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Friday, October 16, 2020

CrafTangles - Liquid Glaze Review

 Hello friends,

Today, I am sharing my experiments using Craftangles' Liquid glaze. It is an acrylic medium which can be used as it is as a top coat for any ink, decoupage or acrylic painting. You can mix it with regular acrylic paints and make it work as pouring medium. once it is dry, it is super glossy like resin  and hard enough to protect your work. 

Lets start with the projects.

I was super curious to see if it works to coat my alcohol ink art. I tried directly on a sample piece but glaze fades the ink. I use this Kamar Varnish By Kylon to seal all my ink art. I had this ink work done on a coaster which I sealed with Kamar varnish, let it dry and added a coat of Craftangle liquid glaze.


I poured  enough glaze so that it will cover the whole coaster uniformly but will not drip from the sides. I allowed it to dry over night. It was looking fantastic in the morning. all leveled up and shiny. 


Isn't it gorgeous??

I always struggle with resin. I find it to messy and don't like the smell too. This liquid glaze has no smell and no need to measure & mix resin and clean up the after mess. It is very convenient.

For second project, I used golden acrylic inks on Yupo paper. 


I applied various colors on yupo, allowed it to dry.


Cut few petal shapes and a pot shape. Adhere all in a collage on a coaster with glue. 









I applied 2 coats of glaze with a brush. Allow first coat dry totally before applying 2nd coat. Unlike alcohol inks, acrylic inks don't need sealing with Kamar varnish. Bingo!

I used Golden high flow inks but you can use Daler Rowney inks too. They stay vibrant as they do not react with the glaze. A coat of glaze add so much of depth to the colors.

Third project is quite similar to above one.


I took a round coaster and applied light blue ink for sky on 2/3 part of it.






Cut and adhere different green and yellow pieces for hills. Added some details with white gel pen. Golden pen for some more details and sun.


This is how I elevate the art work before pouring coat of glaze





Cover it with a lid so no dust particles will settle on it while drying.









 

Check the depth and shine.

For the last project, I tried to use it as pouring medium. I took a dollop of regular acrylic paint from a tube in a small cup and add double amount of glaze to it. Mix it well and use it as pour paint on any surface. One thing I have to point it out that the glaze  is heat sensitive so you can not use heat tool to move the paint around. I used straw and a wooden skewer to create ripple effect.





I am not super happy with this one. I needed more color but it was late and i was tired so spread the color little too thin. I have to try this again. I will share soon.

I hope you got an idea of the glaze. Try it out. It is an amazing product. See you soon with some pouring. 

Thank you so much for being here.

Neha



Friday, October 9, 2020

Jane's Doodles blog hop

 Hello friends,


I am super excited to share three newly released stamp sets from Jane's Doodles. 

     Grateful                                           Hot Cocoa                                    Pumpkin Patch

Grateful - NEW!  Hot Cocoa - NEW! Pumpkin Patch - NEW!


These are beautiful sets for fall  and winter. 

Let's check out my cards.



This set is so beautiful. I spent 3 and a half hours coloring it but it is totally worth it. Don't you think so? I used colored pencils for coloring. 

Next card is easy and simple.



I tried to create misty forest look. Done some ink blending on the bottom of the panel and stamped the tree stamp with various green inks. Sentiment is heat embossed in silver. 




Feel inspired enough? If so go get the stamps as they are 35% off through the weekend. 
  
Please hop on all the blogs and leave a comment on each one. One lucky winner will be announced on Moday who will get one stamp set free.

Blog Order



  Neha (You are here)




Thank you for being here!
Hugs










 


Thursday, October 8, 2020

World Space Week 2020

 Hello there,

As every year, We are celebrating World Space Week (WSW), an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The UN declared in 1999 that WSW will be held each year from October 4 – 10. Find out more on the official WSW page. (http://www.worldspaceweek.org/)

The theme of WSW 2020 is: "Satellites improve Life".

We will be showcasing projects featuring Space and/or Satellites in this year’s blog hop.

This blog hop is a part of WSW 2020 celebration and is listed as an event on an official WSW 2020 event list (event no 37514).



I have created a project with  galaxy  back ground and and alien die cut.



I made galaxy background using alcohol inks. the die is by Impression Obsession.






And what a celebration without a giveaway? 
We have not one but 4 companies sponsoring the prizes.

Giveaway

Fantastic artists and companies are supporting the blog hop with incredible generosity. These are the prizes they have sponsored:

Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Coupon Code to the Store

Jane’s Doodles: $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Lawn Fawn: $25 Gift Certificate to the Store

Newton's Nook Designs: $20 Store Credit


Image may contain: text that says 'World Space Week (WSW) Blog Hop SPONSORS Jane's Deedles GERDA STENER DESIGNS lawn fawn newtons nook designs'

4 prizes will be given away to 4 winners.

For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers and leave comment on each blog hop stop. After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to Inlinkz, but prior you do, please read Giveaway terms, rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below Inlinkz.

Inlinkz closes on October 15th 2020, 11:59 PM CEST. Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on October 18th 2020 during the day.


Blog hop list:

Milka Gubo

 Ishani

Larissa Walgemoed

Neha Bhatt (you are here)

Valentina Bizjak

Milka Gubo (Inlinkz)


Please hop along and leave some love. Thank you for being here.






Monday, August 31, 2020

I Love Math Challenge #17

 


Hello Friends,

It is time for another Math challenge. Now on, all the challenges will run for 2 months so you all will have enough time to get inspired and play. This challenge is set by Željka.

Math: Nine
Design: Card
Theme: Nature
Additional info:
Create a nature themed card using 9 elements (same or different) on your card. If you are using a sentiment, it’s counting as one element. Words are not counted separately.
Challenge starts: August 30th, 2020, 10:00 PM CEST (UTC +2)
Challenge ends: October 30th, 2020, 9:55 PM CEST (UTC +2)

Initially, I thought of creating a scene card but decided to do abstract in the end. When I was going through all the possible stamps I can use for it, the sentiment from an old SSS stamp jumped out at me. 

"Adopt the pace of nature : her secret is patience ."

It is a beautiful quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

I decided to use various elements of nature  from different stamps . To accommodate all the elements, I went with slimline card. It is 3.5* 8.25 inches.  




9 elements are sea, earth,wind, fire, wood, snow, thunder, sun and sentiment.

Instead of plain background, 
I used similar dies to provide some texture and relevant backdrop. 




I hope you like my take on the challenge. 
One winner will get one stamp set of Jane's Doodles.
 Please visit Milka's blog HERE for more information on rules and details! 

Thank you for being here. Have a wonderful day!







Thursday, August 20, 2020

Itsy Bitsy Guest post- Postal Special

Hi there,

How have you been? Honestly, I am bored and frustrated with all this covid thing and uncertainties caused by it. I am waiting to get everything normal again but then they say we have to redefine the 'normal' as things are not going to be the same ever. There is only one thing which is keeping me sane is my crafting. I am experimenting with all kinds of mediums and arts but card-making will be my forever love. And I am glad that it is not going to change . Ever!

Today, I am sharing two cards made from a single stamp set. They are perfect examples how you can use same stamps and achieve different looks. I have used Postal Special stamp set. 

Let's check the first card.


I have used same stamps to create background border on card, on envelope flap and to emboss on paper and used them as embellishments. 

I masked the bottom part of the card front and stamp different postal marks with Little Birdie Pigment Inks . I have use second generation stamping as I wanted faded look for background. Please check my previous post HERE to learn the technique and to know more about these inks. 



 I added little bit of shadint with walnut stain distress ink.


Check the deckled edge it created.


Next, I stamped same stamps with same  inks on colored card stock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Sentiment is stamped using versamark ink and embossed with white powder.




Arrange them in a cluster and mount them with foam tape for dimension. 




I also stamped on envelop flap with tea dye distress ink and made an embossed seal using Handmade With Love stamp.

For the second card I combined the set with various die cuts to create an effective design.


I used one of the stamp from set with wings and embossed it twice on beige card stock. Fussy cut it to make wings beneath the heart. I used various postmark with a grey ink to stamp background on a light grey card base. I also used various dies from my stash to complete the look.

I used these wax beads and a heart stamp to create seal on the envelope. Yes, you can use little birdie stamps to make your customized seals. 





That is all for today! I hope you enjoyed the process. Thinking out side of the box is the key to unique creativity. Keep crafting and stay safe!
Have a great day! Hugs!








Monday, June 8, 2020

Jane's Doodles blog hop- June 2020


Hi there,

How are you, friends? I hope you all are safe and healthy! I am here to share two cards made with newly released stamp sets Hydrangea & Home!
 
           Hydrangea - NEW           Home - NEW!   

Due to lockdown in India, I opted for digital version of stamps so there may be little size variation in my images.

I printed Hydrangea on water color paper and used water color pencils to color them.



I really had fun coloring this flower. I blew it up little bit before printing though!

Second set has images of old, Victorian houses. I googled few images for color inspiration and finally decided to use copics to color them.






I loved it! Fussy cutting was easy too...:P ! 

I hope you like  the cards.

All stamps are 30% off till Wednesday. There will be one lucky winner who can get one,free  stamp set of her choice. 



Here is the hop list

  Neha (You are here)

That is all for today! Happy hopping!










Wednesday, May 20, 2020

To bee or not to bee 2020

Hello Friends,

How have you been? Today, I am sharing details about an exciting event and giveaways. As you all know, my friend Milka organizes this hop every year to celebrate World Bee Day. 

We are celebrating the 3rd World Bee Day, to support bees and to raise public awareness of the importance of bees and apicultural products.

You can find a lot of educational information on official World Bee Day pages, here: https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/

Check out my card.

Bee by @jane's doodles
Sentiment @ simonsaysstamp
Hex die @honey bee stamps





There are 11 prizes for 11 lucky winnwers. Check the details below.


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Giveaway:
Clearly Besotted Stamps, £20 e-Gift Card to the Store
Gerda Steiner Designs, $15 Gift Code to the Store
Jane’s Doodles, stamp set of winner’s choice
Lawn Fawn, $25 Gift Certificate to the Store
Newton’s Nook Designs, $25 Store Credit
Pretty Pink Posh, $30 Gift Certificate to the Store
STAMPlorations, $20 Gift Code to the store
STAMPlorations, “Bee” package: stencil, clear sticker pack and embellishments (this prize is available for commentator located in US or has US mailing address)
Uniko, ₤15 e-Gift Certificate to the Store
Your Next Stamp, $20 Gift Card to the Store  
11 prizes will be given away to 11 winners.


How to enter yourself in the give away:

Giveaway is opened Worldwide (+18), except for minors.
For your chance to win, hop along blogs of the participating designers listed in blog hop list and leave comment on each blog hop stop (19 stops). After commenting, return back to Milka’s blog and add your name to InLinkz, but prior you do, please read Blog Hop details, terms, giveaway rules and privacy policy which are shared in Milka's blog post below InLinkz.

InLinkz opens on May 20th, 2020, 6 PM CEST.
InLinkz closes on May 27th, 2020, 11:59 PM CEST.
Winners’ names will be announced on Milka’s blog on May 31st 2020 during the day.


Blog hop list:

1.      Milka Gubo
2.      Alice Huang
3.      Amy Tsuruta
4.      Anushree Vaish
5.      Beverley Brown
6.      Ishani Sai
7.      Julie Elak
8.      Kaja Vezenšek
9.      Kathleen Curry
11.   Laura Voples
14.   Neha Bhatt  {you are here}
16.   Samantha Mann
17.   Sue Hadtead
18.   Tanja Kabel
Milka Gubo (InLinkz – return after commenting and add your name to InLinkz)

Happy hopping and all the best for giveaway!
Thank you for being here.