Saturday, 12 August 2017

Table Placemats

Hello & welcome back!

A while ago Sunanda, owner of Ullas Herbals aapproached to salvage these table placemats 😊



I was excited to revive these & give them a new life with DECOUPAGE.  Little did I know the back breaking task ahead! Hours of sanding to smoothen the surface & the corkboard base!
To refurbish them Sunanda sent me some serene pictures captured by her. 

Here is the outcome, so totally worth every minute I spent making these NEW placemats. 


Since she planned to use these daily we decided to coat the surface with resin & protect the table mats from day to day wear & tear. Absolutely loved the outcome - a faux glass look.










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Monday, 7 August 2017

Mason Jar Shaped Chalkboard


Hello!

Welcome to another post in which I have used Rinea Foiled Paper to make a mason jar shaped chalkboard for the kitchen. Here are the pictures  -

Mason Jar Chalkboard with Rinea Foiled Paper

To decorate this piece I embossed some Glossy Ruby/Gold Foiled Paper using an embossing folder & loved the result............ isn't the texture amazing!!! Added some flowers & burlap lace to bring it all together, and this chalkboard is perfect for daily reminders!



 
Happy Crafting!

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Texture Triangles

Hello Friends!
This is Tanvi with another brilliant product from Itsy Bitsy - the TEXTURE TRIANGLES

Texture triangle is an awesome tool to use for adding various texture effects to your mixed media projects. Creating horizontal, vertical, chequered, zigzag fan criss cross or other patterns of your choice is so easy with these texture triangles.

This is a three-sided tool & available in two variants. 
One triangle helps create fine lines & the other is useful for stripes & bands, each side of the triangle has different sized teeth, allowing you more variations when combing. Must have tool for mixed media artists. 



The possibilities of creating patterns with these is endless. For my experiments I mixed acrylic paint with impasto & played around with these triangles. Look at the array of pattern I created - 










I love textures & patterns and these tools are perfect for adding quick dimensions & interest to projects. I am no mixed media expert but after playing around with these tools I wanted to give it a try, sharing my attempt at this - 

This is a 4x4 Mont Marte canvas panel. Using the texture triangle over modelling paste I created the desired base for the mixed media. I used an old brush as a flower vase, chipboard shapes, some flowers & twine to make a layout. After which the entire layout was gessoed. For the bright colors I chose gold alcohol splash -  wild rose, hot pink & marigold


To highlight the textures I lightly brushed gold at places & that popped the layout


Just look at the awesome canvas loaded with textures!







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Monday, 24 July 2017

MDF Decoupage Panel

Hello!
Decoupage is such a versatile art & if you have been following my work you know how passionate I am about this art form. Over the years I have tried a number of techniques & am always looking out for papers & patterns. Today's post is another such experiment, more about it in a bit, first let me share the wall decor panel first - 


This watercolor design I have used today is the print of an actual painting done by a talented friend Charu! She is an amazing artist, hop over to her page here! When Charu asked me whether I would like to use her painting for decoupage I was so excited! Thank you dear & hope I have done justice to your work.

Some more close ups of the panel - 


Blending the colors  to match the water color background was difficult, but I loved the result.

Along the sides & bottom are tiny cracks.

The quote is stencilled by mixing black acrylic paint & impasto.


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Saturday, 15 July 2017

DIY T-light holder

Hello & welcome here again!
This is Tanvi, sharing my inspiration for Rinea with Floracraft foam square, a quick & easy DIY  LED T-light holder.


Using a craft knife carefully sculpt a round on one side of the cube, the size of the LED T light. It is easy peasy to do this.


Next cut 5 pieces of 3x3" from the glossy gold foil from the metallics variety pack. I used mod podge to glue these onto the cube. Leave it for a few hours to cure.

I used a very intricate rose die & die cut four pieces from  Glossy Copper/Copper. Use these to decorate the prepared cube & the holder is ready! I used liquid enamel accents along the edges.

Here is the completed project - 





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Sunday, 9 July 2017

Shabby Chic Banner

Hello Friends!

So glad you are here today!
This week I am Guest Designing for the Crafting by Designs blog for their July Challenge - Anything Goes.

I made a shabby chic burlap banner, very different from my style. 

Hope you all like it!







The ornate chipboard letters are sprayed with gold alcohol splash


Sharing this at - 
Cookie-challenge-72 (inspired by the colors & the burlap pattern on the cookie) - 12.7 




Loads of products used here are from Itsy Bitsy

Sizzix Banner Die


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Friday, 30 June 2017

Mocha Happy!


Hello & welcome back!
Its the last day of the Summer's Coffee Lover's Blog Hop & 
I managed to brew another card while sipping my cuppa BRU (my fav coffee!) 

For this card I first created a MOCHA patch in the card base, using vintage photo distress oxide & gold alcohol splash splatters. I then spritzed some water for added texture. Loved the gold shimmer of the alcohol splash. The image from Newton's Nook is colored with copics & sentiment is from Altenew. To finish the card I added a few coffee stains & this sort of brought the layout together!




I like to use gold alcohol splash in my cards because the gold kind of resists layers over it! A closer look at this image & you will understand what I mean! 


Linking this to - 



Supplies used - 
Memento - Tuxedo black
Newton's Nook - Newton Loves Coffee
Altenew - Coffee Talk
Copic Markers
Your Next Stamp - Enamel Dots/gum drops
Archival Ink - Coffee
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched rectangle & circle dies

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Coffee Love

Hello & welcome back!
Its time for the Summer's Coffee Lover's Blog Hop & how can a coffee loving card maker like me resist participating!

Let me share with you the card I made for today - 



For this card I have created the background with first & second generation stamping with archival ink. I wanted to keep this card simple & yet add dimension. Pulled out the faux stitched rectangle dies & the coffee cup silhouette CUTploration. The focal cup shape was popped up by stacking 4 layers of the die cut & the smaller pieces inlaid in the centre.



 The inside (sorry, I forgot to click a picture) has a heat embossed sentiment which says "I love coffee & you" 

Linking this to - 



CUTplorations June Challenge (inspired by the shapes & theme - food) - 30.7




Supplies used - 
CUTplorations - Coffee Cup Silhouette
Stamplorations - Coffee Happy
Kaisercraft - Stains
Archival Ink - Coffee
Versamark ink
Ranger - white embossing powder
Simon Says Stamp - Stitched rectangle 

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