Okay first of all, you crafty punk, this ain't a freezer paper tutorial. Because I don't even have freezer paper! :( Maybe I'm blind, but I've never been able to find freezer paper here in Malaysia, and don't know anyone who has found it in the stores. I've tried the other popular alternative to freezer paper though, which is fusing black garbage bags between printing paper and the material. Which works too, but is pretty difficult for me when it comes to intricate designs.
I've practically given up on ever finding freezer paper. Ever!! Malaysia, land of no freezer paper!!!!
But you know what Malaysia has?
Picture from http://coffeewithkakjoe.blogspot.com/
NASI LEMAK BUNGKUS! (This picture is seriously making me hungry T_T)
And what does nasi lemak bungkus come in when it doesn't come wrapped in a banana leaf?
KERTAS BUNGKUS! (That picture is still making me hungry)
And what is the chemical make up of kertas bungkus which bears similarity to freezer paper?
Sorry, I was a bad science student. Anyway, to cut the story short, kertas bungkus (bungkus for "packed") is basically brown paper with a waxy side. PLUS. Easily available in neighbourhood sundry shops, and very cheap too. If you're living in other Asian countries I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find this too, because it's a common material used to wrap food for takeaway (which reminds me of roasted duck rice and chicken rice that my dad used to buy back for me :D).
RM3.80 / USD1.25 for 100 pcs. I feel like a thrifty genius.
Okay enough of waxing my own thrifty ass, let's get on to making some honeycomb print fabric!
What you need:
Fabric paint (I <3 Dylon)
*Stencil's in PDF, for personal use only.
Trim kertas bungkus to A4 size, feed it through your printer (print on the non-waxy side) and print the stencil out.
Cut out stencil.... niceeee.
Iron on stencil (waxy side onto the fabric). Iron everything nook down, especially the thin borders between the honeycombs :D
Start painting them combs! :-)
Lar dee dar...
Once done, allow to dry.
p/s: Erm.. okay. I didn't allow to dry. Hence the blotchiness. heh. I will touch it up tomorrow hehehe.
... Peel like Emma!
Fix the colour according to the fabric paint's instructions.*
Done! Enjoy your honeycomb fabric :D
*Dylon's instructions to fix the colour: "Cover painted area with a clean cloth and iron on a very hot setting for 1-2 minutes. Fix between layers if painting more than one coat. Fabric returns to its original softness after washing.
Edit: I've added more stencils to my Etsy store, at minimum prices! Do come take a look :-)
p/s: Hello new readers! My blog is now at http://chingmakesthings.blogspot.com :)