Thursday, December 14, 2017

Time Is Precious


Time is something which we generally take for granted because it is free and priceless. We come to know the importance of it only when we don't value it, for once it is gone, it cannot be revived again.

Today I'm at the CraftShop Blog with a mixed media tutorial on a triangle canvas.

I first stuck the drywall tape randomly.  Then I gave texture with liquitex glass beads gel all over. Let it dry. I next painted the canvas with Plaid Folkart Brushed Metallics Dark Gray completely. While this was drying, i took a page from an old book. Adhered it to the Clock die cut paper I had in my stash. With Plaid Brushed Metallics Gold and Wood grain Craftreat Stencil, I did stencil work on the canvas for additional effect. I then assembled the layers with a chipboard, Die cut clock and metal embellishments on the canvas. With Inka gold Old silver, i highlighted the beads.  Finally wrote the quote and stuck to the canvas.



Materials from the Craft Shop
Plaid Folkart Brushed Metallics Dark Gray
Plaid Folkart Brushed Metallics Gold
Inka Gold Old Silver
Craftreat Woodgrain Stencil
Triangle  Canvas
Liquitex Glass Beads

Thank You for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. 

Friday, December 1, 2017

Polymer Clay Christmas Ornament Series #102

Hello crafty freinds

Welcome to the second post/video tutorial of the Christmas Ornament Series..
Today I'm creating a fun ornament using the glass crystals/ornament you find in your local craft stores...
If you some glass ornaments left out from last year or something you bought and do not know what to do with, try this fun, simple tutorial to create some very beautiful ornaments for your Christmas Tree.. It looks like a beautiful snow globe that you can hang on your Christmas tree.

Here is a quick look at the beautiful ornament I created..

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

Materials used - 

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

Friday, November 24, 2017

Shabby Chic Love Clipping Tag

Hi Friends,

Today I felt like trying out something which was a huge trend few months back. We often buy craft supplies which are creating a buzz everywhere or it can be an impulsive purchase. I loved the prima Julie Nutting Dolls and used them to create so many craft projects. It was few months I had not even looked at them but today I decided to use it again and created this gorgeous tag using Prima LOVE CLIPPINGS paper kit. It also comes with few sticker cutouts which I have used for adding the sentiment. 
I used Craftreat Stencil and modelling paste to add some texture on the paper and other prima supplies to decorate the project. I also used the Craftreat Decoupage Butterflies Paper to add the extra oomph and glamour.To finish the tag I splattered Distress Stain and that adds the shabby chic effect to this tag.

I have a video for you and you can watch it here/Youtube 

I hope you liked this project ,it made me really happy to dig out old supplies and to recreate something beautiful. Please visit for all the supplies.

Happy crafting!



CrafTreat Basket Weave Stencil

Thursday, November 23, 2017

What We Think We Become

Today I'm at the Craft Shop Blog with yet another tutorial using Plaid Folkart Paints.


I have combined stencil work with one stroke painting on my canvas. I love Craftreat stencils. The designs are so versatile that they go well with any artwork be it art journaling, mixed media, card making, painting.....list goes on.

First gave a thick coat of Rose Gold metallic paint and let it dry.

Next i drew a circle in the centre for the placement of buddha. Loaded the 3/4 flat brush with white and pink melon and painted the flowers. Added wiggling leaves with classic green and lime green with a touch of white on the lime green side.

Next i painted the daisies with violet and white and added filler leaves.

With yellow and orange, layered a few more flowers and finally gave the creeper effect highlighting the vines.

 I felt the background needed a little more drama. So used dry brush technique with purple flash and painted the background here and there. Love the play of the colorshifts.  To conclude, i took the Craftreat Buddha stencil and white and did the stencil work in the centre. Final painting is ready.

Materials List
Craftreat Buddha Stencil
Plaid Folkart Double loading Carousel
Plaid Folkart One stroke brushes
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Titanium White
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Classic Green
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Lime Green
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Orange
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Pink Melon
Plaid Folkart Multisurface paint Perfect Purple
Plaid Folkart Colorshift Paint Purple Flash
Plaid Folkart Brushed Metallics Rose Gold
Canvas Board 12/16

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Polymer Clay Christmas Ornament Series #101

Hello crafty friends,

As the holiday season is approaching, I thought of creating a Ornament Series for you all.. A perfect project you can create for your own use or give it as gifts, something that is easier to create and looks like a master piece or store bought.

I have step by step tutorial for you, to help you create your own ornaments, that you can proud of.. 

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

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mixed Media with Distressing and Decoupage papers

Hello friends!
I'm back again with something new, rather than a decoupage project. I would love to share my mixed media creation with you all.
Used a lot of colours to get this creation look this well.
De stressing by creating distessing effect.

To start with, i have used a triangular canvas board which gives a different look unlike regular shapes.

Gesso is the first thing we use on canvas for a mixed media project. After a coat of gesso, i have created a pattern using gesso and a fork.

A closer view,

Rub on some distress inks randomly to create watercolour look.

Cut down pattern papers, here i have used crafTreat papers and stick them randomly.

A closer look,

I had created a musical on a cardboard and stuck a CrafTreat decoupage paper on the corner.
Now, stick the cardboard in the middle of the canvas.


Just brushed a little teal colour.

Emblish one corner with handmade flowers and some die cut leaves to look more elegant.

Some random pics and closer view ones,

Thank you friends for stopping by,
Happy Crafting and Creating
Ashwini Vinayraj

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