I am Mounika and today I am here with an inspirational post. I've used an MDF number for this project and decorated it on a floral theme for a birthday photoshoot.
To start with, I sanded and cleaned the mdf base and applied two coats of chalkpaint. Once it dried, I applied glue all over the number and stuck lace fabric and let it dry. I next, arranged flowers randomly, once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I glued them all together.
MDF number cutout
Whitecardstock(for main flowers
Mulberry and paper flowers
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Another month has started so another fun inspiration creation for the challenge!
This time, I tried a new concept for me, made a vintage style Love card with my own handmade flowers. My base is a textured white CS.
I added lots of layers of old textbook papers and adhered them on a distressed white piece. Distressed them with hickory smoke ink and applied fossilized amber Distress paint in the centre. Now added some white linen ink spray splatters too and applied some of the gesso at the edges! Die cut some rose flowers, distress and shape them.
After that, I die cut some Hearts out of textured and vellum sheets. Die cut some clustered leaves, distress them too. Added lace trims and finally decorated my card using lots of flowers with some Thank phrase and few green transparent dew drops and lots of splatters!
Here is the inside view: You can add a personal message too!
Hoping you are inspired by my creation and will play along.
White textured CS, cream color textures CS, vellum sheet
Old book text papers
Stamps: Love notes from Avery Elle and Polaroid from Kaisercraft
Dies: MFD 022 Heart from Nellie's; Mini and large royal rose from Die-namics; Clustered leaves from SSS
I am Shylaa here to share my step by step tutorial to create an art journal.
Step 1: I started by applying a coat of gesso using foam roller brush. It left a grainy texture after drying.
Step 2: I punched the flower shapes out of post it paper, to use as masks. After placing the flower masks on my page, then I used my gelatos to scribble randomly around them.
Step 3: Now I used my fingers to blend the Gelatos over the flower around my page. I used pink gelatos around the edges of the flower mask to give a bright look. Then lifted the flower mask
Step 4: I stamped the floral stamp inside the blank flower outline.
Step 5: To create textures, I stenciled with gesso using Heidi Swapp spray stencil and allowed it to dry.
Step 6: Used a Black marker to draw the outline around the circle and on the border. Brushed with black water colors over the edges.Stamped with Hot off the press Simply Susan stamp randomly wherever I felt stamping it.
Step 7: Added some sequins and butterfly die cuts. Applied 3d stickles over the die cut.
Art journal notebook
Faber-Castell Metallic Gelatos Color & Clear Stamp
Heidi Swapp Spray Stencil
Monte Marte Foam roller
Jeff flower punch
Butterfly die cuts
Hot off the Press - Simply Susan stamp
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Hope this post has inspired you.
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Heyloo guys! I'm so excited to be here! This is my first ever post for Rainbow Craftykari Blog and I'm extremely thankful to Maninder for this amazing opportunity.
For my Inspiration post this time around, I have a plain chipboard box that I altered and transformed into a completely elegant and floral keepsake box. We can find tons of posts on 'how to construct boxes and albums' all over the web, but it's equally important to focus on 'how to embellish' something. And so, for my post, I'll be highlighting certain features of 'how to decorate a box with a cohesive theme' + certain distress ink techniques to get a vintagey and bright look (for both the outside and the inside of the box).
I had so much fun embellishing this box. It's so amazing that crafting is such a versatile art - we can create whatever we want, and decorate it the way we want to.
Brief Steps for 'How To Embellish A Box/Project':
1. First of all, decide what theme you'd like to go with - floral, vintage, fun, eccentric, classy, monochrome, etc. It could be any one, or a mix of a couple of themes together. For this box, I've chosen a Floral theme with a Vintage backdrop.
2. The trick (to be able to work well during your embellishing stage) is to gather all your supplies that resonate with your theme - floral/vintage pattern papers, flowers, box corners, metal embellishments, pearls, inks, fillers, etc.
3. Decide what pattern papers go well with each other, try and determine which design would go better for the top and the sides, the inside of the box and the outside. Contrasting your design papers and colour combinations is one of the strongest points in embellishing your project.
4. I went with an intricately designed paper for the top (since it's the first thing anyone notices) and I used simple designed pattern papers for everything else.
5. I cut all the papers 1/4th inch less than the size of my box and went ahead and stuck everything in it's right place (leaving 1/8th space all over). The effect that you get when the background cardstock peeps through that 1/8th inch is absolutely enchanting!
6. I then added my metal box corners to the lid, some pearl trims, and loads of flowers on one end of the lid. I also added a clock embellie with some stickers, especially the one that said 'Traditions'.
7. For the front of the box, I added a 3d sticker on which you can write your name or a message. I also added some resin corners.
8. For the inside of the box, I contrasted it and kept it really simple (since the outside is so full of life and heavily decorated).
Some Distress Ink Techniques to get you going on that beautiful Vintage look:
1. If you notice, all of my pattern papers on the outside of the box have an aged, brownish, vintagey look. To achieve that, I simply used an ink applicator with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink (Tea Dye) on my papers, moving it in different directions (circular, random, straight).
2. Since papers age/become yellowy/brownish in random places over the years, the idea is to replicate that look with random strokes of inks - so that our paper looks as naturally 'vintaged' as possible.
3. For the inside of the box, I used Picked Raspberry for the bottom and Peacock Feathers for the sides (keeping the contrasting colours in mind). I tried to create a vignette using these colours that I applied on all 4 corners of the paper in a circular motion.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Kirby Teesdale Studio Paper Pack
Metal box corners
Papericious clock sticker
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hope I was able to inspire and motivate you enough to go try your hands
on embellishing a project today. Don't forget to share your pictures!