Sunday, March 29, 2015

diy: brandy melville graphic tees (updated)

I recently filmed and uploaded a new DIY video on my youtube channel. I did a blog post on these Brandy Melville inspired graphic tees over here last year and it has gone quite viral on pinterest so I decided to film it and make a new blog post with clearer instructions (maybe). I haven't changed much of the tutorial but I think it is more organised than my previous one. If you are too lazy to read, you can always watch the video tutorial. The pictorial was taken from the video anyway. 



Materials:

  • Plain shirt / Flannel
  • Fabric paint
  • UHU glue 
  • Craft knife
  • Sponge
  • Computer and printer
  • Cardstock
Instructions:
  1. The first thing to do would be to print out the stencil for the graphic tee by opening a word processing application and typing in your desired caption. You can choose any caption and font you like but make sure it is big enough. A good estimate would be to fill the entire sheet of paper. Also, you should use the landscape layout as it allows you to type over a bigger area. Some caption ideas for you:
    • Stay Weird - Times New Roman (145 pt)
    • You Can't Sit With Us - TradeGothicNo.20 Condensed (159 pt)
    • I Love You To The Moon and Back - Courier (50 pt)
    • Stressed Depressed But Well Dressed - Letter Gothic Std (89 pt)
  2. Once you've got that printed, take your craft knife and start cutting out the alphabets of the print. Make sure you keep the insides of alphabets such as 'o's and 'a's so that you can use them later. 
  3. Lay your shirt flat out and slide a piece of cardstock underneath to prevent the paint from leaking through. 
  4. Apply some UHU glue or any craft glue that makes very weak bonds onto the back of your stencil. If you are using the 'stay weird.' design, make sure you are glueing the right side of the stencil. 
  5. Position and press your stencil into place. 
  6. Then, using a sponge, take some fabric paint and dab the paint onto your shirt. Make sure to do this is small amounts because the paint can still leak underneath your stencil if you apply too much paint at one go. 
  7. Once you are done, peel your stencil off and touch up any incomplete areas or uneven edges with a brush.
  8. You can now cut your tee into a muscle tank or crop top if you like. Otherwise, you're all done! 
This tutorial is definitely not limited to plain graphic tees. You can do it on flannels as well and if you are more daring and artistic, you can go for a free handed design as well. 
xoxo

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

january/february insta faves

Whoops! I haven't had the time to update this space in awhile. I've been so focused on running my store (megoosta.storenvy.com) and meeting deadlines for both my instagram and school that I've neglected this space. This post will just be a little roundup of some of my favourite photos from the month of January and February. It's a little late but it's a good reminder as well. 

 Phone cases from Mini In The Box.
Dreamcatcher | Glitter Quicksand
 Jacket, scarf - Styles For Less | Sweater - SoulCal Girl | Skirt - Lookbook Store | Socks - Light In The Box
 Nails painted with nail polish pens from Simply Spoiled Beauty. Use code "megoosta" for 40% off.
Top, skirt - Forever 21 | Boots - Amiclubwear (Wild Diva) | Cardigan - Topshop
Top, jeans, shoes - Forever 21 | Cardigan - Wet Seal | Bag - Lookbook Store | Necklace - IHTEC
Sweater - Lookbook Store | Scarf - Cici Hot
Crochet Top - UrbanGirlCo | Sweater, Skirt - Forever 21 | Boots - Cici Hot | Socks, Scarf - Light in the Box
Jacket, Beanie - Wet Seal | Dress - Brandy Melville | Flannel - Light in the Box | Boots - Cici Hot
Grey Daisy Nails - DIY
Watch - Daniel Wellington (use code "megoosta" for 15% off)
Bracelet - Paul Hewitt
Shorts & Skirts - Forever 21
Denim Shorts Collection - Forever 21, Cici Hot, Deb Shops, Wet Seal
Nutella Top - Fresh Tops | Shorts - Wet Seal
Wild x Free (Entire outfit from Charlotte Russe)
White Rose nails - DIY | Watch - Daniel Wellington | Bracelet - Pandora | Skirt, Booties - Charlotte Russe
Bohemian Goddess
Entire outfit from Forever 21.
Cardi - Lookbook Store | Shorts - Forever 21 | Bag - Deb Shops

xoxo