Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Brush Strokes with finger painting - Burnt Effect

Hello everyone!
Ashwini Vinayraj here,
Today i am sharing one of my favourite decoupage work of creating a simple and pretty nameboard.
Plaid has an amazing range of products and its so easy to use. The flowy paints which create beautiful and different effects.

Here i have used a raw mdf big piece of wood.
Firstly, i have sanded all the surface and the sides to make it smooth and even. By doing so, it creates a smooth surface.
Now at this point i have painted sheep skin chalk paint on all th sides and surface. let dry completely.

This time i chose Craftreat decoupage paper POPPIES. These papers have an excellent look and are so easy to use. the stick on so well leaving no air bubbles.
Uing a flat brush i have stroked IMPERIAL chalk paint on the surface.
The outcome was pretty good.

Using mod podge i have stuck this elegant POPPIES decoupage paper on the bottom of the plank.
sanded off the extras.
Now its time to paint the die cut alphabets, i have used brown with ferry red acrylic paint. give it one or two coats depending on the colour richiness you want. i have used two coats of paint.

 I have arranged the alphabets in order and pasted them using glue.

A small yellow butterfly at the corner gave a new look.

At this point, take some paint, i have used brown, yellow, red and orange multisurface paints. With the help of your fingers press the colours on the corners of the plank to get the destress look.
Now you can see the burnt effect on the sides.
I have stamped a cute PRINCESS with a CROWN and a STAR to make the person feel special.

Few more random pics,

Thank you friends for stopping by,
Happy crafting and creating
Ashwini Vinayraj

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Iris One Stroke Painting

Iris is one of the most beautiful flowers, that symbolises life, love and light.

Today I'm at the Craft Shop Blog with a tutorial of Iris Flower One Stroke Painting.

To create the Iris, I have used 

We need a big flat brush to do this flower. I loaded the 3/4 flat brush with white on one edge and purple on the other. Since my painting is going to be on a paper base, it was required to use the floating medium. Remember... the floating medium should not be used in excess as the paints may become muddy. However, if the brush does not move well, then it becomes evident that we use the floating medium. 

First do the centre petal using the wiggling leaf stroke, which resembles a full leaf. Then do half leaf on either side of this centre petal using the wiggling stroke. While these 3 petals are facing up, do 2 more half leaf with wiggling stroke, facing down.

Add the long leaf stroke of sliding the chisel edge, pressing it downward and finishing with the chisel edge, to the 2 side petals and the 2 down petals.

Next, load the small scruffy with white and yellow to give the pollens of the flower. Add the stems and long leaves with lime green and classic green, with a touch of yellow on the lime green edge. The iris is now ready.

After finishing the painting, i felt i have to make the background a little more interesting. So i distressed the background with a light touch of antique linen and dusty concord distress inks.
Now the background looks complete.

I am an avid collector of handmade papers. 😁 The textures in them complement well with the painting. I had this green crumpled textured handmade paper that i felt would add interest to  the painting. And tada.... the painting is complete.

I then framed the painting and here it is... the frame adorning the wall.

Hope you try this and let me know. I would love to see your works of art.

Please subscribe to my blog for more interesting themes and works. 😊

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Polymer Clay Pencil Cap Series - Minion # 3

Hello Crafty friends,

I'm back with 3rd video for the Pencil Cap series and this time I'm making, Minion.
Minions are in fashion and every one likes them, not just kids but adults too..

So here it is for all Minion fans...

Watch the video for step by step tutorial on how to make the minion pencil caps below or click HERE to watch HD on YouTube.

Materials used - 

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

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. 😀

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