hello! i am Odin the Octopus. here is another one of my cheap and fun DIY projects, fully customisable, impressive, yet incredibly easy!
got an old binder to repurpose? does it maybe have little dings or old labels? forget about covering it with paper. just choose a pleasing colour scheme and slather acrylic paint on the whole thing! works like a charm (:
i like the painting to look messy and oil-painting-like, but it’s completely up to you. i thought the binder was a little bit plain, so i painted a pale green iced gem onto the front of it. if you don’t know what they are, iced gems are colourful, bite-sized pieces of joy, and you should buy some immediately. as for how wonderfully tiny and full of joy they are, iced gems are the equivalent of those little paint pots you got in art kits as a kid. i swear.
and here is the finished, painted iced gem on my binder. all ready for art school! i’m starting art school in march!
Odin’s tip: pay attention to the shadows and light/dark areas, and recreate them by mixing acrylic paints for a more realistic-looking picture. you can, of course, paint anything you like on the cover. like i said, fully customizable!