Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Drawing of an eye. So... Photoshop is not my thing.

My friend Pishie and I have been really busy these days and have been finding it difficult to stick to a fixed day for our weekly challenges. I managed to do this one and I am going to hit the sack after I post it. I attempted to do an eye on photoshop. Time to get some books so I can learn how to better manipulate this wonderful programme. I did this with my laptop mouse... you know, the heat sensitive ones... Yeah. I should invest in a tablet too. Ha! The challenge was fun but just so you don't think this is how I'd draw an eye in pencil, take a look at these.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Hard Candy Stash.

A good friend of mine sent this "Hard Candy Bad Reputation" set to me in the mail. It comes with two eye shadows, two mascaras, an eyeliner and an eyelid primer. I have pictures of the actual products and some swatches. I'll post a look with these product soon.

China Glaze- Water Marbling

Here is my first attempt at water marbling. Comments Welcome!
Products used:

  • Santee M44 Base Coat (to prevent black polish from staining my nails)
  • Jordana In Color Super Shine Nail Color-001 Black Charm (no photo)

Water Marbling colours-

  • China Glaze Shocking Pink (Neon)
  • China Glaze Reggae to Riches

I also used the opportunity to test out my LA Splash nail glitter.

To help the top coat dry quickly, I applied  "Hoof hands not a minute to spare non-aerosol nail dry spray"

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Drawing of a dog and her bones.

As you guys may already know, my friend (Pishie) and I have this weekly challenge that we do. The objective being to push ourselves to be more creative. We posted this Saturday as we're both really busy during the week. 

This weekend's challenge- Draw an animal and their bones.
I chose to do one of my dogs. I have to be honest. I have never done anything like this before. I've never studied human bone structure nor animal bone structure. So, take a look what at what I've done and tell me what you think of it. Thank you for commenting and following my blog.
Wai Li.

Regular paper.

Give the dog some bones.

Wax Paper.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

How to Make a Beaded Bracelet using Memory Wire.

Memory Wire bracelet.
Here is a bracelet I made for a friend, using memory wire.
I used regular black, blue and iridescent plastic beads.You should be able to find them in any craft store.

The wire may be long when purchased, so clip it to the appropriate length. (In this case, I counted about 5 loops and then cut the wire).

Bend one end of the wire to keep beads from sliding off. Be sure to bend it all the way it. Pliers are a good tool to use for this.

Add the beads then bend the other end of the wire to close off the bracelet.
This is really simple and I think anyone can do it.

Thanks for visiting and commenting if you have.
Wai Li.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Blog Banner!

Hey Guys!

I'm so excited to share my new blog banner, done by my friend Pishie at Comment below this post and let me know what you think of this most recent addition. Have a wonderful week.
Wai Li.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

How to Clean/ Disinfect Eye Shadows.

What you need:
Rubbing Alcohol
Spray bottle (2 oz. Mist Sprayer)

Pour the rubbing alcohol into the spray bottle.
Spray the eye shadows thoroughly. I gave mine a good spray. If you wish, you can scrape off the top layer of the eye shadow before disinfecting.
Let it dry and TA-DA. Good as new.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Jewelry Making Items.

I finally found another craft store in my area that sells some of the items I've been looking for. I picked up two different sizes of memory wire to make bracelets and some toggle clasps that will serve as closures for any jewelry I make.
I also discovered something called Caviar beads that can decorate just about anything. I haven't figured out how I'm going to use them yet but I opted to buy them anyway.
Here's a look at my mini collection.
Caviar beads.

Memory wire.

Memory wire.

Toggle clasps.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Painting of an Animal- Water Colour Experiment.

Click Me!
This little animal is very special to me. I did a painting of her and decided to experiment with water colour for today's Thursday challenge. I am not too confident with this medium so forgive me for any oddities you detect. Thank you for your comments.

Check out my friend's work HERE.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Lady Gaga Painting

Medium used-Acrylic.
I uploaded the incomplete version of this last Thursday. I've since filled in the background and made some slight changes. I'll set this painting aside for a bit after this and then come back to it when the time is right.
Thank you to my fellow artist at thinkingbubbles for giving me some tips on how to create a smoother finish on acrylic paintings. Be sure to check her blog out!
Thank you for commenting and following this blog.
Wai Li.