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Thursday, 22 June 2017

OUTDOOR play with PLAID!

Good morning!

Welcome to another Thursday and a fresh new plaid play!
Today its outdoor play ...yes...something for the outdoors! I have altered some plain metal planters using Home decor Chalk paints, Plaid stencils and sealed it with the OUTDOOR  MATTE SEALER from Plaid!



Isn't that easy peasy...

Lets move on to the process...I need to apologize at the outset for the lack pf pics on the wip, as my phone crashed and is under service! I have no access to the pics taken in it.
I shall explain to the best of my capability, I hope you understand. Do let me know if you have any queries.
I have worked with 4 planters at a stretch and will explain one by one.

PLANTER 1- I have mixed chalk paints  River walk and Vintage mustard and used a spouncer to dab the colors using honeycomb stencil from the stash.



You can see the smooth coverage of the paints on metal surface.



The bee and fly have been stenciled using black multi surface paints. I have then sealed this with 3 coats of outdoor sealer , allowing drying time between coats.
 


PLANTER 2- The bright greens is a mix of multi surface paint and chalk paint and I have used the same honey comb stencil. The cute little birds on the branches is the plaid stencil (birds)and have used black for this too. Sealed with outdoor sealer, 3 coats.



PLANTER 3- I arrived at this lovely peach color by mixing Imperial and vintage mustard! I applied the paint and when it was still wet, just dabbed it with a rag cloth to give some texture. When this was dry, I have stenciled with black using plaid HUMMING BIRD stencil! Isn't it lovely??? Again sealed with the outdoor sealer, 3 coats.


PLANTER 4- The lovely blue hues is using chalk paints (nautical and river walk) and stenciled with black and another stencil from my stash.


What gave me the confidence to do this outdoor planter is the OUTDOOR MATTE SEALER and I am sure this last many moons and suns!
Properties of the sealer-
It is water based.
It is non yellowing.
It dries fast.
No odor.
Can be used outdoor/indoor.

Here is a look at them in my garden!



I urge you to try and experiment with chalk paints for your outdoor needs and also use the sealer. This way you can now start decorating your outdoors!

These planters add so much life to the plants now and its like the birds are enjoying their new home!

I will see you next week with another Plaid play.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling,
Cheers,
Rupa

Products used-
Chalk paints
Multi surface paints
Plaid stencil (birds)
Plaid stencil (Humming bird)
Folk art Outdoor matte sealer
























Thursday, 15 June 2017

TINT play with PLAID!

Good morning!
I've been waiting for this Thursday as I wanted to share an amazing product with you.

My play with scrap wood is getting better, thanks to the range of paints from PLAID!

Today I want to highlight this Wood Tint(walnut) from Home decor.

I have a detailed video tutorial on how to use it and the project share along with it.

If you are wood lover like me, then this is a must buy. The possibilities are endless and you can make new wood look old, instantly with the tint!

Click the link below to see the video.

Here is what I created with wood scraps.


Now they make one of a kind home decor pieces...what say???


Products used from the store...
Homedecor wood tint
Chalk paint
Satin finish varnish
Plaid Stencil (Alibaba)




I will see you with another Plaid play next Thursday.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.

Cheers.

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Log play with PLAID

Good Morning....
Rupa here with  another Plaid play for this Thursday.
I have a great fascination for anything wood and always wanted a little wooden crate as home decor.
So I decided to play with a packaging box and some paints to create a "Faux Crate"...yes if you cant get one then make a faux one,lol!
Sit back and enjoy a lengthy tutorial and do give this technique a try, its messy but the way a lifeless paper comes to life with these paints is just magical!

Lets start...
These are paints I have used for this project.



The packaging box is given a coat of multi surface paints, pure black and bark brown.

I dry brush some Chalk paint (Imperial) on to card stock.

The card stock is then cut into strips.

Next comes a layer a teal. I dry brushed some sea side villa.


I mixed some paints to get a grey color that I wanted.

Using a sponge, I distressed the edges of the strips with grey paint .

Some black and white color splats and my first batch of wood strips are ready!

Next I take a piece of white chipboard and dry brush all the chalk paints in layers.


This is also distressed with brown paint around the edges and I have cut them to size required for this project. You can see the color splats too...these make the wood so real!


I then used mod podge and decoupaged a floral pattern onto a piece of chipboard.

This too was distressed with paint and given color splats!

Now it was time to assemble all the wood pieces and go onto make the crate!

 I started sticking all the strips on to the already colored packaging box.
Here is the how it got transformed!


Finally my dream wooden crate was ready! I am going to show you all the sided to this beauty...I really couldn't resist taking pictures here!

That's how it looks sitting on my desk!


Here is the top view and a closer look at the panels.


 The front with the floral panel.


 The side view. The chipboard gives an illusion of a wooden piece...what say???


 Another aerial shot!


 The box opens up to reveal my vising cards! Yes, I retained the original opening of the box and dry brushed the inside too, so that I now use the box.


 One last look at my "faux wooden crate" visiting card holder.

Thank you so much for your patience and I look forward to hearing your comments on this project.
I hope you do experiment and play with your Chalk paints on all surfaces.
This project is to mainly emphasize that Chalk paints can be used on chipboard and card stock too, to give some amazing wood like finishes!

I will see you next week with another Plaid play.
Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers,
Rupa

Here are the list of the products..

Home decor chalk paints
Folk art multi surface paints
Mod podge gloss

















Thursday, 1 June 2017

Crackle play with PLAID.

Good morning!
The beginning of a new month and also a Thursday! I am here to share with you a PLAID project using their CRACKLE medium.


I have done a comparison  about Folk art and Home decor crackle medium both of which are from Plaid.

Here is the completed project using Home decor crackle medium.



Here is the you tube link to the same.



Do get back to me with your experiences about using this product and also if you do have any query.

I will see you next week with another Plaid play.

Util my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers,
Rupa

Products from Plaid

  Modpodge matte
Chalkpaints
 satin finish varnish
Multi surface paints
Mini daubers






Thursday, 25 May 2017

Liquid Leaf play with PLAID

Good morning...
It's the last Thursday of this month and I am also in the last leg of my summer vacation!
I have my project share and tutorial today with a PLAID stencils, Chalk paints and Liquid leaf (silver) .


I have up cycled an empty packaging here and tired to play with chalk paints and the silver paint to give a brushed metal look.



Here is the step by step...

First sand the box using PLAID sanding block. This helps in removing the glossy fiish of the box and makes it ready for the next step.


 I have used the PLAID stencil (Alibaba) and texture paste to create a border design on the base and all around the box. This stencil in particular has some wonderful border design

  

To get an even pattern all around, I have used the stencil adhesive. This is so quick to sue and ensures that your stencil does not move! A must have for those who work with stencils...just apply, wait for a minute for it to be tacky and then place the stencil on the surface. It sticks well and then can be easily removed.



Here is my other project using the same.

I also did some dry embossing on white card stock and have stuck it on the top of the along with dry wall tape  to give some texture and dimension.


Next, I have covered the entire box with a nice thick coat of Home decor Chalk paint( nautical) .



 It is a lovely blue, I am sure you will agree.



At this point you cannot see much of the texture. The paint dries very quickly.

Next I took some plastic bottle caps and covered it with the silver Liquid leaf. This is a solvent based paint and very rich pigmentation. It adheres beautifully to any surface like glass, metal, wood, plastic and paper too! And most importantly, dries fast too!
 

Next I take a flat brush and load the bristles with silver paint and do dry brushing all over the box.



This way all the raised and textured areas get highlighted and the end result is here!

I love how the box has a brushed metal look and the subtle silver highlights on the blue makes it a lovely combination. Dont the bottle cap legs look beautiful???



I added s hand made paper tassel to the font and now it is ready for its second lease of life!
here are some more pics in different angles.



You can see how the textures are visible and the modge melt button on the top looks like a gem!



I hope you give this Liquid leaf a try and not to forget the Stencil adhesive which can help keep your stencil in place while working!

Look forward to hearing your feedback and I will see you next Thursday with another PLAID play.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.
Cheers
Rupa