Monday, August 14, 2017

Frosted Glass with Folkart Glass and Tile Medium

Hey everyone... I'm at the craftshop blog today with a totally different inspiration.

Yes... it is an inspiration post... not my usual step by step pictoral guide. Don't want to be modest here... I was so engrossed with my work that I forgot to take pictures. 😁

Have you ever wondered how people get the nice frosty look on glass???
The reason why I forgot to take pictures is because of the frosty look that I got with the Plaid Folkart  Glass and Tile Medium. Yes.. I have to blame it totally, because I just love the look.

Materials used for this project..
Plaid Folkart Glass and Tile Medium
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Cardinal Red
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Real Brown
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Titanim White
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Liquorice
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Classic Green
Plaid Double Loading Carousel
Plaid One Stroke brushes

Here's the procedure.

Take the wine glass and rub it with alcohol. Then put tape around the top edges and the bottom. Now apply a nice coat of the Plaid Folkart Glass and Tile Medium. Let it dry completely. Oh...  I am totally in love with this medium.

Now you know why. Till it dried I was ok. 😁This is where I forgot to take pictures. Started with the cardinal. Load the 10" flat brush with cardinal red and real brown and paint the body and face of the bird. Then give daisy strokes for feathers.

Next mix a little of brown, yellow and white. Do the beak of the bird with this colour. Then with the small script liner, paint the patch on the face with liquorice.

Then with brown and white, draw the branches. Add daisy stroke leaves with classic green and white. Allow it to dry.

Slowly remove the top and bottom tapes. Tada..... the Wine glass is ready. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘When totally dry, give a top coat with Glass and Tile medium.

Remember... this is for decorative purposes only. However, it can be wiped with wet cloth.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Crack Effect Basket with Plaid and FolkArt

                                                Basket with crack effect

Hello crafters
A warm welcome to you all!
Today i am going to show you how to create cracks on wooden surface by using PLAID cracking medium.
I have made a home table decor and a multi purpose holder basket.
Desire to create this crack effect and show this creativity is a booster.
Lots of cracks and more colours and techniques will be taught.
Voila, take a look.

I have used a mdf basket, given two coats of white chalk paint on all the sides.

Then i have torn stampera rice paper and stuck on all the sides. Painted two coats of lilac chalk paint on all the sides and on the inside.
After the paint is completely dry. i then brushed up all the sides with the plaid crackle medium.
Now after it dried completely, I have dapped pink colour(lilic+white chalk paint) on all ths surface.
Within few seconds the cracks starts to emerge to give this beautiful look.

 With the liberty green milk paint i have painted all the edges. Remember, even this is two coats.

Some more pics are here.

A much closer view of the crack effect. Isi'nt it beautiful?
PLAID crackle medium is the best for this effect.

See you soon, 
till then keep checking this space for awesome inspirations for new projects and new ideas.
Hope you all enjoyed todays post.
Don't forget to leave some love.
Ashwini Vinayraj

Products used
          1. chalk-paint-lilac
                     2. chalk-paint-sheep-skin
           3. crackle-medium
                    4. stamperia-rice-papers
     5. Mod-Podge
                            6. Milk-Paint-Liberty-Green
7. sponges

Craft Treat Woodgrain Stencil and Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Hope you have checked all new awesome stencils from Crafts' Treat.
I have created today's Mixed media canvas using Craft Treat's Woodgrain stencil.

Other products used here are:

Papericious Designer wooden collection
Plaid Folk Art Painted Finishes Rust effect
Prima Patina effect paste
Colour ArteVivid Ultra Metalic- Ginger peach
Prima Modeling paste
Prima Soft Gel
Prima Art Stones
Metal Charms- Butterfly
Metal charm - Keys
Metal Charm - corners
Foal Art Paint titanium white
Modge Podge
Papericious Chipboard design- Dream charcher
Aleen's Tacky glue

it all started with this awesome product from Folkart which gives rust effect!!
On these metal embellishments, I applied Rust paint and left it for four hours. After that I wiped them out... keeping texture at few places.
 This is must try product!! (if you like rust effect)

To create the background, I glued Teal color paper on thick chipboard.
On that I created texture using Craft treat woodgrain stencil.
I used various colors and pastes from Prima and Colour Arte (listed above) for more layers.

As  focal point I've used layered metal butterflies and key.(rusted)
Below that you will see, I've used Round chipboard design from papericious... there are feathers as well!

I've also added metal corners.

For the final touch, I applied Folk art titanium paint randomly on the surface.

That's it for today...
Let me know in comments below, if you have any questions regarding this ... I am happy to answer!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Polymer Clay Skinner Blend Technique

Hello Crafty Friends

I'm back with a fun Polymer Clay Technique called The Skinner Blend.. Its a coolest polymer ckay technique. In this you can blend polymer clay in beautiful blend that shifts from one color to another. And you can do this with 2 colors and more than two. Today I will show how to made graduated blends using 2 different colors, black and white.

There are different ways to make skinner blend and I'm gonna use the simple method that gives smoother results, that is to use pasta machine for skinner blend.

You will see biggest effect if you use 2 colors with contrast in them. If you use colors that are close to each other, you may not see the shift as clearly, but it will be there.. You always get pretty blends while using skinner blend technique.

Start with 2 sheets of clay, cut them in equal size rectangle and them cut them diagonally to make triangles.. Then put them together to make rectangle with white on one side of the rectangle and black on the other side..
Then you have to keep rolling the sheet in the pasta machine on the thickest setting.. Every time the clay comes out of the machine, fold it in half and roll again.. You will start to see difference in color after few rolls.. For a perfect blend, you may need to roll the sheet around 20 to 40 times in the pasta machine.

As you get close, you will see the colors mixing and once you achieve a perfect graduated blend, you are done.. Its that simple..
When doing this you will get a graduated blend from dark grey to light grey.. You dont get any black or white sheet of clay.. Thats because the black is mixed with white and vice versa on either side..

To get the original colors on the skinner blend, you have to use a off-set skinner blend technique.. For this, while cutting the triangle, off set a little bit, so instead of cutting corner to corner, off d=set and cut a little bit towards righton top and left on bottom.. This makes sure that there is little white and black clay on each side, making sure they do not mix. And then roll the sheet in the pasta machine.. Fold and roll, fold and roll, fold and roll.. Continue until you have a perfect skinner blend..

Watch the tutorial below or to watch in HD on YouTube click HERE

Materials Used - 

Thank you for visiting. Have a nice day..