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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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Polymer Clay Pencil Cap Series - White Panda

Hello Crafty friends

Today I'm at The Craft Shop Blog sharing a fun Pencil Cap made using polymer clay. And it's a series meaning I'm gonna create and share a lot of different shaped pencil caps tutorial in future. Today I'm sharing how to create a White Panda Pencil Cap.
It's a easy peasy and fun tutorial perfect for beginners. You can even get crafty and make it a fun crafty project that you do with your kid. But remember while working with kids, use kids' friendly modelling clay.

For this tutorial we do not need a lot of products, just a pencil, cling wrap and some clay and you are done..

So let's get started. Watch the video below or to watch HD on YouTube click HERE

I made a handful of these. Aren't these the cutest? I'm in love love with these cuties.. 


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

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Image Transfer on Fabric Using Photo Transfer Medium

Hello dear crafters.
A warm welcome to you all!!
The options for custom pillows are limitless and easy.
Have you tried the new craft trend, photo transfering? You can see all possibilities that you can create. This technique looks great on fabric, glass, wood, PVC and more...
I have made a pillow using an image transfer technique.

The process of keeping the pigment alive from the image and loosing the paper is the IMAGE/PHOTO TRANSFER TECHNIQUE. 
It is important to use right materials to work with.
Of all the techniques i do, this is my all time favourite. I just love the photo transfer technique.

Steps for creating this beautiful Image Transfer:

Step 1 - I have used craftreat new release decoupage paper. The papers are so beautiful. Check it yourself here.

Step 2 - Choose a fabric, here i have chose a cotton fabric pillow cover.

Step 3 - Apply Mod Podge Photo transfer medium on the paper. Immediately place the paper on the fabric where you want your image to be printed. Press firmily to make sure there are no air bubbles.

NOTE: Let this dry completely. i have given a time of 6 hours. you can wait for 6 to 8 hours.

Step 4 - Wet a cotton cloth. Now, wipe the surface of the paper well. Now,rub the surface of the paper. It will start peeling off, letting your image visible.

Step 5 : Sand the corners if required.

Step 6 - Using the Craftreat stencil i have stencelled the back groud for both the pillow covers.
I have used liberty green milk paint and sheep sink chalk paint.

I have throughly enjoyed creating these 2 inage transfers. Hope you friends like this. Looking forward for your love and try.

Mod Podge photo transfer medium is a great formula and my favourite too.
Mod Podge is very easy to use, however the photo transfer medium takes a bit of practice and it is so beautiful that you keep doing it on and on.

More light on the Mod Podge Photo Transfer medium.
1. MEDIUM IS NOT CLEAR: It is a medium meant for photo transfer only and it produces an opaque white background. You can use it on dark coloured background too.

2. USE GOOD DECOUPAGE PAPERS/ PHOTOS: I personally suggest the Craftreat decoupage papers.

3. APPLICATION: You should spread the medium properly on all the sides. Wipe out the extra medium as it dries out quickly.

4. DRY: Leave your photo transfer dry for atleast 6 to 10 hours.

5. RUBBING: Take care when you rub off the paper. The hardest part in the photo transfer technique.
    Use only your finger tips and move it very gently.

6. WASHING: If it is fabric then, you can even wash it.

Some more pics:

                                                                Thanks for stopping by,
Happy crafting and creating,
Ashwini Vinayraj