Makes me thankful I grew up in the age when pictures of yourself were limited to a single roll of film (half of which were blurry and useless) OR that awful school picture day.
Being able to instantly take and post pictures is definitely a lot of pressure for girls (and women!)
It made me think of something similar in an AP Psych class in high school where everyone was supposed to write "something nice" anonymously about everyone else in the room. I remember the majority of my nice things were "She's quiet," or, "She's nice."
I remember being so upset that no one said "She's pretty," or "I love her hair" --- something physical.
That sort of validation is so important to a teenager.
I suppose we're all seeking validation in our lives in one form or another.
I've heard about this technique to make a DIY crackle paint finish ... so here is the picture story of my first time testing it!
Get yourself some regular, good 'ole Elmer's Glue. Regular, cheap, easy.
Get yourself some acrylic paint! You will need a painted base coat finish to start with ... of a contrasting color. I decided on a pink background with a white overlay.
Spread a generous amount of glue on top of your base coat. Let this coat dry until it is "tacky" -- not totally dry, but not super wet either. The idea is to be able to spread your final coat on top without the glue spreading around too much.