Category Archives: hand made

Modern Design Poster

Posters are everywhere. Starting from a school poster, promoting up coming Book Fair, to a poster in an Art Museum, made by famous artist, we can easily spot them in our lives. The type of posters that I was particularly interested in were modern design posters. These posters are simple, yet leave strong images on the viewers. After looking at several posters, I decided to make one by myself. However, I didn’t know how I should design my poster. I was brainstorming ideas while watching a TV. Then, I saw TeenTop, a Korean boy band group, on the TV show. I have listened to their song and watched their music video before. While I was watching the show, one of the member grabbed my attention. Niel, a boy with silver hair with a little bit of wine colored streaks, thick lips, and black eyeliner, was singing. Suddenly, I thought of a great idea for my poster! Yes! I wanted to make a poster of Niel.

After deciding my idea, I had to design and think about how I can represent Niel on to a dull poster board. I went to a near stationary store and looked at all the different colored papers. I chose the color for his hair, eyes, and lips. I thought Niel’s trademark were those three, so I picked the colors that would be appropriate for him.¬† So, here it is, how I made Niel poster! ūüôā

Start!

What you need:

-colored papers

-poster board

-scissors

-glue

-pencil

1. Cut out the base of the hair

2. Add streaks with a different colored paper to make the hair texture

3. Cut out the eyes using a different colored paper. (I used silver, because my poster board was already black)

4. Cut out the shape of the lips. Since I used light purple for the lips, I used dark purple for the lips lines.

5. Use a bright colored paper for the highlights.

6. Arrange the eye, lips, and hair on to the poster board, and glue them on.

I cut out ‘Niel’ with a light green paper and glued it to the bottom of the poster to make it look more complete!

Now you are DONE!

Thanks for reading!

These are some pictures of modern design posters. Simplicity is the key point!

Works Cited:

http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

All photos of posters from Creative Commons

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Making Your Own Doll!!

Hi! Today, I would like to show how to make your one-of-a-kind doll!!

I chose to make my doll look like Lady GaGa because her clothes and funky hair styles are always inspirational. : )

Even though I chose a celebrity to be a model for my doll, there are other many great ways to design your doll, so think creatively!

What you Need:

-glue gun

-felt paper

-yarn

-scissor

-beads (for decoration)

-marker/pencil (for outline)

-cloth (for clothes)

Start! ————>

I got the base of my doll from Jung, my friend who is in the Key Club. He made the base of the doll for the club and designed it, but I bought the doll from him about $10 (the money goes to charity) and I reformed it.

First, I made the hair with the yarn. I used yellow since Lady GaGa’s ribbon hair was yellow. In order to make the hair look more realistic, it is important to glue gun the surface of the head with one yarn strand. When you are done with the first layer, add the second, and so on. I added extra hair strands on the side of my doll’s head, because I wanted to make her hair more round. After gluing all the hair, I used scissor to trim her hair, so all the lengths are equal.

Next, I made the black mini dress. Luckily, I found a black cloth in my house. But her dress didn’t look so pretty, so I added sparkly beads on her dress. As you can see,¬† I used beads that are all in different sizes in order to give more variety.

Next, I made the shoe with a red felt paper. It was hard for me to make them since the doll’s feet were round. I managed to make them by cutting out the design of the shoe and stitching them together with a red string. It is important to make the shoes little bit bigger than the doll’s feet! I made the stocking with a black yarn. I wrapped the yarn around the doll’s legs and glue gunned it under the doll’s dress, so it won’t be visible.

I also made the sunglasses and the mouth with black and red felt paper. I cut out the lips and the base of the sunglasses. I decorated the sunglasses with the beads, which I also used for the dress.

I glue gunned the sunglasses and the lips.

Lastly, I added the most important trademark for Lady GaGa! Her pretty ribbon hair! I wrapped the yellow thread many time and glue gunned the end to make a shape of a ribbon. I stick the ribbon to the top of her head, and Lady GaGa is done!! : )

There are so many ways to decorate and design your doll!

Be creative and you can always add more cool decorations to make your doll look more professional!

Thanks for reading!

Reforming shoes

Hi! Today, I would like to show you how to “reform” a pair of white shoes into a more cute and one-of-a-kind.

Materials:

-white shoe

-permanent markers

-pencil/eraser

I bought the white shoes for about $10. They are typical shoes that students wear at school and they are common in every school in Korea. You can get them any stationary store and most of them have all the sizes available. Please make sure that you are using a permanent marker and not a normal marker. You do not want your drawings on the shoes to get erased.

1. Draw your design on the shoes with a pencil. I would recommend starting with a pencil, because you can erase any mistakes. Also, please draw your designs lightly, so they can be erased after you outline them. I drew a skull with a hat.

2. With a sharpie or a permanent marker, outline your design carefully. I used a thin sharpie for outlining. I would recommend using the thin sharpie, because it is easier to control them. Also, the lines don’t get thick.

3. Color your designs with the permanent markers and you are done!

I drew my design simple, because I didn’t want this project to get too complicated. Although my design used couple of colors, I’m happy with the outcome. You can draw more complicated designs and you can even add some ribbons or buttons on the shoes! Also, you do not need to use permanent markers to color the shoes. You can use acrylic paint or anything that does not get erased easily. I will post pictures for ideas about reforming shoes. I hope you enjoyed reading about my simple steps of how to reform shoes!

Other reformed shoes:

Useful Link: http://shoes.about.com/od/footwear/a/designyourshoes.htm

Citations: http://cafe.naver.com/geahwa73/61274
http://cafe.naver.com/junkart/12910
http://cafe.naver.com/hanamlife/201
http://blog.naver.com/jungjul21/120088595070
http://blog.naver.com/sshelia/150033145915
http://blog.naver.com/molra26/60104175707

Making Stickers!

Stickers,stickers,stickers!

I love stickers! They are one of the best way to decorate your things! I like them because they are diverse and cute! Theycome in all different sizes, shapes, and colors! However, I found out that there¬†aren’t always the one that I want. Sometimes I want to decorate¬†with stickers that has¬†my own drawing on it. After searching for ways to create my own sticker, I have finally and successively finished my first hand-made stickers! I would like to show/teach how I made them! ūüôā

Start‚ėÖ

Materials:

-pencil/eraser                           -Ink Jet clear label

-colored pencils                       -Print label

-markers                                      -scissors

1.

Draw your sticker designs on the normal print label with a pencil. *Make sure you are drawing on the right side! The other side would be the sticky side! I drew random objects and characters. Sometimes it is good to have a theme while drawing your stickers.

2.

Outline your drawings with a balck pen or a thin marker. It is good to outline them first before you color them, because they look more neat. However, if you¬†prefer to color them differently, you can do whatever you like. I also colored the characters’ eyes with balck marker.

3.

Color your stikcers with colored pencils, markers, or with any type of materials that you want. I colored them with colored pencils, because it is easier for me to use and I can show emphasis with them. When I put emphasis, it creates more values on my pictures. After coloring your drawings, put the clear label on top of your pictures. This will be your top layer and the clear label will prevent from your drawings getting smudged. *Make sure there are no air bubbles while you put the clear label on!

4.

Carefully cut your pictures with a scissor. I like to cut them very close along the picture. However, it is up to you how you want to cut them.

Your stickers are done! Here are some places where you can decorate with your stickers!

Notebook

Diary

Cell phone

Thanks for reading!

Bonus!

I made my own macbook sticker! I’ve always wanted one of those stickers, so I made my own! ūüôā

Weekly Planner

Hi! I would like to show you how to make a weekly planner!

You can use it as a white board too! It is simple and easy to make. I hope you like it! : )

Start!‚ėě

Materials:

Рpaper                               -pencil/eraser

-construction paper        -self-adhesive laminating sheet

-marker                             -scissor

-colored pencils               -glue stick

*These are just the list of things I used! Remember that you are not limited to these materials!

1. Make a border around the paper using the construction paper.

2. Also make the columns using the construction paper. I only made 6 columns because I wanted only from Monday to Saturday, but it is up to you to decide how many columns you want to make.

3. Write the days of the week and draw any pictures you want!

I drew a girl in each column doing different activities everyday. Also, I drew a character that I created on the last column!

4. Color your drawings with markers, colored pencils, etc. Outlining your drawing with a pen first always helps!

5. Laminate your drawing and you are done!

*I know you can’t tell if I laminated my planner in this picture…but I did!

6. Now you can write your homework, event, schedule, and etc with a dry-erase marker!

Start organizing your week and let’s get things done!

Thanks for reading!

I hope you liked it!

Useful Links: http://zenhabits.net/2007/04/big-rocks-first-double-your-productivity-this-week/


Making Bookmarks

Hi! I have finally finished making my bookmarks! I would like to show/teach you guys how I made them!

Start!‚ô• ->

What we need:

1. Paper

2. self-adhesive laminating sheet

3. Pencils/eraser

4. Colored pencils

5. Markers

*These are just the list of things I used! Remember that you are not limited to these materials!

First, you sketch your bookmark on a paper. I drew a girl and a boy. It is easier to draw if you start with a pencil instead of a pen. You can always fix any mistakes and erase away messy marks if you start with a pencil.

I colored my sketches with markers and colored pencils. I find it very helpful if you outline the drawing with a marker or a black pen before you start coloring it in. They look more neat and it looks better to have an outline than a thin pencil mark. Also, try to add different shades of color while coloring your drawing with the colored pencils. For example, for the boy’s shirt, I added different shades of purple to create the shades. In order to add different shades, you just need to control your pressure on the colored pencil. If you press it harder, the color gets darker. If you put very little pressure on the pencil, the color will be lighter. Use this method to color in the skin color, hair, clothes, eyes, and etc.

Cut out your drawing with a scissor. Your drawing will look better if you cut it along the picture, instead of just cutting out a big circle around it. Stay close with your picture!

Put your picture on the laminating sheet. Wait for 10-15 seconds to let the laminating sheet stick together completely.

*Make sure there are no big bubbles inside the laminating sheet!

Cut your picture with the scissor again. Make sure to cut along the picture like last time! Your bookmark does look better if you cut along your drawing!

Your bookmarks are done! Making bookmarks are easy and quick! Thanks for reading!

Useful Link: http://www.learn-to-read-prince-george.com/why-is-reading-important.html