Fall 2018 Acrylic Art

I am so excited to post photos of my latest work.

I have continued my emerging style of blending acrylic colours on handmade canvas. I know that mellow blues and greens are more popular with my customers, but I am often drawn toward bright orange and neon colours.

I will likely have fewer opportunities to experiment with various mediums- so my work will focus on expanding this emerging style.

Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to check out more of my Fall 2018 artwork this season.

Mistress Maid Sissy Champagne Satin Lingerie Apron Costume PLUS SIZE 2XL

Enjoy sexy dress up fun for plus sized beauties. Specifically designed for larger sizes.

 

Fits up to 42 inch waist (Ladies Size 2XL) Same design as the RED SATIN MISTRESS MAID- but more affordable. Satin material is not lined. Simple Elastic trim bodice. Fully concealed elastic waistband to allow maximum stretch. Single button closure. Skirt is trimmed with black lace. Sexy spaghetti style straps. FREE SHIPPING. Limited Quantity. See this item in my Etsy shop by clicking here

 

 

Tips for creating Runway styles in 2018

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Do you want to create personal fashion that is cutting edge? Do you fancy the idea of people stopping to compliment your unique style so much that it gets mistaken for something from a runway fashion show? Here are some helpful tips to have your personal fashion designs noticed and featured on trend blogs.

 

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Be as daring as possible.

Many times what sets the fashion of Alexander Wang vs another label like Joe Fresh is the willingness to be daring and approach a conventional garment with fresh eyes.

Admirers will say “Wow, I had never thought about that before!”, and you may have trend watchers considering your design as a novel concept all together.

Tip: Be creative with garment closures and embellishments. Approach them in an unconventional way.

 

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Colour is your friend

Even if the folkways dictate that your colour scheme clashes- continue on. Softer hues can often take the edge off, and don’t forget to consult the almighty colour wheel to see if a “bluer” tinge to your steely grey could give the effect you are looking for.

One trend we are watching this year in 2018 in home decor is eclecticism. Eclectic trends allow you to mix a contemporary lamp with a mid-century modern side table- or floral pink and yellow peonies against a dark navy backdrop.

Tip: Have fun with colour, and when in doubt, go back to the first tip!

 

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Emulate scarcity and promote luxury in your runway style fashion design

Ever notice how much Crocodile and snake skin bags can go for? Somehow, the manufacturers use small amount of this material and price their items very high. The underlying idea here is that as a luxury material, there is not enough crocodile and snake skin to go around. But really, the numbers of these animals in the wild is astonishing. Not an unending resource by any means, but more than enough for the cost of my wallet to be 75% cheaper.

When making your runway style fashion design, another strategy is to use a material that is super to begin with, and that exudes the feel of luxury. Then use a small amount of it to emphasize the delicate nature of the material, and to covertly express the exclusive nature of having access to it. Think about most of the clothing you have ever seen made with raw silk. Mostly lingerie, scarves or other small items are made from raw silk- and you will rarely ever see a large garment. The idea here is to think exclusive, original, and not cheap.

Tip: Skimp on the quantity of materials, but use high end quality and make it finely.

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There you have it!

Create your own runway-style personal fashion that will have trend watchers thinking “Was that resort Balmain 2019?”, or better.

 

Baby Blue and white stripes 6 pocket cotton apron

Material is Made from 100% cotton, and features a serene baby blue backdrop with crisp white pinstripes.

6 pocket cargo design for notepads, and pens.
It has deep pockets that are perfect for carrying coins.

Double stitched at seams.
Back pockets are hidden.

A brilliantly designed servers apron.

24.5 inches wide
(including ties= 80 inches)
11.5 inches long

Mistress Maid Sissy Red Satin Lingerie Apron

Slip into something comfortable and soft tonight.
This lush red satin apron is one of a kind. Only one ever made.

Black lace border with red satin frills.
Fully concealed elastic waist.
Fully Lined.

Waist accommodates up to 50 inches when fully stretched.
Length 27 inches.

You can check out this item for sale on etsy by clicking here.

DIY personalized hair accessories for weddings, and formal events

An older project from 2016 needed a refresh.

A Beautifully decorated headband that I created by hand.

I didn’t measure the first rectangular piece of black felt before I cut, but it is approximately 8.5 x 3 inches. Any kind or colour of medium weight felt will do for this DIY project.

Folding the rectangular piece in half, I roughly sketched an oval shape on one side using chalk.

I used straight pins to hold the two pieces together while cutting and making the oval shape out of felt.

The oval shape isn’t perfect, but you can tweak the smoothness later on if there are jagged corners. Felt can be tricky to get perfect shapes out of.

Using my sewing machine (or you can do this by hand), I sewed two straight lines to create a channel down the middle of my felt pieces. Sewing this channel creates a secure bond between the two felt pieces; as well as a tight passage way for my metal headband to pass through.

I went the extra mile and also sewed the edges with a thin seam, taking extra care not to sew over the middle channel that I sewed earlier. The edges could be glued together, however using thread makes the felt stronger and less likely to fall apart. It is also more rigid now to support the decoration that it will display.

As always, I made sure that my metal headband pieces would snugly slide into the channels before decorating, or else it would be impossible to fix afterwards without ruining my design.

Using turquoise beads and a hot glue gun, I began making my design one row at at time.

I incorporated another colour to make an updated yin and yang design.

I used layering techniques with the white beads.

As well as adding texture by using big and small beads.

A very pretty and unique design for a DIY headband.

Two variations of my idea are seen here:

The pink and white design is my least favourite as the lines look messy instead of what I had intended.

The design with feathers looks the best of the three. I tend to produce better designs when I keep them simple. I used 2mm brown flat sided beads with fabric glue instead of hot glue from a glue gun.

The feathers are short, and I would like to design something similar with longer plumes in the future.

This is definitely a project I will return to again in the near future.