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

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Mixed media box

Good morning!
Welcome to my page! It’s a new month and I am here to share my DT project for Rhedd’s Creative Spirit where the challenge every month is “anything goes, altered art or mixed media”.
I have combined the 2 for this project and this time I have recycled a champagne glass packaging box and used up some paper scraps and bits of pattern papers.
Here is what I started with….
I gessoed the top of the box and then randomly marked the center portion for the focal point where I applied gesso again with a palette knife to give some texture.
Once that dried, I adhered this floral napkin with modge podge in the center.
I cut the paper scraps into 1inch squares and also ended up making a few with gelli printed paper. I loved the bright colors that complimented the flowers.
The paper mosaics were inked around the edges and then stuck to the box.
I then gave a coat of matte medium and some white color splats to finish up the top!
For the closure, I did some blending of colors in contrasting acrylics and then aged up this floral mold that I made with air dry clay.
I applied gesso, dried it and then dry brushed a bit of yellow and orange to compliment the flowers in the vase!
Yes, the boring box got a colorful life
The inside has compartments and can now be used as a keepsake/trinket box.
Do visit the blog to see what the team has in store for you, and hope to see you play along.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers,
Rupa