DIY_Craft Foam Stamped Top

DSC_0106 It's no secret that stamped tees have been circulating the blogosphere, and I wanted to make my own. This top is great because you have the freedom to make any design you want by making the stamps yourself out of craft foam! It's also very inexpensive because foam costs less than 70 cents and my fabric paint was $1.59. Enjoy!

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The supplies you will need are: a shirt (mine was $5 at Wal-Mart), some fabric paint, craft foam, scissors, a paper plate, adhesive/glue, a pen, and a paintbrush (optional)

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Begin by cutting your desired shape out of the craft foam. Mine was a triangle in two different sizes. After cutting one shape, trace it onto the craft foam twice and create two more identical shapes.

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Stack and adhere the three identical shapes together with some glue or sticky squares like I did because I couldn't find any glue...

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Attach the stack to a square piece of craft foam to create the stamp. Spread the fabric paint onto the paper plate and dip your stamp into the paint. Make sure you have even coverage.

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Begin stamping your desired pattern onto the shirt. I alternated between the two sizes, and had the triangles pointing both up and down. I also created sets of two or three triangles for variation.

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You can also go in with a paintbrush if your stamp didn't create a completely filled in triangle shape, and just touch up the design a little.

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And here's the finished printed shirt! I'm really pleased with this top and it was very inexpensive. This is a good way to spice up a basic top while still keeping it as a neutral.

Check back a later tomorrow when I feature this top in my outfit of the day post!

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FASHION_in my bag

i've always been inspired by the tumblr page things organized neatly. i love scrolling through the images and particularly like when the organized items are those inside a person's daily bag, such as this one or this one. i think that these photos really speak a lot about the person, and are becoming more prevalent in the design community. today i wanted to make my own, which features my backpack and what i have with me on a daily basis. considering that i'm a full-time architecture student, these things are with me even on the weekends. enjoy! things organized neatly 1

1_backpack, Timbuk2 2_water bottle, Camelbak 3_calculator 4_2 fountain pens, Varsity 5_mouse pad 6_mouse, this is a must for me. i can't do any of my computer work without it 7_studded planner, see my DIY tutorial here 8_sunnies, Target. these rotate depending on my outfit for the day 9_headphones, WeAretheSuperlativeConspiracy for Urban Outfitters 10_sugar skull wallet, gift from my friend Courtney 11_red camera, Canon (i also carry around my larger Nikon with me some days) 12_camera pouch, H&M 13_metal ruler 14_5 gum 15_mac charger 16_keys on carabiner_R.E.I. 17_personal sketchbook, gift, from Nordstrom 18_studio sketchbook, gift, from Barnes and Noble 19_my macbook pro, forgot to add that in to the picture!

p.s. The appearance of this new post also means that i'm done with finals and am officially on break for the next month! you can expect lots of DIYs and outfit posts coming up from here on out. thanks for reading!