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« on: July 17, 2010 12:25:44 PM »

My five year old daughter came up to me with her doodle pad with this drawing on it:



I thought it would make a great design for a shirt, so I took the picture and opened it up in MS Paint.  I then had her write "Big Truck" on a piece of paper and scanned it in.  She wrote "Big Tr" and then ran out of space..so "uck" is on the other side of the page....she's not exactly writing yet - just really good at copying letters. Cheesy



I took that image, put it under the drawing, moved the letters around and resized a bit.  Cleaned up the truck, filled in the lines and got rid of some background.



Printed on freezer paper, cut out the letters and around the lines of the truck, ironed it on to a blank shirt I had that fit my son and painted with black fabric paint.

Tada!



I could have just printed an iron-on with the image, but this will last through way more washes.

Elias LOVES his new shirt!!



The artists: Jenny and Mama:



This could become my new favourite thing!!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010 12:36:33 PM »

aww. that came out really cute! you should keep doing more
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010 12:58:21 PM »

That is adorable! Very good idea for the family to do together.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2010 01:05:25 PM »

very cool!  i didn't know you could print directly on to freezer paper.  is that with an ink jet printer?
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010 01:21:22 PM »

This is a wicked idea! What a shame I don't have any young relatives!
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010 02:59:08 PM »

LOVE IT..... its perfect.....you and your little artist did awesome (make sure you tell her I said so)..... and how is that monster baby of yours doing?..... Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2010 03:08:37 PM »

If Elias loved his shirt any more his face would explode!  What a fun idea.  It turned out great!
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2010 04:13:27 PM »

Totally awesome! What a great use of your kid's artwork and writing!
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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2010 09:57:29 PM »

LOVE IT..... its perfect.....you and your little artist did awesome (make sure you tell her I said so)..... and how is that monster baby of yours doing?..... Cheesy

I'll tell her that lots of people like her work and she should consider going into business. Wink My monster baby is growing, growing, growing!!  Some days, he eats every hour and a half!  Hungry, hungry. Cheesy  About a week or so ago, he started sleeping from about nine at night until four-thirty in the morning.  Crazy that he can eat so often throughout the day and then go so long at night..but I'm enjoying my sleep.  He's such a lovey..I'm enjoying every minute with him!

If Elias loved his shirt any more his face would explode!  What a fun idea.  It turned out great!

I know!  I just told him to smile and that's what he did!  He doesn't usually smile for pictures like that!  His sister does it all the time, though...so maybe that's where he got the idea!

And thanks, everyone!!  I am definitely doing this again.  Right now, my three boys nap in the afternoon and Jenny and I do whatever..she colours and I find things to do for two hours.  I think we'll be using some of those afternoons for stencil making now.  She's SO proud of her artwork - she keeps saying, "I made a shirt for Elias!!!!"
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« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2010 10:41:07 PM »

That looks great! I've love to do the same thing for some of my brothers art. They'd be over the moon to have shirts they designed themselves Cheesy Cheesy

Do you think you'd be able to make a simple tute? I know that it's not a particularly difficult thing to do but as i've never done a stenciled skirt before the idea terrifies me a little Tongue

PS. Your kids are adorable!
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2010 07:57:21 AM »

 hey beckashell- crafster did a tute for freezer paper stencils-

http://www.craftster.org/video/How-to-Make-Stencils-from-Freezer-Paper-282306430

they are a lot of fun, i've made tons of these suckers
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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2010 09:44:20 AM »

Yeah, for freezer paper stencils, I'd use the already existing tutorial.  Basically to get the image onto the computer and print it, I just took a picture of what she drew and loaded it from my memory card into Paint.  I erased the background so I wouldn't be wasting ink - but you wouldn't even have to do that.  If it's on paper, I would suggest scanning it in if you have a scanner - it creates a clearer image. 
Get your image and words (if any) to where you want them for your project and then follow the directions in the other tutorial.

I splurged and bought a package of 8x10 sheets of freezer paper at a quilting store.  I had a discount so it turned out to be cheaper anyway.  It's less expensive to buy a roll of freezer paper but I had trouble with getting it to go through my printer sometimes.  It kept jamming unless I had a full sheet cut out.  Now I use my roll of freezer paper for things I can draw or write directly onto it. 
Actually, that's another option - just have the kids draw directly onto the freezer paper and cut out from there.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2010 08:24:07 PM »

thank you both of you! Now to find a simple drawing to use...
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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2010 11:02:31 PM »

sooooo cute. i love this.
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« Reply #14 on: July 19, 2010 05:28:31 PM »

This is so wonderful!  What a great idea... I am bookmarking it for when my nephew is old enough to draw.  Great job!
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2010 06:08:34 PM »

So cute, well done!
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