Saturday, November 16, 2013

Geek shirt series: Doctor Who

I prefer to think of myself more of a geek than a nerd. Give me some Tolkien or Star Trek and we are good to go.

Any who, I have been collecting these shirts for a while and thought it would be fun to share them. I will try to include links were I can if you are a geek at heart and want to get one too.

Today is Doctor Who.

This is my fake Christmas sweater. I got it on Zulily a few weeks ago. Zulily often circulates merchandise, so it will probably be around again. I got it for about $12.

Ah, geekdom at its finest. On episode "Blink" one of the characters mentioned having this t-shirt. So it is an inside joke among Whovians. All very Timey- wimey and such. You can get it on Etsy from Starshipmates. It is about $20.

I love this one. Belle meets the Doctor. So cool! Haha. It is available form Threadless. If you wait for sales, every few months they have a $10 shirt sale. Threadless has a lot of amazing shirts that I don't want to look at because I try to conserve my budgeted spending money.

I have a lot of other shirts, but I am going to share them in other themed posts. Part of this is because I cannot find all of them right now. Also, some of my pictures came out blurry. In addition, my newest Jane Austen shirt is en route from Zazzle. Fun fun! Feel free to share with me any awesome geek stuff that you like.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

DIY Couple Silhouette

I have been collecting vintage art for a long time. I thought it would be fun to mix new with old and create a family silhouette to go with some of my antique art. Since silhouettes were a popular form of art "back in the day," I thought it would go nicely with it be super awesome.

Then I put it off. For almost a year. Sure, I read tutorials and bought some black paper (which I never needed). What put me off for a while was getting an oval picture frame. Then I got a couple, and let them sit for another few months.

However, I finally decided to do it today. It was a lot easier than I imagined. I did it all using some glue, scissors and minimal skills on (a free program that you can download if you don't have  Paintshop). It took very little time.

First I took pictures of Matt and I in front of a bright window. After that, I cropped them in an oval shape and edited the brightness/contrast until they looked like this:

You can use a paintbrush to make everything in the silhouette black.

I didn't take pictures of the next steps, but they are very simple. I printed the pictures to the size of the frame, cut the faces out, touched up the black with a black marker and glued to white paper.

My OCD side is twitching as I notice that I hung Matt slightly crooked. You can assure yourself that this will be remedied.

Have fun!
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