A very happy October to you all! With the dawn of a new month we are back with another fun challenge for you all!
This time we have a theme with an additional twist.
(Image Credits Vecteezy and Partially Designed by Maninder Kaur)
The theme is CELEBRATION and the twist is LIGHTS. By Celebration we mean any form of celebration- Birthday, Anniversary, Festivals and anything you can think of! With the twist of Lights we want to see any form of light either the word, the interpretation, the subject or the object in your project. Let us know how you interpreted the challenge and also make sure to use the challenge banner in your post.
Feel free to create any crafty project be it a card, a layout, altered piece, tag, home decor art, album and anything art/craft related. Last date to submit entries is 30th Oct'17
Please go through General Guidelines and Rules HERE. Any entry which doesn't follow the guidelines will be disqualified and will be removed from the participation entries.
Here's an inspiration by our Blog Coordinator Aditi for the challenge
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Time surely flies! It's October and I'm back with an inspiration for you for our October Challenge!
Today I decided to make some DIY gifts for the festive season. These project ideas are so simple, that parents/teachers can teach kids to make them and they can proudly flaunt their hand-made creations.
First up is a Sun Catcher Wall Hanging- Included the twist of lights in the form of the Sun and the celebration here are the festivals!
For this hanging, I altered an MDF piece, however, you could simply take an image of the sun from the internet and trace it onto chipboard (those good at drawing can draw it also). Next, cover the surface with gesso if your base is dark. Play with colors. Here I spread colors on the gell press plate and lifted them on my surface. First yellow, next orange and then some magenta. Do this on both the front and back, since it's a hanging both sides will be visible. Next, pick a stencil and place it on the base, dab some gold paint with a piece of sponge. This enhances the look and adds some interest. Cut out pieces of chipboard for the eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrow and paint them. Stick them with glue. Punch two holes- one on the top and one at the bottom. String a few beads and a bell and tie it to the hole at the bottom. Similarly, string some beads with a hook and add it to the top. That's it, you have a fantastic wall hanging.
Here are some close ups:
Next, is a tea light holder.
For this, I used an MDF Coaster base, and brushed white gesso. I stuck some pieces of newspaper and then covered it with gesso again. I then used some modelling paste through a stencil for added texture. Next, I applied some sand texture. I then spritzed some colours. Next, On the sand texture, I used Inka gold to highlight it. Finally, I mixed some metallic paint to modelling paste and applied it with another stencil.
Acrylic paints- Standard and Metallic Finish
Plastic loop for the hanging
Hope you're inspired and do participate in the challenge!Happy Crafting!Aditi
Wishing you all a Happy New Year and this year let it fill with lots of happiness and joy to your life. A lovely Good Morning to you all, Today in our Teaching
and Learning Program we have our Guest DT Vinita with her beautiful wall hanging with awesome Inspirational Quotations.
Over to you Vinita,
I hope all of you have a wonderful weekend and welcoming the New Year 2017!! Are you ready to drive back into card making, Mixed Media project and what would be better to start featuring with some Inspirational Quotations for the whole year to decorate your room!
How to do:
Here are all 3 panels shown with details. Firstly, I created my cardboard panel for each quote. One is for the base and one is in window form. I wanted it as a pocket letter style, as you can interchange the quotes or you can add your personal photographs in it easily.
I adhered all the window panels on the base using Fevicol. Leave the center top and inside edges of the window panel, don't glue that parts because we have to put the quote panel inside. Applied Dylusion paint at the edges with my finger to the window panel and mixed it with white acrylic paint.
Now peel off the upper layer of Decoupage napkin and adhered it on the paper. Be careful while applying decoupage glue to appear any bubbles at the surface. I have applied the different decoupage napkins on all 3 panels.
Using some stencils and embossing paste I created the BG on all panels, distressed the edges using vintage photo ink to create more depth. Then I applied some Distress crackle clear paint with a brush and let it be dry naturally.
Look at the shine and crackle effects in some close-up picture.
Then I took a natural twig and added a thick wire and wrapped it with double coloured yarn like we did for knitting.
Take two equal sizes long strip of cardboard. Wrap the brown colored yarn on equal distance and make a punched hole at the top of the strip and tighten the wire along the hole and twing. Now die cut some flowers and leaf flourishes out of felt.
Die cut a sparrow out of blue colored felt and stitched it, decorate it with diamond gems and attached the floral wire to create the legs. Adhered the die cut foam nest and the sparrow on the twig.
Adhered all the flowers, handmade flowers and leaf flourishes on the twig. Decorate it with some buttons and attach a tiny bows.
Then I applied Inka gold in different colors on a MDF cutout and decorated the panel with different flowers, metal floral charm and applied some Inka gold colors on it too.
On the 2nd panel too, I did some stamping, textures and added a MDF brick cutouts to create the BG and decorated with some handmade flowers, fillers.
And the last panel is highlighted with loads of textural elements. I added a MDF flourish and embossed it with silver glitter. Attached a resin piece filled with some micro beads and embellished it with flowers, cabochons and some fillers.
Added some beads and pearls at the end. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. Supplies Used; White cardboard 800gsm Felt sheets- light & dark green, red, yellow, blue Foam sheets- light & dark green, white Yarns- brown, pink & purple Natural twigs Decoupage napkins Stamp- lattice from Itsy Bisty Stencils- TCW; Art is and mini bricks, flourishes Dies- Spellbinders- Shapeabilites- flowers bundle, bird sanctuary, Die-namies- bird nest, Heartfelt Dylusions paint- fresh lime, tinton falls Inka Gold- platinum, old gold, haematite White acrylic colour from Fabrica Black Archival ink Distress inks- black soot, vintage photo, pumice stone, wilted violet Distress stain- Antique limen Distress crackle paint- clear rock candy WOW Embossing powder- metallic platinum sparkle White gel pen Studio G glitter glue, purple glitter from Oak arts MDF cutouts- bricks, flourishes, floral circle Resins- Eno greetings Other supplies- beads, wires, mulberry flowers, micro beads, cabochons, metal charms, sparkle dots, buttons, diamond stones.