There’s a bunch of things going on in this post and I’ll try to explain them in as detailed a manner as possible!
Before anything tho, ja notice how no one EVER has photos of themselves while they dye their hair, it’s always photos of the after?
IT’S COS IT’S FRAKKING HARD TO TAKE PICTURES WHILE DYEING YOUR HAIR :|
Also I look like a potato while bleaching my hair *shrug
Anyway, I had green roots because I wanted a gradient:
Which was kyot for a while but eventually I wanted my roots to match the rest of my hair so I decided to bleach them.
Put a new cut-up garbage bag all around my sink so it wouldn’t turn blue.
Wore a shirt I didn’t like and plastic gloves. 5 pesos at any pharmacy. Plastic gloves trump rubber gloves, rubber is hard to remove when wet.
Convenient: Hair Dyeing Apron from Saizen, 5 pcs a pack, P50 during their Banzai! Sale. Yay.
Wore for +10000 Glamour Points [and also so I wouldn’t turn into a smurf]
BLEACHING:Used 40 vol developer, mixed with blue bleach until creamy/pasty consistency, slathered on roots. Used gloves because I am not a masochist.
Waited 30 minutes. Bitstrips.com is my life. Rinsed.
Hello, orange and banana hair, we meet again.
Didn’t feel like bleaching a second time because we all know how that madness turns out [yeah, I’m looking at you bleach addicts] so I decided to tone my hair to neutralize the brassy yellow.
Brought out my Directions White Toner, but was unimpressed by the super light lavender tint and figured it wouldn’t take on my yellow hair.
Sooo, I decided to make a stronger one!
Check out my Directions Plum. It’s so dark it’s almost black. In reality it’s a crazy pink-based pigmented purple that will last you forever if you mix it with conditioner.
You can make pastel purple, mix it with blue, mix it with pink, or in this case, glop on the conditioner to make a toner.
Added a tiny amount, tip of the spoon scraped across the dye sticking to the lid. That’s how strong this dye is!
Poured in a LOT of conditioner. I eyeballed it.
(If you have super light hair, this mixture will turn your hair lavender if left on long enough. It’ll only last about 2-3 days before it fades into a white on silver on your hair.)
Slathered it on my yellow hair. Because my hair is not bleached to a pale yellow and I have some light oranges hanging around there, the most this will do is neutralize my orange to a dull peach, and the lightest yellows will turn very pale purple. Which is fine since I’m not going for white, I’m neutralizing. No need to be neurotic about the “purple tinge” if you leave toner on for more than 5 minutes.
After around 10 minutes, rinsed the toner off. Voila, no more glaring yellows.
Mixed a little blue into the turquoise dye just to make sure it came out more blue than green. Added conditioner to dilute the color a little bit.
Left dye on for 30 to 40 minutes.
Read Robopocalypse because sci-fi is awesome and it’s coming out as a Spielberg flick, too.
Say Robopocalypse ten times, fast.
After 30 minutes of not managing to get blue fingerprints on my book, rinsed the dye off with mind-numbingly cold water.
Towel dried hair, very gently.
Blow dried, serum-ed the heck out of it and straightened a little bit for going out.
Hair adventures under the tag “HAIR” on my blog.
It’s been a while since I did a DIY Tutorial sooo I’m excited to share this new one with you folks. It’s crazy easy and cheap too!
In fact, this DIY project cost me… nothing! I already had everything I needed for this. If you do go out and buy the materials though, it will cost you less than P100 for everything! Hail all Cheapsketeers!
Bright, fluorescent fabric/ribbon/string/yarn
(I had a buttload of fluoro yarn, so I used what I had around the house. Hence the term… Neon Yarmparty! I know, I know… this burden of being a genius is hard sometimes lulz)
You also need chain in any color you like, a tapestry needle if you’re using yarn, and locks for closing the chain up.
STEP 1: Thread yarn through tapestry needle and weave through chain!
STEP 2: Measure how long you want your bracelet to be
STEP 3: Cut off appropriate length of chain (which fits your wrist. I made my chain long enough to double over my wrist!)
STEP 4: Sew yarn through lock findings!
I also added a smaller piece of chain so that I could adjust the length of the bracelet.
STEP 5: Make as many bracelets as you like!
STEP 6: HAVE AN ARMPARTY!
And if your bracelets are 2x long so they double up like mine, they can also moonlight as necklaces!
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Check out more of my projects here.
Today’s tutorial is how to create a galaxy “print” on a black shirt with just bleach and acrylic paint. I’ve seen a lot of how-tos on this on the internet, so I came to the conclusion that the “galaxy” look isn’t achieved if the end result:
1. Looks rushed
2. Doesn’t really look anything like a galaxy and more like an abstract painting
3. The materials used aren’t available.
So I thought I’d try doing it my own way! Let’s get right into it.
1. A spray bottle
2. Liquid bleach (I used a small bottle of zonrox).
3. 1 huge covering for the floor if you’re not working outdoors
5. Acrylic paint
6. NEW kitchen sponge cut up into squares (I used Scotchbrite without the rough side)
7. Old fine tooth comb and toothbrush
1. Lay out your shirt onto the floor covering. I used an old trashbag and a tank top I sewed myself that turned out too small because this is was first time to try it and I didn’t want to ruin any of my nice shirts!
2. Pour liquid bleach into spray bottle. Add some water. It’s better that your bleach is overly diluted than too strong because you can always add more bleach.
3. Once bleach and water solution is mixed in your spray bottle, test it on a small area of the shirt.
My solution turned out to weak so I added more bleach.
4. Here’s what my shirt looked like after I sprayed/splattered bleach on it. The “nebulas” are created by spraying one spot several times. Then I sprayed in a sort of circle to create a diffused “aura” around the “nebulas”.
Once I had something that looked decent I took the spray head out of the bottle and flicked the “straw” underside onto the shirt to create denser splats.
Bring out your sponge, scissors and acrylic paint. Have a piece of cardboard and a place to pour water and mix paint in. I just mixed and diluted my acrylic paint directly onto my trash bag, I was going to throw it away anyway.
Cut your sponge into cubes. Have one cube per acrylic color you are going to use. I used white, black, blue, yellow and green so I made sure I had at least 5 plus 1 extra for cleanup.
The cubes will have a definitive “square” shape when you press them down onto the fabric so I cut around them in a rough circular shape so it would look more random.
IMPORTANT: Wait for your bleach to dry before applying acrylic paint or else it will just eat all the paint up and when the whole thing dries the paint will be gone. Use a hairdryer if you would like to speed things up.
IMPORTANT: Always dilute your paint with water and never put undiluted paint directly onto your sponge. Always press the sponge TO the diluted paint and then press the sponge to the fabric. This allows you to build color instead of making ugly dense paint marks. The more blended your colors, the more “galaxy-like” the result.
Use a rapid, light dabbing motion to build up color. Imagine your sponge cube is a cotton ball - it helps with the imagery.
Here’s a rough approximation on how I applied and built up the different colors around the bleach nebulas:
I just applied little hints of diluted color around the edges of the nebulas and I tried not to go overboard.
Here’s what we have so far:
IMPORTANT: you can use diluted black acrylic paint to salvage mistakes. Just dab over areas that you want to fix.
Next bring out your old comb and toothbrush. Combs can be dipped in slightly diluted white acrylic paint to make bigger, denser splats, toothbrushes make a fine spray of dots.
I tried to concentrate some white “stars” near the nebulas. I also refrained from going crazy all over the shirt - the white acrylic sprayed all over can mute the previous colors if built up too much.
Wait for everything to dry (about 2 days) then wash.
Note: some people have reported that washing can take some of the vibrancy off the acrylic paints.
Here’s the finished product. Pretty sweet if I do say so myself! <3 What do you think? :)
Have fun making galaxies,
Anonymous asked: hi! i just want to ask where did you bought your ear findings from your diy cheater gauges tutorial :)) and love your blog! <3
Hi, thank you! :) I bought them on ebay super cheap! This Chinese seller makes every jewelry finding you can think of, plus a bajillion varieties of beads. Shipping is free if you’re patient like me!
Earring posts http://www.ebay.ph/itm/600pcs-Silver-Plated-Pad-Earring-Posts-Studs-4mm-D4-/150865392042?pt=UK_Crafts_JewelleryMaking_GL&hash=item23204731aa
I also get some findings from this Filipino seller: http://stores.ebay.ph/potofgold77
Hi! I didn’t put a waistband on it at all, cos I hate how pants bunch up under shirts. :) But you can actually put on one if you want to, just search for waistband/cuff tutorials on youtube. Also, I have no trouble wearing my waist-less harem pants, but they do have a slightly unfinished look if you pull up your shirt. It would be more obvious if it wasn’t black. They are also a bit slidy, but I think that’s due to the jersey, not the lack of a band. I’m lazy so I did it the fastest way possible without looking too crappy. hahahaha. :D
Omg, i really love your harem pants tutorial and it’s easy to follow too. the question i have is that did you use an elastic waistband? and did you have any trouble fitting into the pants?
Time for another DIY!
I recently got a beautiful package in the post:
PRINTMISS is your friendly little paper goods store. They make personalized stationery, note cards, invitations, gift tags, labels and more.
They are also proudly Philippine-based. But as you can see, these cards look like something straight out of Etsy.