Friday, 1 June 2018

It's OWL Good!

Hellooooo...
Am back after a 2 month vacation...yes, it's been long and I couldn't wait to start off!
A new month and a new challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...it's always "Anything Goes, Mixed media or altered art"!
Now we have new members in the team and there's lots of inspiration there, so visit the blog and play along!
This vacation saw me using my adult coloring book and I was skeptical to start coloring as I was not sure what I would do with the colored pages! Of course it was such a de stresser to color them, but what after that was a question!



Here is what I decided to so with one of the colored pages from the book! I had used Inktense blocks to colors them and it was quite vibrant. I also had blank piece of wood lying in my studio and here sparked the idea!
I took a laser print out of the colored page . The wood base was given a coat of chalk paint and then I applied the crackle medium few areas.



Once this was dry, I applied the top coat .
The owl was cut to shape and I used gel medium to adhere it face down on the base.
An overnight wait and then I started working on the image transfer. Rubbing the paper off and here is what the out come is!



I also fixed a piece of dark stained wood at the bottom with some "C" hooks.
Now this serves as a key holder...I love how a page from the coloring book now stands permanent on this block of wood!

I am quite excited that the colored page has more value now! What do you think...waiting to hear from you!


Remember to play along!

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers!













Sunday, 1 April 2018

Faux Wood bark!

Hello Crafters,
A warm welcome to all of you.  I love nature inspired challenges and this time for the challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit, I have one that screams nature!
The theme at Rhedd's is always Mixed media or altered art and here I am with another altered chocolate box!


Textures and techniques is something I love to work with and here's is what happened after my experiments!

I am not getting into the details of the making, let’s just jump start… READY TO WALK THE WOODS with me??
Here we go…
Firstly, created the bark texture on the wood with masking tape and homemade texture paste. The impatient wait over night was fruitful..lots of texture, cracks, grooves appeared! I gave it the wood color with acrylics.
Once happy, went hunting for the pic.I found this vintage pic of these girls and thought would be the perfect fit for the woods!

I used matt gel to embed the pic into the wood bark and started to work on the embellishment.
The lovely vintage butterfly is from the mariposa paper pack, I fuzzy cut it and applied Rock candy, Distress crackle paint and waiting for the magic cracks to appear!



 It did…and I rubbed vintage photo into the cracks and it just aged beautifully…love it!


The flowers and leaves are all hand made using various dies and give a lovely feel to this box!



The inside of the box is lined with some pattern paper, lace and more flowers and some tiny tags too!



Well, that's your walk thru the woods, hope you had a good scroll and drop by at our blog to see the inspirations and don't forget to join in.


I am on a small break, vacation time here and will see at the other side of my holidays. Hope you all have a great time too.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,
Cheers

Thursday, 1 March 2018

Faux palette and Faux leather mini album!

Hellooo...
It's the beginning of a new month and am ready to share my DT project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit for March! The theme as always is anything goes Mixed media or altered art!

I have an upcycled project for you. I have worked an empty watch box this time combining techniques of faux palette, decoupage and faux leather...ALL IN ONE!!!

Here is what I have recycled


I started off by first coating  it with gesso.


Then comes the play with Chalk paints to give the faux palette look!
I love the rustic, vintage look!!!


A closer look at the palette and distressed finish!

I have then decoupaged a floral tissue on to the faux palette! A rose looks lovely against the brown wood...what say???

 

A look at the completed box!


I have a die cut little heart on the closure!


That's not all! To know what's on the inside, I have a small video. Click to view and am sure you will like it!

Do let me know your views and hope to see you play along this month.
Do visit the blog to see what the team has in store for you.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling!
Cheers,
Rupa

Thursday, 22 February 2018

DT project with fabric transfer for crafters corner

Helllo crafty folks!

Rupa here on a Thursday with an amazing project share using the FIRST OF IT'S KIND FABRIC TRANSFER technique launched by Dress My Craft!
Yes, it's fabric transfer in just a few steps!

Here are a few things to keep in mind for this technique...

1. The technique can be done on ANY fabric that can be ironed and can withstand the heat from ironing. It should not shrink or burn!

2. Be patient and take your time to iron the transfer and your regular iron on COTTON mode should do. No need to use a steam iron.

3. Give sufficient time for cooling and don't be in a hurry to peel the transfer sheet.

4. MILD HAND WASH only and that too with cold water.

With all these in mind, you can just go about using this transfer technique to create some amazing stuff for the home like tote bags, cushion covers, pillow covers, aprons, journal covers and many more. It's your creativity and imagination at play!

Let me tell you it is the first of its kind and now fabric transfer can be done in a jiffy!
Here is what I made and I have a full video on this.



Do watch till the end and let me know if you have any queries. The fabric flower charm is totally hand made and has the faux leather tassel too hanging from DMC.


So, anyone shopping with me???? Dosen't the tote bag look super stylish.



Watch the full video here..


I will see you soon with another project .
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers.
Rupa





Thursday, 18 January 2018

Say it with DMC !

Hello crafty folks!
 This Thursday I bring you another project with the newly launched DMC stencils.
You can use them in so many ways, for mixed media with texture paste or paints, sprays, inks, use blending foam to blend in inks, use as an embossing folder if you have a Big Shot plus!

Today I have upcycled 2 items for my project!

When a man challenges you to do something, you take it seriously don't you and if it's your husband, am sure you will do that extra mile to accept it!


Firstly, I accepted to give his worn out mobile cove a makeover...have a look at the condition that it was!

For this masculine project, I took DMC BROKEN EDGES stencil, I loved how random and uneven they are! Perfect for a man!

 

Here is the final make over!



For all details on the making, do visit the Crafters corner blog where I have my DT post!


Friday, 1 December 2017

Grandma's Wicker basket!

Hellooo...
We are in the last month of the year...oh My! How fast has this year flown by!
However, the first of every month is the challenge up at Rhedd's Creative Spirit and the rules are simple..."Anything goes, Mixed media or Altered Art".

As for my DT creation, I have altered a packaging box!



I  altered it into a wicker basket using paper rope.



The paper line that I have used for this is from DCWV Nana’s Kitchen Mat stack. Some of them even have glitter! I wove an oval pattern with the paper rope on the lid and then plaited it up on the flap to make it a stand out! For the closure I used a lovely floral bauble and some jute rope to form the loop. The box closes really snug!

For the embellishments on the lid, I have stuck some hand made gardenias using joy crafts die and leaves are using CLD Tropical leaves.


A little note from grandma here…
I had this vintage stamp from Itsy Bitsy and made a mini post card which co incidentally has a thank you note on it and I have clipped it using small wooden peg which I colored and have hand written the words too.

And when the box opens…



 Take a peak into the box and here comes….

A TISSUE ROLL MINI…
Actually I haven’t complicated the mini…it has  4 main pages with lots of interactive elements! Lots of pockets and pull outs for photos and journaling.



The paper line is the same as the box and I have only used flat back pearls as embellishments here. I dint want the mini to fan up! Not too much fuss on this one, very functional mini inside!



I hope you liked this project and Thanks much for visit my page today.
Do play along and have a look at what the team has in store for you.
this challenge runs till the 31st of January, so here's wishing you a MERRY Christmas and Happy 2018.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
cheers.
















Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Fully "Archived" !!!

Helloooo...
It's November already! That brings us to the new challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit where the theme always is "anything goes, Mixed media or altered art". Do take time to see what the team has in store for you and play along, it's fun!

I have altered a thrift store plastic pot and have given it an antique look. The colors are inspired by cool cool weather here in Bangalore!
This is what it looks like now after the makeover.



Let’s get on with the step by step….

First of all, primed the surface with gesso and sponge, a generous e2 coats and for the second coat, I added a few drops of blue ink to the gesso. This gave the pot a lovely icy blue color and then I went about shading the edges with cornflower blue Archival ink.

The sponging gave the pot a natural coarseness and then I further added texture with TH burlap stencil and cornflower blue archival ink.



Next, I did some random text stamping using Bo Bunny stamps and potting soil Archival ink. The butterflies were also stamped with black Archival ink. Finally, I did some black color splats and edged the pot with brown and black ink give it an aged look. That’s a lot of Archival Ink on one project, and hence the title, lol!



The pot was ready for some embellishments…I decided to make my own ornate embellies for this. I used some packaging cardboard and Sizzix Fleur de Lis die to cut out 3 pieces.



I applied some air drying clay on the die cut and created an ornate texture on it using Micia stamps. Before it dried, I applied some black acrylic color and dusted in some metallic silver color.



The silver fler de lis was ready to be altered further! I aged it by rubbing Paper Artsy rusting powder with some white vinegar. I love the real rust smell that comes and within minutes the rusty crust appears on the surface.





The aged and rusted silver fleur was further embellished with a chunky white Rhinestone which was embedded inside a mini ornate oval frame! This was made using air dry clay and modge melt silicon mold. I colored it using alcohol inks and rubbed in a bit of metallic silver too!


I placed all the 3 silver embellies around the pot and there it is. I thought a silver lining on the rim of the pot would complete the look and am finally happy with the way this pot got turned around! 

The cool minty colors is always refreshing and my love for Vintage and worn out stuff too got its share on this project.



I love altering home d├ęcor items and this one is no exception…this is the final look! Looks like I need to wait for some other blooming pot from the garden…but these handmade blooms don’t look bad either!

So take time to make your wonderful creation and do play along.


Until my next Creative Journey,
Happy Crafting and Re Cycling.

Hugs.