Lilac for Spring + DIY Project of the Day (Princess Handmade Bookmark)
|necklace: DIY, sweater: Mana, dress: no name, shoes: Peko, bag: no name|
Ultra violet is the colour of the year, so with that mind I went shopping in my closet again. I found this DIY statement necklace with purple stones (worn previously here). What did I wear with this creation of mine? On this lovely sunny spring day, I wore it with a lilac sweater over a floral print dress. A bit of floral print is always welcome. I finished the look with a green (chunky heel) pair of shoes and a small brown bag. It was a warm day, so no jacket was needed. This was a very simple, spring appropriate styling. Do you like this trend of chunky heel? What kind of retro style shoes do you like?
I took advantage of International Economy Fair Mostar to buy some books. I bought 10 books for 10 euros, which is a pretty good bargain. All of the authors I bought are Croatian, with the exception of Ratzinger. I'm ashamed to admit that I haven't read anything from Joseph Ratzinger before. Better late than never, right? Are you a book person? Do you like to read? What are your favourite things to read? Books or magazines? Non fiction or fiction? I'm a bookworm, but you probably already know that. All this talk of books, reminds me of a DIY projects that I've been meaning to share. Scroll down if you want to see it.
DIY PROJECT OF THE DAY- HAND MADE BOOKMARK
My love for French writers increases daily. Guy de Maussapant is one of my definite favourites. But what I'm going to talk about today is neither Jean Racine or Guy de Maupassant but the bookmark you can see in the photographs. I'm a big fan of hand made bookmarks. I've made a lot of them myself. This most recent addition to my collection of bookmarks is this bookmark in the shape of a princess (or a queen). This bookmark started its life as a painting of mine. The medium? Acrylic on cardboard. However, I realized that this painting could be a pretty cool bookmark so I cut it out. I thought it was a pretty nice idea, so I decided to share it with you.
For this DIY project, you will need a piece of cardboard (you can recycle and use a cardboard packaging of some used product like I did) and acrylic paints. Paint the princess on the cardboard using acrylic paints. Wait for it to dry then cut it out. You can sketch it first with pencil. I painted directly because I don't always sketch with pencil when I'm using acrylic paints. Sometimes I just paint with acrylics without a sketch. You might also use a reference if you feel like it will make things easier. I didn't use a reference myself.
If you don't have any art skills, you can always opt for the following: find a princess (queen) design you like, print in out or cut it out of a magazine, then glue it to a piece of cardboard, wait for it to dry and then cut it out. Basically, you can make a bookmark out of anything. All you need is is a bit of cardboard or thick paper. You can also get really creative and use fabric and other materials. The possibilities are endless, really.