Wednesday, August 9, 2017

August Inspiration & VIDEO
with Kripa Koushik

Hello friends,
In anticipation of spring, here are two projects with lots of pink, teal & mint. 
Hope you enjoy the projects & video.

'Love you'

For this 12X12 layout I've used a gel plate to make the background over
 a collage of pretty Maggie Holmes pattern papers.

After cutting off the border, the entire 6x6 Fiddlesticks panel is layered up behind the photograph.

I've also added a few of Chevron Bits around the page, as you can see above.

 All the chipboard pieces were coated with white gesso and painted over with Colourarte
 paints in mint, pink & deep pink. For the title using paints I've given an Ombre effect.

2crafty chipboard used:
- Chevron Bits
- Title - Love you
- Fiddlesticks 6x6 panel

'Today is Perfect '
Art Journal

My next project share this month is an art journal page in an old book purchased at the library.
There are many tutorials online on how to prepare a book for painting on, but I'm happy to
 share the long and short of the process if you cant find any that you like.

As always, the first step was to cover all the 2crafty chipboard pieces with white gesso. 
Dry well, before painting them. The Chevron bits chipboard got only one layer of
 Colourarte acrylic silks.

The kite had been painted blue & orange for another project and never got used. So, I covered
 it with white gesso and gave it a few layers of twinkling H2Os. Happy to say the Kite
 chipboard not just survived the layers of paint, but soared up in its splendid colours really well!

Last but not the least, the title also received a couple of layers of paint before I finally decided
on the colour scheme Teal, pink & white. Layering Teal on top of green gave it a beautiful
 shine & depth. The white is from a Uniball white marker. 

Here is the complete video tutorial, I hope you enjoy it.


2Crafty chipboard Used:
Chevron Bits
Title - Today is perfect

Thank you for coming by today.
Happy crafting,



Di Garling said...

Great post Kripa and I just love your sense of colour too. Two wonderful creations.

Karine Gagnon said...

So light and happy and colourful, Kripa. Great share!

Rachael Funnell said...

SERIOUSLY 💖💖 the colour scheme for both your layout & Art Journaling...
BEAUTIFUL Kripa... 😀

Tammy Klingner said...

Just loving the colours you've used, so pretty!!!

ingrid said...

Great use of all the colors! Beautiful post Kripa! <3

Noura Pompilla said...

Awsome pages love the mix of colors and chipboards <3 <3 <3

Kareen Dion said...

The colors are amazing! So gorgeous!

Lilibleu Scrap said...

Stunning projects, both of them!

Mary Catt said...

Fabulous work Kripa!