I used my cricut to cut out a design I liked for my stencil. I used my Forever Young cartridge and picked out a cute purse design, I didn't want to do anything too complicated for my first shirt.
I placed the freezer paper on my cricut carrier sheet and cut away!
Before I ironed the freezer paper design to the front of the shirt I ironed a piece to the inside to keep my shirt more stable.
Then I placed the purse design how I liked it and ironed it down. I used a low heat setting with no steam to iron it down.
Now it's time to paint! I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint that I bought at Joann's and a foam brush.
I painted two layers and then removed the freezer paper when the last layer was still a little wet.
After the paint is totally dry you can add other details. I found that if I tried to iron on more freezer paper on top of what I already painted it messed it up so I just held my flower sencil in place while I painted the purple flower.
I wasn't happy with the lines on the flower, maybe I should have used a small brush to go back and make them straigter but I decided to use hot fix crystals to add a "pop" to the design and cover the lines.
I have this hot fix applicator and I buy most my crystals at hobby lobby, michaels or joanna's (where ever I have a coupon or they are on sale).
I just created a pattern I liked with different sized crystals and set them down.
I'm pretty happy with how it turned out and Jillian loves it!