Saturday, 24 February 2018

Mixed Media Canvas & Layouts: Guest Design Post by Preeti Datta

Hi folks!

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. Good Morning :) 
I am thrilled & honored to be back on the Crafter’s Corner Blog as a Guest Designer. 
Very grateful for this opportunity. Thanks a ton to Shalini di & the whole team at Crafters Corner.

I will be sharing 3 projects today; a Vintage Themed Mixed Media Canvas & 2 Mixed Media Layouts. 

I’ve used Dress My Craft's gorgeous products: Stencils, Glitters, Beads, Papers, Flowers & other craft supplies from the Crafter's Corner store

Let's get started. 

1. Vintage Mixed Media Canvas- "Dream"

Here are some close-up photos to reveal the intricate details :- 

Collage of the Process Photos: 

Synopsis of the Process: Prepared the canvas (10 by 8 inches) with Prima's Heavy White Gesso and added texture through DMC's Swirls & Couture Fashion stencils & Prima's modelling paste. Created the composition in the background with laces, then added color with Lindy's sprays. For more texture & details, did background stamping with a Prima stamp & Potting Soil Archival Ink, added DMC's pearl micro beads, golden antique beads, DMC rainbow glitter using Prima's 3d Matte Gel, made a wire embellishment with DMC's golden antique beads & prepared the Dusty Attic chipboards by heat embossing them & adding some DMC rainbow glitter chunks to them. Also, added tiny glass bottles with DMC's pearl micro beads, golden antique beads, stickers, thread, antique brads & rolled up book paper cigars. For creating the layers, used papers from DMC's Teenie Weenie Paper pack, fussy cut elements from DMC's motif sheets, added gauze & lace. In the end, created ink splatter, distressed the edges of the canvas with Vintage Photo Distress Ink & added a little shine using Inka Gold & Prima waxes.

2. Mixed Media Layout- Celebrate

Here are some close-up photos of the layout:

Collage of the Process Photos:

Synopsis of the Process: Prepared the base with Prima's Heavy White Gesso & then applied Prima's Modelling Paste through DMC's Alphas Stencil. Added color using ink sprays & distress inks/oxides. Added more interest to the background by stamping with archival inks & sponging on distress oxides through DMC's Thumb Print & Couture Fashion Stencils. Then prepared the elements for layering & embellishments by using DMC's Dots N Stripes Paper Pack & Motif Sheets. Further, gathered all the elements for layering like flowers, die cuts, laces, twine, gauze, DMC's 3D Fairy flowers (altered the color by applying gesso and then coloring with sprays) pollens etc and created a composition. In the end, added texture & shine to the flowers and in places around the layout, using DMC's Pearl Micro Beads, DMC sequins, Little Hearts, Rainbow Glitter, Microfine Glitter Powder & Rainbow Glitter Chunks using Prima's 3D Matte Gel. 

3. Mixed Media Layout- Dream Big

Here are some close-up photos of the layout:

Synopsis of the Process: Prepped one of the Pattern Papers from DMC's Hydrangea Lawns Paper Pack with Prima's Clear Gesso and applied Prima's Modelling Paste through DMC's Thumbprint Stencil. Then added  DMC's Rainbow Glitter & Microfine Glitter Powder to add sparkle to the background. Sprayed on a spray sealer (to bind the glitter to the layout better) then deckled the edges of the paper & adhered it to other deckled & distress edged papers to create a layered 3-D look.  For the main composition, used DMC's 3D Fairy Flowers, twine, gauze & die cuts. Fussy cut the butterflies & titles from DMC's  Motif Sheets. Did background stamping & added color to the background with ink sprays. Added texture & shine to the flowers and in places around the layout, using DMC's Pearl Micro Beads, Golden Antique Beads, DMC sequinsRainbow GlitterMicrofine Glitter Powder & Rainbow Glitter Chunks using Prima's 3D Matte Gel. In the end, created white ink splatter. 

That's all for today :) 

In case, you'd like to check out my first GD post where I shared 8 Simple Mixed Media Cards (using DMC stencils & glitters), please click HERE.

I'm very grateful to Crafter's Corner for this experience. I had so much fun playing with the supplies. I highly recommend that you check out their website, HERE and also, their brand- Dress My Craft for it’s Stencils, Glitters, Sequins, Flowers, Pattern Papers, charms, miniatures etc They have a plethora of cool options to choose from. Buy a few to try them out, experiment and see the quality for yourself. I'm sure you'll love them :) 

Please don't forget, there is a great deal on DMC stencils via a Grab Bag Offer,wherein you can pick up all 12, A4 sized DMC stencils at a discounted price, please click HERE to check it out. 

Have a great weekend!
Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed
Preeti Datta

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Tote bag with DMC fabric transfer and stencils

Helllo crafty folks!

Rupa here on a Thursday with an amazing project share using the FIRST OF IT'S KIND FABRIC TRANSFER technique launched by Dress My Craft!
Yes, it's fabric transfer in just a few steps!
Here are a few things to keep in mind for this technique...
1. The technique can be done on ANY fabric that can be ironed and can withstand the heat from ironing. It should not shrink or burn!

2. Be patient and take your time to iron the transfer and your regular iron on COTTON mode should do. No need to use a steam iron.

3. Give sufficient time for cooling and don't be in a hurry to peel the transfer sheet.

4. MILD HAND WASH only and that to with cold water.

With all these in mind, you can just go about using this transfer technique to create some amazing stuff for the home like tote bags, cushion covers, pillow covers, aprons, journal covers and many more. It's your creativity and imagination at play!

Let me tell you it is the first of its kind and now fabric transfer can be done in a jiffy!
Here is what I made and I have a full video on this.

Do watch till the end and let me know if you have any queries. The fabric flower charm is totally hand made and has the faux leather tassel too hanging from DMC.

So, anyone shopping with me???? Dosen't the tote bag look super stylish.

Watch the full video here..

I will see you soon with another project .
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.


DMC Fabric transfer sheets
DMC canvas tote bag
DMC stencils
Lindy's sprays
DMC  faux leather tassels

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Follow your Heart : Golden Canvas

Good Morning Everyone

Someone told me always Follow your Heart, so for today's post I have small canvas which I have made to gift to someone who always follow her heart .....

Its super easy and quick to make, and I find it perfect to gift someone just to remind them how special they are.

I have a step by step pictorial - How to build this GOLDEN CANVAS 

I have taken small canvas 8x8 inches and have applied one layer of Black Gesso.
 STEP 2 
Once gesso dries up, cover the entire surface with texture paste clear crackle
and allow to air dry or you are impatient like me use your heat gun to expedite the process.

Look at these cracks.... 

 Once the crackle dries, I have applied texture paste silver antique using ranger stencils bubble.

STEP 4  
 Once dried up, apply randomly brillance wax ( any color of your choice)

STEP 5  
Take Dress My craft pattern papers any print of your choice, cut thin strips and distress the edges all around the strips and squares using Vintage Photo.

 I have randomly pasted the pattern pieces around.

To tone down or give the frame antique look the I have used ranger gold embossing powder

 Its time to assemble all the flowers and frames on canvas.
The pink big bloom is handmade and for the same I have used DMC glitter and thread pollens.
Rest other flowers are from Prima.

VIOLA its done :)

 I hope you liked my super easy canvas and I also hope was able to inspire you all.
Please find below list of supplies used to make this canvas.


Products used- 
Canvas - from stash