So these two special little outfits are for two of my favorite boys.
As I’m writing this, I still haven’t met one of them but he is guaranteed to be a favorite. My dear friend, Rebecca, gave birth to her second little boy on Wednesday afternoon. Since I wanted to make sure there were no last minute names changes I waited until Wednesday night to finish the presents. Hopefully Rebecca is too tired today to check her phone and see this post before I make it to the hospital
So I designed two stencils using my new Silhouette on the computer. I love how simple the program is and how many images are available for downloading. Once I was happy with my design I laid out some freezer paper with the shiny side down on my Silhouette cutting mat.
It is almost impossible at night to get a photo of the stencil already cut out but not peeled from the mat at night. Once I peeled off the paper in the areas where I wanted paint, I ended up with something like this. Drew is the oldest and turning two next month.
This is the fun part. Paint your stencil. I used regular brushes this time but I prefer to use foam brushes. You want to dab your paint on to the stencil taking care not to push the edges of the paper itself too much so you don’t smear any paint under the stencil.
After I finished painting both outfits, a little onesie for baby Parker and a tee for Drew, I let them dry for some time. I’m impatient and wanted to see right away but trust me, let the paint dry completely before you peek. The drier it is, the less bleeding you will see.
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