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It’s getting chilly up in the Northern hemisphere right now, and like a lot of people, hands and wrist are always the first things to get cold. What’s better to keep them warm with than these super cute wrist warmers? You can even layer them over gloves for extra protection from the cold.
The materials call for felted wool, but I’m sure any scraps of fleece, old quilts or blankets, or even outgrown sweaters would work. Just make sure you can sew them without too much hassle. Some thicker fabrics might also be harder to do a 1/2 hem on, so cut accordingly.
Tired of your acrylic paints drying out so quickly? You work too slow for the paint, and it’s expensive and tedious to have to add retarders in order to actually be able to use the pigment once it’s on the palette. I know the pain well.
No-Sign-of-Sanity’s tutorial on how to properly set up an acrylic palette works wonders to solve this! Click the pic for it!
They explain the process very in depth, while using a ton of humour, too. Keep in mind the effectiveness of this technique will vary according to how you use the paint. If you’re used to keeping the pigment very thick, then this probably won’t be for you.
In it, it says to use tracing paper for the top layer of the palette. If you do not have tracing paper, I know that regular copy or sketchbook (as long as it’s thin enough) paper will work as well. I’d bet it’s not as durable, though, so try not to scrub it too hard.
They’d be great for any cosplay, wizarding themed birthday party, or any other need.
It would be quite easy to paint some wood marbling on them to make it look more realistic. Just put two different shades of your brown on both sides of the brush- so dark on one side and light on the other. Swirl it around a bit while you paint and you should get a nice effect!
Also, if you’re planning on using your wand long term, rather than a couple hour long B-Day party, be picky on the quality of your acrylics. They definitely do not have to be highest end brand, but dollar store probably won’t cut it.
The top two photos are ones of my own, displaying my watercolour sketch book I made several months ago using the tutorial I’m linking to you guys, with a few modifications. I made my holes a little more spaced out, but if you were to do the same, I’d make sure the side ones were close enough to the edge. My corners sometimes bow out because there’s not enough support on them. Also, I added a latch thing to keep it together, similar to the type you’d see on some envelopes.
While you’re watching the video, go check out her other tutorials. They give you insight to other methods of bookbinding, creative things you can add and change to your technique, alternate tools, and other really cool how-tos. Not to mention, the videos are very easy to follow and well edited.
Galactic clothing! I absolutely love the look of these and have been planning on doing them for a while. Don’t forget to use some sort of bleach neutralizer after the lightening process. Not after you paint, if you chose to, though!
The top picture is from Noémie’s very colourful tutorial here. Though it’s for a pair of jeans, the technique will work on a black shirt, as well.
The t-shirt is from Wise rabbit says’ Galaxy Print DYI. She explains the bleaching process very thoroughly to produce a very different, yet still absolutely stunning result!
Have fun and good luck with your amazing new clothes! c: