Thursday, August 17, 2017

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal

Hi Friends


Am sharing the whimsical book I created for the ongoing challenge at my favorite PaperArtsy Blog. The challenge topic is 2017 Topic 11: Books (big, small, binding).  I was inspired by this post on the PaperArtsy blog by Kate Yetter to use Burlap fabric and stitching . 


All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

The book uses totally recycled paper and some printed left over scrap paper. The cover is made of two sheets of thick Brown packaging paper and a sheet of Burlap stitched together. The stitching is with black thread and deliberately messy. The flower design is stenciled with Snow Chalk Paint. some lace,  die cuts by Sizzix ,and handmade flowers are added 

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

there are four signatures inside made of coffee stained paper, recycled brown packaging tissue and paper,some sheets of pattern paper and even some envelopes........some punched borders are added randomly....


All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

for closure a Jute ribbon is added between layers of Printed burlap sheet+two sheets of thick brown paper, then the jute ribbon and then the inside flap sheet of pattern paper and all are stitched together  

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

The spine has a broken wood bracelet beads and a wooden butterfly threaded on both ends. The binding is pretty basic and improvised :) but sturdy !! I loved all the posts on this topic by the design team and the information packed challenge post as usual and already have few more ideas to create some small books for gifting and Art journal.


All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 


All Natural and Re-purposed Book Journal 

Please be kind as this is the first ever book I have created ....there is huge scope for improvement but I really love it :) I also want to mention my blogger pal Rupa who makes very interesting journals and books and inspired me with her coffee stained paper journals to give this a try. 

Thank you so much for your support and your comments, they mean so much to me !!
Hugs
Suman 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Antique Brass Patina Finish with One Product and 3 Easy Steps

Antique Brass Patina Finish with DecoArt Metallic Lustre 

Hello Friends

Today I am sharing a Junk Journal cover page made using only the DecoArt Metallic Lustre for coloring and patina effect. 

Antique Brass Patina Finish with DecoArt Metallic Lustre 

Step 1: Creating Texture : I created this on thick textured card stock, created texture using DecoArt White Modeling Paste and a stencil. 

Antique Brass Patina Finish with DecoArt Metallic Lustre 
Step 2 : Base coat : Although the Metallic lustre is meant to use as a  top coat wax I decided to use it for coloring too. I painted the page with Metallic lustre in Elegant Emerald and Brilliant Turquoise after diluting a bit with water ....
Antique Brass Patina Finish with DecoArt Metallic Lustre 

Step 3 : Highlight Texture : Highlighted the textures with Gold Rush and Silver Spark Metallic Lustre by dry brushing with a stiff brush. The handmade clay angel is colored with a diluted Brilliant Turquoise and highlighted with dry Gold Rush . The metallic embellishments are also dry brushed with Gold Rush and Iced Expresso. Buff the texture with a soft cloth to increase the sheen. 
Antique Brass Patina Finish with DecoArt Metallic Lustre 

Antique Brass Patina Finish with DecoArt Metallic Lustre 

I was quite happy with the Antique Patina effect with only one product and three easy steps, hope you will give this technique a try. Does it not look like Embossed Metal to you ??


I made this the cover of my Journal made out of Cardboard, in case you are interested to know how to create your own Junk Journal using cardboard, see this easy tutorial here 
More about Metallic Lustre by DecoArt
Metallic Lustre is a water-based metallic wax that buffs to a brilliant shine. It features highly concentrated pigments and boasts an opaque coverage with only one coat. Metallic Lustre adheres to most absorbent surfaces, as well as metal. Because it's a paste, it allows for more control during application than liquid paint.
  • Dries quickly
  • Water-based
  • Soap and water clean-up
  • Non-toxic
  • Made in the USA
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Iridescent silks magic for ColourArte

Hello friends


Today I am sharing this Mixed media canvas on the ColourArte blog here
Iridescent silks magic for ColourArte

Iridescent silks magic for ColourArte
See all details and tutorial on the ColouArte blog .I thank you for your visit on my blog :)

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media

Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media


Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media


Hello Friends
I created a set of ATC's 'Embrace beautiful Chaos'  on MDF base with the wonderful DecoArt Media  products ......

Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media

Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media

I used Primary Cyan, Cobalt Turquoise Hue  Fluid acrylics and a bit of black gesso as a base of the ATCs 
After drying I used DecoArt Crackle paste with a palette knife to create uneven layer of crackle paste to get a variety of cracks. Allow to dry naturally.
Die cut some hearts, colored with Fluid acrylics in Pyrrolle Red, Quinacridone Magenta, then a thin layer of crackle paste. Layered on rolled up book paper straws. Stamped with some rubber texture stamps and black archival ink and added some splatters with Pyrrole red. Tied a string and finished with Tim Holtz Sentiment sticker. 

Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media


Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media
Beautiful Chaos........ATC set with DecoArt Media


DecoArt Products :
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - Black
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Paste - White
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Pyrrole Red

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Tourqoise Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Cyan

Other Products used :
MDF ATC 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
ITim Holtz sentiment stickers
Ranger Archival Ink -Jet Black
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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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Itsy Bitsy
Gesso Universal Primer
Gesso Universal Primer
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Itsy Bitsy
Color Splash - Lime Splash
Color Splash - Lime Splash
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Itsy Bitsy
Color Splash - Tangerine
Color Splash - Tangerine
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Itsy Bitsy
Color Splash - Ocean Mist
Color Splash - Ocean Mist
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Itsy Bitsy
Color Splash - Hot Pink
Color Splash - Hot Pink
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Itsy Bitsy

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 
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Happy little stampers/ July-mixed-media-challenge



Rheddscreativespirit/july-challenge



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