Make These! DIY New Year’s Eve Temporary Tattoo Party Favors

Download this free New Year's party favor printable and make your own temporary tattoos.

Can you believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve? If there was ever a new year to celebrate, it’s got to be this one. 2016 was rough all around (R.I.P to like, everyone), and while I’m not sure what 2017 has to bring, I know I’m ready to say “Bye, Felicia” to the past 365 days. Which means it’s time to party. So break out the champagne, put on your dancing shoes, and try out these charming temporary tattoos. Continue Reading

How to Tattoo Fabric With Bleach

The Bleach Guy, Phelyx, has offered up a tutorial over on Stencil Revolution that’ll blow your socks off. He uses stencils and bleach to achieve a tattooed effect on fabric. Warning: It’s a project not for the faint of heart! What he uses to do it:

  • 50/50 cotton and polyester tee, or other garment (how cool would this technique look on jeans?!)
  • cheap, grocery-store-bought bleach
  • a respirator or a well-vented area or both
  • a plastic spray bottle
  • Dura-Lar (.005 thickness) for stencil construction OR transparency film, like they use for overhead projectors
  • reposition-able spray adhesive
  • paper towel
  • a Sharpie, for ‘cheating’

To see how Phelyx puts it all together, follow this jump to Stencil Revolution. Continue Reading

The Tattooed House

The owners of this Victoria, Australia house
wanted their interior to be full of natural light, but they also didn’t want it to suffer the effects of relentless sunshine. Their designer, Andrew
Maynard Architects
, chose to stick very large tree-shaped tattoos (aka, decals) to their windows.
The window-cling diffuses light, casting delicate shadows that tone down the
rays and provide privacy for the upper floor. To view more images and read about the structure, visit Inhabitat. Continue Reading

Make Your Own Temporary Tattoos.

Here’s a secret: Tattoos are permanent, and they hurt! The idea of the temporary tattoo – for costumes, children, or just to pretend your alot more hardcore than you are- is mighty fine, but stock designs are generally tacky and unbelievable. Makezine highlights temp-tat inkjet paper, which is “come in twos: one printable A4 sheet and one adhesive film.
The process is quick and easy as well as painless (even if you have sensitive
skin, as the ‘tattoos’ are water-based and non-toxic).”