Every now and then I get questions where to buy those bear clips I used for my Junko cosplay. Well, those aren’t up for sale, but there is a pretty easy way to make them. Thisworks for other accessories as well ;3
What do you need:
▸ oven drying clay (DE: Fimo)
▸ baking paper
▸ paper, scissors, pen and a fine brush
▸ acrylic paint in white, black and red
▸ sanding paper
▸ transparent varnish
Additionally I recommend spray paint in white and black.
I lost it at the end.
Okay, I had to check out the Van Eyck thing. I was a bit in denial because, come on, every single person can’t look like President Putin!
There are no words to describe how wrong I was.
Reblogging this for my art history class this semester
The art historian in me had to reblog this.
ok here’s the pattern and the REALLY SIMPLE tutorial.
i’m going to upload all the other pictures i took in chronological order (hopefully) into a photobucket folder and edit this post with a link, in case any of you want some extra help.
http://s46.beta.photobucket.com/user/channingw/library/lineplay%20plush%20pictures here’s all the instructions. i just titled the pictures with the instructions, hopefully they’re not all too long to read. also they’re in backwards order, so just go from bottom to top.
and this pattern DOES NOT have seam allowance, you’re on your own for that.
i did put both the solid front head piece AND the two pieces that i used, you only need one or the other, don’t make both or you’ll be confused.
also if i were to do this again i would make the back of the head with the same piece as the front because i think it would be a better 3D shape that way. so you should probably do that.
BE NICE AND DON’T USE THIS FOR SELLING THINGS
AND SEND ME A PICTURE IF YOU MAKE ONE I WANNA SEE!!
also be nice and don’t delete this text if you reblog this.
We interrupt your usual schedule to bring you a very small pig descending a set of stairs.
HE JUMPS RIGHT INTO IT AND MAKES LITTEL SOUNDS N0
How to recycle scrap material into pretty fabric flowers tutorial:
Okay, so I’m finding this ‘no buying any clothes challenge’ not a problem, but what about accessories????
Are accessories counted as (sort of) clothes? After all I do feel a bit naked if I go out without any earrings. This made me think that I should make some accessories so I can change the look of an outfit.
As a costume designer ive made several headdresses that ive made fabric flowers for and they are super dooper easy to make and use very little fabric so can be made from odd and ends. Recycle old clothes - a lot of lining fabrics work well for making flowers.
Here’s how: First find 4 or 5 different sized round objects to create your template. The largest will be the size that you want your flower to be.
Draw around these on paper, and add about 5 lines roughly spaced equally apart indicating where the petals are.
Cut these out (using paper scissors, not fabric scissors or it will blunt them).
The fabric you choose to make your flowers from needs to be a man made fabric. This is because it needs to melt when heated and not burn. If in doubt test a small piece by putting near a flame before you begin. The fabric I’ve chosen was one I had spare in my sewing cupboard. It has one side with a shiny satin finish and the other side has a faux raw silk finish. I like the silk side best.
Fold the fabric double and pin the circle templates on. Cut these out so there are two fabric circles of each size. Snip the petal lines too.
Now hold each petal of each circle close to a candle flame. You don’t want it to catch on fire, you just want the edges to curl up with the heat. This can take a little practise and obviously since you are working with a flame do be careful to not burn your fingers.
Once all the circles are done, stack one on top of another with the largest at the botton and the smallest at the top.
Secure these in place with a couple of hand stitches all the way through the layers.
I added an extra ribbon to the back with a few stitches just to make it a bit more interesting.
And then it’s finished. It can be worn as a hair accessory or pinned onto a top, a necklace etc. And sooooo perfect for festivals!
Dragonscale (North American Smocking) Tutorial by aliasdotcom
View the full tutorial here: