add some cocoa powder to make it darker, and if you want any scabby parts, apply unflavored gelatin to any area! just wet the gelatin powder and it will stick right to you. it looks super gross and amazing!
I wish I would have found your tutorial last month! I made my first tutu and i basically just sewed a casing into about 10 yards of tulle. Your way is SO MUCH SIMPLER! And it looks better on the waistband, as well! Nice!
i've been debating over a few different bench designs to make for my parents for some time now, but this one looks fantastic! i'd probably add a back rest, but the plant boxes are what make it for me. stellar!