Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Altered Hoop

Hola crafty people,

We are already half way through the first month of the new year and I have something really fun for you to create. Over so many years, people have shared their versions of altered hoop and here is mine! A mixed media altered hoop steampunk style. 


I used natural cord and created a mesh to support all my chipboard and metal embellishments. I covered it with black gesso and then adhered my chippies and metal embellishments using heavy body gel. I used some buttons and art pebbles to add dimensions. Once satisfied with the layout, I covered everything with a coat of black gesso again. 

Next I colored with IMMIX metallic paints from Expressions craft. I only used two colors and dry brushed them. To brighten up the project I also dry brushed with white gesso. 
Here are some close up looks!








Hope you liked this new creation. Stay tuned for many more mixed media inspirations this month. Leave a comment and let me know if you want me to create something. 

Until Next Time,
XOXO

JK

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Shabby Chic CAS Cards

Hello beautiful crafters,

I am back with another video tutorial for you all on Prika's channel. I have curated these two shabby chic clean and simple cards for you. 


I used an off-white card-stock paper for the base of my cards and layered with pattern papers. I embellished both the cards with different layers but keeping the elements same. I have used chipboards, flowers, die cuts and cheesecloth to add layers. Here’s the video tutorial, enjoy!


Hope you liked these cards and are inspired to make one too. Do tag me in your creations I would love to see them.

Until Next Time,
XOXO,

JK

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Mixed Media Shadow Box - Beauty in Simplicity

Hola beautiful crafters,

Wish you all a happy, crafty and a prosperous new year!  
Let's kick start this year with an exciting mixed media project. I have created a simple wall decor piece for you all. 


I have used a shadowbox made from black card-stock and embellished it with chipboards and metal embellishments to create this look. Since I have done a few mixed media projects for beginners, I thought of taking it a notch up for you all to experiment and see what more can be done with the same supplies. 

Here's the video tutorial!


Hope you all enjoyed watching it. Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and press the bell icon for regular video tutorial updates. 

Until Next Time,
XOXO

JK

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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Believe - Mixed Media Layout

Hello creative crafters,

I am super excited to share this last blogpost for the year 2018! This year has been super amazing for me as a crafter. My journey has been very bumpy and I saw many ups and downs. But with all of you all's support and overwhelming response to my creative projects, I feel blessed to be a crafter today. 

Before getting into the project I want to thank each and everyone of you for liking my projects and always encouraging me to be able to make something new and exciting for you all to be inspired from. 

And now, here I present my layout 'Believe in the magic of love'. 


I have been a true believer in the magic of love my entire life. I believe that if we love others then we can save the world. I believe that when we have such little time in our life we should love others and not spend that time hating one another. I believe love has the power to cure people and save them from their sufferings. I truly believe in the magic of love. 

Here is a picture tutorial for you all on the same.

I started with adding some different shades of chalk paints around the image of my choice. I used my fingers to blend the colors with one another. 



Next I added some washi tape here and there. I used a stitched stamp to add a border around my layout. I used some stencils as my stamps and using archival ink in black color created the numeric design around the frame and on the bottom left corner. 


I also used a flourish and script stamp here and there to add some more layers around my frame. 


Post my stamping in the background I added some pattern paper layers behind my image. I distressed the edges of the pattern paper and added some ink in the color raspberry. 


Next I adhered my picture and added my fussy cut flowers as well as some mulberry flowers around the picture. 


I finally finished off the layout by adding some deco stones here and there and some more stamping in the background around the image using a honeycomb and script stamp. 



Let's take a look at some detailed pictures of the layout!








I hope you liked this project and are inspired to create one of your own. Don't forget to tag me in your creations inspired by this one, I would love to see them. 

Until Next Time,
XOXO

JK

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PS - This is my entry for More Than Words Blog's monthly challenge on the word 'Believe'.