I read the Hunger Games series over Spring Break while I was camping at Big Bend and loved it of course! When I got home, I called my sister to tell her that my 12 year old niece Alexis had to read them and she told me that Alexis was already on book #2! I was so excited! So Alexis and I chatted on the phone about the book and she asked me the most important question you could possibly ask…”are you Team Peeta or Team Gale?” I said, “Of course, Team Peeta!” So I knew what I had to make her!
I use my Cricut a lot to cut stencils from contact paper for my Burlap Monogram Signs but I have never used the stencils to make a shirt. So I found a simple b/w image on Google and then picked a font and laid out the design on an aqua-colored t-shirt I bought at Target for $5. I love the color of the t-shirt but I am noticing now that the CF bulbs in my sewing room are not awesome for taking pictures!
I didn’t even think about it at the time, but I should have used the (free) Hunger Games Font that I found online later! Oh well…
I used a small and firm paintbrush to carefully paint in the letters with some metallic shirt paint I had already.
I put a few layers on and made sure the shirt was covered pretty well. Then I let it dry overnight. And viola!
This came out so awesome I love it! I can’t wait to send it to her! I have done screen printing before and it really looks just as good hand painting it like this! I think I am going to make some painted onesies next.
Until later, happy crafting!
I’M LINKING UP TO THESE PARTIES:
Friday: Tatertots and Jello, 504 Main; Saturday: Be Different Act Normal; Sunday: I Heart Naptime, Homemaker on a Dime, It’s Overflowing; Monday: Craft-O-Maniac, Skip to My Lou, Home Stories A2Z, I Should Be Mopping the Floor; Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today’s Creative Blog, Cherished Bliss; Wednesday: Sew Much Ado, Rae Gun Ramblings; Thursday: House of Hepworths, Crafty, Scrappy, Happy;