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2012. június 28., csütörtök

Creative Goth Summer Weeks 8.: Cuteness in gothness




Goth cuteness: bats, fluffy babyowls, black cats, feathers, tutus, pink and black, muffins, smiley skulls, stripes, ribboned spiders, Tim Burton characters etc.and their role in your DIY. You don't have anything with those patterns? Make one!

I've just realised, that I became obsessed with toadstools. They look so cute! Dots, red and white, innocent look, but a small part can kill a whole village, part of the fairytale-kitsch... What else could I want? :D More of them!




 Inspiration:


This pendant, made by Pixie Dust should be on my wishlist! 

Source.


Naomi von Moonsta created a whole look, wich I adore: 

Check her Blog!


This wreat tutorial looks easy and cute, too! 

Tutorial here.


Other big favourites are hearts, possibly not goth in themselves, but can add some cuteness to a goth thing. Like my Bat Fit diary.  Also, bows, anything with a bow! I thought I could repair this skirt with iron-ons, but decided to put it in the "Memories" box. I'll use them later. Not that late, this summer. ^^


 These porcelainstickers were also a must. I've used up almost half of them, this is an old picture. ^^




Tomorrow: Classical goth patterns: roses keys spidewebs, crosses/ankhs wings etc.

2012. június 27., szerda

Creative Goth Summer Weeks 7.: New technique




Today: a technique, you've never tried, but wanted to. Try it!

Source of inspiration.


I saw this box with egg mosaic a time ago, when looking for ideas. (The site is in hungarian, but the pictures speak for themself.) As it first try, I wanted to alter something smaller, that I already have.  So, this nice beige frame transformed to something else, slowly, as this technique takes quite a long time. I should've watched Lord of the Rings while doing it.

Supplies:

Something to decorate (in my case the frame)
Glue
Toothpicks
Glass contour
Translucent glass paint
Small piece of folded paper
And (of course) eggshells

How to prepare the eggshells: Eat some scrambled eggs, and peel off the white thingy from the shells, before they dry out. This takes a little while, too.

Before:



I painted the whole thing black, exept the inner frame. (Sure, every goth gadget tutorial begins like this: "paint it blaaaaack!!" XD)



Using a brush for measurements, I applied glass contour. The plan was to fill all of them with eggshell, but I quickly changed my mind. :D



I've only filled every second row. The quickest way is to fold a small piece of paper, break a small piece of eggshell to even smaller pieces on it, pour some glue on the surface, smudge it with the toothpick, then apply the eggshell pieces with the tacky side of the toothpick, holding the paper close.



After the glue dried, I painted the eggshell pieces and the inner frame red with transparent glass paint.

I'll apply a coat of matte varnish, and it'll be done!^^

Tomorrow:  Goth cuteness: bats, fluffy babyowls, black cats, feathers, tutus, pink and black, muffins, smiley skulls, stripes, ribboned spiders, Tim Burton characters etc.and their role in your DIY. You don't have anything with those patterns? Make one!

2012. június 26., kedd

Creative Goth Summer Weeks 6.: Tutorial



Today: Make a tutorial (preferably) from a technique you are awesome at! My choice is decoupage.

Decoupage is a technique, where you cut out parts from napkins or thin paper, and glue them on something, to make it decorative. There are special glues , but simple wallpaper glue works just fine. I've read that it's a good technique for beginners, as the results are quick and easy to achieve.
So, here is how I did the heart shaped tray, step by step:

1. Prepare supplies: white and pink paint, crackling varnish, contour paint, paintbrush, a small bowl of water, scissors and the napkin.



2. Cut out the pattern, in my case the muffins. An oval shape, with the stripy backdrop will look cute!


3. Now to the tray: To make it easy, I divided it with white glass contour, the outer part will be pastel pink, the inside white with the muffins.


4. Painted it.



5. Peel the thick back off from the cutted out patterns.



6. Mix some glue with water.


7. Place them, to see how it will look like.


8. Glue the muffins on. Usually, I hold the middle, and do the right side, applying glue from inside to outside, then release and do the left, so the pattern stays at its place.




8. Let them dry, and apply another coat of glue, or some varnish.


I'll add some more contour paint and waterproof varnish, so it'll be washable. The pibnk is exactly a Barbie pink, it will look cool with my teapot!

Some more decoupaged things:





And from the internet: 


Shabby chic! <3
Thank God I'm pretty! :D
Tutorial of skelanimal compakt mirror HERE.


Tomrrow: Try something new! My choice is egg mosaic.

2012. június 25., hétfő

Creative Goth Summer Weeks 5. Professional Assistance



Contact a "professional". Maybe you would like to know how to knit, and your aunt knows how to, ask her to teach you! There is a course, wich teaches you how to make your favourite Tiffany lamps? Start it! You planned out the most gorgeous outfit, but sewing it is not yet possible with your skills? Ask a seamstress to do it!

 Sorry for the late post, I usually try to post earlyer so you have time to join... I've began this at my love's place, and added the pictures at home. With sewing my Professional assistance is my Mum, as she can sew nearly everything. ^^


I have a HUUUuuge bag of clothes, that need altering, and/or repairing, Let me present you them:

My ex-favourite biker Tee, tattered at the bottom. :(



This only-once-worn lingerie, with cigarette-burn holes. I planned to switch the see-through material to something less revealing...


A 40-year old skirt got tattered on the waist, I dont't know if I could fix it, as the material is too thin to sew...


This is an old top, I've planned to transform it to skirt, Mum told me she could help.
 Nice dress with ugly straps. Mum'll help.
This too see-through skirt needs an underskirt, or as I've decided it goes to the Memory bag.
 This too big blouse, needs fitting.
 The bottom needs hemming. I'll learn it from my Mum, than try on the Bicycle Tee.
 I've just realised, that it's ok, the neck strap was not my friend at the time I selected these pieces, but nowadays we get along well...
The ruffles are torn and out of place. Handsewing could help. Or is it too worn to mend?
 It needs to be reduced two sizes, or a total recreation...


In the end, I've realised, that only two items (The red lingerie-thing and the turquise-brown wrap-dress) go to a seamstress, as most them is easy to finish with Mum's help. ^^

Creative courses are rare during summer, but (thanks to google) I've found loads of tutorials, wich I'll share later. Shabby Chic things (= stuff, that looks like used old things.) caught my attention. It seems to be quite odd to work on stuff to make them look worn and old, but they look so cool! 

Looks like a fairytale. Source.

I have this old, unusable mirror,  and wondered if I coud decorate/renovate it.Then I've realised, that it is already "shabby."^^ Just a layer of polish will be enough.

Hello form the mirror! ^^



Tomorrow: Make a tutorial (preferably) from a technique you are awesome at! My choice is decoupage.


2012. június 22., péntek

Creative Goth Summer Weeks 4. Too big to start


Today's task: Some project, that seems to be to big to start. Ask help and/or advice, or take it to a professional, but just start it! ^^

Three things, already featured in this blog fall under this cathegory: 

The nightstand and the parasol.
 The parasol needs some white feathers and black bows. I could sew it on, however, today is shopping day, so I'll just look if they have a nice gluegun there... And white featherboa.

The nightstand: This is the BIG project, the biggest big. First of all, I store my winter socks my papers and electrical gadgets ther, so I need to pack it out. Than I'll have to remove the old stickers and all the varnish with a sandpaper, than paint with white acril and add blue details... 
This post from Bane, at Goth it yourself was so inspiring,that I knew that I have to try it!
I have sandpaper, So I need "latex primer" (not sure if they have such a thing around here...) white acril spray/paint, and a few free days.  :)


Torn Jack bags:  A professional said, that they are beyound repair, but kept them anyway. I guess some gluegunning could help them...

I also have a bag of clothes, that are need to be repaired with a sewing machine, but I can't handle that. My Mom promised to help me, as soon as she comes back from vacation. that's in two weeks.

Next weeks theme: 

Tutorials, Techniques and Patterns

I'll show you how to do egg-mosaic, decoupage and crackling varnish. ^^

For Monday: Contact a "professional". Maybe you would like to know how to knit, and your aunt knows how to, ask her to teach you! There is a course, wich teaches you how to make your favourite Tiffany lamps? Start it! You planned out the most gorgeous outfit, but sewing it is not yet possible with your skills? Ask a seamstress to do it! 


Oh, and Have a nice Weekend! ^^


Thanks for Joining!

Blithe


Jade