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Monday, June 29, 2015

Create Your Own Sunshine

Howdy friends! For those of you who don't visit my personal blog, I'm sharing a project that I created last week, 
using embossing powders on a project. Here's my finished card and this is how I created it...

I started with a piece of Mixed Media cardstock, perfect for any kind of ink, spray, or paint. I used Distress 
Markers, a water brush and my non-stick craft sheet to add color to the background (and it appears that I'm still a 
bit obsessed with pink and grey).
I scribbled ink from the marker on the non-stick craft sheet and then picked up the ink with the water brush. 
Then I just swiped the brush over the cardstock.

Next I used some of Wendy's stencils to add some background design, using Watering Can Archival Ink
 (my favorite color ever!)
I also used the oval shape from the Spotlight Frames and Mask set to create a mask on my background, which I
 then traced with a black Fude Ball pen. I then used the oval shape frame to act as a mask for my background so 
that I could stencil the Sunburst shape and keep the burst within the border on my frame. I then stamped the 
sentiment and swirl from the Paper Doll Art stamp set.

My card features spot embossing, meaning that instead of embossing a large area I'm only embossing a portion 
of a larger piece. You can see my Watering Can embossed lines at the top and bottom of my card.
Next, I used the new Tiny Shapes Movers & Shakers dies (aren't they the tiniest, cutest dies ever!) to die cut a 
few embossed butterflies. For quick and easy die cut embossing, I first added some Distress Ink to a scrap piece 
of manila tag and then used clear embossing powder. Then I just die cut the shapes out of the already embossed 
Next, it was time to assemble! And here is my completed card...
You can see that I embossed the butterflies, my gal's apron, gloves, and lips. This was done by first stamping or 
coloring the image and then using a VersaMark pen to color over the area that was embossed, I used clear 
powder for these areas so that the colors would show through the powder.

Hope you enjoyed today's project!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Crazy Birds ATCs

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Today I would like to share with you my last post as a Guest Designer.
I've created ATCs with Tim Holtz Birds Crazy stamp set and Gelli Plate printing.

I love my Gelli plate... love to create prints with them. I use them in my Art Journals, to make mixed media canvas, cards...but today I wanted to use them to make ATCs.

Let's see the process..

I got prints on papers with Gelli plate, Acrylic Paints and Crafters Workshop Stencils.

Cut them into ATC size.
 For more layers in the background, I stamped on them with text and texture stamps.
Adhered butterflies,Tim's tissue tape and Trellis diecut pieces. Splattered distress stain colors.

Next I stamped Crazy Birds and colored them with Distress Inks. Fussy cut them and adhered on ATCs.

And here are my four ATCs .....aren't they cute?
Hope you liked them...

Thank you so much Kim for this opportunity to write at this wonderful blog.
I am grateful to you all readers as well for love and support.
You can see more posts at my blog - Neon Diary

Products used from Eclectic Paperie:
Gelli Plate
Acrylic Paints
 Crafters Workshop Stencils
Texture Stamps
Distress Inks
Archival Ink
Tim Holtz Birds Crazy Stamps



Friday, June 19, 2015

Gelli Plate Printing Fun

Hi folks! Kim here today to share two project with you, both created with one Gelli Plate print. (All product links at the bottom of the post)

Now...let me start by sharing that I spent the majority of today creating a darling video for all of you, showcasing the new 6" round gelli plate and textured acrylic sheets. And...I spent the other half of the day trouble shooting said video, with zero success. My video is "stuck" on my phone and I have been unable to get it to upload to my computer or You Tube. (This is even with the help of my genius IT savvy brother-in-law!) Call me frustrated! So...I'm sorry that I don't have a lot of photos to share of the process, but I will let you know just as soon as I'm able to get the computer issue figured out...whether by hammer or some other means...LOL!...I'm kidding...kind of...

I started with the 6" round Gelli Plate, three Textured Acrylic Sheets, a non-stick craft sheet, a few stencils, a brayer, and some paper towels.  Here are the steps:

  1. Apply acrylic paint to gelli plate, use brayer to spread paint over entire plate.
  2. Press one of the Textured Acrylic Sheets into the wet paint, remove.
  3. Press all or a portion of your paper on to the gelli plate and smooth with your hand to create the print.
  4. Remove your paper, use another piece of paper is pick up any excess ink.
  5. You can see a great video, created by Gelli Arts, on using the new 4" and 6" round Gelli Plates here.
  6. Once I completed my 8.5x11" gelli print, shown below, I cut the paper into 2x2" and 1x1" squares.

Using the 1x1" squares, I created a card, shown at the top of today's post. I simply layered the 1" squares onto 1 1/8" black squares and then adhered them onto a piece of white, embossed cardstock. I'm giddy over how the colors pop against the stark white!

Next, I followed this video to created a book (I trimmed my book down to a 3"'s SO cute!) I used the Believe Script stencil, from The Crafters Workshop, and Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste to add some design and texture to each page of my book. Here's the finished cover...
Once the paste was dry, I used foam tape to add a 2" square to each page. I stamped images from the Primitive Icons stamp set (see the bottom of the post for this week's special!!) to stamp images onto white cardstock. I cut out the images and words and added one to each book page...

I'm seriously so in love with these tiny books (my friend Godelieve was my inspiration!) that I'm going to make one for everyone I know...want one? :-)

If you've made it this far...hang on for this week's special and product links.

For one week only, purchase the 6" round Gelli Plate, Dina Wakley Primitive Icons, and/or Tim Holtz Mesh Texture Fade for a 25% discount! Use code GELLI when checking out!

Supply List:

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Its Wednesday morning and I am back with another project.

For this mixed media creation, I've used Bo Bunny stick-able stencils and Prima Color Bloom spray inks 

I started with these cute Bo Bunny stickable stencils and texture paste.
Before that I did some text stamping on surface with Jet black Archival ink.

Next I used Prima color Bloom sprays

Here, you will find, I've adhered some die cuts flourishes, butterflies and flowers.

Loved to create this easy peasy one! Hope you will enjoy making this too!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

 Products used from Eclectic Paperie:

Bo bunny Stencil
Ranger Mixed Media Card Stock
Ranger Matt Multimedium
Prima Colour Bloom spray

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

'It's important who you travel with'.... Journal Page

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here,

Today, I am back with Journal page.
If you have missed my mixed media canvas is the link..

You may recognize, I've used Dylusion colors on my page.
yes, I've tried latest Dylusion paint - Squeezed Orange....and I'll say I need to add all colors in my collection. They are perfect for Art Journaling.

Its very easy to apply colors on pages with Baby wipes...Dyan has shown this technique during CHA. It dried immediately.

 Another unique feature of Dylusion paint is, we can create another layer on it with spray inks.....thats awesome for someone like me who loves to create layers after layers.
I used Finnabair stencil and Dylusion inks sprays- White linen and Pure sunshine for my next layer.


For texture, I applied Wendy Vecchi White embossing paste through Dyan's falling leaves stencil.

Here is one more fun part,
I cut out lovely butterflies from Tim's Butterfly duo die, heat embossed them with 
Wendy Vecchi Buttercup embossing powder. Next I used coordinating
embossing pads (sorry for glare on it) to create texture on them...applied Archival inks on raised area..they look awesome.

I colored leaves with dylusion paint and outlined them with white gel pen.

I stenciled more with Finnabair Netting stencil and archival ink.

And this beautiful flower stamp and quote is from Wendy Vecchi's - Art and You stamp set
 - "Its not where you go that's important ..its who you travel with."

Thanks so much for stopping by.
I'll be here again next week with new creation.

Products used from Eclectic Paperie:
Dylusion Paints

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Friends - Mixed Media Canvas

Hello Everyone,
Shilpa here, I am Guest Designer at Eclectic Paperie for June. 
Thanks so much  Kim for this wonderful opportunity!

I've mixed media canvas to share with you today for which I've used lots of Ranger goodies.

I've prepared small step by step for this.. let's see

 I started off with Ranger Mixed Media Cardstock. I've used Tim's technique here-When Distress paint dries completely , it resist distress stain. For the first layer I applied Picket fence distress stain through Tim's Lace stencil. Heat set it with Heat tool.

Spritzed Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon Distress stain sprays on the surface....
Love these colors! 
Picket fence resisted distress stain colors..created wonderful background.

I adhered torn piece of Wallflower paper in the middle.
Next layer is with Vintage photo distress ink and Tim's Blossom stencil. I also applied vintage photo for all edges of canvas.

Birds collage piece is from Wallflower Paper collection again. I cut out leaves from sizzix Garden green die, colored them with Peeled paint distress stain and vintage photo ink.
'Friends' sentiment is chipboard accent which I colored with mermaid lagoon Distress paint.

Butterfly is die cut from Tim's Butterfly Duo sizzix die set. I colored it with Mermaid Lagoon distress stain spray. The metal frame behind is from Ideology Industrious Stickers.

Have you liked it? do let me know ...
Thanks so much for stopping by..see you on next Wednesday!

 Peeled Paint distress stain
Vintage Photo distress ink

Shilpa Nagaonkar, 
Bangalore, India
Mixed Media Artist, Art Journaler, Designer, Educator
with passion for everything related to colors, papers and all kinds of art medias.
 Designer at  Color Arte, Artistic stamper, Scrap Around The world