Waaaay back in high school, I worked at a summer camp with three and four year old kiddies. I remember especially, a cute little boy who loved everything dinosaur. He could say paleontologist and stegosaurus perfectly, and quite seriously, thank-you-very-much. I don't think he appreciated how cute we found him.
I also recall hoping that one day I would have a kid who loved dinosaurs as much as this boy. As luck would have it, I ended up with two boys who love these creatures. Cool, right?
Check this out...
I found two plain sweatshirts while shopping after the holidays. They were ridiculously marked down, and I knew I could make them cool for my boyos. This is how I jazzed up the first one.
I found this T-Rex image and printed it onto printer paper. I knew I wanted to create a silk screen, so I sharpened the edges of the image with a black sharpie marker.
I used my Plaid Simply Screen light box to make this, check out my first silk screen project and tutorial.
After the image was cured in the kit's light box, I centered and taped it onto the sweatshirt. For my color, I mixed black, white and a color called tin foil together to get this metallic gray.
Before I used my flat squeegee that came with the kit to spread out the paint, I put an old cereal box (flattened out) underneath the front to keep paint from bleeding through.
I like it! So does Prince Two, which is important. Dinosaur week is coming up soon at school...I might have to make up a t-shirt to wear...