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.

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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!

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  • One last shot of Sallywise! This was a great test to see what I need to focus on more when timing my looks, and also to realize that a lot of the detail I like to include might not really matter in the harsh dim light of a haunted house. On to the next look! #sallystitches #nightmarebeforechristmas #clowns #pennywise
  • Breaking the Instagram square because this shirt is goals, and one of my all time favorite Halloween finds. It’s from SheIn, and is literally exactly how I would imagine Sally’s dress would be as a shirt. It’s super comfortable, and it even comes in plus sizes! I’m always looking for ways to bring Halloween esthetic to my work wear, and I’m beyond thrilled. Oh, and did I mention it is only $16?!?!!!
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  • When you are feeling Nightmare Before Christmas but need to practice clowns.... you get Sallywise! 
I challenged myself to get this done as quickly as possible, and originally had my timer set for 20 minutes... this one took about 45 including time to put on the wig, so all in all, not terrible considering I sometimes take a lot longer. The one thing I wish I would have spent more time on is the foundation, which wasn't as opaque as I would have liked, but overall, I really like this one!
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  • The most beautiful thing about poetry is that the collection of words carries more emotion and meanings than the author may have ever intended. They shape these words into skeletons made of language that we flesh out with our emotions. It’s a living thing, always changing. Make sure to check out the poem that inspired this look on my last post! #poetry #artinspiration #myfavoritepoet #livingart
  • Teal hues
And suddenly
Your breath
Becomes violet
Clashing against
Rainbow soundwaves 
And that way crayons 
Leave broken trails
Of color
Behind ~ By @andrewcoonswriting 
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  • Fun fact: these paints really sting when they get in your eyes. I tried to get it as close to my waterline without actually getting it in my eyes... and I was not successful. Also, not sure I can take myself too seriously in any kind of clown makeup. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup #mehron
  • I'm going to be doing makeup for a haunted house this year, and when i asked what common requests were, I was informed that clowns are super popular. Until today, I have never yet done a clown... im actually not a huge fan, and I can completely see why clowns are great for terrifying haunt visitors. I've been in more of a pumpkin mood lately, and thought it would be a good way to ease myself into the concept. #clowns #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup
  • They said there will be a lot of clowns, but I was feeling pumpkin vibes... and this was the result! I should go to bed, but I’m having too much fun to take this off just yet. 🎃Now for some spooky Netflix and popcorn, and pit bull snuggles on the couch. She’s giving me some side eye right now. #clownmakeup #hauntedhouse #pumpkinmakeup #pumpkins #jackolantern #jackolanternmakeup

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