Saturday, 21 July 2018

Itsy Bitsy Thincuts - Watering Can

Hello folks!
Itsy Bitsy has recently launched 15 new designs to add to their Thin Cut Dies collection. Each one of these is beautiful & I was sent this adorable Watering Can Set. 
I love plants & am blessed to have my studio adjacent to my terrace garden.
As soon as I received this die I knew I wanted to make plant markers.
Out comes my DREAM CUT & within minutes I have them ready, using the watering can die.


Isn't it cute! 


Next I have a couple of cards. For the first one I created a garden scene with the die cuts & rub ons. The bricked wall is a pattern paper from the "Texture Brew" pack. Colored the flowers black & leaves green with Alcohol Splash and the can with distress ink.


The next card is in the classic never fail black & white combination - 


I have layered a panel of corrugated white card stock over a white card base. The chevron pattern of the watering can is the only pop of color in this elegant card. The flowers too are die cut from the same corrugated paper. 
Here is a closer look at the texture of these flowers - 



The last one is my favorite!
Here I created a distress ink background & some splatters with water & Alcohol splash. Inlaid the watering can diecut in the background & used some gorgeous Little Birdies handmade flowers




You can grab these affordable dies from the nearest Itsy Bitsy store or place an online order here. 

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Decoupage Bottle featuring Decopatch Papers by Bob N Betty

Hello crafty souls, back with my love – DECOUPAGE & DECOPATCH PAPERS.
These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish. I wanted to use these papers on a curved surface like a bottle. The papers are 50gsm, just perfect for use on such surfaces too. I fussy cut the gorgeous lady (Floral Adornments) & decoupaged her over on the BIRDS & BUTTERFLIES background paper. Do you see how easily she blends over the background!

For some dimension I covered the lady with glossy accents & the glass like look was hard to capture on camera.


I covered the neck of the bottle with crackle paste & once dry rubbed metallique wax paste for a subtle metallic sheen.

Added some dangling resin embellishments too –





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Monday, 25 June 2018

Decoupage - Desk Organizer


Happy Monday friends! I am at the Letz CRaft Blog today working with a desk organizer from Papericious, that can along in my DT kit.

To begin I first primed the base with gesso -



Once dry, I painted it with white acrylic paint & let it dry. A popular decoupage technique for shabby chic project is to use doily, I love that effect but wanted to experiment with vibrant colors. I decided on the layout & with masking tape glued the doilies as desired.


Next I painted over with red acrylic paint -


I selected a gorgeous rice paper from Stamperia & tore the motifs I wanted to use -


Once the paint dried, lift the doilies & you have the most gorgeous doily pattern on the base, almost as if glued there.


Next I glued (Mod Podge) the rice paper roses on the stenciled doily.
I wanted to tone down the bright red & add a dash of another color in the background & what better way than adding crackle texture. For this I used Decorate 2 step crackle medium  & highlighted the cracks with Finnabair wax paste.
Here is the final outcome, love how easily the cracks complement the rice paper -


I also have a coordinating bookmark, here I have used Folkart 1 step crackle medium -


Some close ups -



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Friday, 15 June 2018

Decoupage Serviette Holder

Hello Friends!

Decoupage is a very versatile craft & the possibilities it offers is endless. I enjoy giving a makeover to old objects as much as turning new decoupage blanks into unique home decor items.
This is the serviette holder that I have in my post today -


To create the texture I have used FolkArt Home Decor Squeegee/Comb
Let me take you through the steps briefly -
  1. Lightly sand the tissue box. This gives the paint and glue some teething.
  2. Paint the sides with Papericious - Duck Egg chalk paint & the top of the box with white acrylic paint using a sponge brush.
  3. Next add a layer of red acrylic paint on the sides & carefully run the squeegee through it while still wet & you get a beautiful striped texture. Let dry.
  4. Tear the select tissue to size & glue it on the top of the box with Mod Podge Matte. Seal with another layer of Mod Podge.
  5. Follow this with 2-3 layers of varnish. Sand between layers for a smooth finish.




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Saturday, 19 May 2018

Mixed Media Journal Cover

                                                                       Hello Friends!
I am currently enjoying mixed media, thanks to the Finnabair products that came in my LetzCRaft DT kit. The combination of black & metallic colors always enthuse me & the Metallique wax pastes are just perfect for popping the hidden textures in Mixed Media.
Here is the mini journal cover which got a face lift for my post –

The cover base is MDF & the background texture is stenciled (Craftangles – Medieval Mosaic) with Decoart sand paste. I built on the layers & textures & embellished as desired, priming with black gesso at every stage & using Ranger Multimedium to glue the embellishments. The Finnabair Metallique pastes used are – Amethyst Magic & Mystic Turquoise



Here are some close up images -




Playing along the following challenges - 







Hope you enjoyed the post today & are inspired to create some Mixed Media magic!
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Monday, 14 May 2018

Decoupage Mixed Media Canvas


Hello Friends!
 I am loving the new range of Bob N Betty decopatch papers - very high quality 50gsm papers, a dream for all decoupage artists. You can check my previous posts with this awesome release here & here.


These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish, they truly do! Check the canvas I share today -



Stay with me as I take you through the steps to combine decoupage & mixed media to create unique wall decor for your homes.
The USP of these papers is the ease with which you can use them on surfaces, just like rice papers & tissues. To highlight this I started by creating a textured base for the 12x12 canvas.



Next I fussy cut a section (OLD WORLD CHARM sheet) & also some elements from the FLORAL ADORNMENTS sheet. I decided on the layout & decoupaged them on the textured canvas.



Here is a close up to show how easily it blends on the textured background.



Next I colored the canvas with coordinating chalk paints.





Some random stencilling & stamping over the textures -





To add some more textures I stenciled clear crackle paste on the edges & added some paste with the palette knife too.




To finish the canvas I splattered acrylic paint.  The Crackle paste dries clear over the textures to reveal the background through. the cracks, perfect for the image I selected! Spray with acrylic varnish to seal the canvas.


 You can grab these papers from any of our Sales Buddies   &  share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 
Thank you for visiting & happy crafting!
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