Hello and happy summer, fellow Builders of Magic! The other day we were asked for a budget-friendly way to help dress up a canvas tent, and we think we have just the thing for you. For about $15 or so, and a bit of creativity (that’s what we’re here for!) you too can add something uniquely your own to that canvas. Follow along and see how!
If you’re on Pinterest, chances are you’ve seen the image: a cardboard box, some cording, and (I quote) “some patience”, and you can make that cardboard box look like a fancy basket! We here at Building the Magic are all about making modern things look like not-modern things, especially if it’s cheap, or free, and/or easy, so we had to try this. Only… well, you be the judge.
Last week when I was searching up images for my tutorial article on tabards, I stumbled upon the above image and was shocked by what I saw. You see, this humble image was made by none other than Yours Truly, using Microsoft Paint, approximately 15 years ago. I clicked the link and– what do you know– a handful of garb tutorials I made ‘way back in the Iron Age when I was single!
I know more than I did back then, of course (like how to use Photoshop…) but I think that the tutorials really have stood the test of time, and can be of use to first-time garbers even now. Have a look for yourself!
Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you made anything using these tutorials, I would giggle like a five-year-old if you showed me.
Earlier this week I showed you how to make craft foam look like leather, and offered up some free Adventure Journal Pages to download and print. Well for this Weekend Project, we’re going to combine those to make your own handy-dandy Adventure Journal! Useful for LARP, for tabletop gaming, or just for the heck of it, you’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to make your own. Let’s get started!