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Monday, 15 July 2019

Moments in Time - Mixed Media Canvas layout

Hey Guys
Today I have a colorful and happy mixed media canvas to share with you all. I have used a lot of my old stash to make this canvas and it includes atleast 3 year old flowers, stencils and more. I am a hoarded when it comes to flowers and I recently came across this massive box of old flowers and I thought to use them to make this canvas.

I have so much left that I am planning to make a floral scrapbook and use this layout as the cover for the scrapbook...and keeping that in mind I have used chipboard cover as the base for this artwork. To make the layout more fun...I decided to use a rainbow color was getting difficult to choose. 

I started with a plain white background and layers a lot of pattern paper strips in the center which is visible at a few place. I primed the surface with clear gesso and then stencilled at a few places using an old prima stencil. Once completely dry, I layered all my flowers and embellishments.

Then came the fun part of adding colors...I used Lindy's Magical Shakers in so many colors and then highlighted a few places with gesso. To add more interest to the layout, I did a little stamping using finnabair stamps using Grey and Black Archival inks. To finish it all, I did a  little splattering and added some bling and sentiments...and the canvas was done.

I am putting this up at the following challenges:-
  1. More Than Words July Challenge - Discover and Old Stash - I have used a lot of stuff from my old stash and while I was digging I also found these acrylic bling drops which I bought an year its a win win situation for me.
  2. More Mixed Media challenge - Anything Goes Optional Pastel 

Thursday, 4 July 2019

DT Application for Fantasy, Russia

This is my DT Application for Fantasy, Russia.
 Fanatsy, Russia

        Hey! My name is Mukta  Parvatikar - Manair (VREnchanted) and I am a craft addict. I am born and brought up in Mumbai and now happily married in Mumbai. I have bunch of Engineering degrees but I truly feel I am not an engineer at heart. I use my engineering into crafts and try to make innovative projects.  I have always been a crafter, at least since I remember. 
        Apart from all this, on a serious level I am crafting from 2008 on the name ENCHANTED. My favorite work style is shabby chic and vintage as well as pastel and sublte arrangements. I love crafting and enjoy making cards, cash envelopes, gift boxes, scrapbooks, canvas and tags, alter arts and scrapbook layouts using mixed media techniques
        I have been blogging from 2016 and have been a part of other Design Teams before so I can work with deadlines and I believe in team work. I also have active on social media accounts of Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube. I upload regularly tutorials, hauls and project walk troughs on my Youtube Channel. 
Here are some of my sample work

I am super excited to apply for Fantasy and will look forward to your reply. I will be more than happy to be associated with this amazing brand.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, 24 June 2019

Anniversary Explosion Box | Fairy Garden | Wedding Anniversary Gift

Hello guys
Today I have a new explosion box to share with you all. This is a fairy themed explosion box to celebrate wedding anniversary and it is loaded with 40 picture mats and 8 journaling tags to cherish memories.
This box measures 6.5" by 6.5" by 6.5' and has 3 layers. I have used  a lot of mixed media techniques to decorate this box. Most of the flowers and embellishments came from ItsyBitsy and Papericious while the papers are from Eno Greetings.

 I wanted to give this fairytale romance kinda feel to this box so I opted for the papers which had a Parisian feel to it and had a lot of images of Eiffel tower and roses in it. Fairies added the required whimsy to complete this project which came from the new Fairy Sparkle collection from ItsyBitsy.
Most of the flowers are also for the coordinating paper collection and they are just amazing. 

On the lid, I did a lot of layering with papers, gold foiled cardstock and them chipboard background embellishments. It was pretty just as is,,,but I added flowers and leaves to complete the look with the fairy and sentiment. Each and every layers and side is dry brushed with gesso to bind it all together.....even the papers have some touches of gesso and some stamping with distress oxide inks.

On the inside, the main decor element is a handmade archway adorned with fairies. The Archway is made with thermocol and cheesecloth....painted with acrylic colors. The pebbles are made from paper clay and the entire structure is adhered with heavy gel medium with strategic placement in made such that the structure remains stable and strong.

Every layer on the inside has intricate details and I tried my best so you can see it on camera...but the pictures however do not do justice to this beautiful piece. These is lot of pebbles and moss that I have used to add the touch of garden along with flowers and leaves. The Faux stitching is my favorite technique and I love the way it adds more texture to this project.

I have a video to show this project much better and I recommend you to watch it.
I am putting this project up at the following blog challenges:

  1. Allsorts Challenge Week 535 - Soft Pastels - My entire project has soft pastels uses except for neutral color of brown.
  2. Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge 50 - Anything Goes
  3. Mini Album Makers - June challenge - I have a explosion box album that I want to enter in this challenge.
I hope you like this project because it is very dear to me. Thank you so much for stopping by.