Thursday, 17 August 2017

Mixed Media Altered Frame

Hello my dear friends...

It's been a while since I posted. Was not keeping well and now recovering gradually. I altered an old frame, inspired by some gorgeous moodboards this month with some lovely pastel shades and pretty lavender and turquoise.(links at the end of post). 

What a wonderful refreshment it was!!
Had an awesome time working on this. It was an old frame in antique bronze color that I painted with black gesso all over, followed by highlights with white gesso and prima metallic acrylic paints - "ancient coin" and "light Patina".
Next I covered the center part with a patterned cardstock that I sprayed with Lindy's and distress stain, followed by some stamping. 
Then came embellishments and flowers. After arranging them all, I applied some strokes of white gesso and added more highlights with finnabair opal magic wax - "Royal Robes". Love the shade!
I also added some moss and torn laces for a shabby chic look.
Some detailed pictures..

Loved the final outcome and it goes straight on my living room gallery wall. Soon will post some pictures once the gallery wall is all done.

With this work I participate to:

Thank you so much for your interest and I hope you got inspired. 
Stay tuned.. loads of love!!

Friday, 28 July 2017

Mixed Media Canvas 

"Paradise Found"

Feels good to be back with a new post after quite a long gap. House shifting kept me busy since the last few weeks and finally got settled.. huh!! So relaxing it is to see myself resuming onto my blog.. :)
A sand and sea canvas inspired by the Mixed Media Warriors July Moodboard and it's a bit more special as it goes for their DT Call as well :)

This is one theme that never looses it's charm. The sand and sea is always a pleasure to work on. I started on with some texture using lots of gesso, muslin and art stones. Next I added some beachy hues with Lindy's sprays followed by more of gesso. Added some shells and other few embellishments from my stash. I also used some moss for a bit of natural element in my project. Some hints of pink from the Moodboard and more of gesso till I found my paradise :)
I was happy with the final outcome. Some detailed pictures..

And there it goes as a challenge + DT Call submission to the Mixed Media Warriors July Challenge

Hope you enjoyed and got inspired.. see you again very soon. Have a great week ahead!!

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Patina Altered Box

Hi there...
This weekend I finally got to work with my Patina Pastes and IOD paper clay that I had been waiting to start with.
Had a great time altering this wooden box.

The IOD paper clay is super smooth and flexible. Loved making that rose bunch.. it was flawless. 
The box that I used is a wooden one which I gessoed after adding the resin frame and clay work, followed by the amazing Patina Pastes that can just do the magic and transform objects into beautiful pieces.
With this project Is enter to:

Thank you for stopping by.. have a lovely weekend!!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Guest Designer Canvas Corp Brands

Mixed Media Canvas - "Inspiration"

Hi Friends,
Sharing a project that I guest designed for Canvas Corp Brands this month. Had a wonderful time working with their products.

Thank you for stopping by.. See ya!!

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Floral Wreath

Mixed Media

Hi there..
Summers are shining bright, though here in Britain, rains never fail to surprise us just anytime :)
Today's project is unique in itself.. it's a wreath decorated in mixed media style, subtle colors, loaded with lots of prima flowers. I am loving it!!

The June Challenge boards are full of pastles, flowers, shabby chic.. so I decided to do something on that line. 
This wreath I grabbed sometime back from Hobbycraft.. I love altering things.. it makes me feel like accomplished.. satisfied. Altered art is amazing in itself. 
I have used some dried natural moss too in this project. The cage chipboard and the home sign just fit in so well. I rubbed a lot of finnabair wax in "white gold" all over the wreath after gesso.. also did some touches over the flowers and leaves. It gave a beautiful shabby chic look.
Some closer shots..

With this project I join in:

Hope you enjoyed and got inspired to beautify things around you.
See you again.. have a great day!!

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Abstract Flowers

Mixed Media Canvas

Today, I was up with doing something on my canvas.. I was feeling inspired and totally heARTful, grabbed an 8*8 inches canvas and the wonderful jars of Prima art alchemy acrylic paints. I let my brushes to rest today and did the whole painting with my fingers.. yes.. and it was so interesting and so much fun. Just a bit of control is needed.. it's a quick process to create an abstract art.

These paints are so luscious and the colors are vibrant. They are very versatile in nature.. can be used in any project with different techniques.
For the background I have used my basic acrylic paints in several shades, most prominent is white. I also did some background stamping and absolutely loved how it added some more interest to the whole project.
Some more pictures.. 

Art alchemy acrylic paints used in the project: 
Metallic Green Olive
Metallic Rich Turquoise
Metallic Light Patina
Metallic steampunk copper

With this project, I participate to:

Drawing inspiration from the colors in the moodboards.

Hope you had a lovely time reading this post and got inspired.. thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!!

Monday, 5 June 2017

Mixed Media Altered Book 

Hello there.. 
Today I have yet another altered art to share.. this time I worked on an old book and transformed it into a rustic art piece. 

 It is a hard bound very old book and I had super amazing time working on this.
I started with sticking some bits of printed tissue paper on the front panel of the book followed by some strokes of Prima heavy gesso. Then I added some interesting texture with cheese cloth, adhering it with Prima 3D gloss gel. Once it dried well, I added another coat of gesso to make it ready for coloring part. To add some more interest, I tied a natural hemp in the middle around the book.
Added a metal clock embellishment from Prima, chipboards from Dusty Attic and few flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Now it was the time to use the wonderful rust effect pastes from Finnabair.. they are so cool. All the three shades just come together so well and so natural and blend nicely with water. I am in love with these. I also applied the pastes to the metal clock and chipboard scrolls.. they look so naturally rusty.
I used Prima metallic acrylic paint in "Light Patina" in some bit of areas. Finally some art stones and glass glitter.
Some detailed pictures..

This project is my submission for Words & Paintery Design Team and also for the May Challenge

Thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you had a good time with this post. 
Have a great week!!


Monday, 29 May 2017


Art Journal Page

Hello there.. 
Amidst all that life's routine, my art journal works as a real refreshment.
I had such a beautiful time doing this page. Absolutely loved the colors in Lindy's May Color Challenge. 

To create my background, I have used a vintage script decoupage paper from Hobbycraft and it worked really well. I sprayed my background with Lindy's sprays (links below), followed by some background stamping with Finnabair Messy Script stamp. I also used distress Spray Stain in "Hickory Smoke" in some areas to bring in the depth. Some stenciling using a mixture of modelling paste and Lindy's magicals(link below). I used the same sprays to color my flowers to make them harmonize with the overall color theme. Found that vintage photo in my stash. Ended up with some art pebbles and text stickers. Some more detailed pictures..

Links to products I have used from Lindy's Stamp Gang:
Mountain Lavender Gold Starbust Spray (not currently showing on the website)

With this project, I participate in:

Hope you got inspired.. Thank you for stopping by.
Have a lovely week :)