Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Believe

Hello My Crafty Friends...

Arpita here,Toady I have a mixed media project BELIEVE to share with you all.In life it is very important to believe in your self even when nobody believs you because only then you can find that strength to keep fighting and to achieve everything you want in life.

In this project I have used my empty lip gloss tubes,corrugated sheet that came in a packaging,an old piece of net,a piece of woolen yarn and my focal point the butterfly which I found while cleaning my drawers,it was a decorative piece on a old box.That is the beauty of Mixed Media any piece you think is junk can be used to create a beautiful piece of art,hope you like my creation.

so here is what I made...






Materials Used
Black Gesso - Papericious
Deco stones - Expression craft
Alchemy Wax - Prima
Rest of the materials from my stash.

Thankyou for stopping by...
see you soon with another fun project,until then
Happy Crafting!!!

Arpita Tornal

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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Home Decor (Reverse Decoupage on a Glass Plate)

Hello my crafty friends...

Arpita here,very excited to be guest desinging @ Prika blog.This is a special month @ Prika as they completed 2 years,so firstly wishing them a very Happy Birthday and wishing you lots of success.

This month  for their ongoing  global event "The Crafty Superstar - 2019"  the theme for the Challange is Anything goes and as I love Decoupage I decided to share a decoupage
project with you all.


Brief Tutorial

Today will be doing Reverse Decoupage on a glass plate.As the name suggests in reverse decoupage you will be doing all the steps in reverse.

step 1
Remember to clean your glass plate before you begin working on it and choose a print you want to work with.I choose to use this beautiful rice paper.


step 2
Tear the edges of the rice paper with your hand so you dont have that straight edge and its easy to blend with the background.



step 3
Apply a thin layer of modpodge and stick your paper.And remember your picture should be reverse.





step 4 
Apply a top coat of mod podge to seal the paper.


Step 5
I choose to use the 2 step crackle medium.Applied the crackle medium randomly.
*How to use Crackle Medium
2 step crackle medium comes with a base coat and a top coat.As the name suggest apply the base coat and let it dry completely and once dried apply the top coat for cracks to form.
To highlight the cracks you can use oil paints or wax like I have used.



step 6
Use your choice of paints to blend the picture with the background.Once your paint is dried seal it with 1 or 2 coats of varnish.




Materials Used
1.Glass Plate
2.Rice paper
3.Mod podge
4.2 step Crackle Medium from Little Birdie
5. Art Alchemy Wax (vintage Gold)
6. Acrylic Paint
7.Aquador Varnish

Thankyou for stopping by...
see you soon with another fun project,until then
Happy Crafting!!!

Arpita Tornal


Friday, 19 April 2019

Positive Thoughts ( art journal spread )

Hello My Crafty Friends...

Arpita here,Today i am sharing with you all a art journal spread,this is my first attempt at art journaling and it was so much fun.I am a very positive person and as my first journal spread I decided to start with positivity,so have included some positive quotes in this spread,hope you all like it as much as I do.

So here is what I made...





Materials Used
Various Background stamps - Mudra Stamps
Buddha Stencil - Craftreat
Black Dye Ink - Tubby Craft

Thankyou for stopping by
see you soon with another fun project,until then
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!
Arpita Tornal

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Friday, 29 March 2019

Bottle Decor



Hello My Crafty Friends...

Arpita here,Today I am sharing with you all a project that I customised for a very dear friend of mine who just moved into their  new home,they were looking for some decor to adorn the bar counter at their new home and I made this.


I tried the image tranfer technique,a technique that I have been struggling to get it right,to find the right medium that worked for me and finally tried it with the IMMIX ART GEL MEDIUM and I got great results,so happy with the end product.

 To buy this click HERE

Thankyou for stopping by...
see you soon with another fun project,until then
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Arpita

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Be Fancy [ MM TAG ]

Hello My Crafty Friends...

Arpita this side,hope you all are doing good.It has been a while that I did some Mixed Media due to various reasons,but have been crazily shopping crafty materials so finally decided to put them to use.

So here is what I made...






Materials Used

STAMP SET - MUDRA - LINEN BLOOMS, click HERE to buy this
 IMMIX - Art Gel Medium, click HERE to buy this
IMMIX - Deco Stones, click HERE to buy this
DRESS MY CRAFT - Flower Pearls , click HERE to buy this
LITTLE BIRDIE - Flowers , click HERE to buy this
ITSY BITSY - Sisal Fibre ,click HERE to buy this
LINDY'S MAGICALS - Time Traveler Teal , click Here to buy this
FINNABAIR - Glass Glitter Sterling , click HERE to buy this
RANGER - White Embossing Powder

Hope You Like This Tag I made...
see you soon with another fun project,until then
HAPPY CRAFTING!!!

Arpita




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Sunday, 17 February 2019

Decorative Key Holder & Bottle( MASKING TAPE TECHNIQUE )

Hello My Crafty Friends...

Arpita here,today I will be sharing a project with you all today which I made using a technique which I have been wanting to try for a while,also have a video tutorial for the same @ the end of this post.

So here is what I made...






Brief  Tutorial

1.Have given 2 coats of  Lyrical Birdy chalk paints firstly.
2 Once the paint was dry I cut down the Mask It Up tape into 1inch strips and stuck them in parallel lines on my base .
3. For a second color I choose the Dark Shadow chalk paint and let the paint dry completely.once dry I slowly removed the masking tape which let the lyrical birdy color show beautifully and made a lovely pattern.
4. Finally to add a little interest did some stenciling with Jingle Bell & Silent Night Shimmer Paste.For this I choose the Flower wines Stencil..

Bottle Tutorial

For My bottle i stamped the image from Hello Stamp set on the mask it up tape,fussy cut the image and stuck them on a clean bottle.the used the same shades of chalk paints to add color.once was happy with the coloring and my paints were completely dryI slowly removed the tape and I was done .* While working on the bottle its a little tougher to remove the masking tape.be very slow and gentle,if you are still finding it hard take a blade and run it on the edge of the pattern slowly and it will make it easy to remove the masking tape.

*To see the material list and the complete process visit my Youtube channel.




Thankyou for stopping by...
Arpita

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Key To Happiness

Hello My Crafty Friends...

Hope your 2019 has been great,wish you all a great year ahead.I am sharing my first work of this year,my first set of  Fridge Magnets 'Key To Happiness'.

Being Happy is a choice,over the years have learnt happiness doesn't depend on what or how much u have but what you choose to do with the what you have.Believe in your self and keep smiling.
I have upcycle'd, reused the materials from my previous projects to make these magnets,also coloured them using old nail paints.
So here is what I made...



Thankyou for stopping by...
Arpita

Believe