Hello GYCT readers! I'm so excited to be here today! I'm Maegen, and I blog over at Mae & K. When I started thinking about what to do for my stop on the 31 days of Halloween tour, I knew for sure I wanted to do something "villainy" to go along with this month's CraftingCon theme. That, and I wanted to do something simple. I am busy with two little boys, so quick and easy is a must! This tee is not only adorably villainy, it's also a quick project.
You can either make a t-shirt or grab a pre-made one. I made one for Mack from an old t-shirt using this tutorial. Next you'll want to grab a file to make your stencil. I've got two file options available for you HERE. You will make your stencil from freezer paper, either using a cutting machine or an x-acto knife. I talk a little more about freezer paper stenciling here (including using your silhouette to make your stencil), or you can check out this tutorial.
Want to know a little bit more about Frankenstein? I did some research while I was working on the project. I learned a ton, and personally find it extremely fascinating. Frankenstein: A Modern Prometheus was written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818. Although nowadays we call the monster Frankenstein, this is inaccurate. Victor Frankenstein was the scientist who created the monster, and the monster himself was never given a name.
The Frankenstein look we most identify with was created by Jack Pierce for Universal's 1931 film adaptation of Frankenstein. There were quite a few spin-off movies also made by Universal. You might be surprised to hear that the monster Victor Frankenstein created was supposed to be beautiful, with yellow skin, lustrous black hair and pearly white teeth! So why is Frankenstein green? Apparently green makeup gave the right skin pallor for the black and white film. Herman Munster is green as well. From what I found, almost all our ideas about Frankenstein come from that 1931 film.
Thank you so much Chelsea for having me! I really had a blast creating my tee, and I really enjoyed learning more about this particular villain. Now I've got a movie to watch and a book to read. If you want to see what I made for little brother, feel free to stop by my blog! Now I'll leave you with a fun little GIF.