Sunday, 1 March 2015

Simple DIY - Design Your Own Laptop Case

Hey there!

People always say less is more, but sometimes it can be fun to spice up your outfit, makeup or accessories with something that shows a little bit more of your personality. With this in mind, my latest post won't be my standard fashion or beauty musings, but instead about my other big passion. Art.

If you follow me on Instagram you'll know that from time to time I stay up late at night and end up drawing into the early hours of the morning, and although I am by no means the best artist out there (and I definitely don't practice enough to hone my skills) I find it a highly therapeutic hobby. I tend to think of applying makeup like working on a canvas with all the different brushes too! 

So when I purchased a brand new neoprene laptop case the other day, in pink of course! I realised that although it was a lovely colour, it was screaming out for a little detailing.

I really love tattoo art, I'm not entirely sure where this love affair begun but something about the way tattoos are drawn, with their clean lines and heavy contrasting colours but I find the artwork particularly inspiring. So when I found this design on Google images (I feel awful not being able to credit the source but I can't remember for the life of me where it came from) I knew I had to use it for something.

So I lightly penciled the design onto the neoprene case and got to work with my trusty sharpie, being careful not to press too hard so that the ink wouldn't bleed into the fabric. But an hour or so later I was done and fairly pleased with the finished product. Being a bit of a perfectionist about my drawings I'm never entirely happy with the results and there are areas of this which are a little off, but overall I think it adds a 'je ne sais quoi.'

I hope that this post might inspire some of you to think outside the box and get creative, there's no write or wrong in art which is exactly why I love it so much, you're free to experiment however you like!

Until next time..



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