Welcome back for another 31 Days of Halloween post!
Today I’m excited to share a brand new and absolutely free Halloween stencil! This the first stencil I’ve shared in an age and I do hope you enjoy it!
Designed by me entirely in Inkscape, Give Me Candy represents a lifelong love, nay, adoration, of candy corn! Yum!
New to stenciling? Here’s a video tutorial I created waaay back in May of 2008. It’s hard to believe, but it pre-dates even Talk to Me Tuesday!
I also have a written tutorial specifically for my Torchwood stencil. Give Me Candy is much easier to execute!
For this project you’ll need:
- The stencil, printed on the matte side of freezer paper (for easy printing, I cut a sheet to letter size then tape the top side to a piece of regular printer paper)
- You can print or download the Give Me Candy Stencil OR Get it on Craftsy
- X-acto Knife or other stencil cutting tool
- cutting board or other safe cutting surface
- Fabric paint. For this project, I used Tulip Soft Mandarin Orange, Sunshine Yellow and Velveteen White.
- 1″ sponge brush
- cardboard or paper for inside the shirt/back of fabric
- You’ll need fabric or a t-shirt. Most instructions say to pre-wash, but I won’t lie, I rarely do and I’ve never had any issues with the paint sticking or not lasting.
I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint for this project.
Here’s the stencil all cut out and ironed on to my fabric. I like to use a pressing cloth after I iron the pointy bits are in place to ensure everything is nice and stuck.
Freezer paper creates a temporary bond, and it will peel off, so check your edges before painting.
I wanted a candy corn effect on the letters, so I blended my colors, starting with white and working my way down. When all the colors were in place, I went back and blended a little between the edges.
The stencil is designed so that the candy corn pieces can be entirely separate if you wish. If you’d prefer to blend yours, simply cut away the dividing bits before ironing the stencil on to your fabric (I didn’t do that, and had to go back with a tiny paint brush, no fun!).
It looks complicated, but it’s so, so simple! Just take your time and don’t be too fussed if the edges aren’t perfect.
I stenciled this on a piece of Moda Marbles and now I’m thinking my Jack cushion might need a companion…
If you’re feeling ambitious, try it with embroidery or even applique!
What do you think? Any ideas for how you might use this fun (and free!) stencil?
One more time…
Download the Give Me Candy Stencil OR Get it on Craftsy
Here’s Jack’s Lanterns, Pattern #4, looking good!
Get Jack’s Lanterns on Craftsy for just $6!
Are you making projects from 31 Days of Halloween? Share your photos with my flickr group! There will be a fun surprise after Halloween for one lucky winner!
See you tomorrow for a look back on Halloweens past and this week’s Craftsy feature!
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