Sep 20, 2017

Altered Journal Cover

Hi Crafters,

Just a week before reached UAE home. Waiting to break my slumber and so this Mixed media project today.

Altered my new Art Journal cover using Art alchemy waxes goodness.

I love the subtle peek of the various gorgeous colors against the background!!!

  • Took A5 kraft journal cover.
  • Prepped with black gesso.
  • Stenciled with TCW Art is stencil using Prima Modeling paste.
  • Added centrally a cheese cloth and brushed the whole surface with black gesso again.
  • Applied Prima clear crackle at random places for extra textures.
  • Added Dusty Attic chipboards,Resin pieces, Metal embellies, art stones using Multimedia Matte.
  • Brushed all again with black gesso and applied series of LSG sprays.
  • Then came Prima art alchemy waxes for the textures to show through.

Hope you enjoy seeing this Altered journal cover.

Dustic Attic Chipboards used:

Entering following challenge:

Dusty Attic September challenge :  Been inspired by the brust of colors and used against the dark bg.

Mixed media place : September challenge : My take is on the dark hues and the quote here!

Jun 29, 2017

Watercolor Florals and Brush Lettering!!

In the series of Watercoloring and Brush Lettering combo, i did two artworks in Canton Montval watercolor paper with Gansai Tambi watercolors and did some Lettering by Kuretake Fudebiyori Metallic brush pens.

Yay!!! I never craft during my vacation at India...But this time, i wanna practice these newly learnt art forms, whenever i have little free time.

Truly i could see differences in my watercolor painting and acquired a bit confidence in brush strokes, as i mostly work with coloring stamped images, within boundaries.
This truly let my soul set free...

Hope you like it!!

More to come....Stay Tuned :)

Jun 26, 2017

Guest Designing at IBS

Hi friends,

This is Sathya from Paperie Expressions. Am excited to share my Guest Design project for the month of June at IBS. If you have missed my earlier post using two Fabulous floral stamps, you can check here . 

For today, i have come up with a mixed media project, using Gorgeous Butterflies Stampset.

Let's get started!

  • Took 5"x7" canvas and gessoed it with Clear Gesso.
  • Added Wendy Veichchi Embossing paste (Translucent) on the diagonal corners of the canvas and with that added cheesecloth.
  • Few strings are randomly to create further textures.
  • The canvas is misted with Lindy's gang sprays.
  • The butterflies are stamped using Black Archival ink and colored using Gelatos. Highlights are added using Fabercastell Polychromos pencils.

  • Then colored butterflies are fussy cut, Ranger's UTEE clear Heat embossed.
  • The canvas is randomly stamped using script stamp from Forever friends stampset and black archival ink.
  • Same stamp is stamped onto a chipboard and added as a focal interest.
  • To that added a vellum strip of sentiment from the Butterflies stampset.
  • Few Prima mini art stones and some gold glitter dots are added randomly for interest.
  • Finally butterflies are added using Hot glue gun.

Hope you liked today's project.

Supply used:

Butterflies Stampset

Jun 18, 2017

Brush Calligraphy Love

Hi Friends,

Happened to attend Brush Calligraphy Workshop in November 2016...
And Watercolor florals Workshop in April 2017...

Shared here few of my projects...which emerged from my trials and errors of the practices am having these days...

Hope you like it!

For the ever first time, tried Copperplate Calligraphy using Oblique Dip pen...Loving it so far.

Have laminated these pieces :) 

The journey continues...

Will soon share here...

Jun 16, 2017

Guest Designing at IBS

Hi Stampers! 

Thrilled to be here as Guest Designer for the month of June, at Inspired by Stamping.

Thank you Joanna, for this awesome opportunity to showcase my talent in your blog using your Gorgeous Stamps. Absolutely enjoyed using those beautiful stampsets.

Am here today to share two cards using Gorgeous floral stamp sets from IBS store.

First card:

Its a simple CAS card, which uses the focal element as cherry blossom cluster, from the Stampset Cherry Blossoms.

  • Took Neenah solar white cardstock in the size 4x5.25".
  • Stamped the cherry blossom using Alcohol marker friendly ink - Memento Tuxedo Black ink here.
  • Colored the image with Chameleon markers carefully inside the periphery of the images.
  • Then the whole image, is highlighted using blue shade of chameleon marker over the outer periphery of whole image so as to pop the image.
  • Finally Fabercastell Polychromos colored pencils are used to bring out shades and shadows to the images.
  • Sentiment is stamped from the same stampset using Memento tuxedo black ink.
  • Few clear dew droplets were added as accents.
  • Then the focal panel is added to the standard A2 sized black card base.

Second card:

For this card, i made use of Gorgeous Magnolia Stampset, giving it a bit of Mixed media touch.

  • Took  12x12cm top fold kraft cardbase.
  • Then took a white focal panel which is bit lesser in size, is distressed around the edges.
  • Bit of stenciling done using TCW- Tile using Prima Light base tinted with Hickery Smoke Distress ink.
  • Colored ornated chipboard using Black soot distress ink
  • Used No line coloring technique for the Magnolia images using Fabercastell polychromes pencils.
  • Fussy cut it and kept aside.
  • Added the ornated chipboard onto the focal panel with fussy cut image on top and white doily as base.
  • Spanish moss, Prima artstone, tinted cheese cloth (Peeled paint distress ink) added along with the colored image, which is popped using Scotch foam adhesive.
  • Sentiment is stamped on vellum using Archival ink and added to the focal panel.
  • The focal panel is then mounted onto the kraft cardbase using foam adhesives.
  • Few enamel dots are added to finish off the card.

Hope you all enjoyed today's projects. I can't wait for you to see my second post.

Thanks much for stopping by!


Stamps used:



Jun 5, 2017

Simply cards!!

Am over at Mudra today with few simple cards using Gorgeous May releases!!

Head over to the blog to see the full reveal.

Sneak peek just for you :)

May 28, 2017

All Chalked up!!

Hi Friends,

Made few chalkboard projects for Mudra few weeks before, thought to share here.

Chalked Bookmarks , Chalked Notecards, Chalked Gift Tags :

Chalked Bookmarks:

  • Took black cs in 2.25"x6" and white heat embossed sentiments from Bookmarks stampset and Hot air ballon from Beachfun Stampset.
  • Then using tissue, buffed white pigment ink over the embossed and surrounding areas to give a chalkboard effect.
  • Bordered the panel with white colored pencil.
  • Went ahead and matted this over a white cs.
  • Then laminated this bookmark and added a black satin ribbon as final touch.
Chalked Notecards:

  • These are 3.5x3.75" notecards which i attempted to do Table art, by showcasing these on mini easels for a daily Inspirational kick at workspace :)
  • I took sentiments from FarewellDare to fly stampsets and white heat embossed it along with feathers from Dreamcatcher and chevron washi from Washis stampset.
  • Buffed white pigment ink over the embossed areas.
  • Highlighted panel by white colored pencil scorings.
  • Matted with White cardstock.
  • Laminated the panels to make sturdy.
Chalked Gift Tags:

  • Was hoarding these thick colored cardboard hearts for a long time now.
  • Went ahead and black gessoed it heavily.
  • White heat embossed the sentiments from Mixed Greetings stampset.
  • To add little extra detailing, stamped flourishes from Vintagey Florishes stampset around the sentiments.
  • Added natural linen ribbon and a teeny tiny ivory Raffia bow as final touch.

Hope you like these inspirations using Chalkboard technique.