Tuesday, December 27, 2011

DIY Inspiration: Print+Vinyl Letters

I've been about 3/4 wall art crazy over the past week or two. My walls looked so barren. I wanted to cover them in insane amounts of decoration. I thought I was done. I did. But then I saw a 99 cent print of a wildflower landscape at Goodwill. Then, it struck me. I've been wanting to do this project from A Beautiful Mess ever since late September. I figure, I can fit it somewhere, right? 
If you'll click on the link, you'll see that hers is way different than mine: kind of inverted if you will. She painted over the canvas and then removed the letters. When I got done with step two, I liked it as is, and decided to leave the landscape intact. The lyrics are from A Fine Frenzy's song The Minnow and the Trout. (If you've ever googled the titles to my blog posts, you may notice that a fuck ton of them are from THIS band. I need more variety, but I'm on a bit of a kick right now.)
Until next time, shoot me with your rubber bullets. 
-Trina Belle

It's glowing with all the life you have left



 I know. I'm a one trick pony.The secret is that I can't actually pose any other way. Do you know how hard it is to type like this?
Kidding. (But not really)
This post is really just to prove that I still have a face, that my hair is ginormous, and to showcase my new sweater, which I'm really too excited about. Seriously, it's just a sweater. No one should be this enthused over a sweater. I don't know quite what to call it. I guess the closes thing would be batwing cropped? But who knows. It's warm though. Like cuddling up next to a large bear right before it eats you.
I've been neglecting the fashion part of this blog. I REALLY have. But whenever, someone else tries to take my picture, I end up with a herp derp face, and an awkward pose. Without fail. So i have to try and take my own picture. And that's really hard sans a tripod. But since this is the no whining club, I'll try my best.
Until next time, your words keep me warm.
-Trina Belle

Tale as Old as Time

This is the first of maybe 3 updates, so stick with me :)
Beauty and the Beast is a big deal in my life. It's always been a beautiful movie to me, but I'm not the big fan in my life: Samantha, my best friend and room mate, and Kayla, my great friend and first class hoe, are probably the biggest Beauty and the Beast freaks I've ever come into contact with. And who wouldn't be? Such a cute movie. I mean just look at that romance. 
 (Photoshop? What's that?)
For Christmas this year, I came to the sour realization that I couldn't afford to buy everyone pretty things. So I decided to make the presents I gave away. I wasn't finished with anyone's BY Christmas however. So for some, it's going to be more of a Christmas in July thing.
But I finally finished Kayla's Christmas/Birthday present. Since Samantha was painting the portrait of Prince Adam for her, I decided to make my own little Beauty and the Beast prop.


If you're Disney inept, or not recent on Beauty and the Beast, my model was below.
 
This is the enchanted rose/hourglass that the witch gave to Prince Adam when he called her an ugly tramp and told her to get off his property before he called the cops. Maybe I need to re watch the movie, just to get the direct dialogue. But you get the idea.
I really do love handmade gifts. Buying things for anyone, pre made or otherwise is always a sweet thought.
If you're wondering how I made this, it was way too easy to even make into a tutorial. You know those dome clocks from goodwill? I found one for 7 dollars, unscrewed the clock from the bottom, super glued petals on the base, glued the rose to in the base form another hole, and then super glued the dome to the base. If you can't find a dome clock, Hobby Lobby has some awesome little pedestals like this for a pretty low price too. My nice pink Rose came from Micheals. It's not a perfect depiction, but I'm please with how it came out.
Until next time, remove your decking form the halls. Seriously, take your lights down. 

- Trina Belle