Friday, 1 September 2017

Faux rust flower vase


Hello and welcome to my page.

The beginning of September and it's time for some inspiration from Rhedd's Creative Spirit! The rules are simple, "anything goes, altered art or mixed media".

My DT project is an uocycled liquor carton which I altered into a faux rusty flower vase.

Here is the before pic...



And this is what it became!




I started by covering the top half on the carton with an embossed card stock(dry embossing) and the lower half with some cotton chord.

I then covered the embossed portion with black gesso and then applied some crackle medium in random areas.

Next, i applied patina paint over the black gesso and once that dried, sanded lightly over the top to reveal the base color.


Here is how the distressed top looks!

I am sorry, I forgot to click the pictures at this point! I first applied some dark rust paint. This is from PLAID painted finishes and over it I applied some light rust paint. I used a sponge to dab on this and once this dried, it gave an amazing textures, peeling rusty look!


 

For the lower half, where I had covered with twine, I decoupage a floral tissue using Mod podge and sealed it too.


A closer look at the rusty texture!



My rusty shabby chic flower vase was ready to be flaunted!


Do hop over to the blog to see what the team has in store for you and hope to see you all play along.

Until my neat creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers.




Thursday, 24 August 2017

Faux Galvanized metal and rust

Hello and welcome to my page today.

My today's Plaid play is all about FAUX GALVANIZED METAL technique using chalk paints and then to give it a rusted finish using the Plaid texture paints in Dark rust and light rust.
I have upcycled a few items of this project and you can see it all in the video tutorial

Here is the entire family together!


It's so easy to do amazing faux techniques with chalk paints .

A closer look at the faux metal and rust look...



For the you tube link on the making of today's project, click here.


I hope you give this technique a try and do let me know your view on the same.

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

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

wooden log or not????

Helllooo crafty peeps...
 It's the beginning of a new month and I am here to share with you my DT project for Rhedd's Creative Spirit for August'17. The theme as always is "anything goes", Mixed media or altered art.

As for me, I have up cycled a packaging carton this time and altered it using the faux palette wood technique. I have a video here for the technique..



Here is the packaging before the makeover!



Here is how it looks after the treatment...



I have made it into a table decor and candle holder.
It also has some hand made foamiran flowers which I am beginning to enjoy making!



The candles when lit , looks surreal...I love the warmth of the entire project...how about you???



A closer look at the textures and am sure you will think this is a wood log!!!



 I hope you play along this month and showcase your works too and take the time to visit the blog to see what my team mates have in store.

Thanks for stopping by.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers,
Rupa.










Thursday, 20 July 2017

Fusion play with PLAID

Hello and welcome to my page today.

This week for the Plaid play at Crafters CornerI have played around with chalk paints in a different way. The weather here is beautiful and things around are bright and beautiful and drawing inspiration from my beautiful garden over looking my studio, I decided to upcycle an empty coconut oil jar this time!
Yes...here it is..



I wanted to try mixed media with chalk paints and have layered the lid with found objects at home, gauze, corrugated card board buttons, bobbins, nails, flowers, broken pendants and ofcourse some coconut coir!



After  the layering, went about with giving a coat of black gesso and then started the fun.



 I have used the dry bruising technique and have layered some lovely chalk paints from Plaid to add colors.


The lid now reminded me a little dense forest, what say ??? With a shiny coat varnish, it was ready to attract the winged creatures!



And so the base a treatment with chalk paints in 2 colors and some crackle medium from Plaid (Homedecor) too and I have used the antique matte mod podge to decoupage this lovely tissue on to the base.


It's beautiful so see the print thru the cracks and the intentional distressing on the glass jar adds to the vintage look.



Another coat of the mod podge and I sealed the entire jar with satin varnish from Plaid. Here is how it all looks put together.



I wanted more to this home decor piece and lit a candle inside to see the magic unravel!!



Here is how it looks with lid on, I have drilled some holes on the lid and look is just surreal!



With the final look, I can feel this is not just a summery, beautiful, nature inspired, home decor piece...but can it be called Christmas in July too???



I leave that to you....Thank you so much for stopping by.

I would like to link up to the following challenges...

 Try It On Tuesday- let it shine
 Blog Studio 75.pl- Home decoration
Country View Challenges- Things with wings
Creative Moments- Christmas in July
MIXED MEDIA WORLD- use natural materials
Scrapki-wyzwaniowo- anything beautiful



Until my next creative journey,

Happy crafting and recycling.
cheers.




























Thursday, 13 July 2017

Antique play with PLAID.



 Good morning and welcome to this Thursday's PLAID PLAY!

I have up cycled some old pill bottles for this project.


Today's product highlight is Antique Matt Mod Podge.

You have use this know the difference and I have a video tutorial to tell you how different this si from the regular modpodge.

The antique matte modpodge gives an instant antique/heirloom effect to your decoupage projects.

Here is what I made of the ole pill bottles!





To know more, click on the video link here.

Thanks for stopping by and I will see you next Thursday with another tutorial.

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

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Altered CD's

Hellooo crafty folks..

We start another month and so does another challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit. Its always anything goes, altered art or mixed media.

My take on this month is play with a few unwanted cd's and a scrap wood strip!



I made a wall hanging out of them using crackle and decoupage effect.

Here it is...
I created crackle with modpodge this time and then decouaged the tissue on top.



The 3 cd's have lovely patterns perfect for home decor.



Once that was done, I have stuck some cotton rope around it and then used Archival brown to distress it.


I then colored the wood strip with PLAID Homedecor wood tint and then adhered the the cd's on it using a strong glue.



I tried making flowers with foamiran and was quite happy with them, so they too found a place on this project.

Here is the final look at all the cd's on the wall.



I hope you do take the time to visit the blog and play along this month.

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











Thursday, 29 June 2017

Faux palette wood play with plaid

Hellloo...
It's the last THURSDAY of this month and I have seen you 5 times this month! I thought I will end this month with a video tutorial on how to paint FAUX PALETTE WOOD with chalk paints on any smooth surface.


The technique that I show can be done on mdf or art journals or even card stock. All you need is some gesso and a few chalk paints(colors of your choice).



Do watch the video, give the technique a try and get back to me if you have any queries.


The faux palette is one of my fav techniques and I have done a lot of projects using it. I have some pictures at the end of the video which should give you a lot of project ideas too.

Here is what I made today with a piece of mdf board, chalk paints and some old keys!


I will see you next week with another Plaid play.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers
Rupa