Elaina had a fantastic idea to make our own t-shirts for our Hunger Games movie day. She got the idea from a friend to use freezer paper and create our own screen print picture.... what were we getting ourselves into?
A light box was used to trace our picture onto the freezer paper
We chose a picture that has significance if you've read the books. (If you haven't, YOU SHOULD)
We realized this was the most time consuming part, the cutting out of our stencil. Thank goodness for an exacto knife and a ruler
Laying it all out to figure out which parts to iron on got a little tricky.
Then you iron on, slick side down
Ta-DA! Ready to paint.
We did a few coats.....
After we used a blow dryer to help it, since it was about 2 am already, we peeled off the pieces of paper
We were afraid we'd buried our pieces in all the paint. It was a bit tricky at first, then you get the hang of it.
Elaina's t-shirt was slightly stuck to the cardboard underneath.... she'd made sure her coats were very thick. :)
Voila!!! that's how it turned out. Our very own Sponsor gift t-shirt design!
It was so much fun and we had such a good time at the movie! I loved it!!
Later that night Alex and I were lucky enough to be gifted tickets by his parents to see Rain. It was a tribute concert to the Beatles and it was FANTASTIC!! I had to remind myself I wasn't actually watching Paul, Ringo, George and John. THANK YOU!!
Lastly for the weekend, I would like to thank Jim for a fantastic evening, I LOVED the conversation and wish you the HAPPIEST of birthdays!!