Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Girl on Fire!

I don't know how many of you crafty peeps out there have read the books or now have seen the movie (or are planning seeing the movie); but, I LOVE The Hunger Games trilogy.  I have been super excited about seeing the movie since the moment I heard they were going to make a movie.  Of coarse I had to make sure I was dressed for the occasion.  You do not need to spend $20 or more on a themed shirt for your favorite movies when you can make one yourself.

"May the odds be ever in your favor!"

I found this awesome stencil type shape online.  I changed it from a JPEG image to a PNG in Photoshop.  I then pulled it into my Silhouette Desingner Studio program and traced the image.  Once it was traced and good to go I cut the shape into the stencil material using my Silhouette Cameo.  Once it was cut out I was able to lay it on my shirt and use some gold fabric paint I found at Hobby Lobby to paint the image onto my shirt.  It took about three layers of paint for the gold to really show.  This is how it turned out.  Ignore the crazy eyes and psyco face in the photo.  I was trying to show my excitement about my shirt and the movie!  ha ha!

I wanted a little more on my shirt and decided to add some words on the back. So, I went on a search for a free Hunger Games font and found it here: Hunger Games Font.  I wanted to keep the wording simple so picked what is shown below.

Again... it took about three layers of gold paint.

All in all my shirt was a success I had several people ask me where I got it and they all looked shocked when I told them I did it myself.  ha ha!

Sorry for the poor picture quality.  I had to hurry and snap these photos with my phone before my husband and I went to see the movie.  I must say that I am so in love with my Cam in these moments.  I have the freedom and ability to make my own movie themed shirts and let my nerdness shine through.  You just cannot get that kind of flexibility with a Cricut machine.  I do not regret making the switch.  Cam is amazing!


Simply Pam said...

Love your shirt! And I LOVED the movie. So good! Also, I'm getting the Cameo this week. So excited!!! I'll definitely be contacting you if I have some questions. :)

Glad I found your blog!


teachdanz said...

love your shirt!! love to see you puttin that Cameo to work for ya! I have got to read the book before I see the movie but my oldest daughter and hubby have a date to see it together:-)

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Great creativity!

Heather said...

I love it! Dang, I might need to invest in a Cam now. You are always doing the cutest, most creative things!

Missy said...

LOVE your Hunger Games shirt---I haven't seen it yet but can't wait!! {My Cameo is on the way...even more excited about that!!!! ;}

Anonymous said...

Very cool!