$3 Temporary Backsplash?! | DIY

No, I’m not joking. April Fools was weeks ago.

Hello and welcome back! Today I’ll be doing something a little bit different. Normally when I do DIYs, they’re usually fun stuff to make that are kind of functional. This DIY, however, is SUPER useful and EXTREMELY easy to make as well!

We just painted our kitchen a few days ago, and are planning on getting a professionally done backsplash soon. In the meantime, we want to keep the walls as clean as possible. In a kitchen, it’s not always that easy.

So we devised a solution to keep food stains and splatters off the wall. It literally takes less than 5 minutes to do one piece of the “backsplash”, and I guarantee you’d be done with the entire area in less than an hour or two. The materials are things you would find around your house.

The materials are things you would find around your house, and the entire project will only set you back about 3 dollars. Yup, 3! Let’s begin.

Materials

 

Procedure

  1. Measure the area you want to cover.20170411_164534
  2. Cut out a piece of the poster board in the same shape and size of the wall.20170411_164618
  3. Cover the board with wrapping paper, taping the edges on the back.20170411_165903
  4. Then, cover this with plastic wrap, again, taping the edges on the back.20170411_171944
  5. Pop the completed board into place on the wall. It should fit snugly if you made the correct measurements.

    Optional

    If you want a more heavy-duty splatter-protector, you can use a clear vinyl table protector to cover the board instead of plastic wrap.


     

    Hey, thanks for reading! This was a bit of a different post. Sorry for not posting in a century, but I appreciate you sticking around!

    – Hera

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    Graphic Showcase #1

    Well, here’s something new I’m trying out… a graphics showcase. Unless you’ve come from my Wattpad, you probably don’t know that I graphic design for fun, and I take requests on Wattpad. I’ve decided to share a few of them here with you.

    Shadow Thieves

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    The swirls and castle-y things were separate images that I blended in. I like the stained glass effect on the text. But I just realized that I, being an absolute idiot, spelled ‘thieves’ wrong. WHAI?!?! Luckily, I didn’t get points taken off for it, so. 🙂

    These were the requirements that I was to follow:

    Title: Shadow Thieves
    Author: Emily Zhang and your watermark
    Genre: Fantasy
    Subtitle: Humanity is being devoured.
    Requirements: raven, dark, enchanting, misty, girl

    Everything is Blue

    So for this we had to use a song we were assigned as inspo… My song was Colors by Halsey which I just looove. So I had the PNG of Halsey with the awesome hair, then I desaturated just her face. The I used splatter brushes and erased and added color to the cover. I did the same with the text. I didn’t want EVERYTHING to be blue (contrary to the title) so I added some baby pink. 🙂 I do not know the result of this round at the moment. Maybe I’ll add an update when I do?

    Requirements:
    Title: must be related to song
    Author: GraphicKingdomCC and something that says you made the cover
    Theme: make it about your song

    Fun Fact: I’m actually a part of GraphicKingdom (AND part of their competition– I’m just not allowed to access that part of the account), so go over there and show us some love. 🙂 Pwease?

    Desktop Wallpaper

    I’m very proud of this one, actually. I guess the placement of the planets could be a bit better, but all in all, it’s okay. If you want, I’ll share the link to the premade version. Just be sure to tell me before.

    Requirements:
    Author: League of Graphics and our username very small
    Title: no text is allowed apart from author
    Dimensions: 1920 x 1080
    Genre: any
    Must Have: a dark mood, must be manipulated and ONE object as the
    main focus; it can not be a celebrity

    Looking at it now (last December… ;)), I’m wondering if I followed the requirements as well as I should have… Ah well. I’ll update you on the results soon!

    Well, there you have it. My first graphic showcase… thoughts? If you have questions, I’m free to answer them. 🙂 If you want to see more of my work, check out my cover shop @TheHeraEra on Wattpad.

    -Hera