Customized Mirror with an Altered Carrom Board

Hi Folks! Vini here! Hope you all had a wonderful Diwali. This is the era of recycling, reusing and reducing waste! I was wondering what to do with an old worn out carrom board. It was not in a condition to be donated or used by someone else. I decided to convert it into a mirror frame and the new multi-surface archival paints came to my rescue! Look what I did in this easy and attractive project. I first painted the borders with 2 coats of black gesso as the borders were made of a paper Read more...

Decorative Box Inspired by Hungarian Folk Art

Hello everyone, It's Vini here today. Each country has its own  culture and identity.  I have created a project inspired  by embroidery motifs and white brick walls of the beautiful  country 'Hungary'. The motifs are mostly flowers and birds characterized by bright colours. I have worked with the water based Little Birdie Archival Multi-Surface paints here, which are non-toxic, have high coverage, do not require varnish for sealing and can be used on a variety of surfaces. I have used the Read more...

A Gusion Tote Bag!

Hello everyone hope you are all staying safe , We are back with the projects using Little Birdie Glitter Fabric paints The more we are moving towards making the planet green, the more we need to make reusable bags our habit. I decided to get a sturdy cloth bag from the Itsy Bitsy store and design it in my own way. This is my own version of the traditional gond art done with the amazing Little Birdie Glitter Fabric Paints. I printed out a design from Pinterest. I traced the design on the Read more...

DIY Pinup Board with Little Birdie Glitter Fabric Paints

Hello creatives, Vini here today! I love shiny things and instantly fell in love with the shimmer of the new Little Birdie Glitter Fabric Paints! I decided to give a new look to an old pin up board I had at home! Let me show you what I did. I used a cotton silk fabric available with me and taped it to the pin up board so that I could do my work on the exact size. I inserted a newspaper and a polythene between the board and the fabric which I removed later. Then I made patterns with a Read more...

Make Your Own Reversible Pendant Without Any Mould

Hi all, Hope you all are safe. In the present situation we cannot step out to shop so I decided to make myself a pendant with a gift box!  Let's start. Here I have used the Little Birdie resin and no mould or frame. The Little Birdie resin is perfect for making jewellery as it dries within an hour! It has an amazing finish, shine, and strength. A few points to note about the resin is that it doesn't stick to plastic and silicon. Otherwise it permanently sticks to anything, so prepare Read more...

A Blooming Lamp

Hello friends, Vini here! While I am home bound with less activity than before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I wanted to bring some cheer to myself and you all through my latest craft work! The quote ‘Live Life in Full Bloom’ always inspires me and I found the same stencil from the store! That began the starting point for this project. Living life in full bloom means living with hope and purpose, with imagination and vision in a way that honors the Earth, the spirit, and one another Read more...

A Pretty Box – Inside & Out

Hello everyone, Vini Gupta with you today to share an altered box. I have used three 4x4 inch stencils from the store to create different effects for a make over of a plain MDF box. The beauty of the stencils is that the designs are elaborate yet they fit in small spaces. I created the effects using 2 in 1 mixed media paste, embossing texture paste and metallic wax. The final finishing touches were added using paper packs and flowers from the store. As a first step, I primed the box Read more...