Saturday, 28 September 2013

how to make a chest

here's a simple way of making a chest.

you will need: 

  • Cardboard - box and cardboard
  • scissors
  • glue gun/glue
  • pens
  • paint

demonstration of flaps
1.Measure out the plain cardboard sheet so it is the same in length as the shoebox or cardboard box you are using. Luckily mine already had indentations in it so it was easy to fold into a nice top shape i wanted. If not lightly run a pair of scissors on the line you want to crease to make it easier.  Also leave little flaps where you will be able to join the two together and hold together the top.

2. once you have the shape of the top. measure out the sides and cut appropriate sized and shaped cardboard forms. Gluing the sides on was the trickiest part as the flaps kept coming apart when drying. Apply a heavy wait onto it.

3. Once its dry see if it still fits onto the box if not do the final adjustments now before you paint. The top of mine was to big so i had to trim it a bit. Also decide if you whant the top and the box to join together. If yes glue to small flaps on one side to the inside of the box. If you just want to beable to lift of the top then you can cut the flaps of. And TADAM! you're ready to decorate!

i was rushing and didn't have enough time to wait for the glue to dry so i unfortunately had to use masking tape to hold it together

Friday, 27 September 2013

How to make wands

This is a simple way to make wands. I heard this from a friend who saw it somewhere so it isn't my idea
you will need:
  • Chopsticks
  • aquvarell paint (brown,black)    
  • gluegun
  • beads

1. Heat up your glue gun, and cover the parts of your chopstick that you wish to use as the handle, you can use all sorts of patterns where you wish the wood to come out a bit, if you wish when its cooled a bit you can use your hands to shape it. Also you can add beads of different sizes to add a bit of character to the wand.

2. once the glues set you can start to paint them. then leave them to dry. I added another layer so the glue was completely covered.

3. And then you're basically done! now you can do some extra tinkering. for example i added the gold streak at the end when trying to make Hermione's wand.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Firenze day 2

So today we mostly visited museums like the Uffizi to Medici's palace. So I have less pictures since we couldn't take any in the museums (unfortunately ;( )

sight from the balcony of the Uffizi
grave of Danti
grave of Galileus Galileus
grave of Machiavelli

grave of Michael Angelo

Tuesday, 13 August 2013