It is no secret that we love Disney. Once we had our tickets secured for the Disney Live! show in Springfield I knew we would need some new Mickey and Minnie shirts. With our #DisneySide party coming up at the end of February this would be the perfect opportunity to experiment with a few different styles.
Freezer paper stenciling has been around forever but I have never really experimented with it. Now that I have I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner! Not only was it super easy but the possibilities are endless.
I searched for Mickey & Minnie templates I could use and found these basic faces I thought worked well. I started with plain colored tees I purchased at Walmart for $3.88-$4.88.
Mickey Freezer Paper Stenciling
To begin trace your design onto freezer paper. Freezer paper is different from wax or parchment paper. It is paper on one side and has a wax coating on the other side. Trace your design with the wax side down.
Carefully using a Xacto knife, cut out the inside part of your design that you want to paint.
Now position the design on the shirt. Using your iron on a cotton setting, be sure not to use steam and iron the paper down.
Place another sheet of freezer paper between the layers of the shirt so the paint doesn’t bleed through. Now dab on your paint. You will have less bleeding if you dab rather than brush.
Depending on your desired color, you may wish to add multiple layers of paint. Allow each layer to dry completely or use a blow-dryer to aid the drying process.
Once the paint is completely dry, carefully peel off your freezer paper stencil.
Add embellishments if you would like and then you are all set to show off your Disney side!