Friday, October 31, 2014

THE DECORISTA CHRONICLES | KATE SPADE KNOCKOFF NOTEBOOKS!

Let me just begin with what my heart hoots everytime I rest my eyes on one of those Katespade cuties - OHMYGOSH. I always needed one, but making one myself was far more easier. I'm not one for planners but I do like to have myself a couple lots of notebooks to do doodling and jot down creative ideas.

DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

So onto the making:

DIY KATE SPADE KNOCKOFF NOTEBOOKS

You'll need for this DIY:

1.Black cardstock. You can also use black acrylic /spray paint buuut I found cardstock less messy

2.Gold paper. You know, just be creative with this one. I used some from a Godiva Chocolate gift box.

3.A Hole punch, Scissors, pencils, super glue, matte/glossy finish modpodge and a ruler

4.White paper (optional)

5.Binders/Notebooks/Notepads/Agendas that need glitzing up

How-To:

1.For the striped notebook: Stripes are my next favorites to florals, and Kate's black and white stripes top the list. I cut the cardstock into 3 cm. wide strips to fit the length of my notebook. I first had to cover my book with some white paper and you'd have to too if you are not beginning with a white one already. ;)
DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

Line them up parallel marking with a ruler and pencil the white space's width equal to 3 cm too between the black stripes/stripes.
DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

Give the whole cover a glossy finish of modpodge to give it that whole "Kate-Spade-y" luxe look. ;)
This acts as a sealant too and protects the whites of your cover.
DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

2.For the gold polka dot: Punch circles through the gold paper and eyeballing equal spacing between them on the notebook, glue them down. Place the dots for the next line in between dots of the first line. Keep alternating them and seal in everything with a layer of modpodge again.
DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

There we go!
DIY Kate Spade Notebooks can't be easier! #diy #glam #KateSpade #notebooks #easy

You could probably pretty up the insides but for now but I'm leaving them blank for my vivid imagination to occupy later ;) Wanna learn how to make notepads from scratch? Check out this popular post of mine!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

INSPIRATION NATION || CREATING YOUR OWN PRINTS! (YEP,PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS)

Ladies and Gentlemen (if any),I've been asked around a lot in real life and on the cyberspace how I create my prints in photoshop. A lot of my prints are mixed media, 1)something I've painted or 2)maybe something I've photographed orrr 3)Done straight in Photoshop drawing with the basic round brush and then manipulated in PS to create a pretty, pretty print that I occasionally give ya guys to download.

So here's the behind-the-scenes of how I made one the prints from my last free prints collection. ;)

How to make Beautiful Prints for Photoshop Beginners! You don't wanna miss this one! #easy #Photoshop #beginners #tutorial

Here's what you'll need:

1.Your PC
2.Adobe Photoshop (I recommend CS3 and above. I use CS6)
3.Your favorite pictures that we will be morphing into prints

Note: I'm showing how to do this by the route of absolute newbies, so if you know more or less of PS already, you'll find me a little slow. ;)

Let's start!

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