Long time no post huh? Things have been a bit quiet here lately, it’s been one of those weeks where everything seems to be piling on >_< I’ve had the flu so feeling fairly un-energetic during a week that was very high paced for work. All of that means no energy left over for blogging which really sucks 🙁 I should be back up to posting every day next week again though and I’ve almost finished setting up my gallery and some other things which I’ve been planning for a long time so please look forward to that!
Back to it, one thing I did manage to do this week was deco my purse lip colour pack. I bought the container from Daiso several weeks ago and filled it up with lip colours that I use regularly.
I was just going to post the deco part of this project but after receiving a question from the lovely Mrs Aunty Leroy about how to save lipsticks which have been
This is the container I bought from Daiso, it was $2.80 and has 12 spots as well as a mirror and a tiny useless brush.
Using a sharp (sterilised) knife I cut off the end of each of my favorite lipsticks and smooshed them into place. It’s not particularly pretty but works like a charm XD
Lastly I took a lighter to it and melted the tops so they all looked nicer. Obviously if you plan on doing this please be very careful of fire and plastic.
After that it was just a matter of wiping any excess or overflow colour off.
Now let’s talk about the deco!
I’ve discovered the joy of backwards tweezers for deco 😀 😀 😀
I’ve used regular tweezers before but if you’re working for more than an hour or so they can give serious hand crampage but reverse tweezers where they scissor shut automatically are genius! Still not as good as the Magic Pick but very awesome none the less.
So first thing I did was decide on the design as per usual. This I wanted to be more plain and subtle. I have a lot of deco stuff in my handbag so it’s nice to keep some of it plain for variety. I picked a center piece (big metal diamante bow) and basically filled in the rest of the lid with rainbow finish acrylic gems my Mother found on sale at a junk store.
First I glued the center piece in place with epoxy glue.
Once it was dry I laid down a line of glue along the bottom edge and placed the first row of diamantes.
I used the edge of my magic tray to make sure they dried completely level. Super important because if you screw up the foundation row the rest is very difficult to get straight!
I continued around the outside until I had a complete border.
Then it was just a matter of filling in the middle!
I use 5min epoxy glue so I work in small sections that I can easily fill in that time. I put down one row of gems around the outside row and worked inside in rows.
This is the first section finished…
Rinse and repeat leaving space around the bow to fill in later.
Once the rest was dry I filled in around the bow as closely as possible while following the pattern.
And there you have it ^_^ A good evening craft that only took as long as 1 episode of Buffy XD
What do you guys think? Hope you’re all having a good weekend!