Monday, 27 February 2017

Going down the memory lane - Old book page tag

Hello there,

If you want to give an antique look to any of your projects, just use old book papers as one of the design elements and using them to create tags seems to be my current favourite. So here I am sharing my latest creation. I hope to share many more in this series very soon.

I started by sticking two pages using mod podge to make the base durable. I also distressed the edges using a pair of scissors. Then I applied texture paste using a clock stencil and then used another stencil with brown archival ink to create more interest in the background.

I carried on to stamp two fairies and then fussy cut both of them. I used golden glitter to colour the wings and dark pink glitter to make the flower stand out on one of the fairies.

The flowers are also made of old book papers. I have used heartfelt creations botanical rose stamp and die to create these vintage flowers. I have used thin cut dies from Itsy Bitsy for the leaves and the ornamental doily. I have used small crystals and fibres to add appeal to the doily and have also distressed the edges lightly with walnut stain.

I have used more fibres and a piece of golden coloured net to tie a string on the tag. But most importantly, I wanted to incorporate one of my favourite sentiments "Make your own magic" in this tag which also served as the theme for this tag. I printed the sentiment on my printer and backed it with black CS. The tag is mounted on a black CS which has been embossed using an A4 size damask embossing folder and then distressed with antique gold inka gold.

Hope you like this antique, very vintage and motivational tag. Thanks for stopping by. Do share your feedback in the comments section below.

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In these moments time stood still - Wall Clock

Hello amigos!

Today's post focused on this mixed media wall clock that I created recently. I wanted to use multiple techniques for this one with lots of texture, crackle, decoupage and vibrant play of colours. So I started by applying light coat of gesso to prep the canvas. Then I covered the whole canvas with tissue paper with th help of mod podge and then applied another coat of gesso. Then to create more interest, I applied texture with a flower and checkered stencils.

Then I sprayed blue and pink sprays followed with dabbing of acrylic paints in darker and lighter shades of blue and pink.

The flowers are handmade and I have used distress inks with lot of water to give the faded effect. I have creased the petals by placing them on a thick pen and pinching using my thumb and index finger. I have layered multiple sizes to give a fuller look to the flowers with a pearl as the flower centre.

But I wasn't satisfied with just placing the plain wooden piece with numbers serving as a clock base so I went ahead and decoupaged the number clock embellishment with a tissue paper with butterfly print. Then I applied Deco Art media crackle paste and left it to dry naturally to get beautiful tiny cracks. I distressed the piece lightly with vintage photo to enhance the cracks. Then, I also stamped a chain design randomly using the jet black archival ink. This completed the clock base.

Lastly, I embossed the main sentiment. Once, I was satisfied with the over all placement of flowers and clock, I finished the layout with a few tiny pink and blue punched butterflies and a vintage lady cabochon.

Sharing few more close ups of the layout. Hope you like this creation and do share your views in the comments below.

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Name plate with rose flowers

Hello crafty friends,

In this post I am sharing with you a name plate that I created for my new work desk. 

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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Vintage Notepad Holder

Hello crafting folks!!

Today I am sharing with you guys a chic vintage notepad holder. And guess what....I have used a paper carry bag for this one. This is a great giveaway for any occasion, however, this one I am going to keep for myself :)

I love using tea and coffee stained paper and have used the same for this project also. I stuck coffee stained cardstock (CS) on the front and back of the paper bag to make it sturdier. I distressed the edges using walnut stain distress ink.

I have embossed the CS to make two pockets for the inside. The ribbon used for the closure has also been distressed. I have distressed two doilies for the front cover placement. I have layered the vintage lady picture on a green polka dot pattern paper and distressed the edges. The picture has been framed by using tiny flat back pearls.

I have used the 'love life' tag and stamped another sentiment on the top maroon tag. I have used golden net to tie a string to the tag. I have also used a fussy cut yellow flower with leaves around the picture.

This is all for this post. I had a lot of fun making this and looking forward to see some of you vintage work.  Do leave a link to your work and share your feedback on this notepad holder.........

Hugs and blessings!!