Life Is What You Make of It

I've always let my time slip by, but no more. I will create something. I won't let what I've always wanted to do pass by me. Baking, sewing, drawing, make-up, you name it! As long as something new is made in the end.
Feel free to submit your own projects!

My personal blog is magical-truthsaying-bastard.tumblr.com.


Ask me anything   What did you do today?

Waiting for the bus in the rain, in the rain

I found a fake pumpkin and this cute figure of two skeletons waiting at a bus stop and I could not resist. I cut out the bus shape, painted the inside a dark blue with white streaks for raindrops, and glued a small light (that’s made for wearing on your fingers at raves) right under the stem, pointing to the back of the pumpkin to make it glow.

Reblogged from cosplayresources
cosplayresources:

I love this! Really great Worbla Shoe Armor Tutorial by Lumis-Mirage on Deviantart!

cosplayresources:

I love this! Really great Worbla Shoe Armor Tutorial by Lumis-Mirage on Deviantart!

(via essegigi)

Reblogged from motherofcosplay
pyroluminescence:

motherofcosplay:

Ever have trouble finding boots in the right color? Tried spray-painting them and ended up with a dry, cracked mess?A fantastic friend recently advised me to paint leather boots (and any other leather goods) with floral paint. This is a spray paint that is light and flexible enough to use on live flowers. Above are the Poison Ivy boots I painted for a friend, which turned out fantastic.
One thing though: Wear them while you paint them, and maybe stretch your foot around in between coats. I didn’t think of this, and while the paint did not crack at all, it started to split where the boots were stretched from walking. Next time I paint some boots, I’ll let you know if I was able to fix this problem.
The paint I used is called Design Master, and you can find it at Michael’s or Joann Fabrics. In the stores near me, Michael’s had a better selection of colors and a slightly better price, but that may not be true everywhere. This color is “Holiday Green.”

Great alternative to spray rubber and plasti-dip or bootcovers, and cheaper than leather paint! Reminder that Michaels and JoAnns both frequently offer 50% off coupons and will match competitor coupons and offers!!

pyroluminescence:

motherofcosplay:

Ever have trouble finding boots in the right color? Tried spray-painting them and ended up with a dry, cracked mess?

A fantastic friend recently advised me to paint leather boots (and any other leather goods) with floral paint. This is a spray paint that is light and flexible enough to use on live flowers. Above are the Poison Ivy boots I painted for a friend, which turned out fantastic.

One thing though: Wear them while you paint them, and maybe stretch your foot around in between coats. I didn’t think of this, and while the paint did not crack at all, it started to split where the boots were stretched from walking. Next time I paint some boots, I’ll let you know if I was able to fix this problem.

The paint I used is called Design Master, and you can find it at Michael’s or Joann Fabrics. In the stores near me, Michael’s had a better selection of colors and a slightly better price, but that may not be true everywhere. This color is “Holiday Green.”

Great alternative to spray rubber and plasti-dip or bootcovers, and cheaper than leather paint! Reminder that Michaels and JoAnns both frequently offer 50% off coupons and will match competitor coupons and offers!!

(via essegigi)

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magical-truthsaying-bastard:

Painting freehand is a very soothing exercise by making things up and filling in whatever blanks. I messed up with the letter spacing, so I played with the spacial distortion theme.

Acrylic paint on a plain baseball cap.

Oops. Meant to post here.

Welcome to cosplay, short for “making 2D things 3D is hard.”
But here’s the base for my new claws. I’ve got plenty more steps to go and will post a tutorial when they are complete! These are just the heaviest gauge jewelry wire I could find bent to fit my hand how I want. The longer parts are doubled over and bent into a spiral for reinforcement.

Welcome to cosplay, short for “making 2D things 3D is hard.”

But here’s the base for my new claws. I’ve got plenty more steps to go and will post a tutorial when they are complete! These are just the heaviest gauge jewelry wire I could find bent to fit my hand how I want. The longer parts are doubled over and bent into a spiral for reinforcement.

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Learn to Sew
“…a series of free online tutorials guiding you through the basics of sewing, from setting up your machine, to understanding sewing patterns, and finishing your seams.”

sewingtutorials:

Learn to Sew

“…a series of free online tutorials guiding you through the basics of sewing, from setting up your machine, to understanding sewing patterns, and finishing your seams.”

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Reblogged from 88marebear

88marebear:

I made a thing. 

For Halloween or goths year around, here’s how to deck out a journal or sketchbook into a lovely book of the dead! Thanks to one of my favorite crafting books of all time.

You will need

  • a sketchbook or journal
  • tall candle
  • hot glue gun
  • small hinges from any home improvement store
  • black spraypaint
  • silver acrylic paint
  • sponge
  • and any decal you may want. I got the foam cross from the local craft store
  1. Hot glue the decal and hinges on to the journal. My hinges didn’t quite fit, so I only glued them on the front so the book still looks cool while being able to open and close.
  2. Light the candle, hold at the bottom, and let the wax drip on the cover of your book in any amount that you are satisfied with.
  3. Spray paint it all black and let dry.
  4. Dip the sponge in silver paint and wipe off on napkin, paint tray, etc. You don’t want to have much on your sponge. Then gently run the silver paint over the cover. I messed up here and ended up having to wipe down the entire cover, but that still looks cool. What you really want is for it to emphasize the depth on the wax and decal.