Monday, October 16, 2017

Shadow Box Home Decor

Hello friends!
I am back with yet another new home decor. You will surely love it. Its made with quite little supplies and ofcourse my favourite chalk paints and milk paints.

Is this not pretty? well, let me share the method of creating this beauty.

Firstly i selected this shadow box, it has big partitions and can fit in some memorable photos.

This whole box was given two coats of white chalk paint. Later, using a spatula i have just scrapped modelling paste ( you can also use gesso) to cive a distressed effect.

After completely dry, coated it with pale peach milk paint.

This was the first time i have used this colour, its so beautiful and so soft to use.
At this point, i have taken home decor antique wax and given a coat over this pale peach and rubbed down the extra.
I have used CrafTreat Dazzling Diva pattern papers to decoupage inside the box.
Used a few emblishments to decorate it.
The best part is that you can use pattern pappers to decorate or can decoupage images itself.

Few more random pics to go,

Hope you all liked this cute home decor.
Thank you for stopping by,
Ashwini Vinayraj

Products used

Thursday, October 12, 2017

One Stroke Painting on Leather Purse

"Mum... There's a college cultural event this week and I want you to paint a purse for me by tomorrow"When my angel demands a work of art, to flaunt to her friends in college, how can I not oblige. I had saved a leather purse for decoupage work and she wanted that. πŸ˜€

Folkart multi surface paints whispered to me "Dread not.. I'm there". Yes... One stroke always comes to my rescue. And voila... The clutch is ready. 😎


Here's how I painted.

I gave a watery wash over the full clutch with a touch of titanium white and daffodil yellow. (The colours had to be subtle so as to match with her attire). I let it dry.

Next I loaded white with a touch of Aqua on one side of the flat brush 8 and Look At Me Blue on the other and painted the flower. This is a free style flower.

I then added few one stroke wiggling leaves with white and Aqua. Completed the composition with few fillers with blue and white, and decorated with blue dots. Tada.....the Hand Clutch is ready.


Materials used
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Titanium White
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Look at me Blue
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Aqua
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint  Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart One Stroke Brushes
Plaid Folkart Double loading Carousel
Leather Purse

Monday, October 9, 2017

Art Journaling with Decoupage Paper

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Decoupage papers are great to use in your Art Journaling. 
I have created this page using Craft Treat Decoupage Paper - Poppies and Butterflies
few other supplies from the Craft Shop.
Craft Treat Stencil - Marble  
Craft Treat Stencil - Distressed Patterns
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints - Cheddar, Lemon,  
Acrylic Paints - Look at me Blue, Brown,

Hope you would like to try journaling using fabulous Decoupage Designs from The Craft Shop

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Paper Napkin Transfers

Hello crafters!
A warm welcome to you all.
Today i am going to show paper napkin transfer using iron heat and plaid.
Decoupage to create cards?? Yes, you heard it right.
It is simple and easy to create.

Step by step method:
Step 1 : Select a paper napkin which you would like to use to make cards or cover for any surface.

Step 2 : Take an empty book. place a cardstock of the size you want to transfer the image. place the                  cardstock, on to place a plaid and on this place the paper napkin. Now place 2 or 3 plain                      papers on top of this. 
             Heat the iron box to max. temperature. Now press it on the layered papers. This heat gets the               image on the cardstock.  

This is the final image after the transfer. I have destressed on the sides of the image.

Step 3 : I have taken a black thick cardstock and stencelled it with white chalk paint to get this design.

Step 4 : I have stuck the transfered napkink cardstock on top of this with a sentiment.

Step 5 : Similarly i have dabbed some disteress colours on a withe cardstock using crafTreat stencil.
Now the napkin transfer cardstock is placed in between with a sentiment tag.

Products used:

Hope you all liked this new technique and im sure you will try this out.
Thank you for stopping by,
Ashwini Vinayraj

Monday, October 2, 2017

Polymer Clay Pencil Cap Series - Pikachu #2

Hello Crafty friends,

I'm back with 2nd second video for the Pencil Cap series and this time I'm making, Pikachu. As A jewelry designer, I have always struggled, when it comes to designing something for boys. For girls, there is jewelry, hair clips, hair bands etc.. But for boys, its a difficult situation, not a lot of boys wear bracelets, you can make key chains, but then young boys don't really have much use of key chains.. But pencil its something all kids use, including boys, and a little bit of fun along with study make sit more interesting..

So here it is, Pikachu pencil caps.. And I'm here sharing a very simple tutorial so that even beginners can make it and share it and give it as gifts.. 

And this video that I shared is in actual speed, meaning, I have not sped up the video, so that you all can follow each steps.

Watch the video below or click HERE to watch HD on YouTube.

Materials used - 

Thank you for visiting.. Have a nice day.. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Crazy Bird House

I don't go crazy.
I am crazy!
I just go normal from time to time. I am not sure if I attract crazy or if I make them that way.😁

A crazy week it's been and what better way to describe it than with the crazy birds!!
I am at the Craft Shop Blog today and totally excited to share with you all, a one stroke painting tutorial on..... any guesses?????

A Shadow Box converted to Crazy bird house. 😁😁...Crazy right?

Ever since I bought the Tim Holtz's bird crazy stamp set from the Craft Shop, I have been waiting to create something out of my comfort zone. These birds go well with literally every theme, you name it! And here is my take on the birds, a drama fusion with one stroke painting.

Here's what I did:

First I applied a coat of gesso on the box and the stand, as it is an MDF base and let it dry. I generally like to play with colours. So I mixed a little of real brown with titanium white and painted the framework of the box and the stand.

 I wanted to give the grain effect of real wood. Thought that would add to the drama, for what i have in mind. I wondered how to bring that effect. That's when the Craftreat woodgrain stencil came to my rescue.  I gave the woodgrain effect with real brown. For the inside of the box, I used Real brown.         


I painted the wiggling leaves, long leaves, geranium flowers and the violets and cut them out. Pasted some of them with tacky glue. Some with foam tape. Fence was added too.

Next, I did overlapping teardrop strokes with cardinal red and a mix of white and daffodil yellow, to form a cone on a white cardstock paper. After drying, it was cut to the desired shape and attached to the top of the box to bring out the house effect.

I stamped the Tim Holtz Bird Crazy stamps and accessories with archival black ink on a white cardstock. With different colours of Plaid Folkart Multisurface paints, I shaded the birds and assembled them in the box with foam tape and tacky glue to bring out the drama inside the bird house. 

Finally I assembled all the elements and finished the house concept.

Here are a few closeup views...

                                                    Sing in the rain......In the shower😬

The Mad Hatter.....πŸ˜‰

Loo - where the thinking cap is hyper...πŸ˜›

Owner's Issue😳

                              Fitness freaks... Gym birds (By the way... those are dumb bells)πŸ˜…

Here's the material list that I used to create this birdhouse.

Craftreat Woodgrain Stencil
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Classic Green
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Lime Green
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Titanium White
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Cardinal Red
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Orange
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Look at me blue
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Aqua
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Perfect Purple
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Real Brown
Plaid Folkart Double Loading Carousel
Plaid Folkart One stroke Brushes
Tim Holtz Cling Stamps -Crazy Things
Tim Holtz Cling Stamp Set - Bird Crazy
Ranger Archival Ink Pad Jet Black
Tacky glue

Hope you all enjoyed this tutorial.
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