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Monday, April 29, 2019

Glass Bottle Art and Decoupage

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Make the used useful....Glass bottle converted to beautiful flower vase or Home decor .. Simple and easy concept for beginners and kids. Bottle Art is a vast subject and there are a lot of ways to decorate and paint these, I have chosen to share a few that I have tried my hands on.

Recycle your Glass bottles and make beautiful decoupaged bottles to decorate your home or office. Here are 3 different bottles given a makeover and dealt differently giving you ideas for the love of Bottle Art and Decoupage decor piece. 

Decoupage on Glass bottle with Decoupage Napkins 


  1. The first is a glass bottle on which I worked with a tissue - The first thing I needed to do is to remove the labels. Soaking the bottles in hot water makes this step much easier than trying to scrape dry labels off the bottle.After all the labels were off, and the bottle no longer smelled, I let it dry over night. 
  2. I primed the bottle white with Gesso , It is an important art supply to get your canvas ready for painting. ... Gesso is very similar to white acrylic paint, only thinner. It prepares (or "primes") the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready to accept acrylic paint. Allow the first coat of Gesso to dry for at least one hour to be sure it will not lift when the next layers are applied.
  3. I have used a sponge dauber for the purpose of priming and painting here.
  4. The Decoupage Napkins unlike papers are typical 3 ply[ has 3 layers] or 2 ply 2 layers. Whenever you are decoupaging with napkins you need to remove all the layers except the top design layer and use them.
  5. My favorite decoupage glue is Mod Podge as I have been using it since long , I have used my paint brush and applied the glue on the circumference of the bottle, placing the napkin perfectly and holding that part down for some time to make sure that it set enough for me to move on to the next section.
  6. Then I have painted the top neck of the bottle with Golden acrylic paint to match with the design of the napkin.
Decoupage on Glass bottle with Chalk paints 


I have followed the same process for this Milk bottle but the only difference is that I have used chalk paints here instead of the acrylic paints as on the first bottle. This bottle was smaller and quicker to finish off with.

Bottle Art Painting 


Bottles when painted and used as d├ęcor items, add a little charm to the corner where they are placed. 


 I have hand-painted an Old Monk Rum bottle using Acrylic paints and the center with Chalk paint in pastels. The bottle has a raised design of its own giving a crackle effect hence in-cooperated it for the center also. I have Hand stamped the sentiment on it. I have added a crochet ribbon around its neck and added daisies to match with bottle completing its makeover. 


These makeovers were extremely easy and highly satisfying art projects this week for me !

This Mother's Day gift your MOM beautiful handmade gift and make her smile with your creation ! Learn to make these bottles for the Home Decor lover at home or DM me to buy them for her....
To book your spot message me on my Facebook page or mail me at Sharadadilip@gmail.com to schedule as per your requirements so you will be ready on time for the D day [Sunday, May 12, 2019]

That is all for today , Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Regards
Sharada Dilip

Friday, April 26, 2019

DIY Recycled Art - Box Makeover

Hello Peeps 

DIY Recycled Art -  Box Makeover 
Besides making Scrapbooks , Cards and Canvas Art I spend most of my time making boxes for shipping purposes so that these handmade products that I make don't get damaged on transit. Since my creations come in different sizes and shapes its not possible for me to buy boxes for each size and shape hence I make them on need basis.


I save sturdy boxes or packaging materials and reuse them by giving makeover just like the one here I am sharing today.



This is a toy box saved , I have decoupaged / glued the box with adult colouring cards and covered the sides with pieces and tags . 


The back is covered with matching decoupage napkin. I have added a thank you note tag on the front 


Now my new gift box is ready to carry on my Orders. 
Inside the box you can see handmade cards with a gratitude note.


This is what happens at my Home studio, a day in my life !!

Creative reuse and recycle ideas turn ordinary objects into interesting and functional room decor.
I have tried to find clever ways to reuse and recycle old, broken or useless items into new, functional and original home decorations.I have tried and tested 15 Creative Reuse and Recycle Ideas and there are more here .


Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!



Regards
Sharada Dilip

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Baby Shower Gift Album

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Suddenly you just know it's time to start something new & trust the magic of new beginnings

From pregnancy to motherhood the journey documented... From the day of conception, each page for each month with the details like doctors visits, ultra sound, Food carvings,Symptoms, also the unpleasant ones too (such as the morning sickness) All the little details on these cards are so interesting and fun to read. Special moments-A page for Baby shower, Then the day when baby arrives with Baby's first details... all this and more to be documented in this wonderful album !




















I have been creating and gifting them out a lot these days  what say?


That is all for today , Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Regards
Sharada Dilip

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Cute Critters Mini Painting Magnets

Hello Friends ,

Cute Critters Mini Painting Magnets

I have a part 2 for the Mini Canvas painted magnets here today , if you haven't checked the other theme created earlier here is the Link to it .


This set is deigned with keeping in mind the Kids or Nursery decor and is called the Cute Critters. 
3x3 inches sized Canvas magnets with hand painted background , chipboard embellished and hand stamped sentiments customised in Cute Critters theme.


Here I have used Chalk Paints on the canvas. Chalk Paints is a type of paint that can be used on furniture and other items to create a chalky appearance. It's used for creating an aged appearance, and can be distressed easily.


These Chalk paints are perfect decorative paint for walls, furniture, terracotta, wood and more.These quick drying paints are great for adding vintage effect on wood. It has perfect consistency for spreading with rollers, sponge and brush. Great for mixed media, home decor & you can also use sandpaper or a dampened sanding block for a layered, chippy or distressed look.


I have used the Home decor Chalk paints in Pastels here as they go perfectly with the Cute Critters Mini Painting theme.





Products used here are  
(Link to shop available below)

3x3 sized Mini Canvas
Matt Chalk Acrylic paints - Pastels
Paint brushes
Mudra Chipzebs - Critters Chipzeb
Stamp sets used here are 
Favorite Memories, Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps and 
Phrases 2 Clear Stamp Set by Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Ranger Archival Ink Pads - Jet Black
Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Rich Cocoa
Memento dew drops fade-resistant ink, greenhouse
MAGNETIC SHEET - THIN, SELF ADHESIVE, BROWN A4 SHEET

I have lovely Chalk paint DIY's listed Here do check them out too 
 Chalk painted Ornate frame

Chalk painted Ornate frame

DIY nursery decor project


I loved painting these Mini Canvases that go well along any lovely home decor .




That is all for today , Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!

Regards
Sharada Dilip
     
  

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Garden lover Mini Painting Fridge Magnet

Hello Friends ,
I have been crafting more than I can blog , yes I said it !! 


I have been crafting and churning out new beauties each day at my studio and finding it hard to be updating on the blog and catching up with the social media updates !! You might have seen these projects on the my IG account or my FB page by now but without giving up hope I am religiously penning down my thoughts and sharing my creations and procedures here on my Blog !


A fruitful long Easter weekend, churned out these 3x3 inches sized Canvas magnets with hand painted background , chipboard embellished and hand stamped sentiments customised in different themes.





Products used here are 
Acrylic paints 
Paint brushes
Mudra Chipzebs - Cactus Chipzeb
Wooden block stamps from Itsy Bitsy 
Ranger Archival Ink Pads - Jet Black
Memento Fade Resistant Inkpad, Rich Cocoa
Memento dew drops fade-resistant ink, greenhouse
                        MAGNETIC SHEET - THIN, SELF ADHESIVE, BROWN A4 SHEET

Mini Painting - Fridge Magnet - Magnet Art - Kitchen Decor - Garden lover
 These Mini paintings are surely a treat to be gifted to cactus fans or Indoor garden lovers isn't it? I loved painting these Mini Canvases that go well along any lovely home decor .


This Mother's Day gift your MOM beautiful handmade gift and make her smile with your creation ! Learn to make a canvas magnet for the houseplant lover at home or DM me to buy them for her....
To book your spot message me on my Facebook page or mail me at Sharadadilip@gmail.com to schedule as per your requirements so you will be ready on time for the D day [Sunday, May 12, 2019]

I am playing along The Crafty Superstar-2019 with Itsy Bitsy and Mudra products used here 



That is all for today , Thank you so much for visiting & taking the time to comment on my blog. I love to hear from you & truly appreciate your feedback. Have a crafty day!


Regards
Sharada Dilip