This was a project that I did over two months ago and I am just now getting around to posting it because...well...I have no good excuse. Other than I'm a flakey loser. :p
It was a great project too! Because it involved an adorable baby boy...
This is my friend, Rachel's, baby boy, Ari. He has Plagiocephaly (aka Flat Head Syndrome) and has been wearing a cranio cap to treat it. You can read all about their experiences over here at Rachel's blog On Becoming Wise.
The plain white helmet wasn't doin it for the boy. On Rachel's blog she asked for suggestions on how to decorate it. Of course I suggested old school flash tattoos. She took all of the suggestions and put up a poll to help decide which one to use.
My husband and I may or may not have tampered with the results by convincing friends who have never even met Ari, to go and vote for the tattoos. I can't say for sure though. Bahaha!
Anywho...the tattoos won and since it was my suggestion Rachel asked if I could help out with it. Here is what we came up with:
He looks so badass! Well...as badass as an adorable little boy with chubby cheeks can possibly look. ;)
I didn't take any pictures during the process but it was just a basic decoupage. Drew and Rachel found some Sailor Jerry tattoo flash that they liked and I did a little photoshop editing to make the background white. Then I sized them, printed them out, and cut closely around the pictures.
Then I took some Mod Podge and watered it down just a bit so it would soak through the paper. Rachel decided which images she wanted to use and where she wanted them placed. I brushed a little of the Mod Podge mixture onto the back of the pictures and stuck them in place. A little more brushed on top of the pictures sealed them and gave them a slightly glossy finish. I let it dry and then applied another coat just to make sure it was sealed tight.
If your little one has a helmet in need of some decorating, decoupage is a great way to go since you can use any image that you want!
Almost done with the pictures. Sorry I just can't help it! I love pictures of babies with their mamas. :)