Thursday, September 16, 2010

May the force be with you...

My DS has been wearing a special color shirt each day the last 2 weeks for 1st grade (it's related to a color themed book they're reading each day). This Friday is to be "Rainbow Day". I took it to mean that he could wear any color in the rainbow, but in his mind it meant that he had to wear a shirt with a rainbow on it.

Now, he's a typical boy, and really doesn't have any rainbow patterned shirts. We've left most of those, along with the tweet birds and butterflies, to his sister. So, I decided to drag out the ole inkjet printer and a very old pack of iron-on transfer paper. Do you know how hard it is to find an inkjet printer to use these days? I called up the library, Kinko's/Fed Ex, Office Supply stores, etc in the hopes of being able to pay to print the single sheet as opposed to buying new ink for my old printer. No luck! They've all changed to ONLY laser printers too.

Anyhow, I vaguely remembered an old retro styled image with one of his favorite subjects...Star Wars! (i know...who'd of thought it...LOL!) I made the image in illustrator (using Star Jedi font) using the Atari logo as inspiration for the rainbow. Transferred onto a white t-shirt from Michael's, and voila!

So, there you have it...a Star Wars rainbow shirt...perfect for my 6yo boy!


  1. Great shirt, Jen! I'm sure he will love it.

  2. Cute Jen! I still use an inkjet printer if you need to use it next time. Games

  3. Sue aka barracudasueSeptember 16, 2010 at 5:31 PM

    Too, too, too, too cute! You're a genius, Jen! Love it!

  4. LOVE IT!!! It's perfect and not girlish at all :)

  5. Impressive! I would not have come up with that for my guys. He must be thrilled.

  6. Jen, I think I have a few ink jet printers around my house (though, I may not have wires easily available for all of them to hook up, I'd need to check)... Anyways, check with me next time. :D

  7. Great idea! I bet he loved it too. Too bad I'm not in your area, I have an inkjet printer, in fact that is what I use to make the coasters for Krop for Kids.

  8. Jen I ask on Paperthreads quite sometime back if you could make your stick people files into svg format esp the group and the stick people wheelchair, and those waring eyeglasses. I like the new stick people files too
    thanks KSG


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