A couple of days ago I walked into Jet’s room and found that his tee-shirt drawer had detonated. Apperantly he was looking for a particular long-sleeved dinosaur shirt. Hmm, a perfect opportunity for a how-to-fold-a-shirt lesson! As we sat on his floor re-folding, I came across a plain black tee that I’d meant to applique with an Angry Bird. Jet commented that since his favorite Bird was the exploding black one, it wouldn’t really work on this black shirt. True. We bagan to brainstorm other options. Jet suggested a snake with dripping green venom… um, okay. And then it came to me- freezer paper stencil!
I cut the basic shape out of freezer paper, and ironed it on. A few small repairs were needed.
Let the painting begin! These are fabric paints by the way.
I tried to let him do it himself, but it was pretty spotty, so he let me help.
He thought most definitely the tail should be painted white. I pursed my lips and grit my teeth to stifle the perfectionist crafter inside of me. “Sure, that sounds good.”
After the paint dried, the paper was removed. Sweet.
Jet was happy with me handling the finishing touches.
First reaction, “Its not scary enough, there’s not enough green spit!” Oh jeez. Thankfully he got over it. Here’s the back. I did my best to blend toward the white tail.