Sunday, July 23, 2017

Live the life you have Imagined ..........




Hello friends
Today I am sharing a mixed media canvas with you using the Color Splash and Gold Alcohol Splash sprays by Itsy Bitsy .


 I really struggled with this one and tried many a times to work on this canvas. I will show you some picturess of my trials and failures with this one...... First time I created some texture on the background and added some random found objects like a plastic spoon, electronic parts, a plastic lid, dried paint brush and a broken plug with silicon glue and some metallic acrylic paint.......I even tore something out from the center of the composition (don't even remember what it was :) and it lied neglected for want of ideas ...... 


Then after few weeks I picked it again and tried some Alcohol Splash colors and Itsy Bitsy flowers and a bird bought from Itsy Bitsy long time ago.........I succeeded in creating MUD on the background :( 

Can this be salvaged??? Very unhappy with myself........so it went back in the corner teasing me time and again ...........

well........after few days I tried dry brushing with white Gesso on all the flowers, playing with a sentiment ......but.....even more unhappy with the results....and this time I seriously thought of throwing it in the bin......... Well........to cut a long story short, am glad I did not give up :) while doing another canvas, I added Gesso randomly to the background and sprayed with Color Splash inks in Yellow, Blue, Pink and Green all over the canvas.......changed the composition ( if you see, the bird now sits in a different place perched on an ice cream stick and the canvas is turned so that the flowers are in a horizontal arrangement)........let the inks dry completely and then added four to five layers of dry brushing with white gesso with drying in between to bring out the textures ...... Am sure happy that I did not give up, the outcome is even more beautiful than anything I had thought when I started it! 




So today no step -by-step cause it did not happen that way but a simple tale of 'Never to give up' God has more in store for you than you can ever Imagine... Thank you so much for your visit today, I truly appreciate it !!

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Supplies:

Dew Drop - Soft Blue 16pcs
Dew Drop - Soft Blue 16pcs
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Gesso Universal Primer
Gesso Universal Primer
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Color Splash - Lime Splash
Color Splash - Lime Splash
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Color Splash - Tangerine
Color Splash - Tangerine
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Color Splash - Ocean Mist
Color Splash - Ocean Mist
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Color Splash - Hot Pink
Color Splash - Hot Pink
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box

Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 

Hello dear friends

Today I am sharing with you a DIY watch box which I created upcycling a liquor carton and using the 3D Vintage Pocket Watch chipboard, the newly launched Texture Tools and Chalk Paints by Itsy Bitsy .

I used a sturdy liquor carton and using strong masking tape reshaped the carton to open horizontally........... to go with the colors on the box, I decided to use Tattered Lace, Wild Moss and Charcoal shades of Chalk Paints......


Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 

1. I lightly sanded the box and applied a coat of Wild Moss and charcoal all over the box. 
2. After drying,I added Camlin Acrylic Retarder to Tattered Lace chalk paint. This would allow more open time to create texture as chalk paints dry fast. I wanted the top layer to be textured and also show the colors used at the base .
I used both the texture Tools to create texture on the box............

Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 

You can see the different types of effects ( straight, curves, wood grain...) you can easily create using these tools as seen in the picture below.....
Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 
I have decoupaged this with DECOUPAGE NAPKIN MONUMENT on top of the textured surface...
Then, done some stenciling with Tattered Lace chalk paints............

Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 


I have layered with a clock MDF piece and flowers and chunky numbers from the Itsy Bitsy store to showcase the beautiful chipboard..........and fixed metal closure for the box.......
Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 
here is the inner look of the box . The inside is painted with Charcoal chalk paint and dry brushed with gold metallic paint.....the sentiment is computer generated, printed on cream card stock and matted on black card stock...

Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 


Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 

Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 
Upcycled Liquor Box to a Watch Box 
linking to
Happy little stampers/ July-mixed-media-challenge



Rheddscreativespirit/july-challenge



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