Sparkly footprint unicorns. Can you even stand the cuteness?
This is not my idea. It's a slightly grown-upper version of a kids craft. I figured I'm a big kid, plus this would be fun to do drunk AND sparkly unicorns!
After I posted my first attempt at these, I was asked if I might donate one to a charity auction. I'm not sure how much my feets will fetch, but I'm absolutely down with trying to raise a few extra pennies for The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital. Because screw you cancer.
Anyway, they were a ton of fun to do and here's how to make your own...
Gather all your stuff. You'll need water, a towel and wash cloth, paper or canvas, acrylic paint, a brush, a pallet/dish, glue and glitter. Pink toenails help... I don't know why... they just do.
Rather than dip your foot in a tray of paint, it is much easier to paint the bottom of your foot. Water the paint down, apply, then step diagonally onto a piece of paper.
Work quickly before the paint has time to dry. Also, remember to position your footprint so that there is room for the horn and mane.
This is really messy business, especially if you make this after a glass (or three) of something boozy. Consider your work area before you start, and remember that towel! Youdo notwant to be hobbling through the house with a painty foot.
When your print has kinda sorta dried you can add the cascaded mane...
... and the horn too. I didn't get too picky here. I just sort of blocked those extra bits in.
It doesn't really matter which side of the foot the horn is added to, the pinky side or the big toe, but I think it looks especially cute when you use the big toe as an ear like below.
Once the mane and the horn are dry, add some black edges to give definition and detailing.
Then add glue and go nuts with the glitter.
For my charity unicorns I used canvas instead of paper. I also prepped the background with a wash of blue paint and added stars and hearts... because apparently unicorns and glitter just aren't enough.
That's it! Easy peasy. The auction will take place at a live event, but you can still donate to The Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital HERE.
Sparkle on weirdos!
(Sweary version with additional foot pics on the sassy blog HERE)
A little while ago we took a drive to the big city and stopped in SkullStore, a shop that sells all manner of bones, taxidermy, and other nifty things. I picked up some foot bones and a devil pod/bat nut.
I knew I wanted to make something wearable with the bones and came up with this pair of earrings.
A number of people have asked "WHY?!" I'll admit, it seems a bit weird on the surface, but it's not just for shock. I do have actual reasons for bony jewelry:
• Some believe that human bones help connect us, magically, to those on the other side.
• Primitive materials are beautiful
• I've been exploring foot fetishism
• I have extra bones in my feet!
I toyed with adding lots of different things to these bad boys, but I like that they embrace the primitive. The dark red circle you see is wax embedded with magical herbs, powders and oils. The wax reinforces the idea of being strong, but delicate simultaneously. It's solid though pliable, and easily scratched.
They might not be everyone's cup-o-tea, but I love them.
Wearing them today made me feel a smidge more powerful... and maybe little like Pebbles Flintstone.
Two things today. I've started a new blog. I'll be keeping this one (and posting more, I promise) but I wanted somewhere to post more *ahem* mature projects. I know that some of my online buddies are little-uns, and some aren't as fond of bawdiness as I am, so I wanted somewhere separate to post those sorts of things. There will be overlap between the two blogs (like these shoes for example) but I'll keep it fairly PG here.
We went shopping a few weeks ago and saw sooo many beautiful shoes. I fell in love with a ton of Betsey Johnson's that were utterly adorable but my wallet scoffed at me. I thought 'balls to that! I'll make my own."
I picked up this pair of scuffed heels for a few bucks and polished them up.
Already an improvement but I wanted to turn them into something girly and impractical.
I can't jump in puddles with these... but how stinking cute are they?!?!
I used THESE anenome flowers from Petaloo in light pink. The leaves I pulled off of some dollar store silk flowers and then just added a tiny pink bow. I stuck everything on with just a bit of hot glue.
They might not be Betsey Johnson's but I LOVE them and think they are totally adorable. They hardly took any time or money at all so if/when they do fall to bits I'm not worried and I can change them up again.
This months kit at Alphastamps.com is themed "Beauty and the Beast" but I've run with the Midnight Masquerade papers and made a handful of pretty magical masquerade ATC's instead.
The colours are juicy and gem like and look lush with copper highlights. I applied some thick acrylic medium with the Quatrefoil Texture Sheet and Diamonds Texture Sheet to create some three dimentional texture. NOTE: If you want to use your texture sheet over and over again, try a couple of coats of marine varnish to protect it and make the card super durable.