Here I will post Kpop DIY cards that I make, both for TVXQ and JYJ. TVXQ and JYJ cards will be in the order in which I make them rather than the actual timeline.
1) Kpop DIY TVXQ card
First card is inspired by amazing TVXQ (DBSK / Tohoshinki) Tokyo Dome performance of their song “Force”.
The white text, written by hand with a teeny brush using gouache paint, is part of TVXQ’s “Force” lyrics: “So never give it up baby, join the force“. I dabbed the word FORCE with paper towel to give it a grungy look and drawn on green highlights from laser beams.
TVXQ’s Force is one of their lesser known songs but it is actually among my favorite. They performed it during their Secret Code tour and at their last concert as 5, which was held in Tokyo Dome. Their fame and skills were at the top up to that point and it is just such a pleasure to watch. And Yoochun was just ugh… The DVD and Blu-ray of the performance are still available for purchase at online Kpop stores, mostly from Japan.
To make this Kpop DIY TVXQ card I used watercolor paper and it’s mostly made with watercolor but technically it’s a mixed-media card. The green laser beams are made from double sided sticky tape and glitter. The laser origin is a green rhinestone.
The dark blue background and the golden lines, also drawn with watercolor, were inspired by the TVXQ uniforms. The golden buttons are actually raised from the surface. They are made out of tiny drops of 3D medium which was painted over with the golden watercolor once the drops were dry.
2) Kpop DIY JYJ card
Second card I made has been in order to celebrate JYJ getting up on stage with their flag during the 2015 KPCAA (Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards) and of course receiving Prime Minister’s Commendation for their contribution to K-Pop culture in the promotion and spread of the Hallyu Wave.
JYJ DIY card is made on the same watercolor cardstock as the one above, but this one is actually double in size. I used three pens – red, orange and brown to make the grid and a transparent pen with silver sparkles to make the four regions with highlights.
Once I’ve drawn the grid I used a wet brush to drag the color from the edges into the areas between the lines. You can use any pens you have but make sure they are not water resistant or else they will not smudge. I didn’t add anything else in the red and brown areas but I added a really tiny drop of orange watercolor in the orange sectors because there wasn’t enough pigment and it was a bit too light for my taste.
As a finishing touch I scribbled on some transparent pen with silver sparkles into random areas and then used the wet brush to spread the glitter evenly across the whole area.
I will post a JYJ card tomorrow. For other Kpop DIY stuff I made check out the JYJ collection card calendar. When I make more Kpop DIY cards, either for JYJ or TVXQ I will post them here so make sure to come back and check it out.