Thanks to all the hits I’ve been getting on my Bodyline review, I’ve reached 6,000 hits already! So here’s your freebie for 6,000, a coloring page!
Not the best drawing ever, but I think it’s pretty cute! Enjoy! And thanks!
I thought it might be useful to some of you who are avid letter-writers like myself if I made a little tutorial about stamp carving! It’s pretty simple, but I thought it might be fun!
A Notepad (or piece of scrap paper)
A Small Picture (smaller than an eraser)
A Stamp Pad
A Linoleum Cutter
Before you print out your little picture, make sure to reverse it, just flip it horizontally in the program of your choice, this will make sure that when you use your stamp it won’t be backwards. Then just print it out and cut it out. (This little strawberry was from these AP Coloring book scans!)
Take your little cut-out picture, flip it over, and color in the back with pencil.
Place the pencil-covered side on the eraser, and trace it.
Tada! Traced strawberry.
These are all the lovely little attachments for your linoleum cutter, normally stored in hollow handle. Convenient eh?
We’re going to use this…slice-y one for the next step.
It’s much easier to both use and carve the stamp with the eraser cut down, so just chop off the excess with the slice-y attachment.
Next you’re going to use the tiniest scoop-y attachment (I’m so technical)
Carve out your stamp! This is a little tricky to get the hang of when you first start out, you might want to test it out on your extra eraser parts.
Stare at your freshly-carved stamps to make sure you didn’t miss any bits.
Test it! Mine worked pretty well the first time, but if you need to go back and carve a little more it’s no big deal, just wipe it off with a damp paper towel and carve some more!
(I’d call it Galaxy Sparkle! And put little tiny crystals all over it.)
We’ve all seen them. Bunnies, strawberries, card suits, and florals. It’s pretty clear that lolitas love these sorts of prints, they’re omnipresent in brand and off-brand alike. While I love these prints myself, I think it’s important for us to branch out! So what would you ladies love to see printed on our frills? Here are a few of my top picks:
Stars! And other celestial themes, how cute would it be to have a constellation print in deep blues and silvers?
Birds and birdcages! It’s not terribly uncommon to see cage motifs in gothic, but some lovely bright prints with canaries or love birds in delicate swirly cages? How romantic!
Sewing supplies! Dressforms, spools of thread, needles, buttons, how perfect for a lolita that sews! I dream of finding the perfect sewing-themed fabric and whipping it into a one piece or jsk.
Robots! All in steel gray with all sorts of little rainbow knobs and buttons!
Words! Newspaper print or some lovely poetry printed in script?