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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Playing with Plaid..Its snowing part 2






 Good morning!
Rupa here with my first post for December! Yes…its December…month of festivities, holidays and the countdown to welcoming the New Year.
Today, I would like to show you a step by step to making a Christmas décor project using Folk art paints and texture paints from PLAID.
My recycle elements for this project are these humble, ordinary looking Hajmola bottles!
Let’s move on the process to see how easily I managed to work on these with some paints and textures to create a décor item.
Step1- Once the bottles were cleaned and the labels removed, I gave a coat of white gesso to all the bottles. I was looking for some matt pastel shades to go on the bottle and I dint have those colors of chalk paints with me! No worries…I made my own customized chalk paints with the Folk artMulti surface paints that I had.
TIP: Mix a bit of acrylic paint/folk art paint to a spoon full of gesso and you get some amazing chalk paint finish paints. But this can be done for small projects only!
I colored the 3 bottles in 3 different colors using the above technique and as the bottles were drying, I started working on the lids.
Step2- For the lids, I took some air dry clay and wrapped the lid with it to form tiny hats and let them dry overnight. I had some little Christmas print outs in my stash and adhered them to the bottle using modgepodge
These were just 2 inches in height, just perfect fit on the bottle. I inked them with archival brown ink before sticking.

Step3- I applied one step crackle paint to the bottles and let them take its own course to dry. Once the cracks appeared, I applied some burnt umber acrylics and then rubbed it with a wet wipe. This way the cracks got filled up with brown paint and voila! 
The bottles had vintage look. I gave them a coat of Folk art home décor Varnish and they were good to go.
By now, the caps had dried and I painted them in different colors. For one I had snow dripping on it using the Folk art texture paint(snow white). I for one, love this texture finish and have had it as a feature in all my Christmas projects. It’s probably the easiest way to give snow effects, just so REAL! I had a little bit of it on the snowy image on the bottle too.
Step4- I wanted each bottle to have a different element and so for the other, I had some moss dripping on the lids. Here again the Folk artpainted finishes came to my rescue. It’s just so dimensional you can actually feel the mossy texture. I also had the same poured onto a wooden disc that I intend using as a deco platter later in the project. 
You can actually see that I have used just a stirrer to pour out the texture paint on to the disc as I wait for it to dry, you can see the dimension later.
Step5- I started to add some embellishments to the lids from my stash again. I stamped some music notes onto plain paper and distressed it with vintage photo DI and then stuck it to an empty cereal box and cut out the alphabets “JOY”.
 I have layered 3 cartons to get a chipboard feel to the alphabets and inked that too with brown archival int. I then heat embossed some gold on to edges of the alphabets and stuck them to the lids with hot glue gun. All of them have snow dripping on them too!
Here is a look at all the caps. I tucked in some coconut coir and some red pollens for the “J” cap.
 For the “O” I liked the overload of snow on the caps on the rims! 
The “Y” cap had some moss and green foliage.
Step5- The bottles were ready to hit the final spot for decoration! I dressed up a wooden disc with glass crystals and placed all the bottles on it.
 The rims of the disc are covered with moss and snow. I also kept some pine cones and foliage dipped is snow as additional embellishments. Here is the final look captured in different moods and locations.
I like how this project turned out..a vintage white Christmas! Do let me know your feedback on the same.

Here is the list of products used from the store…


Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers,
Rupa






































Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Wall Decor and FolkArt Painted Finishes

Hello friends !!!! Anita here!!
Can you believe that we are at the end of the year and in just 30 days, we will be saying goodbye to to 2016!!!!
And what a year this has been !!!! At least for me , it's been a lucky year !!!! Because this year I joined Crafters Corner !!!!!

Do let us know how good or bad the year has been for you. And now to some crafty chit chat !!!

FOLKART PAINTED FINISHES 




Does the name seem to be familiar!!! Well, that's the awesome new paint from Plaid Folk art range and it is one fabulous product.So beautiful is the finish that I could not believe that such natural looking texture could be achieved with this.
                                                            

  




             
Picture from Google



Pictures are from Google

FolkArt Painted Finishes is a Texture finish paint that gives a natural organic look to a project. These come in four colours-Concrete, Moss, Rust and Barnwood . Crafters Corner has Rust and Moss in both light and dark shade.
It is applied with a DAB-ON technique that is dabbing method and is non-toxic in formula.
You need not apply Mod-Podge to seal the project when painted with Painted finishes as it is a sealer also. I can be used on wood, plastic, ceramic, metal, concrete and glass.
I usually takes 4 hours to dry.
Surface preparation depends on the type of surface you've chosen.

  • Wood –  Because FolkArt Painted Finishes Moss is a thick textural paint, there is no need for additional prep whether working on finished or unfinished wood, even if the surface is very rough.
  • Terra Cotta – No prep is necessary when decorating terra cotta.
  • Plastic – Wash plastic surfaces in warm, soapy water to remove any existing grease film. Allow to thoroughly dry.
  • Papier Mache – No prep is necessary when decorating papier mache surfaces.
  • Metal – Wash all new metal surfaces in warm, soapy water; allow to thoroughly dry. Moisten a paper towel or soft cloth with distilled white vinegar and wipe over surface; allow to dry.
  • Cement, Masonry and Garden Statuary – Apply a coat of white vinegar (to neutralize lime), allow to dry, rinse, and then allow to dry thoroughly.
All  Painted Finishes paints can be used outdoors.

What type of brushes should be used for painting with Painted Finishes?

You must use Stiff bristle brushes to paint as these are heavy paints. The brushes can be easily cleaned with warm water and soap.


I have used these paints to create a wall decor piece with some textured effect using the Painted Finish Moss and Rust.






Do follow the video where I show you how to make this.

                                          

Products used


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Saturday, 26 November 2016

UNDER THE SEA MINIATURE

Hi Lovelies, It's Suzna here with you today i'm sharing my latest mixed media miniature using some new Plaid-craft products that I am totally in LOVE with! Have you tried this rustic, moss finished paints?

Please scroll down for the fast video tutorial!

This rustic selection of plaid-craft paints are so incredibly authentic moss look!! You get crazy 4 rich texture colors...I picked up only 2 colors and just love them!





Here is the video



I hope you all enjoyed my video tutorial and picked up some tips in creating your own Under the Sea miniature. Remember I'm always love to hear your feedback on my project!  

Hugs and happy crafting
Suzna


Supplies used
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Olfa Hd Cutter W/Rubber Grip - L-2

Spring Green-Preserved Reindeer Moss

Aleene's Original Tacky Glue - 8oz

Neutral Mount Board

Dark Moss 4 oz - Folkart Painted Finishes

Dark Rust 4 oz - Folkart Painted Finishes

Glitter & Spark!

Clear Rock Candy



Monday, 21 November 2016

STONE PAPER AND A LOT MORE !!!

Hello Everyone !!!!

How is everyone doing ??? I'm Anita here with loads for excitement for you. A new day...a new product and a new brand !!!! New brand under Crafters Corner !!!!!! Now thats a big news !!!!
DRESS MY CRAFT a brand that is under the banner of Crafters Corner and has launched a new paper for flower making. So exclusive is this paper, that all flower lovers with just love it. /many more craft supplies will be added soon and there are many surprises too!!!

Now lets get on to work.
STONE PAPER !!!!! Another bombshell !!!! Is it paper that looks like stone or paper with stone like texture or paper as hard as stone !!!!!!! Let me clear your doubt.
Stone paper is a paper from Stamperia -the well known Italian brand and is ideally called the Paper of the future. It is made from a new type of natural fibre and is actually made from  powder form of Calcium Carbonate-hence the name stone paper and also some resins which makes it so soft and pliable. It is extra strong, very durable, water proof and can be machine washed!!!


It is a very versatile paper and can be used for a wide variety of projects and techniques like mixed media, flower making, jewellery, 3d projects, decoupage, stamping, embossing, and what not !!!!
It is quite big in size almost double A3 and so is real value for money.

Let me show you some pictures as to what all you can do with this amazing paper and then I have a video for you where you can get a detailed description. Do bear with me because it is a very heavy picture post.

Die Cutting

 Embossing

 Distressing

Stitching

 Punching

 stencilling

flower making

Another product that I will highlight today is the Transfer paper and Transfer Gel also from Stamperia.
It can used to print design on any surface and makes any project look beautiful. 

I have made a phone cover using the stone paper , transfer gel and transfer paper. 
I made a pouch to the size of my phone and made holes along the sides using my crop a dile. Then I passed a twine through it to hold the piece together. You can even stitch it . Colour the cover using shimmer spray and then add some design with stamping. I am using stazon black ink because stone paper is washable and stazon is a waterproof ink. After this, follow the pictures below to see how I transfer images using the Transfer paper and gel.





Cut the image from the Transfer paper leaving about 1 mm around and apply transfer gel on the image. Adhere on to the surface image facing down and press well. Let it dry for 30 mins.
  After it has dried, soak it very well with water and using your fingers reove all the paper revealing the image beneath.


 This is how it looks like.


 The complete project



Here are some more things that you can do with stone paper. 



Now isn't that pretty. You can learn all in a video here where I show you more. So do not miss it.



Products used


I hope you enjoyed this post. I loved all the projects that I made and I really ask you to try out this paper. I am sure you will love it too. Thanks a ton for stopping by. Please feel free to ask anything. You can email us www.crafterscorner.in