Happy New Year to you all! Lets look at an altered bottle art, up-cycling project today. This project is easy and can be done in a few easy steps. 1. Prepare the surface Make sure the surface of the bottle is clean and dust free. Apply a coat of gesso. Gesso prepares (or “primes”) the surface for painting, making the surface slightly textured and ready … Continue reading Sprinkle Some Glitter! Altered Bottle Art
I am delighted to welcome Ranjtha Sathya in this guest post. Today I am here to share with you a simple, yet beautiful form of painting called the One Stroke painting. Well, I am no great expert at it, but if you are craft enthusiast like me, then this one is worth a try. For this technique, you would be using a FLAT brush. Dip each … Continue reading ONE STROKE PAINTING on recycled glass bottles!
The holiday season is here and most of us are already prettying up our homes. Here is an inexpensive and easy step by step tutorial to create a some stunning glittery holiday decor. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a sponge dabber to apply a coat of tinted metallic paint onto the … Continue reading Stunning Gold and Glitter DIY Holiday Decor!
Crafting during the holidays is such a Joy! It’s so much fun to infuse little handmade elements into the best and busiest season of the year- this makes the decor and gifts extra special. In this post, I hope to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season. These cute DIY Christmas tree ornament art pieces are simple and easy to make! Cut … Continue reading Create Unique Handmade Ornaments this Holiday season!
Good day Y’all! Today, I’m sharing an interesting DIY Altered Picture Frame tutorial in few easy steps. Step 1: I’m altering a wooden picture frame and I’ve assembled a few knick knacks to go on this mixed media project. Step 2: Compose the elements on the frame and adhere them using a strong glue. Step 3: Paint a coat of black gesso all over the frame … Continue reading DIY Tutorial: Mixed Media Altered Picture Frame
Good day Y’all! Today, I’m sharing an interesting DIY Altered Tin tutorial in few easy steps. I have used supplies from Itsy Bitsy craft store for this project. Step 1: Cut out a decoupage paper that measures to the dimensions of the tin and glue it using decoupage glue. Since my theme is ‘secret script’, I have chosen a design that has script on it. Step … Continue reading DIY Tutorial: ‘Uncovering Secret Script’ Altered Tin!
Altered Bottle Art is a great idea for wedding centerpieces and home decor. Here is a step by step tutorial to repurpose bottles to create a lovely centerpiece. Step 1: Start with applying a coat of gesso onto a clean bottle and let dry. Step 2: Use a stencil and apply modelling paste to add texture to the surface of the bottle. Let dry for a … Continue reading A technique to alter your bottles like magic!
Diwali or Deepawali – the Indian festival of lights gets its name from the row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) that Indians light outside their homes to symbolize the inner light that protects from spiritual darkness. Indians celebrate Diwali with worship, family gatherings, glittering clay lamps, festive fireworks, strings of electric lights, bonfires, flowers. Here are a few of my ideas to get creative and liven … Continue reading Craft your very own designer diyas this Diwali!
A chalkboard wall is something that entertains the kids – they can draw, colour and explore their creativity and it’s better for the environment than using paper after paper. I recently incorporated a chalkboard wall into our home for son to doodle on. The first part of the chalkboard wall was trying to figure out just the right space in the house for it. I chose … Continue reading DIY Chalkboard Accent Wall that kids will love!
A study by Dr. Richard Rende revealed that creative interaction between parents and young children engaging in activities like arts and crafts not only provides immediate and lasting cognitive benefits, but also creates a unique bonding experience that lasts for a lifetime. I began engaging my son in art when he was just 18 months old and I can confidently vouch that it is very fulfilling … Continue reading Nurture your Kid’s Creative Spirit with these Fun Craft Ideas!