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I did my #GBBO miniatures for the last 2 years running and I won’t be doing them this year, I need a rest! I had a blast and got to meet AMAZING bakers, thanks everyone ❤️ I am taking custom orders now, so if you have a mini food request get in touch👉

lynn@tuckshop.biz

Making the wand from Daoko's MV: Girl (the easy way)

Here’s a recent tutorial from my blog, enjoy~:


Hihihi I forgot to write a post last month but here’s another cosplay tutorial to make up for it ><!

I don’t know if any of you reading this knows but one of my first cosplans of the year is to cosplay the character from Daoko’s MV: Girl.

This time instead of making it, I decided to buy almost all of the cosplay, excluding the wand, due to time constraint.

And I had to crack my head to think of a way to make the wand, I wasn’t going to go into 3D printing or something fancy…it was difficult.
But my sudden spark of geniusness helped me create it! (Lol) here’s the tutorial:

Materials/Tools you will need:

*paper/polystyrene balls (20mm)
*bamboo skewer
*bandage (secret ingredient!!)
*masking tape
*newspaper
*paint
*craft(funky) foam
*acrylic gesso
*pva glue
*scissors (obvs)
*glue gun
*craft knife

Base:

1) draw a rough sketch of the base of the wand on paper, for reference, I wanted mine to be around an A4 sized paper long:

2) take the paper balls and skewer them through your bamboo skewer so it looks like this (be sure to leave space at the top of the skewer to stick the star on!):

(Btw that was the brand of paper balls I was using, you might find it at your local art store? i’m not too sure…)

3) use a roll of bandage to wrap around the balls (excluding the second ball) untill it becomes this shape:

4) then use masking tape to wrap around the parts you’ve just bandaged.

5) use newspaper to paper mache at least 3 layers, to the same two parts of the wand you’ve put masking tape on, and then, when dried, apply the gesso (which also might need more than one layer)

6) and tada~ your base for the wand is done!

(Sorry this pic has been cropped lel)

7) you can then mix up some pink paint and colour it but I decided to colour it after making the star part of the wand.

Star:

1) print and cut out the template for the star. I used the original image and made the image 20cm wide on Word and then printed it out.

2) put your template onto the craft foam, trace and cut. (Use a sharp craft knife for a sharper edges/finish, I was lazy and hence I had rough edges on the inside of my star.)

3) cut strips of the craft foam, about 1.8cm wide, and use the hot glue gun to glue the strips to the inside of one of the star, as shown:

(Careful not to put too much glue on as it will come out of the edges and give you an unclean finish, if it does happen, try pull some of it away when its warm, or, cut it away using a craft knife when cooled)

4) then take your other star, and carefully stick the inner part of the star onto strip of the other star (lol hope this makes sense), so it looks like this:

5) stick all the edges together, leaving a gap on the inner corners of one of the star to stick the skewer into. Like this:

6) and if you haven’t already, paint the base of the wand and then brush with a layer of PVA glue for a nice, shiny finish! :D

And here is your magical wand~~~


(Here’s is a picture of my cosplay taken by my cousin @kourisane (on ig) )

Feel free to comment if you have any questions~
Hope you found this tutorial helpful and happy cosplaying! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚

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Dwarven Trade Stone

Another Dwarven Trade Stone now on the store

I am hoping to get another faerie ready for adoption that I can introduce to everyone by the end of the week but so far the weather is not looking great but one can hope.

Just a little tease as well I have some pretty big plans as we approach Halloween, If everything goes to plan their will be some very interesting and unique faeries who are very eager to meet everyone.

~Burned Raven~

Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/530568022/dwarven-trade-stone-handmade?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Set 2- Some MORE shots from a Harry Potter themed collaborative photoshoot- “Slytherin Head Girl’. The shoot featured one of my wands! Our beautiful model is Laura Gilbert, aka cosplayer Infamous Harley Quinn.

~*Instagram Links for Collaborators*~

Model: @infamous_harley_quinn @lauragbert
Photography: @vesper_cave
HMUA: @missdododivine
Makeup supplied by : @kryolanaustralia
Dress: @sarsparilly
Hair piece: @gigisretrocloset
Shoes: @shoeenvy
Wand: @katescreationsaustralia

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Mandrake Root Specimen Found

“Found in an old greenhouse located in the gardens of an abandoned mansion estate”

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Mandrake Root

Sort after for its extensive healing properties, these humanoid plants can prove extremely dangerous to any would be herbalist without the correct knowledge in the uprooting of a Mandrake Root.

Once a mandrake has been plucked from the earth it will let out a deathly scream capable of killing anyone in hearing range, for this reason healers and alchemists have opted to grow their own in a safe and controlled environment.

If a mandrake is not uprooted they will eventually turn into a Mandragora.  

                               ~Burned Raven~

 Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/522384542/mandrake-root-specimen-box-handmade?ref=shop_home_active_1