Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Mixed Media Photo Frame with Tutorial

Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing a tutorial of making a mixed media photo frame with textured background. I have used chipboards, stencils, pearl metallic colors and other embellishments to make it. 

I am posting a tutorial after a long time so forgive me for any imperfections. 
It's a picture heavy post so sit back and scroll down for step by step procedure......

I started with a 8 by 10 inces MDF photo frame. Next arranged few embellishments to check how it looks

Adhered the die cut and corners to the frame and covered everything with white gesso, slightly dabbing the brush all over so as to get small strokes of gesso to create soft texture.

Stenciled few leaves at the left corner using Leaf stencil from texture paste.
Next gave a coat of pearl black acrylic color all over including the sides of the frame too.
You can also use black gesso directly after stenciling.

Once the frame was completely dry, I gave strokes of metallic arcylic colors using flat brush. Do not dilute the colors, use dry brushing technique to get the strokes.

Then again sponge some black acrylic over the diecuts and corners. 

Next mixed some gold acrylic color and gold dust and rub at the corners and on diecuts using sponge or fingers. Now the background is ready

Took some metal embellishments and added some highlights of Fevicryl pearl metallic green color and Alcohol Splash "Wild Rose" from Itsy Bitsy.

Added few rhinestones to the die cut and all other embellishments to the frame. Flowers, die cut and stencil are also from Itsy Bitsy. I have crunched and fluffed the flowers to make them appear fuller. Then applied 3D outliner gold to their edges.

Left ones are flat and right ones with fluffy look.

Some more pics of flowers...

I hope you all enjoyed the post and liked the tutorial. Share with me if you got inspired and give it a try.

Till then Happy Crafting and Have a Great day!

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Golden Card

Hello Friends. Hope you all are doing well. Today I have created this golden card using an old wedding invite. Yes recycling old stuff!
Many a times these invites are so gorgeous that you don't feel like throwing them, I try to use them in some way for my art work because they have nice sturdy cardstock, papers, rich colors and textures.
This is my second post for ICR mid month Inspiration where the theme is "Golden Midas" Do join us at ICR for the June Challenge

These gorgeous flowers are from Itsy Bitsy India. I have gessoed them and added some gold color to their edges. Bow is hand made with lovely gold crystal brooch.

Background was already rich so I don't have to work more. Just added some white heat embossing, some splash of colors using Lindy's Yellow Rose of Texas and Itsy Bitsy Gold Alcohol splash Wild Rose and black dots.

This is my second post for ICR mid month Inspiration where the theme is "Golden Midas" Do join us at ICR for the June Challenge.

And don't forget to leave some love...I love to read what you say :)
Have a Great day!!

Linking to following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers June-mixed-media-challenge "GLITTER"

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge- Touchy Feely

Craft Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with Handmade Bow

Card Mania Challenges- Buttons and / or Bows / "buttons and / or loops"

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Card with Golden Highlights

Hello Friends!
First week of June has flown away and we are almost at mid of this year! Time is passing by so quickly! 
My today's card is inspired by another new theme at ICR, It's "Golden Midas"  where the challenge is to make anything with a glimpse of color Gold.

I have made this layered card, with gold texture paste at edges of the card, some gold highlights on flowers, little birds and golden leaves.

Base of my card is made with cream color handmade sheet. Fluttering butterflies and tag are from  Itsy Bitsy.                                                                                                                                                                                   That was all...Hope you all liked it!  Do share with me :) 
And don't forget to visit ICR to view more inspirations and participate for current month's challenge.

Thanks for Visiting,
Have a Great Day

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