Monday, October 27, 2014

MIXED MEDIA LAYOUT USING RECYCLED MATERIALS

Friends, Today am sharing with you all a mixed media layout inspired by gabrielle pollaco's "imagine" LO. I followed her step by step but slightly modified the LO.  Since I dint have many materials for mixed media I used recycled materials to create this LO.


STEP BY STEP:



Initially I cut a piece from packaging cardboard and covered it with canvas paper.


I randomly stuck some pieces of advertisement papers. 


Diluted alcohol inks with water and sprayed them using mini mister. Applied homemade texture paste using a stencil cut out from an old basket. 

All the above embellishments are cut from cereal boxes. 
Then made the under water creatures using white air dry clay and coloured them using pearl paints.

Glued all the embellishments and distressed the edges using red and black inks. The blue stone like embellishments are using hot glue gun and blue paints. I wrote the title using black marker. 

References :


Submitting to

Lessology challenge - Created an under -water scenery . The items recycled are cardboard from packaging boxes, advertisement papers, embellishments made from cereal box , recycled a strawberry basket as a stencil , twine from an old jewellery. 

Craft room challenge - Make your own background - I made my background using dylusion sprays, texture paste and bits of paper. 

The mirror crack'd - Human body - Mermaid - has a human body , human hair


Sunday, October 26, 2014

DIYA PLATTER USING GLITTER FOAM SHEETS

Hello friends, Today am posting the pics of diya platter made by me for this diwali.This diwali I was busy making sweets, snacks and jewellery matching my dress. As a result I had very little time to make diwali crafts. I bought diyas long back and I want to make it into a platter. Luckily this tutorial from youtube helped me and I finished this craft in 30 min.


 I bought a pack of 10 different colour glitter foam sheets from walmart . I started off by cutting the edges of a paper plate , turned the plate upside down and glued the spiral foam roses.




Submitting to

Imaginations challenge - " festivals" - Made this platter for diwali
country view challenge - " Sparkle and shine - I have used glitter foam sheets and diyas





Thursday, October 23, 2014

TERRACOTTA JHUMKAS

Hi all, today am sharing the pics of terracotta jhumkas made by me.

BLACK AND GOLD JHUMKA:


BLUE AND PINK JHUMKA:



This earring I made for diwali matching my dress.

Friday, October 17, 2014

KALASH CLAY MURAL BY RECYCLING CARDBOARD

Hello friends, hope you all are busy with your diwali preparations!! Today am sharing with you all my first attempt, in making a clay mural. I got introduced to this clay mural through the fb page fevicryl hobby ideas. I wanted to try it out  and it was pending in my wish list for a long time. Since the Diwali is approaching I decided to make a clay art of Kalash and here it is.



I used white air dry clay for my project.


Here goes the procedure:

Draw kalash in a cardboard  and cut it out. ( I used cardboard from an old packaging box). Cover the cardboard with a primer like gesso. ( I used white acrylic paint).

Draw the design of your choice . Here I have drawn a swasthik design. Roll the clay and paste it onto the design.

To make the leaves:
Take a small cmount of clay and roll it into a tear drop shape. Press it gently to get the shape of the leaf. Draw veins on the leaf using knife.

To make the coconut:
Take more clay and make a bigger tear drop shape. Press it to get the shape of a coconut. Cut a small sector down and draw lines using a knife.

To make the flower:

Cover the sides with golden ribbon and paint the kalash using the colours of your choice.



Apply 2 coats of varnish or glue and gloss to get the shine.


Hope you all liked my clay mural work.... Have a crafty weekend .... 

Submitting to
Imaginations Challenge - " festivals






Monday, October 6, 2014

VINTAGE CARD USING ONE STAMP SET

Hello friends , today am going to share a card which I made for CSCC-#8  - " One card , one stampset ". Click here to participate in the challenge.

This is my card:
Actually I dont have any clear stamp set with me and I have'nt tried stamping with clear stamp so far. This is the biggest  advantage of being a DT. I had to come out of my comfort zone and try something new and exciting.I bought a tim holtz clear stamp set. Since the stamps are best suitable for vintage themed cards I  created the same. 


My stamp set had more stamps than that can be accommodated in a card so I created a small tag too. 
I started off by taking a white card stock and applied homemade texture paste over alphabet stencil. Then applied watercolours to get the brown colour. Distressed the edges black ink. I stamped each one on a separate cardstock and glued them to my card. The blooms are handmade.  

I had so much fun creating this card and am very happy with the way the card turned out. So you too have fun by playing with us along CSCC #8.
 

Friday, October 3, 2014

HANDMADE CHETTIAR DOLLS FOR NAVARATHRI

Hello friends, Today am posting the handmade chettiar dolls made by me for navarathri kolu. I made these dolls using air dry terracotta clay. 


I love navarathri kolu , but here in US we dont get much dolls and the dolls we get are too expensive. So decided to try my hands on sculpting a doll which is totally new for me. 


 I love chettiar dolls and I thought they would be easy to make compared to other dolls. But when I started, I realized that they are not that easy as I had thought.  I was very nervous as this is my first sculpting work. But finally was very happy with the way the dolls turned out.


I have used acrylics for colouring and varnish for the glossy effect.


 Hope you all will like it too...







Tuesday, September 30, 2014

LETS CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL TODAY

Hello friends, I always wanted to have a card above my crafty desk showing a quote that inspires me to create more. So decided to make one as I have got a new craft desk made from cardboard ( will make a separate post of it later). I always wanted to make a round shaped card and here it is.

When I was watching a tutorial of mixed media layouts in youtube , I came across this quote " Lets create something beautiful today". I liked it very much so used that as the sentiment.

I started off by cutting white and black cardstock into circular shapes. Pasted a chipboard at the center and coloured it with white acrylics.  Distressed the edges with orange colour and embellished with orange and white handmade daisies and butterflies. Decorated the card with white pearls.


Hope you all liked my card... So friends lets create something beautiful today and make the day beautiful with our creation. 

Submitting to
 
Lulupu challenge - black, white and a pop colour - I have used black , white and orange as my pop colour

Keep it simple challenge  - no stamps - I have used chipboard , punched flowers , die cuts and a printed sentiment

4 crafty chicks - " A trio of pairs" - 2 cardstock ( white and black) , 2 types of daisies ( orange and white) , 2 butterflies

Alphabet challenge blog - " quadrapule -  4 white daisies , 4 white leaves and 4 pearls




Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RED AND GREEN TERRACOTTA NECKLACE SET

Hello friends, recently I bought a clay bead roller for making terracotta beads. It makes beads in three different shapes - round, oval and bicones. In this post am sharing an oval bead terracotta necklace set made for my sister.






To more more about terracota jewellery making visit the following links:

Terracota jewellery making tips and techniques
Terracota jewellery making tutorial
Simple terracota jewellery set making



Friday, August 29, 2014

HANDMADE CLAY GANESHA IDOLS

Hello friends, wish you all a happy ganesh chathurthi. Today am posting two ganapathy idols made by me out of clay. 

This is the picture after the puja.





I made this ganesha using terracota clay. I made the background arch using cardboard covered with golden glitter ribbon and embellished it using stones. For the umbrella I used floral wires, stick and golden papers.


This ganesha I made using the paper clay. For the base I have used the canvas board. I painted the Lord using acrylics and to get the shine coated varnish.

THE MAKING PICTURES:



Hope you all like my Clay Ganesha.