Monday, 22 October 2018

Guest Post 1 for HNDMD

Hello Everyone!
This is Tanvi from Paperfantasees & its such a pleasure to be guesting for HNDMD. Thank you Khyati 😊
So here is my first post using the gorgeous decoupage papers & chalk paints Khyati sent across - a coordinating set of tray & coasters.






I selected the Aged Beauty designs for this set. While these designs have a vintage feel, I wanted a brighter look. The chalk paints (lemon drop & tomato red) were ideal. I painted the inside of the tray with lemon drop chalk paint. Once dry I dabbed tomato red paint using a sea sponge. The resulting texture was now perfect to brighten the tray. Painted the outside of the tray with pale daffodil. Random stenciling with copper paint for a subtle metallic sheen & I had a gorgeous set waiting to adorn my table!









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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Patina Effect Paste

Hello Al!
If you love the look of patina & would like to effortlessly AGE your artifacts in a few hours hang in here as I share how! This was my inspiration post for the LetzCraft Blog.



For the patina I used CrafTangles Patina effect paste which is a thick matte textured paste that gives results on  almost any surface like canvas, wood, paper, metal etc. & Finnabair metallique wax.

This is the lantern BEFORE ageing 😉


To begin I carefully removed the glass pieces on the lantern & cleaned it thoroughly with a wet wipe. For the faux patina  sponge all the four patina shades in the set till you get the desired effect, simple isn’t it! Such an amazing effect, with layers of blue & green over the metal.










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Explosion Box Album

Hello & welcome back!
When I received the gorgeous Roseate Pack pack in my DT kit, I was sure it would remain in my stash forever,my heart aches to cut papers I love!
I have made an explosion box mini album using this paper pack, the base of the album is Beirut Black card stock


















Some elements from the collage sheet were fussy cut for embellishing the lid.



This is a tall box measuring  5x7", three of the 6 pages have pockets for additional inserts & tags.















 I have also fussy cut the floral motifs & used these are pockets on the inside of the box.


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Saturday, 8 September 2018

Rust Effect Wall Decor

Hello everyone, am so glad to see you here again.
Its a Mixed Media wall decor for my LETZCRAFT DT post today, using CrafTangles Rust paste. This set contains thick matte textured paste which creates rust like effect which dries permanent. These water based pastes can be applied to almost any surface like canvas, wood, paper, metal etc. making it very versatile.

I started with a MDF base which I layered with black gesso. Assembled a few embellishments from my stash & covered them with gesso too. The dream catcher is the focus here to coordinate with LIVE YOUR DREAM. Added some more texture on one side using sand paste
All the embellies were glued to the base with Glossy Accents.
For the rust effect I started with the dark brown paste, dabbing it all over with a sponge dabber.
Next random layering with the rust colored paste, leaving some brown showing beneath. While creating the effect, using the other shades of yellow as required to get the faux rust look.


The dark brown paste creates a very gritty texture


Here are some close ups, I am loving the effect!





I am totally loving this effect & my hands are itching to work with the patina pastes now!

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Thursday, 16 August 2018

Decoupage Coffee Table

Hello Everyone! This post is a very special one in which I bring together my love for coffee & decoupage! This is a picture heavy post, stay with me through the end & am sure who will not be disappointed.
Hubby recently replaced his car tyres. I was looking forward to put them to good use & what can be better than a coffee table for my terrace garden. Since this will be outdoors I reverse decoupaged the glass top, with the BobNBetty Roseate decopatch papers that came in my DT kit.

I selected some elements from this paper & fussy cut them, decided the layout & glued them (right side facing down) on the under side of the glass with Mod Podge Matte, followed this by another layer of decoupage – this time a newspaper print gift wrapping paper from my stash. The squeezee tool is a boon when decoupaging large surfaces like these to get rid of all the air bubbles & creases.

I love experimenting with reverse decoupage as it allows me to get two different looks on the same item (like this bottle I shared here).
This is the other side of the glass top, so perfect for a coffee lover in me!
Loving the newsprint peeking beneath this perfect coffee cup, the stamping and stenciling on & around the cup.
Loads of my coffee stamps (Tim Holtz – Fresh Brewed) were inked & I loved the outcome!
Loving the newsprint peeking beneath this perfect coffee cup, the stamping and stenciling on & around the cup.

Some more close ups –
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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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