srijeda, 27. srpnja 2016.

Painting with make up: FAQ/ Slikanje sa šminkom: česta pitanja (part two/ drugi dio)


This post about painting with make up is a continuation of this one. Do you want to know how to paint with make up? What kind of make up products can be used for painting? What kind of paper is best for painting with make up? Well, you've come to the right place because today I'm answering all of your questions. 

Ova objava o slikanju sa šminkom je nastavak ove. Zanima li vas kako slikati sa šminkom? Koji se proizvodi mogu koristiti za slikanje? Koja vrsta papira je najbolja za crtanje sa šminkom? Ukoliko da, došli ste na pravo mjesto jer danas odgovaram na sva vaša pitanja.


                       What are the prons and cons of using beauty products to create art? 

They are numerous prons and cons of using a make up product to create paintings.  I will do my best to at least touch upon most of them in this post. In my previous one, I explained how it was possible to use make up for creating illustrations and painting.  First time I used make up for illustrations was back in 2014 and how that was like you can see here



Koje su prednosti i nedostatci korištenja šminke za stvaranje umjetnosti?

Postoje brojne prednosti i nedostatci korištenja šminke za slikanje. Potrudit ću se o većini nešto reći ovdje. U prijašnjoj objavi, objasnila sam kako je moguće koristiti šminku za stvaranje ilustracija i slika. Prvi put kada sam koristila šminku za slikanje je bilo 2014, a kako je to izgledalo možete pogledati ovdje.





Can painting with make up make your art different? Can it give you a fresh perspective?

Yes, it might make your paintings different and give you a new perspective so I think it is safe to say it can. If you want to try something new, this might do the trick. One advantage is that whatever you create (painting, illustration, poster etv) using make up supplies, it is bound to be unique. Your paintings will look different and that might result in them looking quite original. In addition, there will probably be a lot of shine and glitter in them, but whether that is a pro or a con I will leave you to decide. However, the difference won't be a very dramatic one. After all, art is not about the medium and whatever medium you choose, the ultimate creation always depends on a combination of talent and hard work. That doesn't mean that you can't do it only for the fun of it. We don't need to have artistic aspirations to paint, we may just want to create something lovely for ourselves and our own personal pleasure.

Hoće li slikanje šminkom promijeniti vaše slike? Može li vam dati novu perspektivu? 

Mislim da se može reći da hoće. Želite li probati nešto novo, ovo bi vam moglo dobro doći. Jedna prednost je da što god stvorite (sliku, ilustraciju, poster i slično) koristeći zalihe šminke, to će sigurno biti jedinstveno. Vaše slike će izgledati drukčije i originalno. Vjerovatno će na njima biti dosta sjaja pa i šljokica, ali je li to prednost ili nedostatak ostaviti ću vama da odlučite. No, razlika neće biti doista dramatična. Na kraju krajeva, umjetnost se ne svodi na medij i koji kod vid izražavanja izabere, ono što ćete postići će ovisiti o kombinaciji talenta i napornoga rada. Što ne znači da to nećete raditi samo iz zabave jer ne moramo imati umjetničke pretenzije da bismo nešto stvoriti, možemo samo željeti stvoriti nešto lijepo za sebe i svoje zadovoljstvo.

What is the down side to using a make up product to paint? 

It can be mighty frustrating. You will have to rely on yourself, for you won't find a lot of tutorials on this subject. I probably won't make any tutorials myself, at least not in the near future, because I'm still figuring it out. Make up isn't designed for painting. Make up products are designed to be used on skin, not on paper. That's the challanging part. Don't expect it to be too easy, it will probably take you some time to get really familiarized with it. Furthermore, despite the fact that using old make up is eco-friendly, you will find out how annoying it is for your 'art' supplies to be ever changing. As soon as you get used to painting with let's say lipstick, you will have to use another product because you ran out of lipstick.

Koji je nedostatak korištenja šminke za crtanje?

Može biti jako frustrirajuće jer se morate osloniti na sebe, baš i nećete pronaći neke upute na ovu temu, a ne vjerujem da ću i ja raditi nekakav tutorial u bliskoj budućnosti jer još uvijek eksperimentiram s ovom tehnikom. Šminka nije napravljena za slikanje. Kozmetički proizvodi su napravljeni za korištenje na koži, a ne papiru. To je izazov, tako da ne očekujte da bude najlakša stvar na svijetu, vjerojatno će vam trebati malo da se s ovom tehnikom upoznate. Nadalje, unatoč tome što je slikanje sa starom šminkom ekološki prihvatljivo, vidjet ćete kako ide na živce to što čim se naučite slikati s nečim, npr. s ružem, morate učiti slikati s nečim drugim jer ste ostali bez ruža.


painted on cardboard/ naslikano na kartonu
What are advantages and disadvantages of  old make up products compared with regular painting supplies?


The only problem is that unlike art supplies, it might be tricky to get your supplies. I mean you're going to use the make up you already have, so it will be limited edition series. You'll take up some product and work with it. As soon as you manage to figure out how to paint with it, it is already gone. You'll be surprised at how fast you can use it up.  However, that can be used to boost your creativity. No repetition, no rules, no shortcuts. Every paintings needs new rules.

painted on paper/ naslikano na napiru
What is the advantage of using a make up product for painting and drawing? 

I think it's main advatage is that it forces you to use your head. It can be tricky, but it is also loads of fun. Figuring out how to use and apply on paper (or cardboard), a product that is made to be used on skin only -that is where you can get creative. That is the fun part. Most make up products have great pigmentation. They can be used in variety of ways, for all kinds of DIY, not just for creating paintings and illustrations. If you're creative enough, you might end up with some exciting new techiques. It can teach you a lot about making art. So, you might end up with some things you will really like. It can help you develop your style. It can give you a fresh perspective. 

Što je prednost korištenja šminke za slikanje i crtanje?

Mislim da je glavna prednost što nas prisili da mislimo svojom glavom. Zna biti zafrkano, ali je i jako zabavno. Smisliti kako koristi  i staviti na papir ili karton, neki kozmetički proizvod koji je napravljen samo za korištenje na koži, to je nešto što vam omogućava da budete kreativni. To je zabavni dio. Većina dekorativne kozmetike ima odličnu pigmentaciju i mogu se koristi na više načina, ne samo za slikanje i ilustriranje, već za razne napravi sam projekte. Ukoliko ste dovoljno kreativni, možete doći do nekih zanimljivih novih tehnika. Može vas sve to naučiti puno o izradi umjetničkih djela. Tako da možete doći do stvari koje će vam se doista sviđati. Možete razvijati svoj stil i dobiti svjež pogled na stvari.

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What make up products can be used for painting? 

All make up products can be used for painting. You will have to take the texture of a chosen make up product in consideration when you're planning your little art projects. For instance, lipsticks are usually creamy so keep that in mind. Lipsticks can be perfect for painting, but that doesn't mean you can't use them for illustrations and drawings as well. If you want to make a drawing using a lipstick, it will probably be best to make a sketch first and then perhaps use some kind of tool to help you apply it. On the other hand, if you want to create something using wide strokes, than lipstick is perfect for that. I used it to create backgrounds on my paintings and I applied it in two different ways: with a make up brush and with fingers. Both ways seemed to work. Don't worry about it, whatever you want to draw, illustrate or paint, you'll figure it out.

 What are the best make up products for painting?

All make up products can be the best ones for you personally because when it comes to painting/illustration/drawing, you have to work out by yourself what products suit you the most. So, it is just like using make up for what it is meant to do, it all comes down to what you like and what kind of effect you wish to produce. Depending on what you want to paint, draw or illustrate, you can use any make up product or all of them. The more make up products you have in your collection, the more choice you have. Nevertheless, you can create great drawings, paintings or illustrations using just one old make up product, for example an old eyeliner. You never know what will inspire you the most. So far, I used various make up products. More or less, I have used up all old make up that I have.

Koja se dekorativna kozmetika može koristi za slikanje?

Sva se dekorativna kozmetika može koristiti za slikanje. Morati ćete uzeti u obzir teksturu odabrane šminke za vaše umjetničke projekte. Npr. ruževi su obično kremasti pa trebate to uzeti u obzir, ali to što su idealni za slikanje, ne znači da s ruževima ne možete i crtati ili ilustrirati. Želite li napraviti crtež s ružem, možda bi bilo bolje prvo napraviti nekakvu skicu, a onda koristiti neki alat koji će vam pomoći da ga nanosite. No, želite li stvoriti nešto s širokim potezima, onda su ruževi savršeni za to. Ja sam ih koristila za stvaranje pozadine na svojim slikama i nanosila sam ih na dva načina: s kistom za šminkanje i s prstima. Čini se da su obje metode bile uspješne. Nemojte se brinuti, što god želite ilustrirati, nacrtati ili naslikati, već ćete nešto smisliti.

Koji su najbolji  preparati za slikanje?

Svi kozmetički preparati mogu biti najbolji za vas osobno, zato jer morate sami vidjeti što vam najbolje odgovara kada je u pitanju slikanje, crtanje i ilustriranje šminkom. To je kao i korištenje šminke za ono za što je i namijenjena, sve se svodi na ono što se vama osobno sviđa i na efekt koji želite postići. Ovisno o onome što želite naslikati, nacrtati ili ilustrirati, možete koristi bilo koju šminku ili cijelu svoju kolekciju šminke. Što više kozmetičkih preparata imate, više imate izbora. Ipak, možete stvoriti odlične crteže, slike ili ilustracije koristeći samo jedan proizvod, npr. stari tuš za oči. Nikada ne znate što će vas najviše nadahnuti. Dosada sam koristila razne proizvode, a više manje sam iskoristila svu staru šminku koju imam.



black swan ( @modaodaradosti)






What kind of surface is the most appropriate for applying make up products?

I'm still not quite sure how to answer this one. I'm guessing that the best surface would be the kind of surface that  resembles  skin. Logical dictates that would be creamy paper. However, I don't have any cream paper in my home, so I never tried painting on anything other than paper or cardboard. From my personal experience, paper and cardboard are appropriate surfaces for applying make up products. You just need to think logically. If you want to paint with foundation and you're using a paper that is not meant to absorb that much (for example paper for regular printing) then you should use foundation carefully and not applying a lot of it on paper because obviously that would destroy it. As I said, it might take a few hits and misses to get it right, but basically you can use make up products to paint on whatever you like. You never know what can happen, you might be the one who comes out with some new painting method.

Koja je površina najbolja za slikanje?

Još nisam sigurna kako odgovoriti na ovo pitanje. Mislim da bi najbolja površina bila ona koja sliči koži, a po nekoj logici to bi bio kremasti papir, iako moram reći da pošto nemam kremastoga papira u zalihama, nisam nikada probala slikati šminkom na ičem osim papiru i kartonu. Tako da iz moga osobnoga iskustva, papir i karton su sasvim prikladne površine za slikanje. Trebate logički razmišljati, pa tako želite li slikati s podlogom, a koristite papir koji nije previđen za upiti puno toga, npr. običan papir za ispisivanje (da ne bude zabune to bi bila "hrvatskija" riječ za printanje), onda trebate oprezno koristiti tu podlogu i ne nanositi je previše na papir jer bi ga to uništilo. Kao što sam rekla, možda će tu biti malo propalih pokušaja, ali u principu možete koristiti šminku za crtanje na čemu god želite. Tko zna možda baš vi pronađete i razvijete neku novu tehniku.



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I hope you found this post useful (and not only because it took me a long time to write it but for other reasons as well). Well, the main reason why I wanted to write it in the first place was to encourage you to try painting with make up because I'm pretty sure that is something a lot of people could enjoy. It's a fun and affortdable activity. If you use your old make up supplies, then it is very eco-friendly as well. If I managed to give you some inspiration or answer some of your questions, that writing this post was time well spent ( even if the cost was one less day at the beach). Anyway, that's all for today. The reason for my absence lately wasn't just this post that took a bit longer to write, but also the fact that I went to visit my grandmother on island Hvar. Spending one week without internet connection was actually really nice, I would recommend it to everyone.


Nadam se da vam je ova objava bila korisna i ne samo zato jer mi je trebalo jako dugo da je napišem već i zbog drugih razloga. Glavni razlog zašto sam je odlučila napisati je da ohrabrim ljude da isprobaju slikanje sa šminkom jer sam poprilično sigurna da je to nešto u čemu bi dosta ljudi moglo uživati. To je zabavna i pristupačna aktivnost, a koristite li stare zalihe šminke, onda je i ekološki prihvatljiva. Ukoliko sam vam uspjela dati odgovore na neka moguća pitanja ili nadahnuti vas, onda je pisanje ove objave bilo dobro provedeno vrijeme (čak i ako me koštalo jednoga dana manje na plaži). Uglavnom, to je sve za danas. Razlog za dužu odsutnost nije bila samo ova objava u kojoj ima malo više pisanja nego obično, već i posjet baki na Hvaru i tjedan dana bez internetske veze (koji mi je jako dobro došao, moram priznati ..zapravo svakome bi preporučila tako nešto).

ponedjeljak, 18. srpnja 2016.

What to wear in Summer? Sometimes simplicity is the beast answer. / Što nositi ljeti? Ponekad je jednostavnost najbolje rješenje.


Maxi skirt in the Summer? How predictable! Well, sometimes basic items can feel pretty darn good. Printed tshirt and a maxi suknja paired with sandals, it doesn't get more basic than that. Simple outfit that almost feels like a casual uniform. I wore this outfit when I went to hear a Cambridge choir perform in our local church in Mostar. They sang beautifully. Now, I'm in Split, suffering from insomnia and feling mighty tired. I'm trying to tell myself that the Summer has only started (afterall I only spent 3 hours on the beach in total ) but I know it is not so. It is not you Summer, it's me. 

Duga suknja ljeti? Kako predvidljivo! Ponekad jednostavne stvari mogu biti izvor sreće. Majica s printom i duga suknja nošene s sandalama, to su nekakve osnove osnova. Jednostavna kombinacija koja je gotovo kao ležerna uniforma. Nosila sam ovu kombinaciju kada sam išla slušati izvedbu zbora iz Cambridge u našoj lokalnoj crkvi u Mostaru. Divno su pjevali. Sada sam u Splitu, patim od nesanice i osjećam se grozno umorno. Pokušavam si reći da je ljeto tek počelo (provela sam sama tri sata u komadu na plaži dosada), ali znam da nije tako. Nije krivo ljeto, kriva sam ja. 















sandals/ sandale:Borovo
necklace/ogrlica: dresslink
the rest/ ostalo no name, not braded










nedjelja, 17. srpnja 2016.

DIY necklace, yellow bag, flare jeans, icream and Split / ručno rađena ogrlica, žuta torba, zvone, sladoled i Split ( Zenta)

Ice cream. What says Summer better? When it comes to ice cream of my choice, I've been a faithful customer of Ledo for years. Their ice creams are nothing short of divine and I have never had better ice creams anywhere! If you decide to vacation in Croatia, don't forget to try them out, they have many different options, even ice cream cakes and deserts. I won't advise you to buy their other frozen products for example frozen fish, because you will do better if you just go to the local fish market. Some of Ledo's frozen fish products are imported from the northern seas and hence doesn't taste authenically local (and the price is the same as for local better quality fish). Anyway, I think it is always better to buy a fresh product if we can. I won't talk much about the outfit, it is very simple. I'm wearing my DIY necklace again, this time I paired it with a simple olive jumper, flare jeans and yellow bag ( I know you must be wondering do I have any other bags:)).  I will just add that these photographs were taken in marina bay Zenta Split ( Croatia) and that is all for today. xoxo

Sladoled. Što bolje kaže ljeto? Kada se radi o sladoledu po mome izboru, već sam godinama vjerna Ledu. Njihovi sladoledi su mi savršeni i nisam nigdje nikad bolje probala ! Odlučite li se na odmor u lijepoj našoj, nemojte zaboraviti uživati u njima, postoji toliko lijepih opcija, pa čak i sladoled torte. Neću vam savjetovati njihove druge proizvode, npr smrznutu rubu jer vam je bolje kupiti ju je na mjesnoj tržnici. Ledo poneku ribu (npr. mislim da njihova škarpina nije uopće škarpina) uvozi iz hladnih sjevernih mora i zato joj je okus drukčiji i nije autentičan za naše podneblje, ali cijena je i dalje na razini jadranske ribe.  Svakako je uvijek bolje kupiti svježi proizvod kada se može. Neću puno pričati o odjevnoj kombinaciji jer je jako jednostavna. Ponovo nosim jednu od svojih kreacija, a ovu ogrlicu sam nosila s maslinastom majicom, zvonama i žutom torbom ( znam da se možda već pitate imam li koju drugu torbu;)). Samo ću još dodati da su ove slike uslikane u marini Zenta u Splitu i to je sve za danas. Ljubim vas!









necklace/ogrlica: DIY
jumper/majica: vintage
jeans/traperice: piazza Italia
shoes/cipele ....bag/torba: no name




subota, 16. srpnja 2016.

Four DIY items in one outfit (necklace, belt, pom pom sandals)/ Četiri stvari koje sam sama izradila u jednoj odjevnoj kombinaciji ( ogrlica, remen i sandale s pomponima)


This outfit is all about DIY. I made both this faux leatther necklace and this belt with fringes myself. They were both made from an old faux leather coat. I also decorated the bag with decoupage flowers. Moreover, there is one more fun DIY project. You will see that I'm wearing two pair of shoes in this post (sneakers and heels...and isn't it interesting how the choice of footwear completely transforms an outfit?)... Now, about the heels. They were my wedding shoes, so this pair of sandals is very special to me. I decided to breathe new life into them by sewing pom poms on them. That goes to show how much I love pom poms. All the DIY tutorials I saw includes glueing, but I oppose glueing on prinicple ( ok, that's not really true, I may  just happen  to be too lazy to go out and buy glue) so I decided to sew pom poms onto my sandals. That proved a bit difficult, but I'm happy I choose the harder way because now I'm sure they will stay there. That would be all for today! Three DIY items and one outfit. In case, anyone is wondering, the location is Bunica recreational centre near Mostar ( Bosnia and Herzegovina). 

Ova odjevna kombinacija je složena po načelu 'izradi sam'. Sama sam izradila i ogrlici i remen s resama od eko kože. Oboje su napravljeni od staroga kaputa od eko kože, a torbicu sam isto sama ukrasila s decoupage cvjetovima. U ovoj kombinaciji ima još jedan "izradi sam" projekt. Vidjeti ćete da nosim dva para cipela u ovoj kombinaciji (tenisice i pete---i zar nije zanimljivo kako izbor obuće odmah mijenja svaku kombinaciju?) Sada, što se tiče sandala s petom, njih sam nosila na vjenčanju, tako da su mi prirasle srcu. Odlučila sam im udahnuti novi život tako što ću na njih ušiti pompone. To samo pokazuje koliko mi se sviđaju pomponići.  Svi tutorijali s pomopnima su uključivali lijepljenje, a pošto sam ja u principu protiv njega ( možda sam jednostavno previše lijena da idem u dućan), odlučila sam ih ušiti sama na sandale, što se pokazalo teškim. Zapravo mi je drago što sam se odlučila na ovaj teži način jer sam sada sigurna da će ostati na mjestu. To je sve za danas. Četiri stvari koje sam sama izradila u jednoj odjevnoj kombinaciji.  Ako vas slučajno zanima, lokacija je Binica rekreacijski centar u Mostaru ( Bosna i Hercegovina).

























DIY pom pom heels 
















necklace(ogrlica: DIY
dress worn as a top/ haljina nošena kao top: New Yorker
skirt/suknja: vintage
belt/remen: DIY
bag/torbica: no name +DIY
sandals/ sandale: No name+ DIY