Monday, 21 June 2010

Freezer Paper Stenciling for Fathers' Day

Usually, I am at a loss to figure out what to give Kevin for Fathers' Day.  But this year I knew exactly what to do.  I ordered a gallery-wrapped canvas of the above picture.  He took the picture when he went to Chicago in December for a couple of Blackhawks games.  I used my mad Microsoft Paint skills to adjust the colour.  I could have used my Photoshop Elements, but it would have taken me three times as long...and that's just to figure out how to do it.  I wanted to do three canvasses, but it ended up being more expensive than I thought it would be.  So maybe he'll get the other two for Christmas.  (shh!  Don't tell him.)

As I hinted in my first freezer paper stenciling post, I painted shirts for the kids to wear on Fathers' Day.  For Nick's I couldn't find a plain shirt without the pocket, so I decided to make use of it.  Kevin is an accountant, so Nick has a calculator in his pocket (not that Kevin actually carries a calculator in his shirt pocket...he's a cool accountant).  I'm thrilled with how the little numbers turned out with the stencil.  I didn't think they would show up.

Kevin and Juliana like to listen to music and sing together.  She likes to sing "I Gotta Feelin'" by the Black Eyed Peas, "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, and "Poker Face" by Lady Gaga.  But she knows that I DO NOT like Lady Gaga, so she doesn't sing that one often.  So she got headphones on her shirt.  When she first saw the clipart I used, she said "Hey, those are daddy's things!"  So I knew it was the right picture to use.  I didn't want to have perfect coverage for hers, so there's some green showing through the navy in some places.  I actually should have let more green show, but oh well.  Lately, I love the combination of green with navy.  And turquoise with navy.  When I was homeschooled, I had to wear a lot of navy and white, so I've kind of avoided the colour since.  But now I like it again.

We saw a full rainbow on the way home from the lake on Saturday night.  I couln't get a picture of the whole thing, and the colours didn't show up as bright as they were in real life, but here's a piece of our rainbow.


  1. Those t-shirts were absolutely adorable. Great job. I hope he loved seeing them on your cute kids.

  2. Love the t-shirts, esp. the little calculator.

    Stopping by from SITS.


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