Some cutting

Phew finally got time to update again. And of course, if I update this blog that means I’ve made something :3

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Not much, I just made this papercut of Soekarno in celebration of Indonesia’s Independence Day this year. Papercut is fun, but it can be frustrating if you are not careful.. I made a slight mistake in this one!

Nevertheless, Dirgahayu Indonesia!

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I discovered this awesome collage artist named Ika Vantiani some months ago because I won a competition and she provided some of the prizes. And I’m really glad she did! Her works look simple but still vibrant with her signature waterdrop collage.

One of the prize she included is some her artworks printed into greeting cards. I kept thinking that it’s too precious to be just a card. And today I finally discovered what I should do to it: turn it into a notebook!

I just piled several pieces of paper and then bind it with simple stitch. Thread some beads to spice it up, then I’m done!

I get giddy everytime I make something hehe. It keeps me alive from all the burdening school tasks. Oh well, you gonna graduate soon, Sherlyn!

See ya later.

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DIY LSP Earphone Winder

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LSP! Lumpy Space Princess, the sassy lady~

It was a broad daylight after I was done with my Chemistry task when I suddenly want to make an earphone winder. At first I want to make BMO/Beemo (my favorite character because it’s so CUTE!!!) but I don’t have the felt fabric of its colors, so then I change to LSP. Adventure Time is one of my favorite cartoon shows because of the simple but cute illustration, weird characters, adventurous (duh), and deep messages. 

Let’s get started!

IMG_8605What you need: cereal box, felt fabric in the colors of LSP (or your chosen character)–I use purple, yellow, and black, scissors, craft glue (UHU All Purpose is like the best glue ever)

IMG_8607Step 1: Draw/trace the outline body of LSP. Mine is 9 cm tall and 6-7 cm wide. Use a reference from Google!

IMG_8608Step 2: Cut it out. If your carton isn’t thick you can cut another one. I ended up cut another one to make it sturdier.

IMG_8609 IMG_8610Step 3: Spread the glue on one side of the carton and paste it to the purple felt fabric. This is going to be one side of the body. Do the same to the other carton.

IMG_8612NOTE: Pay attention where you put the glue! I made a mistake in this one haha. Since we’re going to glue both cartons sandwich style later, you should make the sides parallel to each other. So the exact same curves are facing each other. I put the glue on the side that I’m pointing at (I’m lacking vocabulary here haha I hope you get it)

IMG_8613Step 4: Cut it out, but give a little space for gluing allowance (is there such a term?)

IMG_8614Step 5: Spread the glue to ALL of the carton surface, including the gluing allowance. Sandwich them together.

IMG_8615Like so. I know it’s still messy. The gluing allowance space isn’t in the same shape. So….

IMG_8616Step 6: Trim the edges. Now it looks tidier!

IMG_8618Step 7: Cut out the face features. For LSP, I cut a star on yellow felt fabric, punch two holes for the eyes and cut the eyebrows on black felt fabric. Don’t forget the eyebrows.

IMG_8620Step 8: Assemble, then glue them to the body. And voila!

dOh my glob, you just created yourself an LSP earphone winder!

Start wrapping your cable around her body. The curves are really helpful to stuck the cable.

I hope you find this tutorial helpful. I wanna make other characters if I have time, and I’ll certainly post it here.

Have a nice day!

Lovegood

Harry Potter!

To admit, I’ve never read the book because I was too small back then.. (and it’s costly anyways). But I instantly fell in love when I first saw The Chamber of Secrets in a tv channel. Which happened probably when I was 9 or 10. Then I spend the rest of my years later buying the CDs and reading Harry Potter Wikia rather than borrowing the actual book (until now :p)

My favorite character is, of course, Hermione Granger. At some point in my early teenager days she motivated me to study hard and be the best student hahaha.

But Luna Lovegood is my spirit animal.

How can you not love Luna Lovegood?!? The first time she appeared in Order of The Phoenix movie, she stole my heart. She’s one-of-a-kind. She’s weird; a really really good weird. She’s imaginative too, and care about people/creatures that everybody forgets. Like that time she’s feeding the Thestrals? Yep.

Most of all, I envy her for still being herself when her classmates don’t want to be her friend, call her Loony, hide her items, play pranks on her. She never planned a revenge or curse them. She still smiles and thinks positive thoughts. She’s like the perfect example of a Bible’s saying: forgive those who hurt you.

Even Rowling said it herself that she adores Luna for not giving a damn about what people thought about her.

I wish I can be like her.

As a tribute, I made this necklace yesterday.

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It’s a shrink plastic version of Spectrespecs. Not really vivid because I don’t have permanent markers, so I use colored pencils.

Luna and her dad published magazines named the Quibbler. That thing there is given as a bonus in one of the issues. According to Luna, Spectrespecs can see/detect Wrackspurts; something that will make your head goes fuzzy.

(Look at how imaginative it sounds)

Phew, a quite long talk here. I’m finally on holiday again; Idul Fitri holiday to be exact. Yay!

(But still: holiday homeworks got in my way)

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Flower blues.

I love making clay charms. I’ve made probably dozens of flat shapes. But the plain off-white dough can intimidate me sometimes. And sadly, I’m not good at drawing, so I just left all of them plain.

But today I feel blue, and I love flowers. So I unconsciously grab one teardrop-shaped charm, give a layer of white acrylic, then brush some watercolor flowers with no drawing technique at all. Like seriously I just dab the colors.

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The blue are actually quite dark, I don’t know why it turns out really light here.

xx

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Doilies

This tag-making is quite addictive…. I used paper doilies this time!

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Some days ago an owner of an online store contacted me that she’s interested in purchasing these handmade tags. I hope the deal will be made soon :3 I have to earn my own money asap for uni life soon hahaha school isn’t cheap man.

Maybe you’re interested too? I’m available in almost every social media, reach me there!

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