How is everyone doing? everything going positive, I hope. For this week, I decided to post the first stage of the process. Because I’m doing another big project, but not like the previous one. This post will be about the first stage of the new style of desk decoration. However, my schedule got ruined for some reason, and this is why this post is delayed. Since I have a university, it was a bit hard for me. But I still managed to post it before this weekend at least, right? haha.
I’ve been enjoying doing desk decorations and I can go the entire year creating new styles. The more I spend time on it, the more ideas I get. However, I don’t want to limit my ideas to one thing. I will do a different project for the next post after I finish this. To be honest, I’m starting to think of opening a desk decorations shop haha after only spending this time because it’s so much fun.
Every time I think of a new idea, I try to do new things that I haven’t done. If you have read my previous projects, you will know that every project has new items that I spent a lot of time figuring it out. This is where you become creative. Is when you never do things over and over all the time, you know. But I might do a couple of things again just because I have to do it for this project haha.
Make sure to read my previous project:
About the idea
I’ve been practicing for the past month. I think I’m ready to not only create projects to present it to you guys. but to gift it to my loved friends and close people. However, this will a test on how ready I am and I hope everything turns to be good haha.
This idea was dedicated to one of the great people I met when I first traveled here. And it’s been a couple of months so far since we first met. she loves her work a lot and I couldn’t think of a better idea than spread the love and decorate her desk as well. She doesn’t know that yet, but backfiring at me is what I’m afraid of it. I want your opinions to make sure that it’s perfect haha.
There will be two new items that I will make for this project and I can’t reveal it yet. However, an item will be something that represents her and the second for adding some love to it. I’ve never done it before and I hope everything will go as planned.
The base for the new style of desk decoration
I started with the hard part and then the easy part in my previous project. For some reason, I thought it will be impossible to create, that’s why I did it. However, this time I’m going to do the opposite and the second stage is not that hard. Compared to my previous project, it’s not so hard, but I need to be careful though. The first step is doing the base for sure because the second stage needs something to stand on it. As you can see above in the picture, the requirement to create it.
I always use the boxes sheet to make the structure more stable and thicker. It’s funny because I see everything in life as leveling up. Using woods and replace box sheets would be a higher level which I need to reach and that would be a huge upgrade for my projects. I’m still working on it though.
At first, I thought that plain white is going to be good, but then that changed. I decided to make more like a wooden desk decoration and that’s why I chose the color as shown in the picture above. Since this will be a gift, I spent a lot of time coloring it. I want to make sure it’s very nice and clean. By the way, I used the pencil colors because it’s better looking for wooden coloring. The fiber-tip pens will be darker, and that is not what I’m looking for. Also, coloring big papers are not meant for it. The tip will start to shatter and ruin the pen.
The stand before construction for the new style of desk decoration
Now that the base is ready, it’s time to build the stands for the items. I like to present the project in a good way and can’t do it without as realistic as I can. I mean that doesn’t mean, things can’t just be standing on the actual base. But that would be a little messy and this how to organize a presentation of a project. You can’t have a light stand that can be thrown by just a weak wind. I had to draw a structure into the stand so it can be heavier and the construction was easy.
This project requires three stands and in the picture above is the main one. This means I will do three items for presentation. Two of them are brand new ideas, haha, but it’s been on the internet before. Which something it might take that much of time.
The stand with the final design for the new style of desk decoration
This is the final look after doing all the work. I think cutting the angles was a nice touch, but it wasn’t as planned haha. I couldn’t keep it good after covering it with thick papers, it still nice though. I’m still learning this skill and I’m sure one day, I will cover it without messing anything up haha. The stands will be plain white because the things on top will be colored. I don’t want to add too many colors.
There are two stands shaped in circles which you will see in the final look of the project. I thought to share only one stand here to present you with the details of how it was made. But the process of all the stands is the same. I’ve done this several times before in my previous projects and it’s so easy.
I’ve already planned the final look of the project and how it’s going to be. The picture above is without the items that will make it better. You won’t know that it’s handmade at home if it doesn’t have a few mistakes lol. I messed up the circle a little bit because it was difficult to make perfect. I’m going to try and fix them as much as I can. Also, I might add new touches to it as well.
Anyways, this is it for this post. I hope you really enjoyed reading and I can’t wait for the final design and gift her this as well. I’m a little bit nervous because I’m not sure how she will react, but hopefully, things will go smoothly. This is the first time doing this in my life. If you don’t want to miss, please make sure to subscribe to the blog. Because I’m going to post the final design next.