If you ask my son who his favourite author is, without a moment's hesitation, he'll tell you it's Mo Willems. His witty, humorous stories are heard frequently in our home, and for Christmas this year, I wanted to stencil a shirt for Tobias with one of his most beloved characters: the pigeon.
Plain store bought shirt
Water-based screen printing ink
First, I found a great resource for drawings of the pigeon:
Then, I got out my paints. I like to mix the acrylic with the screen-printing ink so that the paint is less stiff when it dries.
The best resource I've found for instructions on freezer paper stencilling is here, courtesy of Dana.
Here's the results of my stencil after I painted (minus the centre of the eye that has since gone missing!):
And this is the final result:
Here are some other freezer paper stencilled shirts & onesies I've made for my nephews and a friend's baby girl.