As you may or may not know, I am a big Potterhead. And to be honest, most Harry Potter merchandise is really expensive and not that great. So I decided to make my own fan clothing!
I tried to make the design as simple as possible- just a Deathly Hallows sign- but you would be surprised how hard it is to make a perfectly equilateral triangle and a perfect circle that fit together! Here's the step by step method:
YOU WILL NEED:
-A large piece of card
-An art knife
-A cutting board
-A plain t-shirt
-Black aryllic paint
STEP 1: Draw and cut out a deathly hallows design from your card using your knife and board (for this it can be helpful to use a compass, ruler and protractor). Some of the inner pieces need to be kept in place with little tabs, so don't forget to add them!
STEP 2: Stick the design onto your t-shirt. Carefully and evenly sponge paint onto the design. Leave to dry.
STEP 3: Remove the design and with your paintbrush, fill in the gaps left by the tabs, as evenly and neatly as possible. Voila!
I've been meaning to post this for ages! Ever since galaxy print was on trend, I've wanted to try it out for myself. My friend gave me her old converse so I decided to experient on them.
I'd love to give you a step by step method but to be honest, I was making it up as I went along! But I can tell you a few tricks of the trade:
YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 pair of old trainers
- Blue, red, white, pink and purple acryllic paint (I tried clothing paint and you couldn't see it!)
- A paintbrush
- A sponge
- Masking tape
- Sparkly purple nail polish
1) Cover the areas you want to keep paint free with masking tape
2) Start painting! There isn't a specific way to do it, and I made tons of mistakes, but at least you can cover them. I suggest starting with a base colour of blue or purple using a sponge, then adding lighter layers with a paintbrush. You literally just jab it with the brush- there's no elegent way of doing it! Then add little splatters of white paint for stars.
3) Leave to dry, then add nail polish onto the lace holes. This makes them less messy.
Autumn is definitely setting in but think of all the brilliant things that come with it, such as:
Here are some nice ways to wrap up:
Due to the cold weather blues, I spent last weekend indulging myself in a couple of films. There are a lot of films coming out at the mo', so I thought I'd give you an idea of what to see.
When I first heard that this french film was about a disabled man and his carer, I was worried this would be your typical heartwarming, stereotypical, cliche sob story. Yes, it did have a few soppy moments, but it's also a very funny, clever, lovely story. The whole cinema was laughing! If you're afraid of foreign films, don't be- subtitles really aren't that bad. A definite must-see!
Now is Good
I only realised about 10 minutes in to the film that it was based on a book I've read, called Before I Die, so I knew what was going to happen. The story is that a girl dying of cancer is trying to live the rest of her life to the full by making a list of things she wants to do. The ending is very sad and I do admit, I shed a tear or two, but overall, it wasn't very good. Much as I enjoy staring at Jeremy Irvine's face for two hours or so (ah, the many face shots of him...), everyone's acting was pretty bad. The lead, played by Dakota Fanning, was really annoying and played up the whole ill thing by being far too vacant. Her over the top british accent was also pretty irritating. To be honest, I wouldn't bother seeing it!
I usually love bright colours (I think the fact I own pink jeans says it all) but I am a massive fan of the grunge trend in winter. Worn jeans and a big, baggy, curl-up-into-a-ball-and-sleep jumpers? Yes please!
I thought I'd use Wordle (briliiant website, by the way) to sum up grunge in an interesting way.
I've had a couple of newsletters from Topshop and New Look advertising grunge and military, and literally fell in love with the Topshop jumpers in EVERY SINGLE COLOUR. Ah, they look so snuggly...
I thought these yummy grungy things from Topshop and Urban Outfitters would look good with any of these jumpers.
How beautifully would the nail polish catch the light? I love how the colours would change depending on which way you looked at them. The perfect finish to a grunge outfit!
Have a nice weekend!
I recently went on a bag making course at the V&A (which was absolutely FAB, I definitely recommend their workshops) and made this tote bag inspired by one of their recent exhibitions. I was pretty easy to make (all you need is bag fabric, felt, lace and fabric pens) and the staff there were really helpful and friendly.
All of the places are areas that ae important to me, so don't be surprised if you haven't heard of it!
I hope you guys have had a nice summer!