Halloween just isn’t as big of a deal at my house as it used to be. The kids are older – they make plans of their own and leave. My husband works that night more often than not. We live out in the toolies, so no trick-or-treaters.
Before you think I’m having myself a little pity-party, I’m ok with it. I don’t have to magically create costumes at the last minute or try to figure out how much candy the neighborhood can consume, so I’m free to focus on the things I want to make.
I’ve been wanting to try the Freezer Paper Stencils again, and an orange shirt looking up at me sadly from a clearance table gave me the perfect opportunity.
I used the same technique as I did the last time to print and apply the stencil. It’s outlined here. I mixed the paint with textile medium and daubed it on with a sponge, intentionally leaving some areas without paint.
When the paint dried, I removed the stencil and outlined all of the edges with a small brush, using glow-in-the-dark paint mixed with textile medium. When it dried, it was semi-transparent so it looked just a shade lighter than the shirt.
I wish, with all my heart, that I could show you a photo of it glowing in the dark.
I gave it to the girl, but I might borrow it back and use it as my Halloween costume. I was just informed that she would be needing help making a Batman costume (!) so she won’t be wearing it anyway.