Friday, 29 March 2019

Vintage Heart Easel

Hi buddies, Bindiya here with another put of the box and vintage style project--

What can be more beautiful than an master art-piece with a hanging heart easel to put your memories in form of photo...

In this project I have mixed steampunk style with vintage and shabby look----

"Shabby Steampunk"

Material Used :---

2.Wooden Cutouts
3.Chalk paints :
Rustic russet
Shy olive
Baby pink
Soft sun

4.Crackle medium
6.Art stones (mini n big size) 
7.Dry moss ( brown n green)
9.Candle wax
11. Pearl string

Procedure :---

1. Color the entire with dark grey chalk paint. 

2. For the distress look, rub the candle wax on the  base randomly on the 

3. Let it dry completely.

4. After drying the chalk paints, scrub the area where the wax has been rubbed.

5. Now apply one step crackle medium on the required for the crackle effect on the base and one the heart shape randomly. ( the thicker the crackle medium is applied the bigger cracks you will get and the thinner the medium is applied the smaller cracks you will get) 

6. Once the crackle medium is completed dry apply the baby pink, white gesso and soft sun chalk paints on it.  Once these chalk paints are dried you will see the cracks. 

7. Colors the flourish chippies with shy olive, baby pink and faded teal chalk paints randomly.

8. Color the cycle chippy with soft sun, baby pink, faded teal, rustic russet n gun metal chalk paints randomly. 

9. Color the lamp post chippy with gun metal and shy olive chalk paints. Color the steampunk chippy with white grasp, baby pink and shy olive as required. 

10. Give the distress on the fence chippy as well.

11. Use green glitter on the leaf shape on the flourish chippy and one the lamp post chippy, yellows glitter on the  steampunk wings edges and lavender glitter on the feather chippy. 

12. Stick all the chippies as shown in the tutorial. 

13. Mark the heart shape on the decoupage paper as required and cut it. Stick the decoupage paper on the heart shape with modge podge. 

14. Apply micro art stones on the heart shape frame randomly. Stick pearl string on the edges of the heart shape frame. 

15. Now connect all the pieces of base as shown. Now hang the heart shape with the help of pearl string. 

16. Stick dry moss and big art stones on the base as shown. 

17. After everything is dried apply 2 to 3 coats of varnish on the entire project.

Hoe, you all liked my post of the day...shower your love in form of comments buddies.....

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Coffee N Me--ATC Tags

Hi crafty folks,

This is Anjali,Creative designer@ The Element Craft Studio and I am here with some quick pick tags...

Who doesn’t loves cupcakes and coffee? The aroma of coffee and the sweetness of cupcakes bring so much peace n joy on the faces.

So I am here with these tags made using Mom’s recipe papers and chipsters from the store.And I am loving how they turned out.

Add these to your scrapbooks,cards,as a gift tags and lots more.

So sharing the steps to make these with material used-

Mum's Recipe Paper pack
Coffee N Me chipsters
Mini Shakers
Iris Sheets

1. Cut a white cardstcok and cut the upper edges on both corners.

2. Further I have layered using random pieces that’s fits the papers size and used tag punches to cut and layer them.

Also I have painted the cute Chippies with some chalk paints.

3. While layering I have used some die cuts and some fussy cut elements from the paper pack itself.And I have also added some shaker chipsters that adds to the beauty of the tags.

4. To give dimension to the fussy cut elements I have added foam tapes to stick them.And embellished with some flowers ,sequins, butterflies and tied some satin twine at the top.

And we are done!!! 

Friday, 15 March 2019

Floral Inchie Card

Hi buddies, Sheetal Thakore here, DT of TECS with a unique card---Inchie Card

Inchie craft is very popular in many countries and I really love the concept of using inches as blocks to make a layout...

Here is a video tutorial of this beautiful card for you all....

Material used--
Swiss Dot N Checks Paper Pack 
Kraft Cardstock 
White Chipsters
Glimmer Dust
Mini Shakers

Hope, you all liked the tutorial, keep coming back for more video tutorials....

Hang On---hook up memories

Helloooo buddies, Bindiya here with a very unique and vintage style project--

A perfect art piece for personalized wall decor piece named as Hang On!!!---hook up memories. In this project I have used multiple embellishments ,mediums and techniques which completely blends with each other to get that perfect vintage saga aged look. So here is an unique photo frame with amazing look. 

Another interesting news is, we are providing a kit of this project with a video and picture tutorial for you all with all required material excluding very few basic tools on an amazingly pocket friendly pricing for you all...

Wait, wait....why to take the class? thinking nah? Here is the answer---

This tutorial has all techniques to learn which you need to make any mix media project---

1.Dry brushing technique with chalk paint
2.Distress edges with chalk paint
3.Burnt effect with chalk paint
4.distress effect on corner with archival ink
5. Stamping 
6. Distress background 
7.coloring of chippies 
8. Highlighting of embellishments 
9.Arrangements of embellishments 
10. Glitter effect 
11.use of embossing powder 
12. Use of Ephemera sheet
13.Assembling of the base.

So, gals, what to wait for? Book your kits with us and create a master piece by your own for your home and for your loved ones---

Don't miss this golden chance, just book now...You can get your kit while quantities last at site HERE

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Essence of Spring....

Hello friends,
                         I am back again with my inspirational post for The Element Craft Studio. Spring is here... " Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be " This time I got MDF raw Perpetual calendar with the clock base as my DT kit.

                        Spring is here. So I keep that fresh yellow and orange colors in my mind and altered a beautiful perpetual calendar with a clock for my Kitchen. Sunshine is here again....yeah !!!!

Here is the procedure !!! I selected beautiful papers from TECS !!! "  Sunny Side ". These papers are perfect for my theme.

Now I started with my base. 

First I colored the base with Dark Brown chalk paint. There is no need for a primer as MDF base and chalk paints of TECS are perfect to work  After that I applied crackle paste at some places and on borders, I rubbed wax for distressing. 

I selected one paper from the pack and cut a small round for the center of my clock base 
and distressed the edges with Archival brown ink.

After that, I applied a Bright Yellow color as a base color on the entire surface except for blocks of a calendar. Now you can see fine small cracks on the surface.

Then I fussy cut some flowers and leaves from papers and distressed the edges with Archival brown ink. With little green and brown, I created shadows on the right side of the base and stuck flower and leaves there. Distressed the edges with Sandpaper to the entire base. I did some stamping too with Black archival ink here and there to create more interest.

Now, I added some chippies from TECS collection. Colored them with little dark copper color and for blocks of dates and month, I used a photo transfer technique. Applied Wax at the borders and then colored them with Bright orange color. After it dried distressed the edges with sandpaper. I laser print the numbers and months after flipping the image and stuck them on blocks with mod podge. Kept that overnight and removed gently with a wet sponge.

 I stuck numbers on the clock and fixed the machine on its place.

After that last step, I found my two corners of the base little empty. So I added some stuff to look finished and voila it's done... 

Hope you guys love it :)

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Le Conte--An Old Book

Hi all crafty lovers,

 I am Anika Mittal. Thanks to TECS to give me this great opportunity to showcase my work as a DT. All the TECS products are great and they always inspire me to create something new. Today I am presenting my new creation ‘MIXED MEDIA VINTAGE BOOK BOX’ in which I have used clay in a different way.

When I received book box as my project kit the first thought came in my mind was lets go vintage and I decided to give my project an old book look.  Lets start our vintage journey with the list of material that we need to make it successful.
TECS book box base   
Vintage world 1 decoupage paper 
Roman dial stencil   
Vintage border stencil 
Chalk paints  
Mod Podge 
Metal charms 
Texture paste ,Gloss gel

First, we remove both the hinges from the book box base. It helps us to color our sides of the flap properly and to keep the hinges clean. After that I covered my front flap with the vintage decoupage paper and add some design of clock by using texture paste and dial stencil. I wanted to give my project some rough look that’s why I used knife to spread gloss gel roughly.

Next , I spread the texture paint on the sides of the base and used a fork to give old pages effect. After drying the gloss gel , now its time to try my new technique. 

I took a thin layer of clay and place it in the middle of the front flap with giving some creases to give it embossed effect and give some texture with stamps and added some metal gears.

Put this aside for drying. In the mean time, lets focus on our side and inner parts designs. I have used TECS stencils for inside and side designing.

To give pages vintage effect, I have used brown ans burnt sienna oil paints. I spread the burnt sienna and raw sienna oil paints on the sides and then wiped them with wet tissue . then added some dark brown color on the sides.

I colored the front with shading of metallic and chalk paints and then colored the sides and inner part with green chalk paint. I applied wax on the side and crackle medium inside flap of the book cover .After drying the crackle medium, I gave the brown color top coat and add some golden color effects in the middle part of the dial and in the sides.
On the side , I rubbed the wax and applied brown color top coat. After drying the brown color, I used the sand paper to add the distress look. And gave my book box time travel title with the help of clear stamps and embossing powder.

I did stick wing key with glue gun in the middle of the front flap. Now gits time to give some finishing touches. I used some gold and brown paint to give final touches of my project. 

Hope, you all will like my blog. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to ask me in the comments. Thank you for reading my tutorial.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Tweety's Hut - A Bird House

Hello everyone Semonti here again at The Element Craft Studio blog with my 2nd post. Today I’m sharing a colorful 3d mixed media project a bird house.

Here my complete project pick--

Products are listed below which I’ve used in my project and all of them from TECS.
5. Glimmer dust – Twinkling Nights

Step by step tutorial:

First I’ve applied modeling paste through tile design stencil on bird house roof. Also add modeling paste and fiber paste front of the base, on roof randomly with pallet knife for uneven texture. 

Add some art stone here and there in front of the base for more texture.
After drying I paint the roof with Tangerine chalk paint and used other colors as dry brushing for rusty, mossy effects and highlighted the texture on roof (Patina, Shy Olive, and dark brown). 

In front of the base I’ve apply Fuller’s Earth chalk paint first. Now I want some spray colors effect with chalk paints so I have diluted the other colors (Patina, Tangerine, Shy Olive, Gunmetal and dark brown) with little water and apply the colors as my desire look. 
Colored a piece of gauge with same shades of colors and add it in front for more grungy effect. 

Now I’ve decoupage two sides of the bird house with lovely decoupage paper. 
Add two wooden fences, one in front and the other one side of the base. Applied texture paste onto the fence for texture and then color them with chalk paints. Also add some glimmer dust on tiny birds on one of the frame.
I’ve fussy cut all the leaves and red berry and one big bird from the paper set. Decoupage the bird in front of the house as 3d decoupage technique.
Stick all the leaves and berries to the hose mainly roof and front. Add moss and sisal fiber for more natural look to it.
Now I’ve add some flowers. Any beautiful projects aren’t complete without beautiful flowers as our nature incomplete without the lovely flowers isn’t it? So I’ve decided to make my own flowers for this project and add them onto my bird house.

Here are more pictures of my project. Hope you all like it.