Monday, 7 December 2015

My Sunny Entrance

Hello crafty friends..
Welcome to my page today. I haven’t been blogging for a few weeks now...just not up to it with so much happening in my home town, Chennai. The rains have played havoc there and most of the city has had problems with it. With so much happening and rain lashing I decided to add some sunshine in my project.
I had a scrap wood piece lying around and decided to make a mixed media wall decor for my entrance. Here are a few easy steps...
Step1- I painted the scrap wood with a heavy coat od black gesso. You can actually see how weathered the wood piece is, with some holes already on it! PERFECT for my kind of project. I then applied Vaseline in random spots where I wanted some distressing to be done.
Step2- I applied a coat of white chalky finish paint ( Deco Art Everlasting). It dried in minutes and then I started sanding and in places where the Vaseline was there, the paint peeled off easily to reveal the black color beneath. I had a lovely distressed wood piece to play with now!
Step3- I made my own texture paste and added some white sand to it to make it coarse and grainy. Also added some black gesso to give it a cement like color and as I ran it thru the TCW bricks stencils, it just looked like cemented bricks!
Step 4- I decoupaged some flowers using  modge podge and also added pieces of washi tape in complimenting colors to the panel .An empty glass jar was given a bright yellow color and I added a resin butterfly to it for added interest.
 As the bottle was drying, I added a POP rose flower with flourish on the top of the panel, which I painted white and dry brushed some black gesso for some distressing. 
The base of the bottle has the same washi tape...doesn’t that look cool?
Step 5- Added some script stamped here and there Bo Bunny stamps and tried my hands with some carpentry here! I drilled a few holes to hold the bottle and ran a natural twine (thick) around the bottle to keep it secure on the panel. I hot glued the bottle before tying it with the twine and now it was ready to take up the weight I had imagined!
Step 6- I gave the entire panel 2 coats of varnish as that was drying, I decided to have this little quote to spruce up my mood and entrance. That’s it now it hangs pretty on my entrance wall!
Next time you visit home, do take time to notice it, else I am going to intentionally delay in opening the door, lol ! 

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope your lives are filled with love, warmth and sunshine.
I would like to enter this panel in the following challenges...
Lulupu- Home Decor using modge podge and washi tape
We Love To Create- Ag mixed media
Until my next creative journey,
Happy Crafting and re cycling,


  1. Haha if i get a chance to visit you.. i will notice it for sure how can i miss the beauty on the door.. its wonderful.. :)

  2. Wow!! It's Awesome!! So unique & different!!

  3. A fantastic bright summery project, love the colours they would cheer the winter days here in the UK.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Mind blowingly stunning!keen to try this myself

  5. Ahem..Ahem...Completely noted...Sure to look for this lovely beauty art piece when am there!!!

    And...About this beauty...As awe me with ur creative thoughts and its process..Jus loving every bit of work went into this!!!

  6. Mind blown! Just gorgeous! :)

  7. Gorgeous Rupa! So bright and cheery. I just love the pops of yellow, brilliant breath of fresh during this dark and damp season! hugs :)

  8. This so Beautiful...Started from a old wood piece to such a bright and wonderful piece ! I think any one visiting you home is sure going to forget to ring the bell , engaged in admiring this beauty :)

  9. it is simply wow!!! u do get the rarest of rare ideas for a unique functional piece of art. simply awesome

  10. I do accept as true with all of the ideas you have offered for your post. They are very convincing and can certainly work. Still, the posts are too brief for novices. Could you please prolong them a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

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  11. Another gorgeous alteration Rupa! Thank you for joining us at Lulupu Challenge#56! Good luck & a very Happy & Crafty 2016 to you !