A Pretty Box – Inside & Out

Hello everyone, Vini Gupta with you today to share an altered box. I have used three 4×4 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…

Tea light holder, Fridge Magnet and Bookmark with Sparkle Paste

Hello lovely artists and crafters How are you all? Summer vacations are on and I am sure you all must be fully occupied with kids and their summer camps. If not,¬† let’s do some easy peasy project this time with Sparkle Paste. When it comes to candles and glitter, they are a killer combination. The sparkle really creates a magical effect in candlelight. Today I have 3 projects for you….. lets see them all! The first project is a decoupage candle holder and others are a fridge magnet Read more…

Working with Stencils- Some Basic Techniques

Hi Everyone, Saadia here Little Birdie Crafts has recently launched beautiful new stencil designs and great art and mixed media journals. I thought I should share with you some of the very basic stenciling techniques, these will be useful to those who are new to stencils. I used only one design of stencil in almost all of the techniques. Stencils and stenciling: The stencil is usually a thin sheet of material, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with numbers, alphabets¬†or a design cut Read more…