By now everyone knows a couple things about me. Mainly speaking, my love for Dr. Who, and my aversion to spending money.
Well today, those two facts combine, with interesting results.
You see, last semester my friend (and future roomie!:) bought this awesome Dr. Who shirt. It had a picture of the TARDIS and the words 'Keep Calm and Don't Blink' inscribed on it.
As awesome as it was, I didn't want to shell out the twenty dollars it costs online to have my very own. Stumbling around craft sites, as I am wont to do in my spare time, I found a couple tutorials on how to make your own t-shirt design.
So I decided to make my own Dr. Who shirt! The design was easy to find online. Cool historical side note, the Keep Calm and Carry Own was a British Propaganda poster during WWII. It wasn't really popular at the time, feel into obscurity, but was recently re-found and suddenly became popular. Cool Dr. Who side note, the 'Don't Blink' is in reference to one of the most dangerous creatures on the show-- Weeping Angels. Not only are they cool, they also use Quantum Mechanics, which means they are super cool.
Back to the t-shirt!
So after a quick trip to church to grab some freezer paper (they didn't need it! ...and if they did, they still have 149 ft. of it ;) I set about cutting out the entire design.
Next I mixed the acrylic paint and fabric medium I had found in the dusty shadows of the imposingly large sewing box that is shoved into the back of my mother's closet. It is rarely open, a testament to the days when my mother was crafty. Then, in her words 'I had kids' and the box remained closed.
After waiting forever for the paint to dry, I cautiously pulled the freezer paper off. While there was a little bleeding, and it looked a little rough, I still loved the end result.