Mad Like Alyce

This was a really fast project that had a lot of impact! I wanted something simple to hang on the spare bit of wall between my entry and the galley kitchen, and this did the trick while making a nod to both of Damir’s and my “home”. The hardest part of this will be googling for maps, no joke.

Map art 2

“Home” Map Art

You will need:

  • Color printer
  • 2 or 3 “float” frames, any size, but I recommend 8.5 x 11 inch
  • Scissors and double stick tape
  • Internet access, and Microsoft word

Instructions:

1. Decide what size you would like your artwork to be. The easiest way to do this is find two or three frames that are 8.5 x 11 inches since this is the same size as a standard sheet of paper. If you don’t have Photoshop or a similar image editing software, this works just fine!

2. Decide on whether you want your maps to be portrait or landscape, and ideally, select one that works best for both/all of the states/countries you are including.

3. I have said 2-3 since you could do a frame for each of your home states/countries and a third for the state/country you currently reside in. Since My home state IS South Dakota and we currently live here, my version just includes 2.

You will also notice that I did a mish/mash of State and Country. This was actually a bit of my nerd showing… I was curious to see how large Bosnia is in comparison to South Dakota, and it turns out Bosnia is a quarter of the size of SD! That and I identify much more with South Dakota specifically rather than the whole U.S. in general, its such a large and diverse country. But I digress…

4. Find your maps! Google each map and try to find two maps that have a similar look in terms of color, topography indicators, etc.

5. (If you are a designer/photographer, please don’t kill me for this… I KNOW Word is not a design tool!) In two separate Word documents, both in either portrait or landscape, place your photo and size so that the images of each are nearly the same size. You can do this by dragging until you max out the space, either vertically or horizontally. You can also intentionally leave one slightly smaller, its up to you!

Note: Make sure to take the margins into account, as most printers will not be able to print the full width of the page. You will also want to make sure the image you select is large enough to prevent it from pixelating when you resize.

6. Print out your pages, then trim around the border of the country/state. Using double stick tape (to keep them from slipping), place in your float frame.

Hello!

Hi! I'm Alyce.
Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

Costume & Makeup Tutorials

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  • "Time to wake up." I have probably listened to the new TOP song over 100 (200? 100? Who's counting?) times by now. October 5 cannot get here fast enough! I wanted to pull something fast and simple together. #twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench

The whole look was done with #mehron body paint. This wig also has me feeling my emo high school days... wig from Rockstar Wigs, but i'm not sure exactly which style it is.
  • "We've been here the whole time. You were asleep." No better way to jump back in to some makeup looks than being inspired by one of my all time favorite bands. Who else has "Jumpsuit" on repeat? 
#twentyonepilots #TOP #skeletonclique #losingmyfreakingmind #isitoctoberyet #jumpsuit #trench
  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.

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