No Crafternize post today! Things have been a bit crazy.....
I thought I'd post the project I made for week two of SYTYC. If you haven't voted for this week's projects, please do! I could use some more votes! :) The poll closes tomorrow night.
Now for the post:
If you are the mom of a boy, then it is likely that he is now or someday soon will be obsessed with Star Wars. If it hasn't happened yet, prepare yourself--it most likely will. Even if you never show them the movies, somehow, they will learn about light sabers Luke and Han Solo, and of course the big baddy himself- Darth Vader.
My oldest son is no exception: he's learned how to turn almost anything into a light saber only wants to check out Star Wars books from the library, and tells everyone he meets about all the characters and what they do. So, when I heard the theme for this week was "For the Boys", I knew I had to make something Star-Wars related. Here is my Darth Vader Stenciled Shirt.
I sketched out a Darth Vader head, based on some different clip art images I found online. Once I had a sketch I was happy with, I traced it onto freezer paper.
Normally I would use my Silhouette to cut out the stencil, but I'm having trouble with my blade. Since I was on a deadline, I used the old-fashioned method: X-acto knife and a cutting board. I cut out all the parts that I wanted to be painted. Then I ironed the freezer paper onto my t-shirt. I used two coats of black fabric paint to fill in all the openings, and when it was dry to the touch, I peeled the freezer paper off to showcase my design.
My son LOVED his shirt. Knowing it would look even cooler on a black background, I made him a matching pillow for his bed.
I'm linking up to some of these parties this week. Have a great week, all!