DIY_Wildfox Inspired Aztec Tank

wildfox diy intro Wildfox falls into the category of "I am obsessed with but don't actually own anything from" brands. That's why when I spotted this tank dress on Instagram a few days ago, I knew I had to recreate it. I'm very into the aztec print trend and when I found a plain white tank in my craft drawer, I couldn't hold back!

wildfox diy steps

1. The supplies you will need are: a long white tank (mine is an XL men's tank from H&M given to me by a friend when he cleaned out his closet), black fabric paint, a paintbrush, and a canvas.

As a side note, I was confident enough in my painting skills that I did this freehand. If you aren't you can make your own stamps and do it that way. I have a tutorial on craft foam stamped tops here !

2. I stretched my tank over a plain canvas to create some structure while I painted. You could also do this with cardboard, but this was my first time with a canvas and it was great!

3. Begin painting (or stamping) your design on. Start in the center and work outwards in order to keep things symmetrical.

4. Continue applying your design. If you are finding that the paint isn't fluid enough, mix in a little bit of water.

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And here is the finished product. I am just too pleased with this because it is so similar to the original and well, I saved $86!

Stay tuned in the next few days because I am going to style this tank in an outfit post as soon as it stops raining!

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ART_ANTHROPOLOGIE INTERNSHIP

I had an amazing experience this summer interning over at my local Anthropologie in the Visual Display Department. I've assembled some of my quick photos of the projects I helped work on. I would like to note that I was not the designer for these projects, and do not take credit for my supervisor's creative work. Looking back on the weeks I worked there, it was so great to work in such a fun environment, work with power tools, and apply a little bit of my knowledge from architecture school!

1_dandelion flowers made from styrofoam and straws 2_hanging wooden structure inspired by an outdoor awning (large scale) 3_hanging wooden structure inspired by an outdoor awning (small scale) 4,5_product stands made from vintage wood banisters 6_custom cut wood joinery for awning structure 7_cardboard ornate frame for large mirror 8_painted and distressed hangers for displaying product 9_cardboard ornate frame for hanging mirror 10_cardboard ornate decorative shelf (before a coat of gold paint) 11_cardboard ornament for round mirror 12_cardboard ornate frame for mirrored vanity tray 13_cardboard ornate frame and figure drawing 14_detail of conduit and crystal chandelier