Wednesday, 18 April 2018

My Little Princess Baby Album

Hello dearies....I am back on the blog with my new project using My little princess paper pack from The Element craft Studio..

Glimpse of My little Princess album..

The papers are perfect for
I loved the way it came out...
For the cover I made a shaker embellishment and have fussy cut the elements from the pack..
Here is the video overview of this album---

                Hope you all liked it....


Sunday, 15 April 2018

Altered Sewing Machine Drawer

Hello friend jinal here from jinal arts.... Today i am going to share with you most interesting and a very different decoupage article a sewing machine.....When I received my DT kit with this drawer, felt so happy and was clear about my concept of what I wanna do with this beautiful base...As professionally being a Fashion designer, I am used to work on sewing machine and this base made me remind my designing course... Feeling very excited to play with this base and awesome decoupage papers of AnRa Crafts...Here is the overview video of the project I made--

A wooden sewing machine drawer from TECS..
Wandering Jane decoupage paper of AnRa Crafts from TECS.
Modpodge Gloss 
Twines, ribbons, pearls, buttons, laces from my stash 
Temporary Tattoo sheets
Folk Art colors
Inka gold 
Wooden embellishments from TECS

 SO let's start making this wonderful piece...
Firstly i took machine's upper part and placed on paper where i wanted to get which pattern and cut paper upon markings. I cut down 1/4 inch lesser paper than the actual measurement and marking..

Now I took folk art colors and provided a base to whole wooden piece, after it dried, applied modpodge and adhered decoupage sheets as per my placement idea...

With the help of scrapper, I removed air bubbles and gave a smooth finish and let it dry...

After all sides are done, gave it a nice coat of modpodge and let it dry completely...

Now the time to decorate and alter the base....I took temporary tattoo of filigree designs and transferred upon base where I wanted as I wanted to try something new and these came out very beautifully.....

After it dried completely, I started decorating it with pearls, laces, buttons and wooden embellishments... 

Then I touched it up with Inka Gold on all edges to give it a vintage n altered look...

 At last, I did a bit stamping as final touch.....

Hope, you all would have liked the post and my altered sewing machine drawer...Give your love in form of feedback msgs and share the post....

Love you all...Jinnu

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Lampshade using TECS Decoupage Papers

Hello my crafty friends......

It's me,Arpita here on the blog today....with a simple yet a beautiful project.I received this gorgeous lampshade base by THE ELEMENT CRAFT STUDIO and fell in love with this piece instantly,its so beautifully designed and conceptualized. I also received their recently launched decoupaged papers,which are 100 gsm papers with great prints,lovely colors and has a great texture,I absolutely loved working with them.So here is what I made.....


1 .I roughly cut the decoupage paper to size of the panels adhered them using modpodge one panel at a time,sanded the extra paper..once done with all the panels I applied a coat of modpodge and 2 coats of varnish.

2 .Next was to paint the stand,i used lilac chalk paint...applied 2 coats of the chalk paint and to add some interest to the stand i decided to do some gilding using a silver leaf and did some stenciling using modelling paste on the base of the stand.

3. Finished it by adding a lace trim and some beads to the top part of the lampshade.

ThankYou for stopping by...
see you soon with another interesting project,till then


Friday, 6 April 2018

My Little Princess Explosion Box

Hello friends, Jinal here....
Today I have an explosion box made from TECS's paper pack "My Little Princess" to share with you all. I love making explosion boxes but baby explosion box I have tried for the first time and loved the pack completely... lots of fussy cutting...layering..have tried using less of stamp n outer stuff as papers are a complete package itself to make any album, card or box... 

First I am posting video of the box...In that video I have specified why I have kept this style.... hope you will like my idea for using this papers...

Lets get started... Material used are paper pack "My Little Princess" from TECS. White iris Card stocks Glossy assent.glue scissor. Distress ink picked raspberry. Laces and button pearls from my stash... Have used minimal product from outside and used more of papers only.... 

Procedure----Take 12 by 12 card stock...and score at 4/8/12 on both sides... So you will get 9 equal parts... Chop of the four corners... As in the pic..
  Then next layer take a bit smaller size from the first layer ,chop of the corners.. Layer it with pattern paper front and back according to your wish...
  After that take a 9x9 inch card stock score at 3/6/9 on both sides...n just slit all four corners and stick the pattern papers as shown in d video....stick the paper in such a way that when all the pieces are opened one whole pic is seen...and then make a 2x2 inch magnetic which you can put small teddy /gift/ few chocolate.... Make a squash for 2 sides of first layer.... For folded pop up card for 2nd layer....
For the lid have done fussy cutting of teddy, fairy...lamb and other stuff....used lases and buttons, pearls to decorate the box...

Looking forward for your valuable feedback about the box...thanks... Love, Jinal..

Friday, 23 March 2018

Album with box,Paper pack-Purani Jeans

Hello everyone!!

I am again on TECS blog with a beautiful album,which I did recently using Paper packs from TECS. I have used "PURANI JEANS" paper pack for my album.This time I also made a coordinating box along with the album.Without wasting time ,let me share some pictures of the album first.

I also used wooden embellishments from TECS like Happy birthday sentiment.The flowers are handmade with felt and other fillers are from my stash.Few more close ups of the album.

Now the inside pages of the album,

and this is my back cover

I loved making the album with superb papers from TECS,the quality is unbeatable and so are the designs.

I also have a video walk through for the album,Do watch and leave love

Happy Crafting!!

Friday, 16 March 2018

Altered Book Style box+ Accordion mini Journal

Hello My Crafty Friends.........

It's me Arpita again on the blog today.Today I am sharing a cute little project,actually there is 2 projects in 1 today.A altered book style box and a accordion style mini journal/album,yes tried making a little accordion style mini journal book/album.Album making is very new to me and its my first,enjoyed making it.

Will share a written tutorial with you at the end of the pictures.Hope you enjoy the projects.....

Tutorial for the altered box

1.First started with the binding part,wanted to give it a faux leather look..for that i first tore a tissue into small bits and started to adhere them randomly on to the surface,did two layers of the same process as only one layer had not given as much texture I wanted.

2.To paint this I tried to take the colors complementing the color of the paper i was using.i choose sap green,yellow ochre,pink and brown.I diluted these paints with water and started applying them each color at a time and letting them dry between each coat.painted till i was satisfied with the color.

3.Wanted the side to look like pages,so i painted the base with brown once dried added a thick coat of gesso and as it was still wet took a comb to draw lines through it.

4.Now stuck the pattern paper,embelished them and I was done with the book box.And yes don't forget to varnish the inside of the box once u have painted it.

Tutorial for Accordin style mini journal/album

Before starting with the steps I want to say I have not used any score board or trimmers .all papers are cut by scissors,a normal blade.So if you are thinking you need to have all the tools to do this,no u don't.

1.As I wanted this to fit in my book box,took measurements suiting the box.
2.The album measures 4'' * 3''. Fistly i cut a white cardstock 9'' * 4'' strip,cut 3 strips with the same measurement.
3.At every 3'' made a fold for all the 3 strips and stuck them together.the last fold of the first strip overlaps the 1st fold of the 2nd strip.
4.Cut the pattern papers a quater inch smaller and stuck them on the raw album base.Also added some corner inserts and pockets.
5.Added a long piece of lace trim on the top which acts as a closure and i wa done.

Materials used :
 MDF Book Style Box , Pattern Paper .Chipboard Embellishment used inside of the box all from The Element Craft Studio
ThankYou for stopping by...
see you soon with another interesting project,till then


Sunday, 11 March 2018

Pop up card+Video Tutorial

Hi folks,Sheetal here,

 I am back on the blog with a pop up card .. Glimpse of my project followed by a video tutorial of the same...Hope you will love it and give it a try :)

The lovely paper pack and the element made me fall in love with this card..All the materials used and the measurements are in the video... Check it out here :)

Hope you enjoyed the video...happy crafting!!


Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Star Easel card and Floral card Tutorial

Helllooo crafty people..!

This is Shilpi here today on TECS blog.. And today I'll share tutorial of two cute cards.. U can make these very quickly.. so I hope u guys enjoy the tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it.. so let's start with the first one.

1)Star Easel card

Cut down a card stock measuring 20.5cm x13cm. Fold it into a half with d help of a bone folder.. cut down a pattern paper of your choice with the same measurement, I have used a paper from the paper pack Love is everywhere from "The Junk Drawer" .

Now trim down 1/8th inch from all d sides of pattern paper. Cut both the base card stock n pattern paper diagonally n paste pattern paper to the base card stock as shown in the picture.. now we have three triangles 2 small n one big.. 

we have already scored the bigger triangle from d middle that gives us a triangle shaped card.. make a slit on d diagonal side of the card as shown in the picture.. on the other hand paste both the small triangles as shown in the pic.. after pasting the small triangles u can decorate it d way u want..

I have added a parachute n love is everywhere tag from the same paper pack n a few flowers.. Now your bigger triangle will act like a base n insert the smaller triangles in d slit as show in the picture.. after inserting it u get a star easel card.. attaching the pics of the procedure..

2) Floral card

This one is super easy n quick.. Take s card stock measuring 26cm x 13 cm now fold it into a half with the help of a bone folder.. cut down a pattern paper measuring 13cm x 11cm n trim 1/8 of an inch from all the sides.. I have again used a paper from "Love is everywhere pack" Distress the side of both the card stock n pattern paper.

Then I trimmed down two burlap strips as per the size of the card n distressed it n pasted it as shown in the pic.. I have taken a chippies from the TECS gessoed it n distressed it.. roughly tear down any quote of your Choice n distress its edges.. I have used  a quote from the paper pack " bohemian dreams" from the Junk drawer.. Then I have added a small bow n punch craft flowers n sequences to the chippies.. Taddda it's done!!

Hope u enjoyed the tutorial
Keep creating !!