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pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)

The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set. 

Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.

Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!

my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.

They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)

As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.

(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make

so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional media..lol. hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC. 

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Oil Paints by Cassia Beck

Aqours Shopping HCs

Chika

  • She is such a shopaholic.
  • She spends most of her money on clothes, and the worst thing is:  she doesn’t even wear half of them.
  • Literally, her wardrobe is a MESS. Most of her clothes aren’t even hung up, they’re just strewn around.
  • She loves going to town and shopping, especially when she’s with friends! 
  • Trying on Riko’s and You’s clothes has always been pretty fun for her as well.
  • But god, someone put a handle on this girl.
  • She has NEVER seen the sales sections of shops, no matter how hard You tries to drag her there.
  • Her mum hates her and her wardrobe.
  • Her sister just laughs at her though.
  • Honestly, all of this just fuels her addiction.
  • She’s impossible.

You

  • You also really likes shopping!
  • But she prefers making her own clothes out of plain outfits or cheap fabrics.
  • Usually, she just window shops to get inspiration.
  • She’s very, very good at managing her money with shopping. When she does buy clothes, they’re usually on sale. 
  • You is always found ripping through the sales section of the store due to this.
  • She really enjoys shopping for her friends and dolling them up as well!
  • She cannot stand Chika’s wardrobe. 
  • There’s so much potential
  • Why do you have a fedora in five different colours, nobody’s ever seen you wear one
  • WHY DO YOU EVEN HAVE A FEDORA

Riko

  • Riko likes shopping!
  • She’s fairly particular about clothes though. She loves simple dresses, but refuses to buy one that’s tight in the bust, shows stomach or cleavage, or has a skirt that’s too short.
  • Unfortunately, dresses like that are pretty hard to find these days…
  • Riko’s fairly tall, but also very slim, so when she does find a dress, the ones left are usually two sizes too big.
  • She tends to shop online now, since it’s easy to filter out the stuff she doesn’t want.
  • Sometimes she goes to second hand shops, since they have cheaper and more simple clothes – which is exactly what she likes!
  • Whenever she has clothes she doesn’t want, she donates them to charity. One day she’d like to be like You and sew old clothes into better ones.
  • Overall, Riko’s a fairly normal shopper.

Ruby

  • She isn’t very fond of shopping. It stresses her out too easily.
  • Which is a shame, since she really likes trying on new outfits.
  • But in stores she gets very overwhelmed with all the people and the huge range of clothes available…
  • It’s Dia who has always shopped for her. Ruby loves this, because she really admires Dia’s fashion sense!
  • Dia still shops for her even now, but the other members of Aqours like to send her pictures and outfit links to her that they think she’ll like!
  • Occasionally, she’ll tag along with Riko to second hand shops. They’re much less busy, so she enjoys going there. 
  • The clothes are really cute too!
  • This also doubles as a bonding time for the two, as they’ve never had much of an opportunity to interact. 
  • Ruby is incredibly grateful for everyone in Aqours.

Hanamaru

  • Hanamaru doesn’t shop a lot by herself, but when she’s invited out, she’s like an excited puppy.
  • Everyone thinks it’s adorable.
  • What’s not so adorable is how much she wants to buy.
  • Hanamaru, are you sure you want three pairs of ripped jeans???
  • Yoshiko and Ruby decide to keep tabs on how often she shops and who accompanies her.
  • They feel guilty, but…it’s for her own good.
  • One time they found her almost giving 100 dollars to a scammer on the street.
  • It’s all very pure, but also very dangerous.
  • Hanamaru’s extremely confused over this, but she agrees not to go on a shopping spree without being ​accompanied.

Yoshiko

  • Yoshiko does nothing but shop online.
  • She gets way too embarrassed buying little devil fashion in real life, so the internet quickly becomes her best friend.
  • She’s surprisingly careful with her money, even keeping a budget that she actually sticks to!
  • She has a super cute fashion sense too, and finds clothes that suit her perfectly.
  • Yoshiko isn’t very good at picking clothes for other people though. She can’t wrap her head around other people’s fashion.
  • On the odd occasion that she does go out, she prefers to shop by herself. She finds herself quickly becoming impatient picking out clothes with others; she personally finds independent shopping much more efficient.
  • While clumsy, she knows how to operate a sewing machine, so she often attempts to adjust clothes slightly so that they are more to her liking.
  • When she succeeds, she is really happy.
  • It’s cute to watch!

Mari

  • Mari also loves shopping!
  • Due to her money, she is lucky to buy whatever the hell she wants.
  • Trying on new clothes and styles is incredibly fun for her, so she tends to spend at least an hour in the changing room every time she shops.
  • It’s not surprising that literally nobody wants to go to clothes stores with her.
  • Her wardrobe is so stuffed with clothes it may as well be bursting – although, to be fair, she does wear all her numerous outfits (somehow).
  • She tries to buy expensive clothes for Aqours, which they are both flattered and horrified about.
  • Mari, NOBODY wants those $600 sparkly gold tube dresses.
  • Chika and You are jealous of Mari’s money. They could buy so much with it! Mari’s more than willing to buy things for them, but they immediately refuse.
  • It’s just not the same.

Dia

  • Dia is a very, VERY picky shopper.
  • She’s an absolute nightmare to shop for, because nobody knows what she’d like.
  • She cannot buy an outfit unless it is completely perfect in every way possible. 
  • Everyone thinks it’s ridiculous. She’ll ditch an otherwise cute outfit just because the sleeves are an inch too short.
  • You secretly puts more effort into Dia’s costumes because of this.
  • She generally prefers to shop online for herself since it’s much  less of a bother, and because whenever she goes to town the only outfits she brings back are ones for Ruby.
  • On that note, she’s great at picking outfits out for others! Dia has a very keen eye for detail and fashion.
  • She would like to start sewing one day, since that would mean she can adjust clothes to her liking.
  • She’s planning on asking You when she has more free time.

Kanan

  • Kanan doesn’t understand how people can spend so much time wondering what outfits to get.
  • Like…she just gets the first thing she sees that she likes unless it’s too expensive.
  • Dia especially confuses her.
  • There’s so many nice clothes! How can you NOT find something you like?
  • She’s bewildered.
  • She has a surprisingly large amount of clothes, and like You, Kanan never throws away old ones. 
  • She tends to give them away to charity, and occasionally You or Chika.
  • Although she’s stopped giving them away to Chika now that she’s taken a good look at her wardrobe.
  • Kanan also has an amazing range of swimsuits, which everyone is astounded by.
  • They didn’t even know it was possible for someone to own so many wetsuits. 
  • Have rainbow printed wetsuits always existed?
  • Dia and Mari swear they’ve only seen her wear the same one bikini, which Kanan denies vehemently.
  • They’re just blind.

thesleekkitty: I’m excited to share that the gorgeous @emilybett wore the Gold Tube Layering Necklace that I created on the season 6 premier of @cw_arrow It’s an incredible feeling to see something you’ve created worn by a talented actress on such a cool tv show! I am so honored and thankful to be part of @theartisangroupwho makes these wonderful opportunities possible. #thesleekkitty #arrowseason6#theartisangroup #feelingblessed#artisanjewelry #minimalistjewelry#cwarrow #emilybettrickards

72 DIY Bracelets. DIY GIFT GUIDE from truebluemeandyou. *UPDATED - all 72 links checked and fixed.*

This used to be 8 separate posts, but I’ve consolidated them into 1.

2012 was an excellent year for DIY Jewelry from bloggers. There are bracelet DIYs here for every budget and skill level.

For other roundups of DIY Gift Guides from earrings to necklaces to spa gifts go here: truebluemeandyou.tumblr.com/tagged/diy-gift-guide

  1. Leather Cuff from Think Crafts! here.
  2. DIY Inspiration: Rings’ Bracelet here. Old rings, rings that don’t fit, cheap rings etc… joined with O rings and a toggle clasp.
  3. Cardboard/cereal Box Bracelets for Kids from A Fanciful Twist here.
  4. Fisherman’s Sailor Knot from Etsy here.
  5. Chain and Rhinestone Bracelet from I SPY DIY here.
  6. Anthropologie Knockoff Weights and Measures Bracelet by Flamingo Toes here.
  7. Chan Luu Knockoff Bracelets from I Am Momma Hear Me Roar here.  
  8. Memory Wire Spiral Bracelet from Yellow Blackbird here.
  9. Two Styles of Leather Braided Bracelets from Maryjanes and Galoshes here.
  1. Wrapped Scrap Felt Bracelet from Bugs and Fishes here.
  2. Metallic Wrapped Leather Cord Friendship Bracelet from Dismount Creative here.
  3. Kabiri Knockoff Ombre Bracelet Using Plumbing Parts from inspiration & realisation here.
  4. Floss Wrapped Leather Bracelet from El Cuaderno de Ideas here.
  5. Betsey Johnson Knockoff Half Stretch Bracelet from Crafting Rebellion here.
  6. Easy Charm Bracelet with Button Closure from Wobisobi here.
  7. David Yurman Knockoff Pearl and Multi Chain Bracelet by Flamingo Toes here.
  8. Tie Dye Like Friendship Bracelet with Charms from Quiet Lion here.
  9. Polymer Clay Braided Bracelet from Delighted Momma here.
  1. Ladder Stitch Bracelet from Lima Beads here.
  2. Textured Polymer Beads Tutorial from Jibby and Juna here.
  3. Heart Friendship Bracelets from Purlbee here.
  4. Button Bracelet from quelinda crafts here.
  5. Masculine Bracelets Tutorial Roundup from Thanks, I Made It here.
  6. Book Page Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.  
  7. Knockoff Les Nereides Pom Pom Bracelet from Small Good Things here.
  8. Knockoff Matthew Williamson Neon Drawstring Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *All supplies from Home Depot.
  9. Hemp Twine Wish Bracelets from Happy Hour Projects here.
  1. Galaxy Cuff from Pretty Quirky Pants here.
  2. Braided T-Shirt Bracelets with Magnet Closures from Hello Natural here.
  3. Easy Rope Knot Bracelet from Belrossa here.
  4. KIDS CRAFT and fund raiser LEGO jewelry links. LEGO Bracelet from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! here.
  5. Star Beaded Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.
  6. No Sew Easy Trim Bracelet from Momtastic here. *Velcro closure.
  7. Rhinestone Embroidery Thread Friendship Bracelet from all the good girls go to heaven here.
  8. Woven Friendship Bracelet Using a Circular Cardboard Loom from Michael Ann Made here.
  9. Yarn Wrapped Rope Bracelet with Button Closure from cut out + keep here.
  1. Bead and Leather Bracelet with a Button Closure from Happy Hour Projects here.  
  2. Braided Bead Bracelet from Pretty Quirky Pants here.  
  3. Multi Strand Rope Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *You can use ribbon crimp ends for almost any material.
  4. Leather Studded Bracelet from Fashionrolla here.  
  5. 2 Easy Bead and Crystal Bracelets with Sliding Square Knot Closures from Wobisobi here.
  6. Knitted Wire and Pearl Cuff from COCO Knits here.Photo: inspiration & realisation who used this pattern.
  7. Hardware Store Brass Hinge Bracelet here. Top Photo: DIY from The Stripe, Bottom Photo: DIY from Sprinkles in Springs.
  8. Polymer Clay Chanel and Pamela Love Crystal Cuff from Dream, Create here.
  9. Diamond Hex Nut Bracelet from Trinkets in Bloom here.
  1. Diamond Beaded Bracelet from Wild Amor here.
  2. Braided Bracelet With Charm from Happy Hour Projects here.
  3. Leather Studded Wrap Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.  
  4. Gold Tube Bracelet with Sliding Knot Closure from Honestly…WTF here.  
  5. Gold Lace Cuff from Runway DIY here.
  6. Beyond Easy $1.50 Ball Chain Bracelet from Bettina’s Blog here.
  7. Pearl and Tube Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here. *Amazing knockoff of a designer who doesn’t want to be named.
  8. Jean Inseam Bracelet from Mich L. in L.A. here.
  9. Roundup of Fifty DIY Bracelets from Saved by Love Creations here.
  1. Bungee Cord Hardware Store Bracelet from Thanks, I Made It here.
  2. Cord Wrapped Leather Bracelet by lebenslustiger here.
  3. Easy Ribbon, Suede or Yarn Wrapped Bangles from Studs and Pearls here.
  4. Rose Gold Chain and Wire Bracelet and Anklet from Love Maegan here.
  5. Shell Bracelet or Any Charm with Sliding Knot Closure from Happy Hour Projects here.
  6. Sliding Knot Closure Evil Eye Charm Bracelet from Honestly WTF here.
  7. Cord Charm Bracelet with Knotted Closure from Passions for Fashion here.  
  8. Morse Code Bracelets Using Crimp Beads from Fall for DIY here.
  9. Rhinestone Wrap Bracelet from LuLu’s here.
  1. Spike Bracelet from The Stripe here.
  2. Ribbon and Silk Wrapped Charm and Bead Bracelet from inspiration & realisation here.
  3. Marc by Marc Jacobs Knockoff Sporty Turnlock Bracelet by Swellmayde here.
  4. Leather Cord Bead Bracelet from Happy Hour Projects here.
  5. Two Easy Braided Bracelets with Beads from Lines Across here.
  6. Fishtail Friendship Bracelet with Button Closure from Typical House Cat here.
  7. Button Bracelet from Cosmo Cricket here.
  8. Tube Bracelets Done 2 Ways  from Small Good Things here.
  9. 4 Easy Knit Cuffs from A La Sascha here.