Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May Inspiration with Kripa Koushik

Hello 2 crafty fans!

Today, is my very first post on the 2crafty blog!
I'm really excited to share my projects with you all :)

As we get ready to celebrate Mothers Day this weekend in Australia, I wanted to make a
 layout with my kids. I don't do many flower layouts at all, but the delicate Dreamcatcher 
and Circle Lace Chipboard were too pretty. To compliment the chipboard, 
I fussy cut lots of flowers. 


To alter the chipboards, I applied two coats of white gesso, allowing the gesso to dry completely between applications. Once dry, I painted over with diluted Colourarte Vivid Ultra Metallics.

  To soften the paint, I dabbed a few areas with white gesso.  I then went over with
gold metallic paint with a dry brush to highlight a few random places.

For the title, I used a piece from 'Fine Word Set1'.
Its has also been painted with gold metallic paint.
I love how the curves in the title 'Treasure' adds to the girly feel of the layout.

2Crafty chipboard used
Circle Lace Panel
Fine Word Set 1

My second layout this month is grungy and more my style.

"Life Documented"

 The 'Checkerboard clump' is definitely my new favourite piece.
To alter the chipboard, I added a coat of gesso mixed with sand texture.
I dried it completely and then painted it.
The same treatment was done to the 'Steampunk Gears Small & Medium' 
and the 'Cute Cogs' which now look more grunge than cute :)

Its also easy to add interest to the layers with chipboard. Cut a 'Tiny Filmstrip' in half
and glue it in between the layers of paper like above.

 For the title, I left the word documented plain after adding gesso.
After painting the other word, I added a little bit of stamping.

2crafty chipboard Used
Film Strip
Checkerboard Clumps
Steampunk Gears Small
Steampunk Gears Medium
Cute Cogs
Life Documented - title

I hope you liked both my layouts.

Thank you for visiting us today.
Happy crafting :)