Category Archives: Design & Art

DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper

IMG_9763Introducing… DIY Chalkboard Wrapping Paper! I’ve been seeing this around in gift wrapping a lot lately and I’m absolutely loving the trend. Jenny & I are currently obsessing over Chalkapella‘s wrapping paper set. I’ve been enjoying experimenting with different styles and alternative uses for this! In the set, you get given a roll of chalkboard wrapping paper, a template where you can trace interesting shapes for your design work and of course some chalk to draw on the paper with!

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Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetI wanted to play around with gift wrapping and packaging, so I tried out some cool designs possible for birthday gifts or thank you gifts and honestly, the possibilities are endless! I was able to use my creativity and design whatever I liked.

IMG_9781I experimented with a cute polka dot pattern here and finished it off with some twine.

IMG_9779I played around with gift tags for this one and made a simple visual for the front.

IMG_9788 Other alternative uses I came up with included hand lettering and framing them up to make cool house decorations :) Other things I would use chalk paper for would be to make paper book covers to revamp your books! They would also make awesome party or wedding invites.Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetAnd they not only provide white chalk but other colours too! Colours would be a great accent to whatever you decide to design :)

To purchase your own Chalkapella set, head on over to their Facebook for more details.

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NYFW SS15: Fashion Illustrations Part II

IMG_2277Reem Acra SS15 / more here

Soooo…. I finally got around to this. I’ve been so busy lately (might I say, I still have a 2500 word essay due in 2 days and I’ve barely made out 300 words, oops)! Finally, I’ve posted up part two of my fashion illustrations for NYFW which, I know, was forever and a day ago. Sorry! Hope you enjoy them and tell me what you think! I’m definitely going to be doing more illustrations in my university break :) For those who are wondering… the pencils I use to draw are the Staedtler Mars Lumograph 100, and they come in a pack of 12 with different shade variants. If you’d like to know what other drawing tools I use, ask away in the comment box below :)

IMG_2284 Oscar de la Renta SS15 / more here
IMG_2289Zac Posen / more here

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NYFW SS15: Fashion Illustrations Part I

LR2Dumbfounded by the gorgeous drape of sheeny silk and delicate embroidery of floral pieces on to contrasting fabrics, the sparkle of subtle yet intricate beading of blooms which dissipates, I just had to draw some of my favourite ensembles from this year’s New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015. I’ve just acquired a new drawing style which I think has worked for me, but I hope to continue developing it and improving it, so I hope you enjoy and tell me what you think! Continue reading

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BCBG Max Azria / View the full collection here

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Monique Lhuillier / View the full collection here

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Diane von Fürstenburg / View the full collection here

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Delpozo / View the full collection here

LR1 5Michael Kors / View the full collection here

I’m going to have a second part up sometime next week, because there’s too many to show in one post! In Part II, I’ll also talk about my drawing tools and what I like to draw/colour with. So please stay tuned :)

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