Wednesday 16 October 2013

Mixed media walldecorater frame-unleasing those ohh-so-fond-of memories !!

Hello crafters ! Am back again with a mini post for you today.I believe you guys were having an awesom gala time with so-very festive mood of  the Durga Puja/Dusshera as well as Shalini's awesome candy of our blog anniversary !!
Our dear DT Riti have challenged us with an awesome challenge " Cheers To New Beginnings ” and our so apt product of the month being Graphic 45 Papers & Distress Crackle Paints who would think of missing a chance to join in the fun-challenge !!

So,I am here with a mini fun tutorial for you using this so-fun-to-work-with products!
Yes you hear it right! A mixed media walldecorater frame to uphold the classic old memories,using a few old photo clips.

This time,the junky lady recycled an old light plywood plane,which I collected it sometime back from my storeroom(it was a frame for some old scrambles and puzzles)and a jute mat for the base support.

Then comes the real magic--a good amount of layering on this plywood skeleton as follows:
Step1- An uneven coating of liquitex modeling paste with a tint of green acrylic to give it an uneven brick-kind historic look.
Step2- A thin coating of gesso
Step3- Finally higlighting random areas and creating more depths using distress stain(vintage photo) and my Little Lindy-Sweet Treats(Cotton Candy Pink: Starbust spray,Dark Chocolate Truffle: Starbust  stain,Sunset Pink: Glitz Spritz).
Step4-Dry it with a heat gun.

So as we are done with the base of our project and keep it aside. Now moving on to the embellies making.
As I intended to give my project a garden look, so first thought which came to my mind was I need to have a fence for my garden. So for making it I used a medium thick coating of distress crackled paint on the leftover soft plys from the puzzle board with a touch of the Dark Chocolate Truffle: Starbust stain.

Here,we are done with the fencw and for some more embellies I used the lovely fuzzy cut out of the G45 Secret garden florals. I used the paper pad for the clock face too..Ohh I so very love this lovely sheets!!

So dats it .With a little sprinkle magic of pixie dust all over your are done,ain't it quite simple !!

(Caution: Picture heavy post)--(Please click on the pics for a better and detailed view)
Guys now hold on your breath,coz if you are aware of my posting style,you might be knowing that before I showcase the entire project,I generally give sneak peeks of the project from different angles as I LOVE building deep suspence :P !!And then when I am near about exhausted projecting every possible angle,I show the final picture...I hope you guys have the patience and bear with me...I know I blabber a lot !
So here you go....

Sorry to interrupt you guys : in case you are curious about those pics,in clockwise order(me,my mom and mama,and the lil toddlers are my mom and mama in their childhood days-my most favourite pic)

 And in the snippet below,that beautiful lady on the beach is my granny ^_^ !

Enough with the sneak peeks,I believe now its time to show you the entire piece!! So here it is...

I believe there was some small piece of useful information for you guys in that (super-long) story ;).

Before I sign off,here's a list of the products I used to make this walldecorater:

Liquitex modeling paste
Distress Stain(vintage photo)
Little Lindy-Sweet Treats:
#Cotton Candy Pink: Starbust spray
#Dark Chocolate Truffle: Starbust  stain
#Sunset Pink: Glitz Spritz
Distress Crackle Paints (pine needles)
Graphic 45 Papers(Secret Garden)
Weathered Clock
Mulberry and some daisies.
Heat gun 
Jute mat,ribbon from my stash

Do drop in your views and queries,I would be very glad to reply you back !! Till my next post,Happy crafting :)


  1. STUNNING creation!! Love the way you recycle things Bipasha!! Thanks for sharing girl!

  2. Great project and what a clever idea to recycle that board.Love the family pics too.Thanks for the share.

  3. Arey wah! I didn't knew we could use the puzzle skeletons like this ! Thanks for sharing bips!

  4. What a junkyard lady you can create magic out of anything...awesome awesome....

  5. What a junkyard lady you can create magic out of anything...awesome awesome....

  6. woooow..... awesome u hav done magic with junks.... i collect it, but never put them in proper use....this is tooooo awesome bipasha...

  7. Thanks Varshitha ....glad that u liked it :)

  8. love you lady for your junkyard styles.....aamazing project.


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