Monday, 16 October 2017

Hello friends
I'm very happy to be part of craftsneed DT Team , I Have show caused  how to create Diwali Lantern using Papericious Diwali Paper 

Material used
Black chipboard
Papericious   diwali paper pack
Parchment paper
Glue. scissors. decorative knob to hold the lantern

Step by step instructions:
 cut a square of 8” x 8” from black chipboard
Score at 1.5” and 6.5” both the sides to create base platform
Give a shape as shown all four sides
Stick corners
Stick pattern papers from papericious diwali pack
cut a rectangular piece of chipboard measures  14.5” x 6 “
Score at  3.5”, 7”, 10.5” and 14
Cut windows from all 4 sides keeping margins for 3/4” all four sides
Cut parchment papers for the windows and stick it to the window from the back side
Also stick pattern papers outside

To make Top shade
Cut a rectangular shape of 4.5” x  2.5”

 And cut corners as shown
Make 4 pieces of the same measures
Stick all together, Stick pattern paper
Stick pattern papers same way
To cover this shade make a small square of 3” x3”
Score at .5” and 2.5” and fold it
Put a holding knob to the top
Fussy cut little ones print from the paper pack.
Also fussy cut lanterns to hang it on the shade for extra decoration

Assemble all parts and enjoy making this final output of this beautiful lantern…. U can put any small lights  or small led to lighten it up…. Happy Diwali to all my viewers…

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Diwali Envelopes

Hello friends
Im Rachu here., 

To start with I first want to thank Bhavani Balaji the sole proprietor of Craftsneed for choosing me as DT for her blog... This is my first time and I am honoured and glad to be a part of B-SQUARE team.

      I love working with bright colours and this paper pack was perfect. I have created Shagun envelopes which we use during Diwali.... Love the colour.... Perfect peacock themed. I have also added an elephant which I used through stencils created by the team.  The stencils are just perfectly designed,  the quality is amazing and so is the output.... 

And thanks for these goodies.

First I have created shaker shagun envelope,  have used the pattern paper of Papericious, Diwali themed,  added flowers for embellishments and pearl rose lace to finish the look and happy Diwali cut out 

Next envelope is again from the same paper pack layered it on white cardstock and then added lace on the top portion.  Next used Camlin gesso on the stencil, I liked the design of elephant and it came out nicely too.  Finished it with flowers and bling. Have also used magnets for the closure.

Supplies used:
Diwali Paper pack from Papericious
Traditional motif stencils  from Expressions stamps
Mulberry flowers
Happy Diwali Mdf laser cutouts from craftsneed
Few other laces and embellishments from my stash


  I loved working for the coming theme and here's

"wishing you all a very happy Diwali and have a prosperous year"

Monday, 9 October 2017

Altered bottle

Hi friends 
Happy Morning! 
Today i have come up with another mixed media on an empty glass bottle. It was really fun making this and i have used some craft sand and gesso. This particular bottle is different in shape i mean each row has a dent of equal width. ufortunately those pics got deleted :(
 so in every alternate coloum i have used sand and in another left  over coloum i have designed with stencil and gesso

Final view of the bottle

Here u can see i have colored alternatively with 2 different colors. I have used chalk paints Duck green and French blue from Papericious As u can see in center also there is some unevenness.
so i have adhered some gauze to give rough texture ( which is optional) and painted with chalk paint blue and pink mix to give purple shade

Then i have stuck some shells using Soft gloss gel in wave manner.

Expressions Stencils Wave

I have designed alternatively using the stencils and sand texture paste 

This is how it looks after drying

This is the final and interesting step . Playing with colors.I have used blue, bronze, gold to give some metallic finish.

Close-up pic shows that i have used some sequins, tubes, pearls and seed beads in alternate space to give some rich metallic look

Finally i have used  3-D gold outliner from fevicryl  to add some bubbles. 
and here is the final product.

Supplies Used:
Empty glass bottle
Papericious Gesso
Papericious acrylic colours
sequins, pearls, beads from my stash
Papericious soft gloss gel
Expressions stamps stencils Wave design
craft sand

Hope you all enjoyed  this work. Please leave your valuable feed back in comment section.
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Altered card board Rolls - Mixed Media

Hello crafty friends!
Happy to be back with my creations. Today i just tried something useful product using Mixed Media technique. Yes pen/brush holder. i really enjoyed doing this. I planned to create something aged,rustic,under the sea kind of effect. so i have used some shells  ( my sons collection LOL!!), gesso, acrylic colors, waste cardboard roll, some sequins,pearls from my stash....

        Below are the materials i have used and its from Papericious, and Expressions stencils. which is available in 

Okay! shall we start...

step 1:
I have arranged the cardboard rolls in a circular manner.

step 2: 
cut any left over pattern papers according to the size of the rolls. This step is optional or u can paint inside with any color you want.

step 3:
Ahere all the pattern papers inside the roll

step 4:
Apply Black Gesso  all over the roll and base 

Step 5:
Stick the shells at the base of the holder.

step 6:
with white heavy gesso stencil the design on the cardboard. also stick the chippies where ever necessary

Step 7:

Dilute the Black heavy gesso and apply all over the stenciled design.

Step 8:

This is the final and very interesting step. playing with colors.
apply colours as per your choice, as i wanted the old, aged, under the sea effect so used much of green and blue with gold,bronze and silver. 

here is the completed view

some close- up shots

I really liked the outcome of the holder and it was really fun and interesting to do this.

Now i have all my pen, markers, scale,scissors at one place....(LOL :) )

Supplies used:

Black Gesso

White gesso
Papericious acrylic colors, gold, silver, bronze, gamma green,moon yellow, blue berry....
Branch chippies
Expressions stamps Daisy Delight
White Glue

Pattern papers, Sequins and pearls from my stash.

All the materials are available from

I hope you all like project..Happy crafting.