December 11, 2018

2 Pounds Of Chocolate

Every year my friend has his annual Christmas party with Secret Santa.
I have been participated most of this event but I wanted to share this one because it was fun to make!

I found this cool idea of "3 Mean Way To Wrap A Gifts"on Instagram while ago. 
Then it gave me an idea to do more friendly Christmas related gift which is box of chocolate.

So I used 2 pounds of chocolate to make a chocolate block and slipped in a gift card inside the chocolate for the lucky person to smash through with hammer shaped beer opener which I coincidentally found at Winners.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block


Materials:
- 2 pounds of chocolate from Bulk Barn
- Gift card
- Mini Hammer
- Wooden letters from Dollerama
- Meatloaf baking tray
- Parchment paper
- Your choice of gift wrap!



Step 1
Wash all material that'll contact chocolate. Gift card(I have it wrapped with cello wrap), and wooden letters.

Place parchment paper inside the meatloaf tray so it's easier to pull it out.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block



Step 2
With double boil, melt chocolate until everything pieces are fully melted.

Couldn't show you how I put the gift card inside because my hand was full. But once the chocolate is ready to pour in the tray, pour half of the batch in the tray. Then place the gift card in the center and pour the rest of the chocolate.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block



Step 3
I let the chocolate settle for whole day.
Then you can slide off the chocolate by grabbing on the edge of the parchment paper.

This was about 1.5'' thickness.
From here, you can use cello to wrap your chocolate.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block



This is extra step I like to do for fun so skip this if you want to save your time.
So I usually make my own gift wrap by drawing on it or try to re-purpose any paper supply I have.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block



And I keep lot of junk like boxes so I found decent size for this.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block



And here it is!
Homemade chocolate block with gift card inside it.

It's fun project to do and it's very easy if you don't over think this.

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block
                                                                                                                                 Photo by Jen

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block
                                                                                                                                   Photo by Jen


                                                                                                                           Video by Diana

2 Pounds of "Smash Me" Chocolate Block

December 2, 2018

Pink Hair

I was reading Z Gundam Define, and Z Gundam: CDA in summer 2017.
Then I suddenly wanted to draw Haman so I started with a sketch. But I stopped at sketching stage and never went back to it.

Pink hair Old Sketch



Then just recently, I had morning off from work and skimmed through my sketches and found this again.

My main inspiration was I wanted to paint flowy short hair with bold pink color. I spent about 3 hours painting this. It was great morning.

Doesn't really look her anymore so now she's just a girl with pink hair.  But it started as Haman, started as my main inspiration.

Pink hair New Sketch

Pink hair

Pink hair closeup

November 25, 2018

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Have you guys seen Black Customizable Nordic Mug at DAVIDsTea?

I bought this mug few years ago and finally got to decorate this!
Chalk art is one of my favorite media to play around with. Applying your art style on dark board gives different result that I love to see!

Create your own design with DavidsTea



The design I had in mind was kids running around in the snow. With dark background, it was perfect to draw snowflakes.

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea



While I was surfing to grab link to DAVIDsTEA site, I just found out there's clear glass version of this that makes me want to decorate that too now!
This one is winter theme, maybe the clear one can be summer theme for my next project.

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea



I had the concept ready to draw, but when I opened the box, I didn't realize how thick the pen size was. Originally I wanted snowflakes to have intricate designs to make it interesting.

So I started with the lid first to see how flexible do I have with drawing fine line.

Create your own design with DavidsTea



Used light grey Prismacolor pencil crayon to sketch it out.

Create your own design with DavidsTea



I took the risk and lived with thick line drawing. It didn't look too bad....

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea



Then after decorating, follow the instruction. 1 hour for wait to dry, then bake the mug and the lid in the oven at 200C/400F for 20min. Then let it cool for 2 hours.

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea



One thing to keep in mind is, this white pen is opaque but you can still see the pen stroke. So you might want to go back to do second coat to get full opacity.

The only second coat I did was just to fix the kid's eyes and mouth.

Create your own design with DavidsTea

Create your own design with DavidsTea



So this is my winter theme mug. I'll be using this every December to enjoy the holiday!
Happy holiday!

Create your own design with DavidsTea

November 18, 2018

Outfit Inspiration 27

Combination of formal black coat with casual outfit underneath.

Jacob: black coat / Jacob: grey knitted sweater / Gap: white t-shirt / Hollister: ripped skinny jeans / Converse: platform black leather / Bluenotes: plaid scarf

Outfit Inspiration 27

November 4, 2018

Calendar 2019

Calendar for 2019!
Decided to do a little adorable kids interacting each other every month.

Available for digital download at my Etsy shop!

calendar 2019



The size is 5''x8'', half of letter size paper. Good size to display on your desk, wall, baby room and kid's room.

calendar 2019



Concept of this calendar is each month has kids with petals representing the time of the month.

calendar 2019



Each kids will appear every month and by time it gets to December, 12 kids with petals form a flower.

calendar 2019

calendar 2019

October 28, 2018

La Muerte

Fanart I wanted to do for a while.
Recently re-watched Book Of Life. Still lovely, and colorful film to watch.

Used her large hat as graphical element and incorporated with Day of The Dead designs together. 


La Muerte

La Muerte close up

October 21, 2018

2017 Sketches Part 4

More weekly instagram sketches from 2017.

Wanted to go back to pencil sketches so explored more on shadings.
And random Belle from Beauty And The Beast that was playing on TV so might as well do a  little fanart here too!

You can check out more here:
2017 Sketches Part 1
2017 Sketches Part 2
2017 Sketches Part 3

sketch 57: wake up

sketch 58: Belle

sketch 59: cold

sketch 60: Toque
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