Q: I am using freezer paper stencils, and some of the images have to overlap. After I have painted the first image, can I overlap the second image and press it down immediately? Or do I have to wait a period of time before pressing down the second stencil?
You can press your second freezer paper stencil on the fabric right away and continue to work. Just put a piece of plain paper over the stencil to keep any paint off your iron. When you work “wet” (without waiting for the paint to dry) you may see some blending of colors as you apply…Read More
Q: What can I spray on the back of a plastic stencil to make it stick to the fabric? I want something that doesn’t leave a residue.
I spray the back of my stencils with a repositionable adhesive. My favorite brands are 404 Spray and Fix and KK2000 from Sulky. We don’t sell the sprays in our online store due to the shipping restrictions on aerosol cans, but you can find them at most sewing machine dealers and some big sewing stores.…Read More
Q: Is there a way to keep my fabric from moving around without taping it down?
Absolutely! If you place your fabric on a Grip-n-Grip mat, it will stay right where you put it. Grip-n-Grip mats are one of my secret weapons for getting great results when I’m working with paintstiks — and ANY time I need to have something stay in place while I’m working. (I find so many uses…Read More