for a couple of minutes. Practice spraying on a paper towel. You'll begin off of your project and end the spray off of the project. I recommend using gloves.
4. Spray across the stencil about 6-8 inches away until covered. Place paper towel over surface and press down. This pushes the paint into the fabric, and removes the drippy portions from your stencil.
5. Move your stencil to spray the other areas, being careful to
6. Repeat with the other glove. Set aside to dry, or use blow dryer (not your heat tool!), to dry quicker and set the paint.
7. When dry, decorate with ribbon, buttons, trim, etc. I used some awesome Houndstooth ribbon from May Arts for my snazzy pink gloves. If you would rather not have to sew these items on, you can use Beacon FabriTac instead...works perfectly!
Note: According to the package directions, you are supposed to be able to wash these painted items in your machine and even dry them on a low setting. Personally, I haven't tried yet, but I think I would hand wash and lay flat to dry.