Thursday, 18 January 2018

Say it with DMC Squares!

Hello crafty folks!
 This Thursday I bring you another project with the newly launched DMC stencils.
You can use then in so many ways, for mixed media with texture paste or paints, sprays, inks, use blending foam to blend in inks, use as an embossing folder if you have a Big Shot plus!

Today I have upcycled 2 items for my project!

 When a man challenges you to do something, you take it seriously don't you and if it's your husband, am sure you will do that extra mile to accept it!

Firstly, I accepted to give his worn out mobile cove a makeover...have a look at the condition that it was!

For this masculine project, I took DMC BROKEN EDGES stencil, I loved how random and uneven they are! Perfect for a man!
Here is how I went about it...

I gave 2 coats of gesso with a sponge to the leather cover which gave an even and neat coverage.

I then stenciled with some chalk paint. I have used Plaid Home decor paint in the color sage! It's a kind of greyish blue and I wanted something classy for the man!
I love this pattern! It's like an unsolved puzzle and the fact that its so asymmetrical is adding more dimension to the background!

 Keeping the masculine theme in mind, I heat embossed with black and used up these grungy men stamps from Stampers Anonymous!

They look so dashing in black don't they??? Especially with that back drop! I brought in the nest color highlight in red and distressed the edges with another fav chalk paint( Inperia), also from Plaid.

I wanted the cover to be a contrast in terms of color and style from the original and as I always I wanted my project to speak out! Hence, I stamped this quote and heat embossed it too.

I am immensely satisfied with the way this project turned out and the icing on the cake was when my husband said "When can I start using this!"  I had to ask him to wait for a couple of days as I took time to give 4 coats of out door varnish as I knew the wear and tear this one is about to handle, lol!

I am looking forward to hearing what his colleagues will say about this and more so, what you have to say about this one!
As for the Ferraro rocher box, i did some mixed media on it after a coat of gesso, I added some texture paste thru stencil.

I used up sprays from my stash and aslo decoupaged some floral tissue to compliment the colors.

I have used chalk paints to color the box and have retained the partition inside so that now it can be used as trinket box!

So using, One stencils, I have done 2 projects in different styles. Do let me know your views about the same.

I am on a break for a month and will get to you soon with some amazing projects!
Until my next creative journey,
happy crafting and recycling.

Products from the store
DMC broken edges stencil
Ranger black embossing powder
Plaid Homedecor chalk paints

Friday, 5 January 2018

Miniature Art in Tray

Hi Crafty Lovers,

I want to share a project i made for men (masculine theme)

I love to create miniatures!! They remind me so much of my childhood and creating miniatures with mud clay.
To me there is nothing more than creating gifts projects :-)

Do you ever feel like it is super hard to find great Handmade miniature Gift Tutorials for men? then scroll down here, and see the basic steps images...

6X9 inch MDF tray

I paint the whole edges and sides with Home Decor Chalk paint ( FolkArt Sheep Skin )

BackGround : I attach burlap sheet with glue gun & red tracky tape

Below image is clear, i used black marker pen for highlighting the shoe

Now its time to collect the suitable minis :-)


And the final output is ....... 

DMC miniatures are so cute 
And perfect for doll house projects. 
I hope you all like my easy tutorial miniature tray

Thursday, 28 December 2017

Butterflies on my tray with DMC stencils!

Hello...its the last Thursday of the year and I am here with my new project with DMC stencils.

These stencils are an amazing lot, the size is A4 and then stencil has more than one pattern in it and so it's easy to play around with it.

I have used some scrap wood to make a rustic serving tray today and the highlight is the DMC stencils!

I built a tray from scratch using some scrap wood .

Next, I went about creating the faux palette look using chalk paints. This time I wanted a distressed shabby chic look!
Once the palette's took shape, I placed the script stencil from DMC and used a stencil brush to load color. This helped in giving a lovely faint effect, not too bright.

The same stencil had some faded dots and color splat designs, which too I have used in different place.

I then took out another stencil with numbers on it, and randomly stenciled these in blue!

Time to work on these steel handles. I sanded them and sponged in red chalk paint.

Once dry, I dry brushed with blue paint and distressed the edges with black Archival ink. They were ready!

I fixed the handles and then decoupaged some butterflies on the tray here and there, as if they were flying all over!

The tray was given 3 coats of water proof varnish with sufficient time to dry between coats . I finally sanded it a bit for a smooth finish and here it is, all ready to serve a cuppa!

 I love how the butterflies took to the scripted background and the faux palettes. Almost like home!!!

The number add more character to this tray!!

So here it is my rustic, shabby chic serving tray for the New year using DMC stencils! Wanna cuppa?? Cheers!!!
Wishing you all a very happy, colorful and creative 2018.
I will see you next year with more inspirations.

Until then,
Happy crafting and recycling.

Products from Crafters Corner

Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Shadow Box album with DCWV Blush papers & DMC accessories

Hey Everyone!!

Firstly wish you a Merry Christmas!
Welcome to crafters corner blog and today I am here with a brand new post.  You all know I love making albums and in this post I have an album for you but with a little twist.
Have you tried Idea-ology Configuration chipboard shadow book box?
If not, then you will love to try it after this post.

I have used this shadow book box to make shadow box album and I have also used DCWV Blush collection. You know I love trying different paper packs and DCWV is one of my favourite. Trust me you won't believe how beautiful this collection is until you try it.

First let's see the project,

Isn't this gorgeous?

I have altered Tim-Holtz Idea-ology shadow book box and gave it a whole new look with DCWV Blush papers.

Shadow Book Box

DCWV Paper Stack 12"X12" 48/Pkg
1/2 Sheets with gold foil, Printed Cardstock with gold foil

Along with this I have also used prima flowers, DMC fashion accessories etc.
There are 6 different kind of compartments in shadow box and you can arrange it as per your choice. i have used 3x4 inch of compartment on the top of the shadow box and made my cover page. I have not used few of the compartments as I wanted to put a mini album inside this book box. So, I have use only 4x6 inch of compartment inside, and put a mini album on the leftover space.

It's all upto you and your creativity that how you make use of this shadow box.

Let's see some more closeups,

I am sure you can figure out the beautiful Dress My Craft charms in this project, I have used big pearl, pastel pearls, sunshine flower etc in this shadow box album.

So, you can see there are two compartments inside and I have made a small mini book with the title, "Never lose your sparkle" 

And here I have a quick video of this project.

I hope you got some inspiration from this post. The products used are available at the store so go grab it. Do share your comments.

Wish  a very Happy & Crafty New Year in advance :)