Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mixed Media Canvas with CrafTreat Stencils

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,
Hope you are enjoying the week!

I have created Mixed Media Canvas today, using beautiful chipboard designs, Stencil, sprays, paints, embellishments, glitter.

This is very easy to make canvas. 
To start with I applied white gesso to the surface. For texture layer, I used Craft Treat stencil and Prima Stone Effect paste at all corners of the canvas. Let it dry completely. After that, I stamped text and texture with Ranger Black Archival Ink.

Here, you will find, I adhered flowers, Chipboard Designs, face mask as a focal point.

To bring on the color on surface, I sprayed inks and dried it completely. Further I used acrylic paints to get more even look.
Lastly I sprinkled Gold glitter.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Products used:

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lamp Cover Makeover with Plaid!!!

                                                     PAINTED BLOOMS

Hello dear crafters
A warm welcome to you all!
Today i am going to show you a simple but yet attractive makeover of a outside lamp cover to gift for your loved one.

I have upcycled an unused outside lamp cover which is dome shape. Painted it with two coats of chalk paint inside out.

Now i selected and and cut down some rice paper of STAMPERIA. Using mod podge stuck it well on the surface. now i have blended up with PLAID PAINTED FINISHES DARK MOSS. It gives a dimentional effect on the dome shape.
I have mixed lilac and white chalk paint to give a rose colour and using craftstencil, i have given the blocks effect.

Using script stencils and archival inks of various colours., i have stamped on the object.

Well here goes the simple but yet attractive lamp cover.
Hope to have inspired you to transform ordinary lamp cover to an amazing beautiful attractive lamp cover.
Some more pictures up,

Keep visiting for creative crafting,
Ashwini Vinayraj

Products used

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pretty Ballerina + Uchis Design

Hi everyone,
The Animation stamps made by Uchi's Designs are so much fun and interesting. I created a few in my last post but that was not enough as I am completely hooked to them. The animation and the effect is so addictive and it makes me feel like a little girl. I can keep playing with it all day long. So for today's card I did not want to use any of the Uchi's dies but just one animation stamp called Ballerina & few other common supplies.
So lets begin , today's card is inspired by the packaging of the stamp set and I created a similar pocket to make my animation work. 
I took some pretty papers , flowers and laces to embellish the card and gave it a shabby chic look.
I have a video to share where each and every step is recored for you , it will let you have better understanding of the procedure involved.

The ballerina image is quite big and the musical notes stamped around it makes a pretty scene.  I used the acetate animation sheet which came along the stamp set to make my card.

so here is the video link and  I am sure you will be able to create a similar card without having any specific dies and supplies.

watch it here:

have fun...


Black inkpad (any)
Hot glue gun
White card stock
Prima Lace

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Graphic 45 Frame - Nature is beautiful!

Hi everyone!
I got my hands on this gorgeous paper pad by Graphic 45 called "Nature Sketchbook" which is packed with some of the most beautiful butterflies and foliage. I wanted to create a 3D effect using the paper and it involved a lot of intricate fussy cutting. The sharp EK success Cutter bee scissors are my favourite to do fussy cutting. Once all the pieces were nicely cut I used some Distress ink Peeled Paint to add colour on the edges of the foliage.

I had a prima Marketing frame with me since ages and I decided to use it for this 3d project. If you don't have the same frame you can certainly use chipboard to create something similar or a MDF shadow box can be used too.
this is how my frame initially looked

I kept the exterior of the frame as it is and changed it from inside. I trimmed a piece of patterned paper and glued it on .

I have a tiny video to share with you where you can see how I added the elements to create a 3D effect on the frame. This is a nature inspired project and I tried my best to achieve it.
here is the video

Hope you liked this project

List of supplies:
Graphic 45 Nature Scrapbook paper
Graphic 45 Nature Scrapbook flower stickers
EK success Cutter bee scissors
Mod podge
Glue gun
Distress ink- Peeled paint
finger dauber
shells ( from stash)
Flower shaping ball tools

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Dream Catcher with Folk art Paints

Hi everyone... I'm at the Craft Shop blog today with another tutorial with Plaid Folkart Paints.

Everybody Dreams... In the words of Colin Powell, "A dream doesn't become reality through Magic; it takes sweat, determination and hardwork".

 Be it awesome or crazy, big or small, we all dream. I gift you the Dream Catcher, wishing that all your obstacles, hurdles and hardships be filtered through the wheel, while the feathers of hope, love and harmony inspire you. 

My Dream Catcher... a fusion of stencil work and One Stroke Painting with Plaid Folkart Paints.

Materials Required:
Canvas Board
Plaid Folkart Multi surface paints Cardinal Red
Plaid Folkart Multi surface Paints Classic green
Plaid Folkart Multi surface paints Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart Multi surface paints Titanium white
Plaid Folkart Multi surface Paints Orange
Plaid Folkart Color shift Paint Green Flash
Plaid Folkart Color shift Paint Pink Flash
Plaid One stroke carousel
Plaid One stroke Brushes
Crafters workshop template Mini Solace

Prepare the board by giving it a background. For this, use a wet sponge and give a wash with the Colour Shift Green Flash. I've also used the Colour Shift Pink Flash at random to add some depth to the background.
As the name suggests, when we tilt the board and see, the colour shifts from green to gold.
Allow the board to dry.

Next I did the stenciling work. For this, I used the Crafters workshop template Mini Solace with titanium white.
Let the board dry.

Our base is ready. Now we can begin the one stroke wonder. I've started with the cabbage rose outer petals using Cardinal Red and a mix of White and Orange. I generally like to mix colors and explore, rather than using the color as it is from the bottle. Mixing colours can really bring out a whole new look to your painting. so feel free to brew in your favourite colours😌.

                           once the petals have dried, affix a bud at the centre of the flower.

                                           bring out the next layer of petals around the bud.

                                          Next, add comma strokes on either side of the bud.

 Fill in with daisy strokes to give a good finish to the flower.

Add filler buds around the flower. 

Complete the bud with a U at the bottom of the bud. 

affix the wiggling leaf to the rose

complement the rose with some more wiggling leaves.

  add the filler rose-leaves on either side of the stencil work.

accentuate the buds by adjoining them to a calyx. With the small scruffy brush, load orange and yellow and bring out the filler bunch with tapping technique to really accessorise them. 

I've drawn vines on either side of the design to bring the composition together. 

What is a dream catcher without feathers and beads? 

With script liner draw the center of the feather.


With the colours left on the palette I've given the dry brush strokes to get the feathery effect.
To make the painting a classy native american, outline the Stencil work with a few threads hanging down with colourful beads😁.

I've added a few more elements to balance the composition.

And there you have it! Your very own personalised dream catcher.

Dream catchers are a symbol of good hope and well being. They are said to be created by the native American in the hope of filtering all your dreams and nightmares. 

To all you dreamers out there....

I present to you, the Dream Catcher.