*Project by Valerie @ Occasionally Crafty for the For the Boys challenge of season 14*
If you are the mom of a boy, then it is likely that he is now or someday soon will be obsessed with Star Wars. If it hasn’t happened yet, prepare yourself–it most likely will. Even if you never show them the movies, somehow, they will learn about light sabers Luke and Han Solo, and of course the big baddy himself- Darth Vader.
My oldest son is no exception: he’s learned how to turn almost anything into a light saber only wants to check out Star Wars books from the library, and tells everyone he meets about all the characters and what they do. So, when I heard the theme for this week was “For the Boys”, I knew I had to make something Star-Wars related. Here is my Darth Vader Stenciled Shirt.
I sketched out a Darth Vader head, based on some different clip art images I found online. Once I had a sketch I was happy with, I traced it onto freezer paper.
Normally I would use my Silhouette to cut out the stencil, but I’m having trouble with my blade. Since I was on a deadline, I used the old-fashioned method: X-acto knife and a cutting board. I cut out all the parts that I wanted to be painted. Then I ironed the freezer paper onto my t-shirt. I used two coats of black fabric paint to fill in all the openings, and when it was dry to the touch, I peeled the freezer paper off to showcase my design.
My son LOVED his shirt. Knowing it would look even cooler on a black background, I made him a matching pillow for his bed.
Now, can I use a Jedi mind trick to get you to vote for me? May the force be with you!