Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Awesome Craft Project

With a little help from her Mama, Elizabeth made the coolest craft ever! Seriously. Even Daddy thought they were cool -- and that's saying something because he's put up with me making a whole bunch of randomness over the last 10+ years...

What Mama did:

  • Create the stencil on Freezer Paper using the Cricut Machine
  • Note: To do this, you'll want to put the freezer paper on the cutting mat with the matte side of the paper down. When designing/cutting, you'll want to flip the image so that it prints backwards. I used the Sesame Street font for the stencil.
  • Then iron the pre-washed shirt on the hottest setting (no steam)
  • Then iron the stencil with the waxy-side down onto the shirt
  • Put a couple of layers of paper towels between the front and the back of the t-shirts/onesie to prevent bleeding from the front to the back
  • Organized the fabric paint in ice cube trays and set out the paint brushes (because I'm THAT anal-retentive)
What Elizabeth did:
  • An awesome job painting her shirt, Alex's shirt, and Cate's onesie -- just used fabric paint...completely her designs
  • Directing Mama to make the L's in "Elizabeth" and "Alex" into light sabers...
  • Helped peel off the stencil after the paint was just dry to the touch
We think they are pretty awesome - you be the judge (double click on the image to make it larger, if you'd like):

Yes, that's a "flying WV" on the tail end of the H. Let's Goooooo Mountaineers!

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