Wednesday, May 5

A Guitar Man

Have you noticed that there are a lot of clothes out there with electric guitars?  Only problem... we're an acoustic family.

It's one of Daddy's hobbies.  It's something that his little girl loves to help with, and something I imagine that his little man will want to share in as well.


So here's a special onesie for our future musician....


This was by far the most complex freezer paper stencil I have done to date.


Oh that little man of mine!  Doesn't he have a great smile!


Definitely a guitar player on our hands, and a little cutie.  Want to do your own freezer paper stenciling?  Check out the tutorial below.  But be forewarned... it's addictive.

ACOUSTIC GUITAR TUTORIAL
Supplies:

Directions:
  1. Find your design.  I chose a guitar from Clip Art and increased it to the size I wanted for the onesie.  For this, I focused on the neck of the guitar. 
  2. Trace your design onto freezer paper.  I decided to elongate the lines in the neck because all those little boxes were going to be frustrating.
  3. Cut out the design.  If it helps, color in the parts you are cutting out or keeping to help you remember what to cut and what to keep.  Also, keep track of the small pieces.  For example, in this design, there were a lot of inserts to keep.
  4. Iron the design to your material.
  5. Insert freezer paper or paper bag scraps underneath the material (i.e. inside the onesie) to prevent bleeding.
  6. Using matte fabric paint, paint your design.  I wanted a somewhat distressed look here, so I only did one coat.  However, do as many as you need for your design.
  7. Let the paint dry.  After it is dry, peel the freezer paper away.  Lay a piece of fabric on top and lightly iron to set the design.
  8. Enjoy!

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31 comments:

Kelly Howard said...

That turned out amazing! You are so very talented!

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thanks Kelly. I admit that this one made me a little nervous.

Melissa said...

That is way too cute....the smile is a killer...that is a lot of little pieces - it would definitely make me nervous too.

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thanks Melissa!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

LUV it!

Alison said...

I love a cute baby BOY idea!! We are having a Baby Week celebration and linking up all kinds of baby ideas. Come link up if you'd like:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/05/baby-week-and-link-party_05.html

We need more boy stuff!!

~Alison

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

OH My! That is amazing! That is one of my favorite freezer paper stencils of all time. Too bad babies grow so fast because that is one I would put my child in for years. Great job!

Cotton Kiwi said...

That's outstanding CJ! Huge job cutting all that out. It looks amazing and your little man is just adorable.

Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com said...

I love it! Such a fun little shirt.

I have a weekly Thursday blog party especially for people to share things they've made to be worn. Stop by if you'd like!

craftedbymama said...

This is just to cute! found you through Fireflies and Jellybeans!

amy
craftedbymama.blogspot.com

CJ {Pink Tea} said...

Thanks for all the great feedback. You are all wonderful and have made my day.

Fawnda said...

Wow- you have some stencil cutting skills! :) Great job... it tuned out FABULOUS!!

mommyof2tuties said...

OH MY JIMMENY CRICKETS.......This is soooo stinkin' CUTE! I Love it. I started freezer paper stenciling about a year ago. I was inspired from the LILBLUEBOO blog (LOVE that one too). Since, starting I have branched out using contact paper the hold is great. Also, it helps to have the CRICUT if you haven't purchased one yet you might want to think about it, Since you JAM at the stenciling thing!! Thanks for the tute.

Heather said...

That is a.dor.able! I could see both my guys wearing something like...well not the onesie for the big guy but definitely the graphic. Terrific job. Visiting from Tatertots and Jello.

Han said...

I'm a bassist, but I started on an acoustic at the beginning lol.

I have a Rock n Roll Shirt but not a guitar one - ooh no actually I do have a guitar one - it has an electric 6 string guitar.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

Larissa said...

That is just about the greatest thing ever...wow.

I have done some freezer paper stenciling, but nothing that complicated. Now you have challenged my brain to see what I can do!

I would love it if you stopped by my blog sometime. I will definitely be keeping up with this lovely blog.

Larissa

Jamielyn said...

This is super cute! I love it! I need to make one for my little guy. I'd love for you to link up at sundae scoop. http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/05/sundae-scoop-favs-link-party-and.html

FrouFrouBritches said...

You must be a patient woman. That is sooo cute!!

Wendy said...

So cute!!

Kaysi said...

This is super cute!!! I love how it turned out!

Not Just A Mommy! said...

I wish the boys were still in onesies 'cuz this is too cute!

BTW, I sent you an email but it may have gotten spammed, you won my Meri Meri giveaway, so send me an email with your full name and address so I can send you your cupcake set.

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is super cool and simply adorable! I have never tried the frezzer paper stencils - great tutorial. I think I need to give them a try! Thanks for stopping by and joining the Sunday Showcase! I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Megan @ Megity's Handmade said...

I LOVE IT! You are fantastic to take it on and it turned out great!

Leslie said...

Wow - kudos to you! The onesie "rocks it"!

julie said...

Cara, this rocks! (No pun intended.) Actually, I'm wanting to try my first freezer paper stencils tonight, so I came over here for a tutorial and saw this. Oh how cute. Almost makes me wish we were having a boy...but it's official, we're not! Did you know this yet?

I might call you if I run into stenciling questions tonight. I hope that's OK!

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