Friday, 21 April 2017

DIY Treasure Map Doctor Who Theme

I am thinking to dress up as a pirate and was needing some ideas to go with my costume.  One suggestion I was given was to have my own Pirate Treasure Map.  So I decided to make one myself and thought I would share with you how I made it. I also decided that because I am a Doctor Who Fan I would make the Treasure Map have a Doctor Who Theme on it. I hope you like my design.  I did most of the map myself, though I did get my mum to write the words on the map.


Step 1) I used an A4 piece of white plain paper and ripped around the edges to give an uneven ripped look.
Step 2) Then I painted cold black coffee onto both sides of the paper and allowed to dry. I used a hairdryer for quickness.
Step 3) Then I drew out the map with a brown pen. Then the words were written onto the map.
Step 4) I then used some ribbon and rolled the map up and tied with the ribbon.

Arty Princess

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Ceramic Hedgehog

I have been attending a homeschool group ceramics class and making some pieces of artwork. Recently I got back my second of work a 'Ceramic Hedgehog'.  Below shows the stages of making the hedgehog.

Arty Princess

Monday, 3 April 2017

DIY Harry Potter Wand Tutorial

I recently got dressed up as Hermione from Harry Potter to attend a local Comic Con.  I will also be dressing up for a Homeschool World Book Day event too very soon in the same costume.  I decided to be crafty and make my own wand for my costume.  It really is very simple so I decided to share my tutorial with you.

Things needed:
A small stick (wand length)
A knife to cut the bark off (you will need adult supervision for this)
Some rope/string
Hot glue gun (or other glue)
Brown paint

Find a stick from a local park perhaps.
Cut off the bark with a knife carefully.
Cut off some rope long enough to wrap around the stick.
Glue the rope to the stick.
When glue is dry you then paint the stick brown. (you may need to find something to stand the stick in, and do the bottom half first and allow to dry and then paint the top half and allow to dry.
You may need 2 coats of paint.
Once dry apply a layer of varnish, again doing bottom first and then top half after.

Below are some photos of me with other cos-players at the event.  I even got to meet other Harry Potter Cos-players! And I had to have a photo in front of a Dr Who board.

I have added more photos into a facebook album, here is the link: Artyprincess comic con album

Arty Princess

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

DIY Dr Who Tardis Tshirt

Many will already know that I am a big Dr Who Fan.  I recently painted a Galaxy Scene with a Dr Who Tardis in the background. I used a downloaded template I had found online to help with the painting. I decided as I still had the template I would use it to design a plain white T-shirt I have.

All I needed apart from the template was some blue fabric paint which my mum already had at home and a plain white t-shirt.

I placed some card inside the T-shirt and then placed the template on the top. I used a sponge and dabbed on the fabric paint over the template leaving the dye on the t-shirt. The card inside stops the dye from going through to the back of the T-shirt.  Once dry I ironed the design, following the fabric dye instructions.  Then wash the t-shirt.  I really love my new T-shirt and I am happy that it is a unique design nobody else will have.

First photo below shows the template I used on the painting, this was the same template I used for the T-shirt. There is also the photo of me meeting 2 lovely people dressed up as Dr Who and Amy Pond, I was Princess Merida.

Arty Princess

Monday, 6 March 2017

Ceramic Fairy Door

I have been attending a homeschool group ceramics class and making some pieces of artwork. Today I got back my first piece of work a 'Fairy Door'.  I will share my other projects at a later date once I have received them as they take time drying and going in the special kiln.

The first week we used clay to design the door.  Then after it had dried the next week we painted the door. Then it had to go back in the oven again and wait for another week.  The photo below shows me designing the door with clay.

The photo below shows me painting the dried Fairy Door.

It is so different how the finished glazed item turns out from when it is finished painting.  I have really enjoyed doing this class.

Arty Princess

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Star Wars Death Star Galaxy Painting

I love Star Wars, not as much as Dr Who, but it comes next as a favourite.  I decided that after I had done my Dr Who Galaxy Painting, I should also do a galaxy scene related to Star Wars too.  My mum cut out a Death Star Template which I used for a rough outline and then painted on top too.  I did this after I had done the background a galaxy scene and allowed to dry first.  My previous post will show you the method I used which was the same.

A photo of my Dr Who Painting is below, using similar method.

Arty Princess

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Dr Who Tardis Galaxy Acrylic Painting

I really do love Dr Who, I recently did a painting of a Dr Who Tardis on a Galaxy background using acrylic paints.  I actually reused an old canvas that belonged to my brother, but he no longer wants.

I really enjoyed making this painting. Here are some photos of me painting this design. I painted the original canvas all black. Then allowed to dry and then paint bright colours on the top.

Then I used white paint and a toothbrush and made a starry galaxy scene.  Then I painted a Police Box (Tardis) onto the Galaxy.

Today I actually got to meet some people dressed up as my favourite characters in Dr Who at a Sci-Fi event. Dr Who and Amy Pond.  They were lovely people and they let me have my photograph taken with them, I got to hold their sonic screwdriver too!

Arty Princess