Thursday, December 24, 2015


Hello Friends, Welcome back to my blog!! Today am sharing with you all a Christmas wreath made using craft foam sheet. I also have a step by step pictorial for the same.

Materials needed:

1. Foam sheet
2. Scissors
3. Artificial leaves or grass
4. Golden balls
5. Christmas ornaments
6. Glitter ribbon and twine
6. Merry Christmas chipboard
7. Hot glue gun

Cut a circular piece from green foam sheet. Draw another circle inside the cut sheet using compass. Fold it into half and cut along the line drawn. The base of the wreath is ready. I got these plastic leaves  strip from dollar store .

Start gluing the leaves to the base using hot glue gun. Stick as many layers you want to till you are satisfied with the result.

 Draw and cut the template of poinsettia flower on a cardboard. Here I have cut three sized flowers. Using the template on the red foam sheet draw using a toothpick  To shape the flowers expose it to candle flame. Be careful as the flowers may become black. Exposing it to flame makes the flower soft and easier to shape. Glue the flowers together and stick a golden bead at the center.

Attach the flowers to the base of the wreath and start decorating them. I made a bow out of pink ribbon and attached a bell to it. The merry Christmas sentiment and pink Christmas ornaments are store bought.  Finally glued a twine at the top and my wreath is ready to decorate the front door.

This wreath is very simple and easy to make. Its very cost effective too. Hope you all liked this project. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Hello friends, Welcome to my blog!! Today am sharing with you all three mixed media tags made using different techniques. 

I wanted to create an unconventional shaped tag so made this in circular shape. I gave a thick coat of gesso to my canvas paper and then applied texture paste over heart shaped stencil. Then sprayed blue and pink acrylic paints. The colors were soft so to get a brighter tone I loosely applied blue and violet pearl paints with brush. I added some white twine and pasted the flowers upon it. The flowers are handmade using punches.Finally glued a white lace at the bottom and stamped the sentiment. 

For this tag I took a piece of canvas paper and applied orange , brown and yellow distress inks and blended it using a blending sponge. Then I used Americana stencil over texture paste to get circular textures. Once dried I applied golden color to the textures using brush. Then I used Kaisercraft clear stamps and black archival inks and stamped at the top and middle of the tag. I made a loop using a black rope and glued it to the tag using glue gun. Pasted some handmade flowers. To add more interest I have added the golden ball chain. The trail I went to hike this weekend had lots of berry tree branches fallen on the road. So collected a few of them and used  here. The sentiment is handwritten.

This is my favorite of all the three tags. Its because I have used lots of items that are left over in my stash. For creating this tag I took inspiration from Lynn Kopas april tag. I started off by giving thick coat of white gesso to my canvas paper. Adhered the flowers, terracotta beads, glass beads, tooth picks , a piece of burlap cloth , piece of tree branch,buttons, iron on letters etc using tack glue. The flowers are all handmade. These terracotta beads cannot be stringed into a necklace as they got cracked while baking or the holes are not big enough to slide through the wire. I had many beads like that. So this tag gave me an opportunity to use all those beads and the toothpicks used for creating them. Once everything is glued properly I gave  2 thick coats of white gesso. Then used homemade majenta acrylic spray ( acrylic paint + rubbing alcohol+ water) . To make it a little darker dabbed red color randomly using brush. The sentiment is stamped using black archival ink.

Hope you all liked my tags. Keep visiting my blog.

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