Thursday, 17 October 2019

Antique Clay art Sculpture for Home Decor!


As you all know this is a festive month full of fun and enjoyment with family, guests and friends!
Its time to clean up your house and give it a new life.
I am sure that you would agree that having a unique decor piece at your home can be the talk of the town, especially when you can boast about how you made it yourself.

Who doesn't like to create an antique piece for your home decor? But it can cause a huge hole in your pocket. It doesn't mean that you cannot have one. 
You can make one for your home on your own. I am so excited and presenting you a step by step tutorial of an altered Mixed Media decor piece for your tablescape!!
I also gave a waste tape roll a new life and converted it into a clay art sculpture!

Firstly I altered a wooden base which I had for the last 3 years and waiting to use for in an artistic way. And I took an empty tape roll.

I directly applied charcoal chalk paint to this wooden piece. 

Then gave a coat of lemon chiffon color strokes randomly. 

Using  rolling stones stencil I applied Chocolate Fudge stone texture paste on all the surface.  And highlighted it with copper blaze metallic wax. 

Then added some mixed media stones and some tiny pebbles from my stash for placing my sculpture pot with some handmade flowers to embellish as well. 

Now time for the fun part!
I covered the tape roll with modelling clay and converted it into a pot.
I  also used my baking tools for some textures as you can see in the pics below.

I especially moulded the pot neck from one side to fit a clay old person figurine to sit on the pot. These tools are really so helpful to make this sculpture!

 Here are some more pics:

As you can see some cracks appeared, but don't fret, I covered all these using my rose milk stone texture paste. 

Gave a coat of fire brick tinted metallic paint as it had dual shade tone with gold. and to the old man gave a coat of Caribbean teal metallic paint carefully. Now highlighted the textures with antique gold metallic wax. 

Embellished the pot with some handmade flowers with ferns.

Gave a coat of glitter dust to cover my tea light candles top.

I added some pearl drops to the turban and shawl to give it a rustic village look. 
Planted some real leaves inside for more natural feel!
I love nature!

Did you enjoy the whole process of this altered art? Do try it on something old or unused and tell me how it turned out :)
I am sure you can try this out in your style now and adorn your pooja room or table!

Supply List
All products listed here from Itsy Bitsy store

Chalk Paints: Charcoal, Lemon Chiffon
Stencil: rolling stones
Stone texture pastes: Chocolate fudge, rose milk
Air Hardening Modelling Clay: Mont Marte
Cake decorating tools
Tinted Metallic Paints: Caribbean Teal, fire brick
Metallic Waxes: Copper blaze, antique gold
Tea Light candles
Glitter dust: gold
Acrylic soft gel Medium Matte
Pearl Drop: white
Handmade flowers: Dew drops-Soft blue, seafoam, sunshine; Paper flowers white; vintage; PinksRoyal ferns

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Fall in Love Tag!

Hello friends!
Happy Wednesday!

Autumn is a second spring where every leaf is a flower!
Yeah! Happy Fall everyone! 
Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cool weather, leaves, apples, hot coffee drinks, a month of festivals!!!

A fall-inspired tag in rainbow colors, my DT post inspiration!

I used one of the brushstroke images and inked it up with distress inks. I applied DI directly on the stamps and spritzed it with water and then stamped each one of the images two times. I used a rainbow of inks, so quick and easy!
And I stamped a stitched zig-ag line for more interest to my panel.

For my falling leaves, I am inspired by these leaves colors!
I am awestruck nature's design and colors!

sunlit-leaves by Mary Gibbs by suzanne.obrand

I love these stitched leaves die from Lawn Fawn. And on my craft mat I spread some of the DI and added the colors on each leaf.

I die cut a tag and created some triangles for more textures and interest using a die, love the colors peeking behind it. And the beautiful sentiment is from Kaisercraft.
I popped up the leaves using foam dots. And placed the tag on my brush stroke panel.
Adhered that panel on my card base and tied the tag with some threads.
Stamped some triangles too and filled the gold color with some splatters.

Looooooove How this came out!
I hope you all enjoy this card!

Supply List

Cardstocks: whisper white CS, Golden CS
Stamps: Color wash stamp set from Pinkpaislee; Love this sentiment set from KaisercraftStitches stamp set from Bo Bunny
Dies: Stitched leaves from  IO; Framelits Tag die set from Sizzix; Borders from Sizzix
Distress inks: carved pumpkin, candied apple, ground espresso, blueprint sketch, wilted violet, lucky clover, mermaid lagoon, fossilized amber, twisted citrus
Archival ink: jet black
Gold pen
Threads: Golden and silver color thread

Would love to join some of the challenges:

Monday, 30 September 2019

Floral image with grid!

Happy Monday!

A fun theme card in bright colors!

Took a piece of white Textured paper and started drawing lines with the help of a ruler first vertically using watercolor crayons directly. The crayons have some shimmer also, you can see in the pic.

 Blended these lines with water brush and then Horizontally and blended these lines too! Left it for dry.

Stamped the image along with the grid, started the coloring accordingly to the grid image color.

But I was not satisfied with the result because of the texture on the sheet. So I stamped the image on another watercolor sheet.

Watercolored it and fussy cut it. Don't forget to apply a black marker all around the image. Now adhered that image on that colored image, love the result!
 Stamped the sentiment at the top and some silhouette images at the bottom of the sheet.

A close-up:

 Die-cut a scalloped frame and created a border.
Hope you liked it!

Supply list
Cardstock: Textured Fleece white from Itsy Bitsy; White CS
Stamps: Poppy Poem from penny Black;(I used sentiment here) Lotus blossom stamp set from Stampin Up!, CS-4001(silhouette images) from Itsy Bitsy stamp
Dies: Inverted scallop Rectangle frames from Die cuts and more
Watercolor crayons: Recollections

Friday, 27 September 2019

Tropical Theme DIY decor!

Hello everyone!
Happy Saturday!

 I am on Itsy Bitsy blog with my DT inspiration!
This time I decided to make a coaster using paint pouring on a mini canvas. I'm obsessed with paint pouring and could spend too much time on it! This technique is very versatile and the different creations are so mesmerizing and you can gift them as well.

Trying this for coasters is also the perfect way to paint pouring since it's on a smaller scale and easier to manage especially for beginners. I always like to create stuff that has a purpose.

Firstly I mixed up my paints in cups. Here I used pineapple crush, cherry tomato, pearl white with pouring medium into 1:1 ratio.

On my mini canvas, first I spread pearl white all around the coaster and in the middle spread pineapple crush and cherry tomato and let the magic begin. I spread the color with my palette knife. Let it dry in a level space. I am surprised that it settled within 2 hours!

In the meantime, I stamped some tropical images from Tropical Birthday stamp set on a fleece white sheet and watercolored them. Then I fussy cut all the images.

Added these images in a bottom corner with some handmade flowers.

 Now at the bottom, I added a layer of Mixed media stones for more texture. 

I applied some sparkle paste too. Let it dry for some time.

I sprinkled some fairy dust all over the canvas. Applied a thick coat of clear resin with a hardener in the equal ratio. Let it dry.

You can add a piece of felt to the bottom of the coaster to give it finish.
This cute coaster is sure to add a tropical feel to your home.
What do you think? Would you make this easy coaster?

Supply List
Cardstock: Fleece white CS from Itsy Bitsy
Stamp: Tropcal Birthday stamp set from Itsy Bitsy
ZIG real watercolor brushes
Acrylic Pouring Paints: Pearl white, pineapple crush and cherry tomato from Itsy Bitsy
Acrylic Pouring Medium from Itsy Bitsy
Palette Knife
Handmade flowers from Itsy Bitsy
Sparkle Paste: shimmer cloud from Itsy Bitsy
Mixed Media stones from Itsy Bitsy
Fairy dust from Itsy Bitsy
Resin and Hardener from Itsy Bitsy

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