Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Mini Canvas mural

Hello again,

 Soon back with another tutorial... Today had created a mini canvas mixed media art mural...

pic following are the materials I started upon with...
feather chipboard cutouts are from craftsneed... 

first I applied  my  whole canvas with white sakura gesso and let it air dry... then I glued the outer frame which was there around the feather which gives a thin inframe design to my background.

then I had used geometric design stencil from craftsneed and randomly did my application within the inframe and allowed it to air dry too. later I double stuck  foam tape on the back of feathers to give more dimensional look. 

with the thaiclay from craftsneed I made peacock feathers and the corner molds and dried them naturally...below is how they turned out to be... 

these are the micro Styrofoam balls that I used them instead of artstones.. they are basically 2 sizes. coloured ones are very smaller in size than white ones... just a blob of white glue and sprinkle them on it wait until dry...
this was done and this is how it looks after all the elements are on the frame....

again 2 coats of gesso allover drying in between each application...

I felt the feather was too plain so I used my liquitex modelling paste and dabbed all over on feathers of chipboards and outer part of inframe ...

here I what I stated to give it a life with my pearl powders ...these are the powder which I had purchased 15 years back when I was making murals.. so thought of trying them again and they still had great bright pearlescent look ..used my fingers and brush both to move and blend colours.  On the left the pic is the first stage  of my colouring output...Since I had no word chipboards available or diecutouts I had to handwrite the sentiments on pearl paper...you can see them on right pic.

this was the final canvas after playing with my colours I was a bit unsatisfied with the way it was showing up since I love to work more with pastel colours so I again dab white pearl colour on peacock feathers and more red tone on edges of big chipboard feathers 

yes and now this gives a raise to those feathers to standout of the background...

so all done...please do leave your positive  comments below which will encourage me to do further tutorials...till then bye...

Monday, 27 November 2017

Goodies Bag

Hi friends, 
here again Apexa Singh on craftsneed platform with a new project which will help you to create some art of representing your goodies...

to create this goodies bag you need following material :

Die cut circular pattern paper
12 x 12  black cardstock
washi tape
 Other decoratives like some embellishments, sentiments, die cuts, mulberry flowers,etc..
Tacky glue

1.to create this goodies bag i have used a wonderful die cut pattern paper from craftsneed.com
the paper itself is very stiff so u can make the bag directly from the paper. but i have used a black cardstock to give a thin border to the pattern paper for nice appearance..
2.score the pattern paper from the center as shown in the picture and fold it 
3/.paste the black cardstock in three parts

4. put a decorative washi tape on the joints to cover it and for the finished look

5.Cut two stripes measures pf 12 inches x 2 inches and score 0.5 inches from both the sides and fold it

6. stick those strips in a triangular foam as shown, paste the base also and the 2nd half layer

7.after sticking the stripes ur goodies bag will look like this

8,have cut a border and paste it to the base of the bag and cover this border joints again i have used the washi tape

9..  collect ur decoratives like mulberry flowers, die cuts, pollen to decorate the bag
10.I also created a rosette to combine these decoratives and to give some more dimensions to my project...

11.assemble these decoratives on the rosette and paste it on one of the corner of this bag..
12. I also created a small wish tag and put on the bag...

hope the tutorial will be useful to you all and  also inspired to make something on this coming festivals

putting few more glimpses of my final project to understand some more details. If u love this project leave ur love with some comments below.... thank you

Supplies used:

Spring Market Diecut -12" diameter

Black cardstock
Mulberry flowers

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

My Garden

A peaceful garden with fresh beautiful flowers will surely create a calm and happy feeling to our soul. Fluttering of bird's wings and harmonious birds song bring heavenly ambiance. of course, every one would have experienced this feeling once in there lifetime. if not come and enjoy my miniature garden!......LOL

Hi crafty girls
Happy morning! 
Today I have come up with miniature garden with cute little flowers, birds and mini plants. All these are handmade no moulds are used to create pots, birds and bird house.

Back view of the garden wall

To create this wall i have used Brick Wall stencils from Expressions stamps, applied gesso over it. Then sprayed with spray paint over the dried texture. I have used orange and geen tome to give an Algae formed look to the wall with the dry moss. 

Mini Bird house

Here there is two mini bird house, one with clay (Brown colour) and another with chipboard (Blue color)

For the roof  and backdrop of the wall i have used Nakshathra Designz Decoupage papers

 View of ladder,empty pots

cute mini ladder is made out of chipboard and extra rope is hanging on the wall..... LOL. Again for the path lane i have used the same Brick wall stencils

Different variety of mini ceramic pots i have used and the pots with brown terracotta color and thw birds water feeder was handmade by me using Thai clay. 

Side view of the garden wall

For overall fencing i used decorative Chip board embellishments from expressions stencils. Painted with blue chalk paint.

Miniature Handmade pots

Though the pots are not with good finished edges, they suit aptly for this garden.

some of the closeup shots of flowerss

Supplies Used:

Expressions stencils Brick wall

Expresions Decorative chipboard Embellishments
Fence 1 

Fence 2

Dry Moss

Chalk paint from Papericious

White Heavy Gesso from Papericious

Thai clay

Brown floral wire and Brown floral tape



Hope you all enjoyed my cute miniature Garden as much as i did. Please don't forget to leave your comments. All materials available in www.craftsneed.com
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