Tuesday, June 12, 2018

My Experiments with Itsy Bitsy's Mica Flakes and Embossing Texture Paste

Hello Friends,

Today I'm sharing some interesting facts and fun projects with Itsy Bitsy's new launched products that were sent to me. 



First of all, I must say, Itsy Bitsy is brining a range of out of the world Mixed media products which can be used in various ways. I am really excited for today's post as I was also using these for the very first time.

Let's Start with the facts about these products...

Embossing Texture Paste: I received this Avocado Smoothe Embossing paste and the color is really pretty. This looks similar to texture paste but a little thinner than that. You can directly apply on any surface... it works well on various bases paper to wood or you can use a stencil to get desired design.
You can use it with a brush or a pallete knife. When you apply heat on it, the color lightens a bit and the bubbles look amazing.

Remark: This product has versatile use. You can control the bubble effect by application of the paste ( how thin or thick ) and heat setting ( high or low). You can see the below projects and check how different the bubbles look. 
Also it can add beautiful texture to any mixed media project.



Mica Flakes: I received the Silver Mica flakes which also can be used in multiple ways. This has a clear shine and can be cut into smaller pieces to add to your projects. You can also mix them with gesso or gel medium to give texture to your projects. You can color them and make your projects beautiful.
Remarks: I really love the shine. Also I used it to get some texture on my project.


Isn't the shine lovely on the hearts here

For this card, I used the base I created using Embossing texture paste. I glued the Mica flakes on the wooden Heart pieces. Distressed the edges of the card and adhered it on a green Card base.

Tutorial:
Using both the products, I made this small tutorial. I took this raw MDF base and using grainy texture paste, created some texture on the background.



I adhered the resin window on the base and gave a coat of white gesso. Then I created a tree using tissue papers and gave a coat of Embossing texture paste using a brush.



I left to naturally dry a bit for half an hour and then heat set to get the bubble effect. And it looks totally amazing. Then I adhered some Mica flakes as the leaves and covered the surface with black gesso.


As I decided to make a night scene, I cut a small cardboard in the shape of a moon and adhered the mica flakes on it. Also covered it with black gesso.


Once it is completely dried, I dry brushed the project with Silver metallic paint. And this is how the final project looks like.



Hope you like my project.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Card for Make My Monday

Hello Crafty People,

Today I'm at Make My Monday Challenge Blog with my DT post.
This time the theme is "emboss Resist"
Heat embossing is a very popular techniques for card making and one of my favorites too.

For making this card I took a water color paper measuring 4"*5" and using this beautiful  leaf stamp set from Mudra, made some impressions with Versamark clear ink.
Then I heat set it with white embossing powder.
For the resist I applied distress inks and the final result is 



Hope you like my project. Do participate in the challenge and visit the blog for more beautiful DT inspirations.

Supplies Used,

white cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Distress Inks
Mudra Leaf Stamp Set
Sequins 
Rhinestones
Glue

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Summer Card for Scrapping4fun

Hello Friends,

Today I'm at Scrapping4fun Challenges Blog with my DT post for the challenge #117 where the theme is summer. 
While I'm writing this post for summer card, monsoon already arrived at my door here in Mumbai and the weather is nice and cool. It's a bit of relief from the scorching heat but it's not a ad idea for a pool party and my son so loved the image that he colored 3 of them and I really loved his designs where he colored the zebra yellow... ha ha

So my card looks like this


I used the beautiful stamp from Fabrica Fantasy who is also the sponsor for the challenge.
Do participate in our challenge and check out more awesome DT creations.
Image may contain: icecream and food

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Time Flies- Mixed Media Canvas


Hello Crafty friends,

Today I have a mixed media project to share.
In my last craft shopping I bought a lot of small canvases and today's project is also on a small canvas measuring 6'*6" only.
I was inspired by the moodboard at mixed Media Warriors and decided to make something. 
I layered some burlap and chipboard to make a base for my project on the canvas.
Then I created the Time angel and so the title of my project "Time Flies"...
I have used a lot of metal, resin and chipboard embellishments here.








Hope you like my project.

Supplies Used:
Canvas
Art Basic Heavy Black Gesso
Prima 3D matte gel
Prima Finnabair Acrylic Paint
Prima Finnabair Patina effect paste
Papericious Chipboards
Little birdie Burlap
Lace and Metal Embellishments from Rainbow Craftykari

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Monday, May 28, 2018

Upcycled Pen Holder

Hello Crafty Souls,

Today I'm at Make My Monday challenge blog where the theme for this time is "GO Green -Upcycle".
For this I chose to alter a Tissue Roll.
I used corrugated sheet and burlap to make the surface of the roll and change it into a beautiful Pen Stand. Ofcourse you can keep anything in it...brushes, pens, pencils...
I chose my favourite theme under the sea and worked on it, this time a lighter shade.


From this 


To this
Hope you like it.

Supplies used:
Tissue Roll
Art Basic Heavy White Gesso
Little Birdie Corrugated sheet
Little Birdie Burlap
Little Birdie Bottle Cap
Little Birdie Cheese cloth
Papericious Chipboards
Resin embellishment
Sea Shells
Metallic colors

Joining the challenge:

Altered Eclectics May Challenge


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Friday, May 25, 2018

Dots and Stripes

Hello Friends,

We have a beautiful theme this time at Scrapping4fun Challenge "Dots and Stripes"
I made this card as my DT inspiration








Our Sponsor this time is Scrapping4fun Shop

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And if you are lucky, you'll get this beautiful card kit as prize for which you have to participate in the challenge.

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Hope you like my project.
Thanks for visiting.

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Card for MMM Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today I'm at Make My Monday Challenge blog with my DT inspiration.
The theme for challenge #71 is "Hint of Summer to come"
I made a summer under the sea theme card.
For this I used the backing paper from Prima Flowers as the base, you can see the beautiful sea shells printed on this and I wanted to use this on my project.
Then I glued some corrugated sheets here and there and made some texture using grainy texture paste, cheesecloth and sea shells.

I painted the card using acrylic colors and spray paints. Added some moss and a chipboard fish. Then I added a sentiment "Fantastic day" to finish the look.



Hope you like my project.
Do visit the blog to check out more awesome DT projects and participate in the challenge.
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