Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Things Things Things

Where to start?

I started a vlog on YouTube! I'll be posting a new video about every week or so, I hope.

Here's my first! 

Yesterday I did a colour pencil drawing of Karen Gillan [Amy Pond] in one of her pictures for her Radio Times photo shoot. 

I was SUPER excited to find that Peter Capaldi was selected to play the 12th Doctor. He is an awesome actor and I'm sure he'll do a brilliant job.

And today, for the main story. Today I started working at my school's registrar office [paid!]. I'm going to be working there for a week, about six hours a day, so hopefully I'll earn around $176, which will go to buying my beautiful camera I have selected, the Nikon Coolpix S5200:

It's beautiful!

I'm also hoping to have enough money to buy myself 11's sonic screwdriver from the Doctor Who AUS shop [free shipping, woohoo!], which costs AUS $30.

The job at the school is making 800 welcome packets for the entire school population, and all sorts of different papers and labels have to go on them to make sure they get delivered to the right place. Our school's under construction right now, so it's HOT. And things are moved all over the place! 

It's August, which means LAST STAND OF DEAD MEN! I'm getting a copy for my birthday, which is on the 2nd of September! Sadly, my dad is leaving London the day of Derek's signing [30th August], but I'm sure I'll get to meet Derek when he goes down under!

Are any of you going to the signings?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

River Song's TARDIS Diary! + How To!

Hello! Hello! Hello! 

I'm very excited to present to you my newest project: River Song's TARDIS Journal, as first seen in the episode Silence in the Library!

So here's how I did it:

1. I picked out my journal that my lovely sister bought me as a present. It's a very nice journal; it has 365 pages, one for each day of the year, and it's numbered!

2. I measured it and sewed (yes, I know how to sew!) a book cover made out of a cream coloured fabric that I may have... borrowed from my mother....ehehe....moving on....

3. I used this template here (the white bits are the raised bits) and traced and cut them out on cereal box cardboard. I did the same thing for both front and back, but if you wanted to leave the back blank that would work as well.

4. Next, I stuck down the bits of cardboard using superglue, which I promptly got stuck to nearly all my  fingers. I both hate and love superglue. But I really hate getting it stuck to my fingers. *frustrates*

5. It looks pretty messy at this point, but carry on! Then I pulled out my blue acrylic paint and just completely covered the entire journal. Waited for it to dry, and then presto!

Ready to fill with spoilers! I think I may also stain the pages with tea or coffee to make it look nice and old. If I do, I'll post it!

NOTE: If you have fabric glue, USE IT instead of superglue, it's much better. If you have fabric paint, USE IT instead of acrylics, it's much better. I didn't have any, so I had to make do with what I had.

NOTENOTE: This is one of many ways to make this. I combined different techniques that I saw. You could make it out of entirely felt, entirely cloth, entirely cardboard, or even leather if you have it.

Very nice examples:
    • This one has absolutely beautiful pages. It's the best I've seen.
    • Nice step by step.
    • Tutorial is helpful!

And if you want to skip all of this, buy it here!