Thursday, 18 July 2019

Birthday Instagram Giveaway

Hi folks :)

I'm having a little birthday giveaway on Instagram
If you'd like to win these goodies in the photo which include stamps, stencils, inks, chipboard, wax & a handmade card, you can find all the details HERE.

I'll announce 1 winner on 1st August, 2019. Open Worldwide.


* This is not a sponsored giveaway 

Have a great day xoxo

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Post 579: Vintage Greeting Card- Tell Your Story (Fantasy Dies, Russia)

Hi folks !
Good Morning :)

I've shared a Vintage Greeting Card- "Tell Your Story" on the Fantasy Blog today. To view the full post, please click HERE. I've used Fantasy's beautiful dies & chipboards. To check out Fantasy's awesome online store, which has superb dies, chipboards and tons of art & craft materials, please click HERE. This is a Russian company & they ship worldwide.

I've also used collage papers, ephemera, distress inks, collage medium & stickers by Tim Holtz, half pearls, a mini stamp by Finnabair, stamp by Kaisercraft, gauze & a spray by Lindy's Gang.












Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti

Friday, 12 July 2019

Post 578: Butterfly Tag- Laugh, Believe, Enjoy (Inspiration for Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge- July, 2019)

Hi friends!!
Hope you are well.

Craft Stamper Magazine's Take It Make It Challenge for July is live. It is an "Anything Stamping Goes" challenge with beautiful prizes on offer. You could also win the chance to Guest Design & be published in the magazine, so please read the rules and do link up your gorgeous creations :) To visit the Craft Stamper blog, please click HERE

For the inspiration, I've created a Simple Butterfly Tag- Laugh, Believe, Enjoy. To check out the inspiration post, please click HERE.

Butterfly Tag:






Supplies Used: Tim Holtz tag die, Flutter Cling Stamp, Theories Cling Stamp, Dylusions Cling Stamp- Basic Backgrounds, Distress Oxides, Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black Inkpad, Tim Holtz stickers, Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers, Water Brush and Canson Watercolor Paper. 

Hope to see your beautiful submissions! 
Here's a photo of the Fab prize on offer:


Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti 

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Post 577: Vintage Greeting Card- Hello There (Fantasy Dies, Russia)

Hi folks :)
Good Morning !

I've shared a Vintage Greeting Card- "Hello There" on the Fantasy Blog today. To view the full post, please click HERE. I've used Fantasy's beautiful dies & chipboards. To check out Fantasy's awesome online store, which has superb dies, chipboards and tons of art & craft materials, please click HERE. This is a Russian company & they ship worldwide.

I've also used papers by 7 Dots Studio, metallic stickers by Tim Holtz, perfect pearls, a mini stamp by Finnabair, distress ink, gauze & a spray by Lindy's Gang. 











Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed
Preeti 

Friday, 5 July 2019

Post 576: Metallic Waxes by Dadarkar Arts- Projects and Review (Guest Design Post)

Hi folks! 
Good Morning :) 

This is my Review and Guest Design Post for Dadarkart Arts, India. 
Dadarkar Arts is an Indian Store which stocks lots of art & craft supplies, to check them out, please click HERE.
Aditi, the owner, very kindly sent me a set of 7 "Metallic Wax Mousses" by her In House Brand- "Get Inspired" & asked me to review them. 
These waxes are currently available in 8 colours and can be purchased as a set of 8 or individually. To view the pack of 8 waxes, please click HERE.

Let's get started. 

Here are the 7 Get Inspired Metallic Waxes Sent:
(White Gold, Lustrous Silver, Ancient Gold, Fiery Copper, Emerald Patina, Azure Blue & Amethyst Mauve) 





Here are the Color Swatches I made of 
the 7 waxes on White & Black Cardstock:













Here are 3 Simple Projects I made using the 
Get Inspired Metallic Waxes:

1. Mixed Media Tag- You Are Loved

(Process- Applied modelling paste through a stencil onto an MDF tag & tied twine around the tag for texture. Then adhered clay embellishments, chipboards and gem to the tag to create a composition. Covered everything with heavy black gesso and then colored the tag with Get Inspired Waxes- Emerald Patina, Ancient Gold, Azure Blue, Fiery Copper, Amethyst Mauve & White Gold. In the end, added the ribbon, twine & sticker sentiment)






2. Altered Metal Geometry Box

(Process- Adhered metal charms, resin embellishment & gems to a metal geometry box using Gel Medium. Then covered everything with heavy black gesso. Next, colored the box using Get Inspired Waxes- Emerald Patina, Azure Blue, Lustrous Silver, Ancient Gold & White Gold.)





  

3. Altered Resin Frame

(Process- Applied Impasto paint to a Prima Resin Frame, then applied Get Inspired Wax- Fiery Copper to it & finally highlighted the texture with Get Inspired-Ancient Gold & White Gold waxes)




2 Projects I made for my Design Teams where I used Get Inspired Waxes as a Finishing Touch:

1. Masucline Vintage Layout- Inspire
(made for Fantasy Dies)
I used Get Inspired Waxes- Fiery Copper, Ancient Gold, Emerald Patina and White Gold to highlight the textures, metal pieces, die cuts and chipboards.








2. Vintage Mixed Media Tag- Found
(made for Lindy's Gang July Color Challenge)
I used Get Inspired Waxes- Lustrous Silver and White Gold to highlight the textures.







My Opinion:

I already own waxes/mousses/wax pastes by other companies & these types of products in general are definitely one of my favourites because they are easy to use & give great results. 

Now let's talk about the Get Inspired Waxes in particular below. 

- I've worked with these Get Inspired Metallic Waxes for about 2 weeks now. 
- I liked the packaging, it's very cool. The metal tins look beautiful.
- These waxes are easy to use, I've applied them using my fingers to highlight textured surfaces or used them with brushes. It's very simple to use them. 
- The colours blend easily with each other when they are wet. 
- Once dry, the waxes are permanent
- All 7 wax colours sent to me show up well on black surfaces like black cardstock or materials covered with black gesso. 
- Azure Blue, Amethyst Mauve & Emerald Patina are 3 colours that show up really well on black surfaces. On white, they give a shine & brownish-grey color, which I suppose can be used for giving an antique look to mixed media projects with white gesso on them (I have not tried doing this as yet, I have only used them on black till now).
- Lustrous Silver wax gives a shine on white surfaces but is not much visible. On Black it shows up beautifully. 
- My favourite colours are- Fiery Copper, Ancient Gold & White Gold because they show up well both on white and black surfaces & give a good metallic shine. 
- These waxes work well on many surfaces, I used them on resin frames, metal charms, cardstock and mdf-wood pieces. (On slippery/shiny surfaces, it is always better to apply a coat of gesso & then apply any mediums)
- These waxes can be used to colour the whole project or only be used as a finishing touch to highlight the relief/raised areas. 
- These waxes give a lovely metallic shine, to make the projects look antique and vintage. 

In conclusion, I would say these are definitely worth trying for yourself. They are fun & easy to use. Get a couple of your favourite colours, try them out, see how you like using them. 

Thanks a lot for your precious time :)
Stay Blessed!
Preeti