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elyssa
Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Hapa. College student. Tea/coffee drinker. Cat lover. Star gazer. Tattoo enthusiast. Sociologist/Psychologist-in-training. Will probably live in a cardboard box in the near future.

If you have a Tumblr/like black & white photography feel free to stop by and say hi :)
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DIY Raven Belt by BlackBeltVampyre
DIY Raven Belt
What you'll need (and where I got it):

- Old metal belt with loops on it (Goodwill ~ $1)
- 7+ two-inch wooden medallions to glue the gems to (Michaels ~ $2 for a 2 pack)
- Metallic gold spray paint to paint the belt and wooden medallions, I used KRYLON (Michaels ~ $6)
- Easy Cast Resin (Michaels ~ $15-$20)
- Plastic cups to mix resin (Walmart ~ $3 for a bag)
- 2+ red ballpoint pens to color the resin gems, in this case I used COMFORT STIC (Staples ~ $2 for a box)
- Plastic palette for casting resin gems (Walmart ~ $5)
- Hot glue gun (I just had one lying around)
NOTE: Make sure you use coupons or check to see if you have any of these things already (saves money!) :foolsmoney: 


Steps (more or less):

- Basically, you follow the instructions to cast the resin gems (I also looked up a TON of youtube videos for beginner tips when it came to coloring the resin)
- spray paint the belt and wooden medallions gold
- Hot glue everything together
- Vuala!
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So it's been about a year since the last journal entry... I'm obviously really good at keeping up with this stuff. 

Anyways! this past summer I went through a black and white photography phase (which I'll admit, I am still in) but I have not been keeping up with all of my sketches and whatnot for the past year or so. So I'm sorry if I am about to bombard anyone.

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:iconryuu-samazx:
ryuu-samazx Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016  Hobbyist
happy birthday Birthday cake  icon 
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:iconkriloner:
Kriloner Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot for the watch!!
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:iconblackbeltvampyre:
BlackBeltVampyre Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem!!! I love your photography!!! :)
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:iconkriloner:
Kriloner Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you'll love the new ones
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:iconhemamm:
Hemamm Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks alot for the watch! :hug:
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:iconblackbeltvampyre:
BlackBeltVampyre Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student General Artist
no problem! you're very welcome :)
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Gironimo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot for adding me to your watchlist! I am happy you like my drawings :)

Have a nice day :wave:
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:iconblackbeltvampyre:
BlackBeltVampyre Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem! They are lovely! :)
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Mild-Man-Nerd Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very nice work
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:iconblackbeltvampyre:
BlackBeltVampyre Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you very much! :)
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