ART_"Guster" Skateboard Deck

DSC_1230 I have another music inspired deck to share with you today! After working with a client on this board, she asked me to paint another board for her and of course I said yes. This time she wanted me to reinterpret the album cover of Lost and Gone Forever by Guster. She asked for me to just focus on the main boy and also paint him in stencil style similar to Banksy.

I also wanted to share more of my process with you today. I started by playing around with the album cover in Photoshop, and ended up with this.

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For the rest of the painting process, you can watch this quick iPhone video I made featuring music from the album. Otherwise, there are more detail photos below!

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmZOj0CwAB4&w=420&h=315]

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If you are interested in a custom skate deck or purchasing any of my art, you can check out my Etsy shop or see any of my past work here. Thanks for checking out my work!

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DIY_Hardware Studded Clutch

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The hardware trend is one that I don't think should die out any time soon. DIY projects with supplies from the hardware store are inexpensive, industrial, and tactile in a very interesting way. I like that the supplies for this project are accessible to anyone, and create a great finished project.

Today's project is created by sewing on nuts in a grid with a needle and thread to a plain clutch that you already own, or picked up for cheap. I hope you enjoy and will please share with me your own projects if you decide to make one!

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The supplies you will need are a zip top clutch (I used a makeup bag from a department store freebie), 20 silver nuts (or however many you would like), thread that matches the clutch, needle, a ruler, a pencil, and a sheet of paper. You will also need scissors although they are not pictured.

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Begin by tracing the outline of the clutch onto the sheet of paper in pencil.

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Using the ruler, draw a grid onto the shape of the clutch. Decide how many nuts you are going to use. I decided to use 20 to fill the entire face of the clutch, with 5 columns and 4 rows.

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After cutting out around the outline of the clutch, lay the template over the bag. Using your needle, pin poke each hole onto the bag. This will make sure your grid is straight and even, but won't leave behind a noticeable mark on the clutch.

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Begin sewing each nut onto the clutch. I suggest doubling up your thread and tying the knot at the bottom to create a stronger stitch. Come up from the back of your clutch with the needle through a pre-marked pin poke. Note how I sewed on each side of the nut. I did about 3 to 4 stitches on each side to secure.

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Continue sewing on each of your nuts. This will take some time so work on it while watching your favorite movie!

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Here is the finished product! I'm very excited about my new clutch, especially because it will add a great pop of color to monochromatic outfits! Thanks for reading and good luck with your own projects!

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DIY_Printed Giftwrap

holidiy 4 intro I have made printed gift wrap in past years, and wanted to make some more than was specifically customized for the person receiving the gift. I made a dreamcatcher inspired wrapping and also a music inspired paper. I have also made tags to really complete the look and add a special touch. I hope you enjoy this tutorial!

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To create the feather print paper, I simply freehand painted some feathers onto craft paper with black acrylic paint. I suggest mixing the paint with a little water so that you can paint more freely.

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For the dreamcatcher tag, I used a store bought round paper tag, and drew on the dreamcatcher pattern with an ink pen. I added some beads in red.

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For the feathers, I used the ink pen to draw feathers onto the craft paper. I then simply cut them out and taped them to the back of the tag where I added the to/from message.

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Here is how the gifts look wrapped! I finished them off with some red raffia for a rustic feel that matched the red beads.

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For the music inspired paper, I used this large sheet music stamp that I had around from a past project from Michael's. Instead of using ink, I used the same acrylic paint and water mixture to create the pattern.

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I repeated the stamp until I had a paper printed with music notes. You could also wrap a gift in sheet music!

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For the customized tag, I folded a sheet of red paper in half lengthwise and sketched out an electric guitar. I cut this out, added the message, and attached to the gift!

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Here is the music inspired wrapping! These packages were finished off with a festive plaid bow.

Thank you for reading! Follow along with all of my projects on Instagram: @punkrockparti

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DSC_1223 After making this skull tee last night, I needed to wear it right away. Today Jake and I were headed to Trader Joe's so we could make lunch and also worked on some upcoming DIY projects for the holiDIY series! Tonight we're headed to the record store, so I was sure to bring a warm jacket. I picked this denim one up from Goodwill yesterday while I was shopping for tees and fabric for projects. I like the throwback vibe of this outfit and completed it with some old patterned Keds to tie the whole look together.

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If you like my shirt, check out my tutorial here. Also, be on the lookout this weekend because I am planning to add a bunch of these to sell on my Etsy store!

plaid skull tee_DIY, see my tutorial here

black zip jeggings_Forever 21, available here

jean jacket_Goodwill

polka dot tennies_Keds, similar pair with gingham pattern available here

cross earrings_Urban Outfitters sale, similar available here

skull cuff_eBay, this similar House of Harlow pearl one would make a great holiday gift!