Olaf-Inspired Canvas Stencil

Olaf-Inspired Canvas Stencil 1

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Do you like warm hugs? How about just a snowman who loves them?  Olaf is a favorite for Frozen Fans, and here’s a cute craft you can make for your wall to warm up your day each time you look at it!

 

What You’ll Need
White canvas fabric
Fabric Iron-on transfer paper for light colored fabrics
Scissors
Iron
Cotton pillowcase
16″ x 20″ stretcher bars or picture frame
Staple gun
Pre-mounted canvas (optional)
White glue or acrylic sealer (optional)
Blue fabric spray paint (optional)
How To Make It
  • Cut a rectangle of canvas fabric about 19 to 20 inches wide and 23 to 24 inches tall.
    Optional: You can use blue fabric spray paint to create a blue background. Just make sure the paint is completely dry before you transfer the designs.

  • Download and print the Olaf canvas stencil onto a sheet of light iron-on transfer paper. Use the print settings recommended by the manufacturer.
    Note: The printable included was designed for a 16 x 20 canvas, use your printer settings to scale them appropriately if using a smaller or larger canvas.

  • Preheat iron using the setting for cotton. Do not use steam. Lay a pillowcase on a hard, heat-resistant surface, such as a wooden table or marble counter top. A regular ironing board is not suitable.
  • Iron any wrinkles out the pillowcase. Place the rectangle of canvas fabric on top of the pillowcase and iron it also.
  • Trim with scissors around the edges of the printed images and letters, without leaving a margin. You should cut away and discard all unprinted parts of the paper. Peel the backing layer off the transfer paper.
  • Place the printed, trimmed transfer in the center of the canvas fabric. It should be image-side-up, just as you want the finished canvas to appear.
  • Lay the sheet of special overlay paper or tissue paper — which should come with the iron-on transfer paper — over the top of the transfer.
  • Press down on the overlay paper with the hot iron for about 30 seconds and then reposition the iron on an adjacent part of the paper and press for another 30 seconds. Repeat this until you have pressed the whole surface of the transfer. This process lightly fixes the image in place.
  • Iron the overlay again, this time pressing firmly and gliding the iron up and down and all over the surface for a total of one or two minutes. This second pressing affixes the transfer to the canvas permanently.
  • 10 Let the fabric cool for a minute or two, then peel away the overlay paper.
  • 11 Center the canvas over the stretcher bars or frame. One at a time, pull the side edges of the canvas over the sides of the frame and staple them in place on the back.
    Keep the canvas pulled taut and smooth as you do this. Fold the corners of the fabric neatly before stapling them at the back of the frame too.

    Optional: Paint a layer of white glue or spray a coating of acrylic sealer over the canvas and let it dry. This gives the canvas a nice, shiny finish.

Notes
Cutting and ironing should be done by an adult.

You can also use a framed canvas for this project, but you will have to remove the staples to take the canvas off the frame before you iron on the transfer. Just staple the canvas back on to the frame after you have applied the transfer.

If the transfer image hasn’t fully adhered to the canvas after the ironing process, lay the overlay sheet back over the transfer and iron it again.

Thanks to Disney Family for the info and pic!
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Author: Michele

Michele Atwood is the Owner/Editor of The Main Street Mouse and it’s subsidiaries and author of the book “Moving to Main Street U.S.A.” Michele also contributes Disney news to the Joe Kelley Morning Show on 96.5 WDBO in Orlando. She and her family made the move from Michigan to the Orlando area to pursue their Disney dreams. Michele is a life long Disney fan, and has two sons who have followed suit, each going on their first Disney trip before their first birthday’s. Part of the goal Michele has for The Main Street Mouse is not only to keep members informed, but to create somewhat of a Disney Family by relating to others through personal experiences and opinions. Also, Michele is making it a priority to share stories of inspiration and hope to other Disney Fans in an effort to share the Magic and hopefully make a difference in the lives of others.

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