Friday 27 February 2015

Altered Butterfly Wall Art

Hello everyone!
Today I am back here with a brand new project! Presenting Butterfly wall art to you!
For this project I was provided with some Deco Mache paper from the store. I was a bit skeptical about how this paper is any different than the decoupage napkins we all have used in the past or how this is easy to use than napkins. So when I got the pack I noticed the paper has a very smooth finish its super thin and extremely easy to use! This is one product that I would definitely recommend to
all the decoupage newbies as its so easy to use. It barely gives any wrinkles and the tiny bit of wrinkles that are formed are so easy to remove with the special decoupage spatula we have in our store!

Next I've used  Kaisercraft Magnolia Groove die cuts one thing I love about these die cut packs is that it saves you from all the fussy cutting and these packs match a lot of papers not just the paper pad of the collection but a lot more. Like this specific die cut pack matched my deco mache paper so perfectly!

I've also done some texturing on my project using the Gold embossing paste and the ranger texture paste. I used the magicals that were in my little lindy's- pink set. I added a little bit of the magicals powder to my texture paste and mixed it well I just loved the bright pink it created!

Hope you all like my project!
Feel free to ask any questions! Do leave some love!
Thanks for stopping by!
Anchal Sapra 

Kaisercraft Mdf 3d Butterfly wall art
Deco Mache paper - Boho chic
Kaisercraft Magnolia Groove die cuts
Little Lindy's Pink
Mod Podge matte finish
Metallic Gold Embossing paste
Ranger Texture Paste
Art is stencil
Time travel stencil
Shabby chic resin embellishment
Rectangle bow frame
Prima bulbs
Pink elephant flowers
Glossy accents
Prima glass glitter - gold rush
Decoupage spatula

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Decoupage with Ice Resin: Steampunk Tag

Namaste Guys

What is Decoupage?

Decoupage (or d├ęcoupage) is the art of decorating an object by gluing colored paper cutouts onto it in combination with special painteffects, gold leaf and so on. Commonly an object like a small box or an item of furniture is covered by cutouts from magazines or from purpose-manufactured papers. Each layer is sealed with varnishes (often multiple coats) until the "stuck on" appearance disappears and the result looks like painting or inlay work. The traditional technique used 30 to 40 layers of varnish which were then sanded to a polished finish.

Watch the full video tutorial of the Tag in the making . The Resin was so versatile and easy to use as a decoupage medium and also as a glue!

The best part about using Ice Resin as a decoupage agent you don't need to use any glue or varnish and you get a really awesome finish. 

Materials Used 

  • Ice resin
  • Prima Cartographer paper
  • Prima Cartographer Chipboard
  • Butterfly Charm
  • Ball-chain
  • Tim Holtz film strip
  • Filigree corner
  • Eyelet
  • Lantern die

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    Friday 20 February 2015

    "Captured in Glass" Ice Resin Pendant's tutorial

    Namaste Guys
    We have been playing with Ice resin for the past couple of weeks and hence, I want to continue bringing to you guys some more different techniques to use this wonderful product.  I am going to show you guys how to create the “Captured in Glass” effect with Ice resin.

    Ice Resin Kit comes with mixing cups and mixing sticks. Additionally the following items are also helpful; paint brush, tooth picks, tweezers, scissors, small sponge and a needle or pin for popping bubbles.

  • In order for the resin to cure properly, you will need to use at least equal amounts of both the resin and the hardener. If the item you are working on is small, you may want to have multiple pieces ready to make the best use of your resin. From the time you mix the resin it is usable for 45 minutes. After that it will begin to set and must be discarded.
  • Natural drying or setting time is best in a dust free area. You can cover the pieces with a box to prevent dust settling. It takes approximately 24 hours at 72° which is the optimal room temperature for mixing resin. Any cooler and you will have difficulty stirring and removing bubbles. Curing time is three days. If you need to speed up the process, use a toaster oven set at 85 to 90 degrees for 12 hours or 120 to 130 degrees for 2 to 3 hours for curing. Do not heat cure your resin piece until the pot life has expired.

  • If you choose to use paper in your design, I recommend coating the paper with Mod Podge® or other sealer. This will prevent the paper from bleeding or forming "water spots".

  • You guys may have come across several pendants that have little pieces  in them that seem to be floating in between glass and wondered how it was done well this is how!
    Here is the full video tutorial

     Here are the finished pendants.

    Materials Used
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    Ashmita Roy

    Saturday 14 February 2015

    Handmade Brooches!

    Hello everyone!
    Wish you all a very Happy Valentine's day! Hope you all are celebrating with your special one If not don't worry I am with you in the same boat :P
    Now for today's post I have made lots n lots of Brooches! I've used charms, my favourite Prima Marketing Glass Glitter.  Gosh! I am soo addicted to this product I can't just get enough of it Its so gorgeous and versatile that one can use it to jazz up any project!
    Okay now there will be lots of pictures so sit back and scroll through. All the products used will be linked down below. And if you got any question feel free to drop a comment I will answer it the soonest possible :) Hoping to Inspire you all and see your versions too!

     As you can see I have cut the loop of the clock charm. To hide the white metal top when cut I inked it using metallic gold alcohol ink :)

    This one's my fav! I have used the sewing room buttons available at the store!

    Hope you all like it!
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Anchal Sapra

    1) Brooch pins
    2) Copper Glass Glitter
    3) Gold Rush Glass Glitter
    4) Super Keys charm
    5) Dragonfly charm
    6) Epoxy clock charm
    7) Tiny Bird Cage charm
    8) Princess Dress Charm
    9) Rose Key charm
    10) Bronze chain
    11) Antique Vintage Pendant
    12) Antique Oval Flower Pendant
    13) Antique Round Flower Pendant
    14) Clear Glass Cabochons
    15) Prima Divine paper pad
    16) Graphic 45 Secret Garden paper pad
    17) Tonic Scissors
    18) Glossy Accents
    19) Red Tacky tape
    20) Prima Marketing metal flowers
    21) Ranger Metallic Alcohol Inks
    22) Felt Applicator replacement
    23) Stamp Handle & Felt
    24) Sewing Room Buttons
    25) Round Filigree Plate

    Wednesday 11 February 2015

    Make your own resin embellishments

    Hello everyone

    Are you all ready for some ice resin fun.  I want to share with you all some more projects using ice resin. And to make it more fun i will combine them with various mediums.

    Here is a detailed start to finish video of how to make resin embellishments on your own  here.

    And here is what i have created with my resin embellishments. A shabby chic altered clock for valentines day.

    Materials used

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    Monday 9 February 2015

    12 Uses of Red Tacky Tape

    Valentine Projects
    Hi friends I am sure we have all come across many situations in which the normal liquid white glue is pretty frustrating to use !For many of these "sticky" scenarios ,double sided adhesive tape and especially the super strong red tacky tape version of it is fantastic.

    Red Tacky Tape
    Now what makes Red Tacky tape so awesome?

    1. It is a clear transparent adhesive
    2. The red plastic lining is easy to peel off and reveals the clear adhesive underneath
    3. Its available in different sizes - 24mm, 18mm,12mm,6mm and 4mm
    4. Fast and easy to use 
    5. No drying time- instant adhesive!
    6. Non messy 
    7. Strong adherence
    8. Can be used on multiple surfaces
    9. Heat resistant - yeah I used it to heat emboss too...will show you how later on in the post
    10. Acid free - for creating scrapbook albums and layouts
    Here are 12 different uses of Red tacky tape
    1. Gluing on Wood
      Tacky tape on wood
              Mod Podge is a very popular glue to adhere paper to wood especially MDF.If you didnt have the patience or time to decoupage with a liquid glue or wanted to avoid the mess, then tacky tape is the answer! I altered a cute wood frame my crafty friend Rupa gave me with seed beads. It was a super simple project....adhered tacky tape on the wooden panels, peeled off the red lining to reveal the clear adhesive layer underneath and dropped seed beads on to it.
      Beaded frame
      The red tape could hold all the seed beads well as you can see from the photo above of the inverted frame but as I wanted a sealant too I gave a coating of Mod Podge!
      Beaded frame
      Initially I kept the frame simple with just the seed beads and a plastic heart[ also firmly stuck on the red tape and which later I had to pull off with a bit of difficulty!]
      Altered frame
      Later on my obsession with Sospeso Transparente got the better of me and so added a few Sospeso blooms to the beaded frame. If you are wondering what adhesive I used to stick the flowers-- I used glue dots!

      Sospeso Transparente Beaded Photoframe
    2. Gluing Foam
      Foam on tin
      Foam is a super slippery surface to glue and if you want to glue foam to a surface such as a metallic or plastic tin as in this Foam fairy land altered tin, double sided adhesive tape is the best adhesive!
      Foam Panda Penstand
      Here is how my daughter made the Panda penstand .To glue smaller foam pieces to each other or googly eyes to foam,especially when working with children, double sided foam tape and glue dots are awesome adhesives!
    3. Gluing on Metal - In the above 2 projects , I used double sided tape to stick foam to a metal tin.To stick paper to metal...liquid glue does work but you need to be super patient  and it is rather messy!
      Textured metal tin
      I used adhesive tape to stick thick paper to the textured metal  tin shown above! Adhesive tape was also useful to stick the lace in the upper and lower borders of this altered tin
      Altered tin
    4. Gluing on glass and ceramic - you can use red tacky tape to glue a variety of objects to glass: 
      • beads, pearls ,sequins,glitter
      • paper,wood
      • fabric – ribbon , lace
      • plastic
      • Here is a quick demo on how we altered a glass by sticking beaded, ribbon and a wooden embellishment using  red tacky tape and glue dots!
        Beaded glass tutorial 
        My daughter chose an ordinary glass and seed beads
        Beaded glass tutorial 
        She stuck red tacky tape on the top of the glass...since our glass was not a perfect cylinder there was some wrinkling of the tape but it didnt affect our final project!
        Beaded glass tutorial 
        Peeling the red liner of the tacky tape is so easy my daughter didnt need any help!
        Beaded glass tutorial 
        Just like in the altered beaded frame we just poured beads randomly onto the adhesive tape and pressed them in place.If your hands are dirty and you touch the tape  you can loose some of the adhesive property of the tape ! We did add a layer of Mod podge to help seal our beads firmly onto the glass! 
        Heart Wooden embellishment
        My daughter loves to use my inkpads and here you can see her using Ranger's Archival Ink to ink some Prima wooden hearts [gifted to her by the generous Priya Sivaraj] to add to her project.I also allowed her to experiment with Clear rock candy crackle paint to create the beautiful crackled hearts!
        Glue dots
        I am a big fan of glue dots while crafting with my daughter but it was the first time we got to use the glue dot rolls! They are even easier than the usual glue dots as the glue dots are in a roll and it was easy to stick the embellishment atop a glue dot and peel it right off to stick to a project!
        Glued dot adhered wooden heart
        My daughter stuck on the wooden heart on her glass using a glue dot! Next experiment was gluing fabric on glass!
        Beaded glass tutorial 
        If you have ever tried to glue ribbon or lace to will know how difficult it is with wet glue! It was quick and easy to use tacky tape to stick the red glitter ribbon to our glass!
        Beaded pen and glass
    5. Gluing on Plastic - when I searched online for red tacky tape projects one of the popular crafty uses was to make beaded pens which were supposedly hot selling stuff in craft fairs.
      Beaded Pen
      We lined a regular plastic pen with red tacky tape and rolled it in seed beads.Maybe we touched the taped pen too many times and decreased its adhesiveness but for some reason or the other our beads kept falling off the pen and I had to salvage the project with oodles of Modpodge!
      Glue dots
      I stuck on a Sospeso flower on the beaded pen using a glue dot! 
      Sospeso flower with glue dot
      For a  glue dot to work well as an adhesive the surfaces to be glued should be perfectly flat so it wont work for irregular based flowers and for that reason not all Sospeso flowers will stick with a glue dot!
    6. Beaded Pen
    7. Gluing Fabric : Lace, Ribbons to paper, wood, glass ,plastic.So if you want to add a pretty ribbon or lace to your handmade card or more struggling with liquid glue or being frustrated the glue gun gave only a temporary adhesion of the ribbon.I have already shown how we used the  red tacky tape to adhere the glittery red ribbon to our glass surface.
    8. Difficult to glue papers

      • Glossy paper surface - If you want to beautify a box like the one shown below which is lined with glossy paper , it is super tricky to stick pattern paper to it using normal fevicol as its so smooth and slippery
        Altered box
          In such situations a double sided adhesive tape is fabulous as its non messy, gives good adhesion, is fast and does not wrinkle!

        Altered box
          I am currently in love with the clear rock candy crackle paint Shalini sent me so really went to town creating a crackled surface on the pattern paper!
          Crackle paint
          Inked some parts of the beautiful DCWV Mariposa paper and applied crackle paint over it.
          Crackle paint
          The foam bow is stuck on to the paper using tacky tape !
          Altered Projects
        • Vellum / parchment - parchment is such a slippery surface to glue and in this floral card ,I embossed parchment so you can imagine it was one tricky surface to glue to my card.I used double sided tape to stick all the layers of this card!
          Embossed Vellum Card
        • Embossed paper - dry embossed paper is tricky to glue because of the texture on its surface and adhesive tape is my go to choice for embossed paper.See examples in the cards above and number 12.
        • Handmade Paper
        • Corrugated paper
          • Glossy Corrugated paper - sticking corrugated paper can be so tricky as such and if its glossy its even more difficult. In this DIY Picture frame tutorial I used double sided foam tape  initially
            Picture frame
            After some days the double sided foam tape proved inadequate and one edge lifted off.
            Adhesion with foam tape
            Since the painting was done by my daughter this project was so special to me. I could salvage the frame using tacky tape and its holding up very well!
      • Sticking Glitter/Sequins/Beads/Craft Sand - because it is so super sticky but non-messy as well..tacky tape is ideal to add bands of glitter , sequins, beads[ as already demonstrated],sand etc to your project quickly and effectively!
      • Kids crafts and School Projects - If you have kids you'll know many school projects are a last minute rush job and may require sticking of non paper objects and I find glue dots and adhesive tape indispensable  not only to make a project mess free but super quick too! Here is a weighing balance we made using double sided adhesive tape to stick the paper to the plastic containers to make the scales.
        Weighing Balance
      • Gluing large surfaces such as in scrapbook layouts, albums,recycling crafts,boxes, cards etc with pattern paper.I dont make albums but I have seen its by far the most popular adhesive for crafters who make scrapbook album due to its strong + acid free nature!
        Drawer shaped Box
      • Box making - If you are altering a box or making a box from scratch, you often have to line it and in such cases red tacky tape helps give a neat finish and also makes your job quicker. In the shaped box shown I used  double sided adhesive tape to get a strong adhesion.
      • Embossing
        Heat Embossing
        You can actually take advantage of the heat resistant property of red tacky tape to heat emboss on your projects. The vertical golden column you see on my card was made using embossing powder and red tacky tape. You can completely skip the Versamark /other embossing ink pad!
        Heat Embossing
        Here is how to make a heat embossed creation: I started with a folded card and stuck red tacky tape on it.
        Heat Embossing
        Whenever you use tacky tape,run your finger firmly along the tape to get a strong adhesion to the base .
        Heat Embossing
        Peel off the protective red plastic lining to reveal your tacky tape adhesive and pour embossing powder on the tacky tape.To get the fine embossing in the card I have made, I used Ranger suferfine gold embossing powder.

        Heat Embossing
        Tap off excess embossing powder.
        Heat Embossing
        Heat with your embossing heat gun [ I used the popular Ranger Heat gun from Crafters Corner]
        Heat Embossing
        Isn't the heat embossing  perfect ? I love it!!
        Heat Embossing
        As you know sticking textured embossed card/ paper is so difficult and here I used tacky tape to stick the dry embossed " Chandelier"  [embossed with a Sizzix folder] to my base card
        Embossed Card
        The Joy crafts die cut was also heat embossed with the same super-fine embossing powder and added to the card with 4 mm 3 D foam tape for a little bit of dimension
        Heat embossed Die cut
        And here is a recap photo of some of my Red Tacky Tape projects made especially for this review
        Red Tacky Tape Projects
        Special Points to Keep in mind when using Red Tacky Tape
        • It is a very strong adhesive so be very sure and accurate when sticking it as you cant stick it and try to remove it and stick it in another place!
        • You can use normal scissors to cut it but since its a strong adhesive like foam tape...your cutting will be much easier if you use a nonstick scissors such as the Tim Holtz scissors I have already reviewed in the Best Crafting Scissors Review post
        • Keep the protective plastic /wax paper covering sheet it is packed with as its a super sticky tape roll and if you store it without its covering, dust and all sorts of particles can stick to it [ personal experience!]
        Thank you so much for being with me till the end of this post. I know its a super long post but I wanted to cover as much as I could about this wonderful adhesive with so many possibilities.
        Do tell me how it is
        Products featured : All Products are available at Crafters Corner
        Red tacky Tape 
        Mod Podge
        Special Scissors
        Tim Holtz Scissors
        Sospeso Transparente 
        Sospeso Transparente Material
        Cabochons and Pendants
        Paper : DCWV Paper - Mariposa