This Mr. Stay Puft’s okay!

“I tried to think of the most harmless thing. Something I loved from my childhood. Something that could never ever possibly destroy us. Mr. Stay Puft!”

It’s a classic (even the channel AMC (American Movie Classics) tells us so). It’s always on TV (just tune to AMC). It’s part of cultural consciousness like only a few other movies in our lifetimes. It’s Ghostbusters!

And it’s also Jason’s favorite movie. But I noticed, despite all the cool T-shirts Jason has and has even made himself, he was lacking in the Ghostbusters department. I had to fix that, didn’t I? Ectoplasmic goo isn’t so easily rendered, but the Stay Puft marshmallow man sure is.

who you gonna call? (by mintyfreshflavor)

I found an image online that I traced and tweaked to create space between his joints. The whole thing got traced onto freezer paper. Freezer-paper stencils are incredibly easy once you’ve got a plan—in fact, I once wrote out a short tutorial, the first time I gave it a shot. My only frustration was the paint itself. Opaque white is thick and gunky, and stenciling it on wasn’t the smoothest of operations. But I made it work (perhaps the homemade look helps—don’t want anyone to think he got this in a store, after all!). A second layer, in orange, was applied after the white was fully dry, and this guy was ready to ravage all of New York City!

freezer paper stay puft (by mintyfreshflavor)

Let me acknowledge the long silence round these parts and apologize. I said I was on a knitting break but that isn’t entirely true—I’ve actually knit a few things so far this year, and I’m overdue to share them with you. It’s a rededication to the blog, as I’m currently bursting over with crafty happiness!

17 Responses to This Mr. Stay Puft’s okay!

  1. Frank says:

    A great way of getting super opaque paint through a stencil is with a plastic spatula.
    It gives a smooth, even finnish and its quick. I have painted super opaque paint onto black cotton lycra for 15 years and only ever used a plastric spatula. and with excellent results.

  2. margaux says:

    best movie ever and I LOVE THE T-SHIRT! I should so make my husband one of those. We quote Ghostbusters ALL The time. “actual physical contact!” Oh Ray!

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