Sunday, 10 March 2013

Decorated antlers

Yello folks :D
I don't think I ever mentioned it on here, but some time ago I bought a pair of reindeer antlers to decorate and use as a headdress. They have been sitting in my closet forever, but yesterday I suddenly felt like I should do something with them! I took some progress photos while working, so I can show you guys <3

 Here you can see the antlers before I started painting them. I've buffed them first to make them easier to paint and to get of som dirt. You can also see that the skull part is broken.
 Starting with a base layer og white paint. I'm using acrylic paint, and it seems to work well on the dry textured surface of the antlers. The paint is a bit thin though, so I had to do at least four layers before the original colour was completely covered.

After having gotten the antlers comepletely white I found my thinnest paint brush and started to make swirls and lines on them. I regret not making the tips gradiented, but other than that I'm pretty happy with them. I'm thinking of buying a couple of cheap pearl necklaces and some roses to decorate them even further. I also need a way to fasten them to my head, as a normal headband wont be steady enough. I have a smaller pair of deer antlers that are screwn onto a plastic headband, and they are very unstable and needs the wearer to keep their head up at all times.

Hope you find this interesting, and if you have any tips on sticking them to my head, I would be very happy to hear :D
Bye for now folks!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Being busy busy and Alberta

Long time no write :B

Schools been really busy lately, it's amazing how much shit I'm supposed to to in so little time -weeps- I just recently had two presentations, one in history and one in norwegian, both where really important for the grade in both sunject. History presentation was about a historical person, and as I love everything baroque and rococo, I had to choose Marie Antoinette :O It went pretty well, I would say, even if I started messing up at one part and acidentally cursed. The presentation in norwegian was one of the biggest tasks we get during our three years in secondary school, you pick a theme and make a task out of it, then you do tons of research and learn all the shit you can muster about your theme before you finally have your presentation. My theme of choice was 'children books', as I absolutely adore childrens litterature. So I read a ton of books, including some classics like "Alice in wonderland" and "Charlie and the chocolatefactory" <3

Anyway, I'm gonna post a few photos I took of Alberta some time ago! I hope you enjoy ;3

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