Thursday, March 11, 2010
Freezer Paper Stenciling is showing up all over the blogosphere. There are tutorials everywhere. I have been dying to try it. So, I just did it. (Got the idea for the monogrammed napkins here, can't remember where I got the tutorial.)
I tried to monogram cloth napkins as a wedding gift. I did a set of 4 napkins and then tied with a coordinating ribbon. [Sorry about the picture. On the way to deliver the gift, I realized that I had not taken a picture and did so on my lap in the vehicle - don't worry I wasn't driving, DH was.]
I love the tone-on-tone look, so I chose white napkins and an off-white paint (color: linen). I think this is especially important since this is for a Bride-To-Be and I don't know the colors of her new kitchen (white should go with anything).
I used regular acrylic paint (with no fabric medium). I couldn't find fabric paint in the color I wanted and I couldn't find the fabric medium to add to the acrylic paint. I washed one napkin after painting, drying and heat setting with iron and it still looked as good as the others (couldn't tell them apart).