Friday, February 5, 2010

Featured Friday - Bobbi From Casa Camacho

Today we get to welcome another great craft blogger! Meet Bobbi! She has a REALLY fun tutorial for us all today! Don't worry I am not taking the day off... I am crafting over at Bobbi's Casa... Casa Camacho!

Hello to the FABULOUS readers of Fireflies and Jellybeans!

Thank you for welcoming me as a Guest Blogger. I'm nervous and excited all at once, like the first day of school. My name is Bobbi and our family blogsite is Casa Camacho. This is how I look most of the time. Sometimes with contacts and various shades of hair dye!

I'm sure most of you have heard of Freezer Paper Stencils. You take Freezer Paper (looks like Parchment Paper), make a stencil out of it, and use it on fabrics. You can make the stencil simple such as a basic heart, or you can make the stencil more intricate.

It is difficult for me to find cute (I mean cool, sorry son) clothing for older boys out there. Valentines Day is coming up, so I came up with this Tattoo Shirt for my 10 year old.

1. Draw your stencil. I searched the Internet for exactly what I wanted. It took a few rough drafts (you can make it any shape or design you want.)

2. Draw the stencil onto the Freezer Paper. Decide what colors you want on what parts. I decided that I wanted the heart to be red, so I drew that out separately. I want the banner part to be white, so that is separate also. The outline and the words "Mom" are going to be black.

3. Cut out your stencils with an Exact-o knife. Notice how the heart on the left isn't fully cut out, just where I want the black lines and letters. If you don't want a black outline, you can skip this step. If you're up to a challenge, I say go for it!

4. Iron the first stencil on to your shirt. The shiny side should be down onto the fabric.
*Put a piece of cardboard under the stencil, so the paint doesn't bleed through.

5. Paint the heart. I pull the stencil off while it's still a little wet. I found that when it's fully dry it gets kind of stuck and pulls on the paint and shirt. Wait until it is fully dry to put your next stencil on top of it!

6. Paint the banner part white. Pull the stencil off while a little wet still. Wait until fully dry to do the final stencil.

Doing good so far?
7. Paint the outline and word "MOM" black. Carefully, pull the stencil off and let dry.

8. Have your son model the shirt for you when he gets home from school.

Thanks Fawnda for letting me tattoo the children!

I had a blast visiting.

How cute cool is that!?!?  Thanks so much Bobbi!

Would you like to do a blog swap with us? Just email us at and we will set something up!

The Show Off Your Stuff Party is still going on! Check it out! I am going to link my favorites on Sunday!


Lynette said...

I love that tattoo cool!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Adorable. Great job and great tutorial.


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Whoa! That is one detailed little tatoo! I don't think I would take the time to make something that amazing. Great job!

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