Monday, February 18, 2013

Out of Con"TROLL" D.I.Y!

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We had the BEST time making our Out of Con"TROLL" DIY troll creatures! We painted them on jeans, leather jackets, bags and jean shirts. We made them all afternoon with our amazing friend and artist Danielle. We have been troll obsessed since we were eight years old and have quite the troll collection. They were super easy to paint, and once we got the hang of it, we wanted to put them on everything! You could say, we have this uncon"troll"able troll obsession! We then went outside for a sTROLL and took some pics of our masterpieces!

1. Troll drawing- can find this online to use as a template to outline body and help draw the face
2. Hot glue gun
3. Faux fur (for the hair) We bought a vintage faux fur pillow for $3 at Salvation Army to cut up
4. Article of clothing (we used all vintage pieces)
5. Acrylic paint
6. Permanent marker

How to make it:
1. First print out a template of a troll. You can cut off the hair on the paper too because that part is the faux fur and you just need the body part to outline so they look somewhat the same size.
2. Outline the troll's on your jeans, jacket or purse with a permanent marker. Free hand the face! Some of our troll's face's turned out pretty funny looking and it makes them even better and more troll like.
3. Paint the troll's. Mix a paint color for the troll's skin and paint around the permanent marker. Don't worry if you cover up the face a bit with the paint. You can outline it again with the permanent marker  and trace over your steps once the paint has dried.
4. Cut long big triangles of the faux fur and hot glue gun them on the troll's head as their hair... and Voila... you have your very own Troll!

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Absolutely Mrs. K said...

this is just incredible and so you girls!! love the ones on the jacket! i know the trolls too, but didn't realize that they were that old!! absolutely stunning and the fur is the finishing touch

Anonymous said...

This is so cool!!!!! Great job!!

agasuitcase said...

Cool DIY
Really impressive blog, love your style. If you want check mine and we could follow each other:-)

New post - Knitted and cozy

Unknown said...

Holy chic...... You guys make trolls look hawt haha :)))))
Brooke @ what2wear

Katie Frank said...

This is so so so amazing! I wish I could do this on my own :S.

fabulousjunk said...

OMG... I just about died when I saw this post. For 20 years I have been convinced that I was the only person who had an obsession with trolls, and not to mention a pretty large troll collection. This just made my day.


mispapelicos said...

Soooooooooooooooo fabulos, ahhhhhhhhhh
I am pinning it.

Mini Skirt said...

Great idea!

Halie said...

Holy crap, this rocks.