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With all of this talk about PokemonGo this past week, I have Pokemon on my brain. Pokemon is not a new thing at our house, two years ago we all went as Pokemon for Halloween and back in the day when it was new, I enjoyed watching and playing it with my nephews. With fours boys, there's no surprise that we like Pokemon at our house :). This past weekend we decided that we needed to change up my boys' bedroom. Their bedroom is Minecraft themed, but I want it to be game themed instead. We are going to have it be a bedroom but also a game room too with video games and things like that. So I am keeping some Minecraft stuff in there but also added Pokemon and eventually some Nintendo stuff too. I have been wanting to redo these wardrobes for a long time, I hated the color of them but I knew that painting laminate can be tricky. So instead of just painting them, I gave them some Pokemon decals too.
Here is the wardrobe before. It's a nice big wardrobe and we like it, just not the color of it.
I first sanded it and then primed it and then I painted it with chalk paint in the color of relic.
It took a few coats of paint but it looks so much better than the oak color!
Now for the fun part, making the decals. I used my Silhouette CAMEO and lot of different color of vinyl.
The first thing I worked on was the word Pokemon. I used this font for the words. I wanted it to be layered, so I separated the word to make two layers. I then cut the back layer out of blue and the front layer out of yellow.
I then put the yellow onto the blue, doesn't it look cool?
For the different Pokemon, I used a font that I got for free from here. In Silhouette Studio I found the Pokemon that I wanted to make and then I made it the size that I wanted. Then I right clicked onto the image and then clicked "ungroup" and then I right clicked again and then clicked on "release compound path". That makes it so you can delete and move the parts.
I deleted some of the lines and parts of the image, just leaving the basic shapes that I wanted to cut out. Then I separated the different shapes and cut them out of different colors. For example, I did the basic shape of Pikachu adn his foot in yellow. Then I did his cheeks in red, mouth, eyes and part of the tail in black and I cut out his eyes in white.
I cut them out individually but then I put them all on the yellow basic shape of Pikachu.
Then using a black marker, I drew on it. This really makes the Pokemon look more real and it makes it look awesome!
Here are the other Pokemon that I made with that font. I did the same thing for each of them just using different colors of vinyl
Once I was done cutting out all the vinyl I then put it onto the wardrobe using transfer tape.
And that's it!! Aren't they so cool and awesome?!? I seriously LOVE how they turned out, they are so cool and the wardrobes are not so boring anymore.
I love how the vinyl looks on the dark gray.
Bulbasaur was my favorite one to make, he turned out awesome!
And of course I love Squirtle and Caterpie too :).
My boys just love them in their room and are so excited to have Pokemon in it! Have you been hit with this PokemoGo bug?