Friday, July 15, 2011

Ready for Harry Potter's final chapter!

I had been wanting to try freezer paper stenciling for a long time. I had seen so many great projects and tutorials online I knew this was something I wanted to attempt. Currently, I'm visiting the good ol' USA I can actually FIND freezer paper, so now is as good a time as any!

Over the past few days my little cousin, Rhyder, and I have been consumed with playing wizards due to his new found love for Harry Potter. I couldn't be more excited to finally have someone to share my love with. And with the opening of the final movie just around the corner I found a great subject for my first foray into this new craft.

I began by reading lots of tutorials in particular these on the basics, and on using more compelx images.

Then I searched the internet for the perfect images and fonts to create my shirts. I wanted to stick with a more graphic, simple, look. I think the images are picked were unmistakeably Harry Potter without being cheesy. I even chose to omit some of the details in the original images. Finally, I found the "Harry Potter" font and used it to add some text and a little "P" to the sleeves"

All in all I love the outcome. Excuse the poor photos, its late and all I have is an iPhone.

For my other cousin who is not a huge Harry Potter fan I made a shirt about her love, running! I wasn't thrilled with this one at first, but added a zebra print to the hart and touched up the shoe by hand to fix what I didn't like.I will definitely be trying this again soon!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let's Get Organized!

So it has been a very long time since I've posted on this blog but I just had to share what I've made for my Dad for Father's Day!

Following the trend of Subway art, I used a this tutorial from I Am Momma, Picnik, and funny sayings from my dad to create the ultimate personalized father's day gift.

The best part is that I was able to include my siblings and step-mom in on the fun as well. I contacted them and asked them to send me their most memorable Dad phrases.

I also added little stickers that fit the sayings. My favorite is the little duck. My dad has always called us mallards, I have no idea why.

The next step will be to print it out and put it in a frame! However, since I'm still in Guatemala I'll wait until I get back to the good ol' USA for that part. I'll post a final picture with when its all done.