diy journal tutorial


India Ink Ghosts Tutorial:

1) Cover area of ghost with a PUDDLE of water. Don’t just get it wet, there has to be water sitting on top of the page for this to work properly (make sure there’s nothing important on the other side of the page). 

2) Using a small brush, dab pure india ink along the top of the ghost. Make sure not to apply ink where there is no water. Allow ink to bleed down, through the water. 

3) Because the ink looks a lot darker/ starker when it is wet, you may need to let it dry and repeat the process a few times for desired darkness. I did two coats,  re-applying a puddle of water for the second one. 

4) Use a silver or gold leaf pen, whiteout pen, or white acrylic paint to dab on little eyes. I tried doing this while the ghost was still wet, hoping that the white would bleed and look like the eyes were glowing. It didn’t work for me, but I think a white watercolor might do the trick. 

5) Done! I made a little school of ghosties. For multiple ghosts, pay attention to eye-placement as it determines the direction they are looking. The technique in this tutorial can be used to create stylized smoke, still water, backgrounds, cloaks, pretty much anything simple and black. 

anonymous asked:

Hi, I'm going to a renaissance fair this weekend and I was wondering if you have any costume/accessories DIYs. Thank you!

Hope I got back to you fast enough!!!

This was a really fun one to compile! I hope these help you in some way!

DIY Lace Princess Crowns

The easiest one on the list; if you don’t have fabric stiffener, try Mod Podge or just plain white school glue.

DIY Snow Jar Necklace

From the apothecary.

DIY Princess Tiara

A tutorial for an elegant wire tiara for fair lady or lad.

DIY Crystal Ball Jewelry

For the more magically-inclined.

DIY Leather Journal

If you have the time or have prior experience, make this leather journal to jot down the happenings of the renaissance fair.

DIY Fresh Flower Crown

Fresh Flowers + Crown Braid = Flower Crown

DIY Spring Floral Headpiece

Or if you’d like a unique variant of the flower crown, this headpiece ought to do it.

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I came up with a new blog series which shows what I do each day and to also share new ideas on how to spice up your planners. I have recently been hooked up with coloring materials again, particularly watercolors. The last time I used them was way back my high school year which has been specifically 8-9 years back. You may say I may be going back to being or acting young again. but I say, I’ll do whatever that makes me happy. :) and you should too. My planner was not only for managing my time wisely but also became a visual journal of important memories.

So this post would also talk about what happened for the whole month by week in bullets. Please excuse smudges and my bad handwriting.

WEEK ONE. This week is all about going back to Camiling and spending days in different Barrios. Its just so nice to spend a day or two away from the city with the fresh air and the wonderful green colors you see all around the place.

WEEK TWO. This is the week I started to go back to reviewing again. I made a schedule which I strictly followed and listed some quotes that reminded me not to give up and just keep trying, i also listed art materials which served as a reward whenever I get to finish a module. I also made a checklist o things I should have had memorized after the week. Did a DIY post about making washified masking tape.

WEEK THREE. Still all about reviewing and church visitations. This is the week where started cramming and having mixed emotions. I wasn’t getting any sleep too. A lot has been going on in my mind because this week’s sunday was the board exam already. My mom accompanied me and bought me delicious lunch at Teachers Camp, Baguio City. No one knew, but she was actually my lucky charm that day. :)

WEEK FOUR. After the boards, we went home to camiling and spend time with my baby. Robin filed his leave to be with us too. Together we prayed each day at their chapel. I even spent an afternoon inside the chapel and drew everything I saw there. I wrote my prayer in my planner and that night, after 2 working days, the results had finally came out. And I passed!!!! I am officially a Pharmacist. Thank God. My mom treated everyone to Starbucks and had a major family bonding with my uncle who is about to leave for the states.

WEEK FIVE. Looking for a job isn’t as easy as some people may think. I applied at four drugstores and none of them called me till the end of the week. It was indeed frustrating but I am still hoping for the best. Tried to keep myself busy and spend quality time with my baby. I also had a “me time” this week which I was so glad about.

All in all, I had a good month and the highlight was really about passing the boards. I hope January was good to you too. Hello february!

anonymous asked:

notebooks/journaling/stationary/hand lettering?

Before you guys send requests in, make sure to check out the TAGS page! There are organized categories of DIY tutorials listed and you can browse for whatever you are looking for. 

If you still haven’t quite found what you’re look for or you would like more ideas, definitely feel free to send in an ask!

So back to notebooks/journaling/stationery/hand lettering, I’ve found these for you! 

DIY Mini Notebooks

DIY Idea Journal

DIY Marble Stationery

DIY Fake Calligraphy Tutorial

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