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💿 HOW 2 MAKE A MIX CD 💿

Here it is, babes: my highly requested mixtape how-to !!

HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Blank CD’s + jewel cases
  • iTunes + a disc drive
  • Sharpie or other permanent marker
  • Collage supplies !
    • glue stick, magazine scraps, stickers, glitter, etc.

HOW TO:

1. Decide your purpose.

What’s it for? Who’s it for? Will you have a theme? What kinda music/genres fit with that theme? 

2. Compile the tracks into a playlist on iTunes.

FILE > NEW > PLAYLIST 

Here are sum tipz for compiling your tracklist:

  • I like to vary old + new music, genres, moods, etc.
  • To make it flow, I like to place the songs in an order where each song somehow compliments or contrasts the previous track.
  • Include a good mix of familiar tracks and new finds.
  • Live versions of familiar songs are always a good idea.
  • DO NOT BE SCARED TO INCLUDE CHEESY POP SONGS.
  • Consider movie soundtracks ! Those are ALREADY like mixtapes!
  • 15 songs is a good # of tracks to shoot for.

3. Burn the CD !!!

Insert a blank disc into your disc drive.

FILE > BURN PLAYLIST TO DISC

4. Wait 4 the disc to burn.

Grab a big ol snack while u wait. Make sure you don’t bump your computer while the disc is burning or the driver could fail.

5. 🌸  DECORATE YER COVER, HUNY 🌸

This is obviously my fav part nnggg. My biggest tip is that collaging takes tons of practice to get a feel for. The person you’re making the mix for will love it NO MATTER WHAT, so don’t sweat it.

Here are some of my biggest tips on art directing yer new creation:

  • I start by cutting out a little less than 5″ by 5″ piece of plain card stock to act as a solid background.
  • A good title can MAKE a CD (and lend itself to some solid visuals).
  • Have a small collection of magazines + clippings to go to for inspiration. My favs are 1980′s Nat Geo’s, “Oh Comely” (a British rag). and NYLON.
  • To get my clippings, I look through a few issues and clip ANYTHING that relates to the vibe of my mix in any way. Sometimes I have a color scheme in my head or a specific imagine or mood. That guides my pics, but I’m always ready to deviate if something else grabs my eye.
  • Sometimes simple covers with a big graphic and some dope patterns/color blocking are more appealing than wild ones, so don’t overthink it ~

6. GIVE THAT BABY AWAY!



Here are some covers I’ve made to give y’all some samples:


If you follow this how-to, be sure to tag me in yer pics <3 !

CONTEST!!!!

Hey guys!!!! In honor of #ReputationReleaseWeek I’m going to do a giveaway!!!!!! I’ve been receiving a lot of nice comments and feedback about some drawings of Taylor’s lyrics I’ve been doing (examples below) so for every like and reblog this post gets you’ll be entered to have your very own lyric set drawn by me!

RULES:

1.) Must be following me so I️ can PM the winner

2.) 1 like = 1 entry, 1 reblog = 1 entry. The more you share the better your chances!!!!!

3.) A winner will be chosen at Midnight on Sunday, November 12th so that we can all process and figure out our favorite lyrics from REP if that’s what you end up choosing ;)

4.) There will be a total of FIVE winners!!!!!!!

5.) And that’s it!! I’ll send you a digital copy of your drawing as well as the physical copies (I️ draw them all by hand on card stock) if you’d like me to as well :)

EXAMPLES BELOW!!!!! HAPPY RELEASE WEEK!!!!!

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Surprise! I have other fandoms besides YoI and One Piece xD

Here’s a lowkey TodoDeku piece bc I’m a sucker for the fact that Izuku started Todoroki’s road towards full self-acceptance. I couldn’t decide which color version I like best, so there’s the original on the left and a color-processed one on the right!

I’ll be uploading a speedpaint of this drawing on my Youtube so watch out for that!

pssssssst just a sneaky lil Snapey post to let u know that there’s gonna be new Etsy cards in stock soon but also I’m gonna start a Society6 shop with mugs and tshirts and special things so yeah watch out for that in a few weeks. ok bye now <slithers off>

Magical Girls Bookmarks by Kya

From Sailor V to Steven Universe uhuhu

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Hey everyone! I did 6 tiny pieces for an upcoming art show!

Card-mageddon: 2.2 x 3.6 Art Show

Evon Freeman & Qpop Gallery invite you to the opening of Muji Cotton Card size show on June 24th 2017 7pm-10pm at Qpop gallery in Little Tokyo Downtown LA.

You will see the creation unfold on small format cotton card paper stock from more than 100 local & international artists.

All artworks are traditional and $30 set price!!!!

First come first serve basic!

Many artists are attending!

haha A friend of mine has been doing art on the small playing card sized card stock recently and it reminded me that I have a huge pile of blank ones that I should work through. And lo and behold, when I found my pile again, I had this Jasper bust already sketched out. So I just inked it up and colored it today. The lines are probably not the best because the humidity was killing me today. Also didn’t scan very well but ah well. Still like her expression.

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Eggsy’s kinda done. I may add more shadows or something later. Also his is more of a regular portrait than a death one… since he isn’t dead. 

The Kingsman prints are all going to be 7″x5″ on shimmer card stock and will only be sold as a set. Sorry to those that only want singles.


*edit added Merlin to the set

*Update added Roxy and Percy  >___6)/ The Kingsman Rainbow’s now complete!

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Geektastic Valentine’s Day Cards - Created by PJ McQuade

If you’re looking for just the right card to tell that special someone how you feel this Valentine’s Day, look no further! Brooklyn artist PJ McQuade has you covered with a fantastic batch of cards created specifically for that geek flame in your life.

These cards are all for sale at PJ’s Etsy Shop. All cards are 4.25 x 5.5", clay coated 12 pt. premium card stock, available individually or in packs. You can also buy these designs as prints or magnets!

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DIY #1 PAPER DOLLS - 1 Year With NCT DREAM

Gather around NCTzens! In celebration of NCT DREAM’s 1st Anniversary, our team has come together to bring you the following DIY paper dolls. Mix & Match the members of NCT DREAM with the characters of the lost boys from Peter Pan. Which Lost Boy do you think matches best each DREAMIE? Print, cut and glue them together, take a picture show us your results to make a chance to win this week :)) We will personally pick our favourite and the winner will be announced on Sunday (August 27th) 11PM KST. 

It’s recommended to print each on 8.5x11 inch (legal, a4) in full colour. You can print the boys on card stock and the outfits on normal A4 for easier use. Or you can print them both to A4 and glue them on card stock later on. You also have to option to print the outfits and the boys too as stickers and use them to decorate your belongings! If not we have included a stand to cut out as well which you could attach to the figure and make into a standee, anything you like as long as you enjoy!

Get a more detailed instruction and the print file here

PlayNCT is a new platform by FY!NCT (nctinfo) where you can weekly enjoy GAMES and DIY’s related to S.M. Entertainment’s newest boy band NCT! Read the guidelines here

pickledpennies  asked:

hi! please can I ask your advice on something. I'm thinking of selling some prints of my art but I've never done it before. A friend has suggested using etsy. But what's the best way to turn trad art into a print? How do you do it? Should I buy a scanner?

sure! since i make my art traditionally, i scan it in and make a nice n clean file in photoshop. that’s what i use to make my prints.

i ended up buying an epson artisan printer because it makes high quality prints and can print on larger paper (11″x17″) as well. so i print on 80lb matte card stock, crop, and ship out myself through my online store. some people will make their prints through other manufacturers and they either send them all to you or ship them out for you, but those options are more time consuming and expensive, so i prefer to make them myself. basically, there are lots of different ways to make prints, and you should experiment to see what you like best!

Here is a story all about the best moment of JAX Con for myself. I was going up to get Jared’s auto and had a photo op to get signed, but I thought I want something more meaningful. I have struggled with depression and serve anxiety since I was 16 years old. In August of 2015, I lost my best friend, my light, my mother. A friend suggest to watch Supernatural to get my mind off things. Well, about a month later I was hooked. This show carried my through long nights of horrible grief, early mornings of stressful choices I had to make after losing my mom, and was an outlet for me to feel somewhat reconnected with her via the classic rock, the humor, and so many other things.
During the JAX Con J2 panel, he had stated his therapist was actually the one who had told him the whole I am enough line. For months I took that to heart, I wrote it down daily. It helped in ways I can’t even express.
I went up to him with this blank sheet of card stock and said I know you’re probably not allowed but could you write I am enough so I could get it tattooed. He so kindly said, I will write whatever you want. So, he wrote it, paused for a moment, looked at me and said, now I want you to write it down right underneath mine. Starting to tear up, I grabbed the sharpie, and jotted down the phrase that had carried me daily. He then grabbed it back and signed it, then said now you sign your signature too. I was so taken back by the fact that he didn’t want it to just be about him, he wanted me to know that I am no different than he is. That I too am enough. I looked up and he shook my hand, and he said hey, what are you? I said, I am enough. His reply, Fuck yeah you are.

This man is something we should all strive to be. Caring, loving, open about our struggles so that other people can feel encouraged by them as well. I can’t say how grateful I am for this card stock piece of paper. I cannot wait to get it tattooed as a reminder of one of the best days of my life, but as a daily reminder that I am enough.. just as I am.

And yes, I cried typing this.
To all my fellow friends and followers please know you are enough just as you are.