Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fixing a hole

Sigurna sam da sam već pomenula kako obožavam broševe i posedujem popriličan broj istih.
Problem sa nošenjem broševa na pamučnim majicama koje nisu baš vrhunskog kvaliteta, naročito ako nisam baš pažljiva sa skidanjem broševa je to što se sa vremena na vreme na levoj strani grudi pojavi rupica od igle.

Part of my brooch collection
Rešila sam da jednu takvu majicu iskoristim za DIY projekat koji želim da uradim već dugo, tako da je prvi korak bio popravljanje te rupice na neki način.

 Muzička podloga se sama nametnula.
Do skorog čitanja!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

DIY cloud shirt / Uradi sam: Majica sa oblakom


Material:
-white shirt
-pencil with eraser (unused)
-white and black textile color
-black textile marker
-paper to sketch cloud and caption
-piece of cardboard to put inside your shirt while stamping it


First use pencil to sketch cloud on your shirt. I sketched on paper first and then copied on my shirt with pencil I used for stamping.
Mix white and black textile paint to make various shades of gray. Use eraser on your pencil to stamp inside of the cloud you sketched. I used black acrylic paint because I ran out of black textile color. It didn't wash out and didn't color my new shirt grey, which is great.
It took me around 20 minutes to stamp whole cloud.



When you're done stamping, wait for 30-45 minutes for it to dry.
I wrote definition of cloud from Oxford dictionary in my favorite font on a piece on paper and copied it on shirt bellow the cloud, first with pencil and then with black textile marker. To get that kinda shabby look of the letters don't press marker to hard.



Done!


Wait for 24 hours for it to dry completely, iron (while inside out!) and wash to remove pencil tracing and your new shirt is ready to wear.



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspiration: Depressed cake shop



The Depressed Cake Shop is a pop-up concept that sells grey colored cakes and other baked goods with the purpose of raising awareness about mental health issues. Proceeds from the cake shops are donated to a charity of the pop-up’s choice. The idea was conceived by Emma Cakehead in the UK and to date more than 30 Depressed Cake Shops have popped up all over the world – from Scotland to San Francisco.

1 in 4 people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives.

Mental illness is a disease that just isn’t discussed.  If someone has heart disease or diabetes you would never say “just snap out of it.”  The Depressed Cake Shops provide an experience that encourages discussion about mental health issues, including — but not limited to — depression.   The proceeds from each Depressed Cake Shop directly benefit a mental health-based charity of that shop’s choice.Concept is simple: All bakers need to do is sell grey cakes (or other baked goods) and donate the money to a mental health charity. Why grey? Because the color represents what depression does: It coats a beautiful life in grey. Many of the Depressed Cake Shop bakers use baking as a way to battle their depression. They decorate the cupcakes, cookies, and other delicious items with designs that represent their depression and encourage discussion. Often, underneath those dark designs, is a bright pop of color inside. Because underneath that grey cloud, hope remains.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DIY Bunny Mug / Uradi sam: Šolja sa zekom


Supplies:
-mug
-porcelain marker (I used this one and it comes in many other colors than black)
-piece of baking paper
-pencil (7B is the best)
-scissors
-sellotape
-toothpick (for bunnies eyes)


 Draw one bunny ear on baking paper, fold in half and draw the other ear. This way ears are same size and symmetrical.




Make sure mug is clean and completely dry. Use sellotape to fix your drawing face down to the mug.
Use pencil to draw over drawing lines. This enables picture to transfer onto the mug.


Remove baking paper and draw over with porcelain painter pen.





Use pencil to sketch bunny eyes and bunny mouf on mug bottom and pay attention to coordinate it with ears you already draw. When you are sure about the position, draw over with porcelain painter pen.



After three days of drying your new mug is ready to use (and is dishwasher safe).
Hope you like it!
p.s.If your mug has any mark on the bottom, use acetone to remove it.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

DIY glittery star hair piece / Uradi sam: Snala sa sljokicastom zvezdom


Material:  /   Materijal: 
-paper star cutout   /   -papirna zvezda željenog oblika i veličine
-white felt sheet   /   -beli filc tabla
-non/white chalk   /   -kreda u boji
-scissors   /   -makaze
-glue   /   -lepak
-small brush   /   -četkica za nanošenje lepka
-glitter   /   -šljokice
- hairpin   /   -ukosnica


Put your paper star on top of the felt and draw around it with chalk and cut it out.
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Precrtajte šablon kredom na filc i isecite.


Evenly apply glue all over the felt star and cover with glitter.
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Stavite malo superlepka na sredinu filcane zvezde, razmažite četkicom po celoj površini i ravnomerno posipajte šljokicama.




When completely dry, brush off excess glitter and apply thin layer of glue to fixate it.
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Kada se osuši, otresite višak sljokica i pažljivo premažite tankim slojem lepka kako biste fiksirali šljokice. Bilo koji "beli" lepak iz knjižare može poslužiti, pošto su svi oni providni kada se osuše.


Cut out small rectangular piece of felt, pull through hairpin ,apply glue and paste together with bottom side of your star.
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Kada se zaštitni sloj osuši, secite malo parče filca, provucite kroz ukosnicu i zalepite sa donje strane zvezde.



Hope you like it!