ART DIY TUTORIAL

D.I.Y customized Panda Headphones • PROCESS

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Working on a plain white base is recommended if you’re doing this for the first time. To make the process easier, work on flat surface (preferably nothing too laminated/glossy) headphones. In case you’ll be working on a gloss type surface, it’s best if you use a sandpaper to roughen out the base beforehand – this is to enable the paint to adhere better but make sure not to overdo it.

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Protect areas you won’t be painting on with masking tape (I used washi tape so you can see it better). 

Use white as base paint. Wait for it to dry for at least 30 minutes to an hour before transferring / sketching your design.

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Sketch your design guide (I’m using Stabilo HB).

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DecoColor XF paint pen from National Bookstore – used this for the gold accents. 

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Reeves Acrylic Paint also available in National Bookstore.

Please note that acrylic paint dries very fast so you may want to work faster than usual to avoid any paint streaks / chunks from showing. 

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Use Faber Castell Multimark permanent pens (National Bookstore) for details and outlining once you’re done painting. Don’t forget to let your paint dry completely!

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S or F point marker for small details and M point marker for large areas.

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Use white acrylic paint to create highlights or to re-paint areas you painted over with red / black ink.

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White paint before filling in final outline.

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Once the paint is completely dry (I left mine overnight), peel off your masking tape carefully.

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Make sure you CUT out any excess paint on the periphery.

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Cord protector just because it’s cute, lol.

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Use a fixative spray to seal your design…

OR, (dundundun) – Mod Podge Dimensional Magic to create a 3D seal effect.

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Again, use masking tape on the sides. Leave about 1-2 cm so the Mod Podge won’t spill.

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Fill in area with Mod Podge 3D.

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It looks like foggy liquid upon application but it eventually turns clear when dry. 

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I left this to dry for 24hours (or more) just to make sure it doesn’t spill or stick to my fingers upon handling.

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Peel off masking tape once it’s dry and carefully cut off any excess. 

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And there you have it! 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this post ~ you may leave comments / suggestions (for future DIY posts, or anything under the sun) in my Disqus comments section below 🙂 

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