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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

LET'S TALK ABOUT DISTRESS OXIDE INKS

HELLO !!!!

This is Anita here and hope you all having a great crafting time !!!!
My blog has a new look !!! Do stop by !!!!
Now before I begin to the main post, let mme highlight upon the BIGGEST CRAFT EVENT OF 2017 RIGHT UNDER THE BANNNER OF CRAFTERS CORNER... ANNA DABOROWSKA IS COMING TO TEACH THE TIPS AND TRICKS OF MIXED MEDIA !!!!!!!!


do not miss this event !!!!!
and the second news....
the new Dress My Craft blog is live ......Incredible !!!!!!
and I am a proud DT there!!!!!
Now on to the post of the day !!!!!

We crafters are always on the look out for amazing products and when we get them, it seems as if a treasure is in our hands !! Oh !!! how we love our craft supplies!!!!!

So to have an add on in the craft supplies or one more name in our craft stash is ..........................
DISTRESS OXIDE INK !!!!!!
THAT'S THE NEW ONE!!!!

Distress oxide inks , another popular product by Tim Holtz Rangers was introduced in CHA 2017 and it became quite a news and soon became a sought after item by everyone.
Crafters Corner as always has endeavoured to bring the best to India... so now has all 12---yes there are 12 of them !!!! for us to India along with the Reinkers.
Check them out here

Vintage photo, walnut stain,  broken china,  fossilized amber,  peeled paint, iced spruce, fired brick, wilted violet,  faded jeans, worn lipstick , spiced marmalade, cracked pistachio

These are the colours available .
Now the first question that comes to the mind !
Are these similar to Distress inks. Or, What are Distress Oxide inks ????
So let us see!!!!
Distress oxide inks have a composition of both due and pigment ink making it more opague and chalk like unlike the distress inks .
They are reactive with water .
They give an oxidised look when reacting with water.

So let us see some techniques using the Distress Oxide Inks.

These are good for distressing..giving a smooth non-patchy look. But does not have the transparent hue as in distress inks. However flawless blending can be achieved when distressing with oxide inks.

We can create beautiful backgrounds with Distress oxide inks.

                               Pic from google


Distress oxide inks are good for stamping give crisp images

                         Note the difference between Distress inks and oxide inks in stamping

Gives a beautiful look to die cuts, spreading evenly



Can get wonderful results with stencils


                                             Distress oxide inks are very good for painting

          General stamping can be achieved beautifully on distressed oxide ink background


             Look at the beautiful effect of oxidised spritzed background-when water is spritzed

                                       Distress oxide inks are wonderful for heat embossing


So what else do you need when one ink pad gives so many advantages. 
I have a Facebook live video showing all these above techniques. 
So just click on this link to see me live.
https://www.facebook.com/anita.kejriwal/videos/10212624772882353/

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So see you again with more crafty news!!!!!
Have a good day and Happy Crafting!!!!!!!



Thursday, 18 May 2017

Mothers Day with PLAID..part2!

Hellooo...
It's THURSDAY and back with my PLAID play!
I am still not done with Mothers Day and have another project share for the same!
What did you all gift your mom? I know each day we remember our mother and these gifts are just an expression of our love...and today I have another experiment with MODPODGE...IMAGE TRANSFER!

You may know modpodge as a sealer and glue but dis you know you can also do image transfer using it in just a few simple steps...its no rocket science.

I have full length video tutorial here.

Do watch and give this a try..

Here are some pics of my experiment...

Image transfer on 3 materials..Glass, plastic and metal!



So, go ahead play with your modpodge now and personalize your home decor!

See you next week with another Plaid play!

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers
Rupa



Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Sliding Recipe Card Holder with Memorydex


Hi friends,Dr Sonia here with a simple project which is not only practical and useful but elegant and cute in its own way!
I used the Memorydex system to make a Recipe Card holder. Though it's the times of pinterest and cooking apps I am still old school when it comes to cooking ...I need to see a recipe on paper while I cook ! 

And I am sure all of you will have at least a couple of cook books and mamma's favorite recipes and of course those tried and tested family favorites!!

My favorite recipes are scattered in various books and when I want to make one particular item I have to go hunt for the book it is in.....so when I got my hands on the memorydex system I was thrilled that this would be a cool, hassle free ,not to mention pretty way to organize my favorite recipes and have them on hand in my kitchen!

 I used food themed DCWV papers to add a bit of color to my recipe holder and used Spellbinders dies and adhesive backed glitter foam to add the headings.

Since a recipe holder is a practical project which is going to be put to a lot of daily use..I let the paper take care of the  prettiness coefficient as I didnt want to add bulky embellishments!


The slider cards have 2 slots in the lower part and this makes them easy to insert into the slider tray and also to the Memorydex spinner.

Here are the options to make the slider cards:
Memorydex Oval Dividers dies : You can use these to make 2 types of cards...one shape can be a divider and have headings and the other one can be used to write the recipes .


Tab style die: This is cool  if your want to add labels to the tab part. I already have a Spellbinders Address Bood die with tabs and a MFT tab die so I use those to make tabs.


Memorydex punch: This is especially cool to use as you are then not dependent on a die cutting machine and can punch holes into any paper shape


Here are all the materials I used in this post. It also has the memorydex spinner which I showed you in the post here : Memorydex Spinner.



I used the different styles of dies to act as separators between the recipes

I have to use glasses to read small print but not otherwise so I find it handy to have a recipe written in large font in my own handwriting rather than read from a book!!!

The trays are made of sturdy chipboard and have metal rods on which the cards slide. They are big enough to hold dozens and dozens of cards!

I hope you liked this simple idea!!

Monday, 15 May 2017

Altered Bird House

Hi Crafty Friends! Again Suzna here. I hope you are ready for more of inspiration :-).
Today I'm sharing an altered Bird house, I made using lots of different Creative Embellishments, like metal charms & flowers. This was really fun to create with especially Prima marketing art mediums

Inside of the frame was not heavy with mediums, but heavy with lots of flowers :-) 
I have to admit - effects were simply breathtaking: all the different colours, textures and compositions made this bird house totally unforgettable for me. I think i may be tempted to make one more project with prima art mediums..

Here is Step by Step details
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1. When i got this frame, i was confused. How to decorate this bird house. But the Prima marketing mediums gave more confident to go forward. 




2. I started off by gluing all the metal emblishment pieces onto the outside and inside the frame.



3. I painted everything with two coats of Black gesso


4. When the gesso was dry, i took 3 colors of iridescent Mica powers. And i made the metalic paste by mixing with Modeling paste.
1st Lilac Opal Magic with Modeling paste
2nd Peach Opal Magic with Modeling Paste
3rd Gold Opal Magic with Modeling paste



5. This is the way i made the paste. Very small amount of 3 separate mix. bcoz only we need to touch up with brush




6. After this process i feel i need more color layer required, so i took Acrylic Dark velvet. And i painted only on edges
  



7. Final layer coloring : Metallique Wax


8. Next part is decorating inside: Why i choose pattern paper inside, bcoz this metal frames are shadow box. And i dont like again dark inside.
   



9. Only 1 12"X12" paper is required for covering inside all sides

  

10. Prima paper vine flowers are always perfect for decorating roof of this house. And i forget to tell you, i choose gel mediums to fix the metal charms. 

Hot glue is problematic though - it chips off! It won't stay permanently on any acrylic, glass, metal or plastic element, especially if there's a lot of water around it! My option is securing my embellishment with the coat of Modeling Paste or gel mediums. 
And hot glues are perfect for gluing paper flowers :-)


11. Adding lots of different size paper flowers, like layer


This way my altered frame was fully decorated on the outside  inside, and quite pretty I have to admit, even without any photo or item inside... but of course I couldn't resist and for the photos I had to add something inside


12. Final touch were done with colored micro balls and matte finish mode podge.  



I hope you've enjoyed the project
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Hugs
Suzna