Thursday, 20 April 2017

Leather play with PLAID!

Good morning!
Its Thursday again and am so so excited today for two things...one, its a masculine project that I am sharing with you today and two, I have a detailed video tutorial about the FAUX LEATHER TEXTURE . I hope you will take the time to see the entire video and try your hands on this technique.

Here are products that I have used for this...



The PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT for this week is The Folkart BLENDING GEL and ofcourse I have used a whole lot of PLAID products, their chalk paints, Liquid leaf, Modge podge Dimensional magic and also the Satin Varnish.

I have altered a packaging box as always and here a few pictures of the completed project.

Here is the you tube link for the tutorial.

I am eagerly awaiting your feedback to this tutorial and I hope you do try this simple technique using the blending gel! Now, no more worries for making masculine gifts, lol!

Until my next Thursday,
Happy crafting and recycling,
Cheers.






Thursday, 13 April 2017

Color therapy with PLAID!

Helllooo....
Welcome to my page today.
 It's Thursday and am here with my Plaid play for this week.
I have used their wide range of Multi surface paints, Chalk paints and a new product called the FINE TIP TOPS!
Yes this is all I started with and I made something very different from my usual style of work.


Of course I recycled some boxes here..

This is what I mage with these paints and the tip tops...DOT MANDALAS.



I have a detailed post up at Crafters Corner blog, if you would like to view the different stages of the painting and the remarkable use of the Fine tip tops.



Thanks for stopping by.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and re cycling,
Cheers.






Thursday, 6 April 2017

Plaid play with stencils and Liquid leaf

Hellooo...

Welcome to my page. It's Thursday  and I share with you my PLAID play.
Today I have a video tutorial .
My first tutorial on video. Please bear some editing issues...I am learning!

This weeks Product Highlight is CHALK PAINTS, STENCIL and LIQUID LEAF, Copper.



I have altered a champagne glass packaging box using these products.
Here is what I started with...



After the makeover.



Do join me as I share my thought process and creative mess here.
Here is the you tube link

Do get back to me if you have any queries. Awaiting your feedback. Have a lovely week ahead.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers
Rupa





Saturday, 1 April 2017

"SPRING" in a box!

Hello...
Welcome to my page today!
I am here to share with you my DT project with Rhedd's Creative Spirit. It's always anything Goes..Mixed media or altered art.
I have an altered box for today's project and yes, of course I recycled something...
a sweet box.



 I was so keen on my new experiment, I forgot to take pics of the WIP! Excuse me for that.
This is how the completed piece looks after the makeover.

 I first gave the box a coat of gesso and then decoupaged this pretty napkin that I had.

I then took some air dry clay and flattened it out and covered a portion of the box and curled the edges.
When it was still semi dry, I took out a rubber stamp and stamped on it. This gave some lovely impression.

Once the whole thing dried, I took out some acrylic paints to compliment the tissue and started coloring.
On the clay area, I applied green and then wiped off immediately with a damp cloth, to give a distressed washed look.
I also fixed a closure using brads in the front.

I the stamped this quote from Paper Artsy and lined it up on the top.

Do you want to see what's inside???

I gave the box some partition with cardboard and now I use it to store my crafty knick knacks.
Hope you do take the time to play along and do drop by to see what the team has in store for you.

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

Thursday, 30 March 2017

"Spring" wall hanging with PLAID stencil

Hello... and welcome to my page.
I am sharing my DT project with Crafters Corner and today I am showcasing some of the PLAID chalk pints and their Birds stencil.
This what I started off with....


I had an empty mdf plank with me and decided to play with it.

Here is how the plain plank looks after my play with the paints!

With "spring" being the flavor I decided to have little chirpeees outside my studio and hence went ahead  making a sign board. I dint want the usual "welcome" sign and decided to do it this way.
 I have used a range of chalk paints from PLAID here and also their birds stencil!


I have a full length tutorial here on how to create the FAUX PALETTE look with paints.


I so love these 2 little birds...

I did some coloring and shading using their Multi surface paints.

 To finish off, I added some color splats and then sealed it with the outdoor mate sealer from Plaid.

This is how they look outside my studio!

I made a hanging planter with a little coconut shell so the birds feel at home!


Thank you so much for stopping by. I would like to play along these challenges...

TIOT -Botanical
Simon Monday Challenges- Things with wings
STAMPlorations- Ag mixed media
Rubber Dance blog- anything spring
Stamps and Stencils-Chirpy chirpy cheep cheep
A Vintage Journey- All aboard

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





















Thursday, 23 March 2017

Play with MODGE MELTS

Good morning!
It’s THURSDAY and as promised I am here with a PLAID inspiration. Before that, I want to share a good news with you… I am now the EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER for PLAID at CRAFTERS CORNER and I will be here every Thursday with a different product highlight, tutorial and projects using PLAID products. Isn’t that exciting and if that is not enough I have something more to add to the excitement…which I will reveal at the END OF THE POST.
So let’s start with the Product for today…It’s the MODGE MELTER and MELT STICKS.
This new melter from Plaid has a unique design and body. It has a built in stand and a silicon body for easy grip and also has a trigger on the top which enables easy flow of the melted wax on pressing!
The unique design enables you to hold the melter nozzle down and at the same time press the trigger on top. Its as easy as that.
I have used the MILK GLASS WHITE melt sticks for this project. The stick needs to be inserted while the melter is ON and after 5mins you can see the was oozing out and you are ready to start. I took out all the silicon molds that I had and started filling them.
Here I have inserted a few brads immediately after the wax is squeezed, this way the brad gets a hold into the wax and is securely fixed! 
Isn’t that a great way to make your own CUSTOM BRADS!
As always there are sticky issues when you handle waxes and you can see a lot of drippage on the mat. But look closely and I have used the SILICON MAT too from Modge Podge and removing these sticky residues is childs play. Just pull it off!
Here are all the molds filled up with milky white melts…
 
After 5mins of cooling down, it is an easy pull from the mold and here is how all of them look together. 
I am loving pure white look…given a choice, I would love to leave them like this but I thought I will experiment in the coloring too…not restricting myself only to acrylics.
Here I have used ALCHOHOL INKS to color…I just poured a few drops directly on top and just gave a swirl and let it dry naturally. 
I like the natural shading of light and dark tones of the alcohol inks!
Here I have used FOLK ART acrylic paints and have also done some 2 tomes and shading. These are bright and colorful.
Here too I have used the acrylics but as wash and given a distressed look. You know by now how much I love this effect.
BUT my personal favorite is using the CHALK PAINTS to give and antique and vintage look.
 Have a look at these aged, by gone findings…I mean, they look priceless!
So let me know which style of coloring is your fancy? There are still a lot more which I have not colored and would like to use them just as is or I don’t know…lets see( wink, wink).
Here are the finished projects with these colored ones….
I made a few fridge magnets and also a little one with a paper clip to hold tiny paper scraps.
 I am always looking for paper bits to write drown my grocery list, lol! This is sure going to help me.
I also made a pair of VINTAGE PAPER CLIPS for my Journals. I love making those.
And here I made a neck piece for my little princess…she is growing up and I thought I will make something other than the girlie pink, lol!
 And finally the brads…ready to hit any of my projects. So handy these are!
These magnets do add color to my fridge…how I wish I had a white one!
So lovelies, that brings us to the end of this product highlight. Do let me know if you have any queries relating to this product and I will get back to you asap.

As promised here is the other excitement I want to share with you.

I urge you all to try this product and share your makes and inspiration using THE PRODUCT OF THE WEEK, the modge melts. You can then share all your makes with #playwithplaid until next Thursday.

Next week I will see you with another product highlight .

Until my next crative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,
Cheers,

Rupa










































Sunday, 19 March 2017

I have a GOOD NEWS!

Hello all!
I have a good news to share with you all. As you are all aware that I have been a DT with Crafters Corner( A leading craft store in India) for the past 8months now and I have been working with their amazing products.

Crafters Corner is the sole DISTRIBUTOR of PLAID products in India and I am now the chosen one to be the EXCLUSIVE DESIGNER for PLAID Products with Crafters Corner.
I am so excited and thrilled with this honor as I have always loved playing with paints and altering stuff. There is is a lot more here than just paints and I hope to keep you updated with their products and give tutorials about them too.

So join me every Thursday for some PLAID fun.

Here is a link to the Crafters Corner blog too.

Thank you so  much for stopping by and I look forward to your continued support.

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