Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Metallic Sheen!!

Hi Lekha here with you to celebrate 9 awesome years of Itsy Bitsy ....lets paint the world in metallic sheen!
And you guessed it right...today I will be sharing with you some projects using metallic paints. I used these for the first time and got bowled over by the outcome..these are must haves if you love painting or mix media.
Lets get rolling..
My DT kit this time is all about canvas, paints-some very pretty metallic colors,stencils(if you don't know I have a fetish for collecting stencils and hoarding them !!) and chip boards.
Today I would be sharing three projects with you using these mini canvas.

Lets start begin our colorful journey...

For the first project..I start gluing down papers from a old book on to the  4x4 inch mini canvas using scrapbooking glue.

Next took stencil brushteal metallic paint, blush metallic paint and irregular dots stencil. I have in past used sponge with stencils, brushes-flat and round but the round stencil brush is definitely a must have if you are a stenciling addict like me. These give beautiful outcome.

Don't forget to miss the sheen these metallic colors have..

Have also put in some velvet night metallic paint ...

and here is what we get..

Next used modelling paste with the stencil..I love this bubble texture for the background..Next is "Quilling Time". I have created this background as base for the quilling flowers..and for the first time tried Itsy Bitsy's vellum quilling strips and loved these strips..

These are the vellum quilling strips and come in some very pretty colors

For the flowers I have made fringe flowers (cutting fringes in 1 cm wide paper strip and than rolling it over the slotted quilling tool). Another is the famous Malaysian flower..and my personal favorite of all times.
 The sentiments "beautiful" and "dream" are stamped in permanent ink along with other stamped images which come from the Itsy Bitsy's hope and smile stamp set. This stamp set has great collection of all time use sentiments and images.

Here is the complete look..i have stuck two 4x4 inch mini canvas on to a wooden chipboard piece(and this comes from an old wedding card!!) using the super strong silicon glue and than worked around my way with quilled flowers.

Over to my next project ..these both are mini fridge magnets. 
Painted the base with these metallic paint and round brush.
Also before working any further I stuck magnetic sheet at the back,

and stamped the sentiment from the Itsy Bitsy's hope and smile stamp set

These metallic paints are even great to use with chip board designs design.

I have used combing technique for the leaves  and made Malaysian flowers and fringe flower.

Here is the completed mini magnet.

For the third canvas design, I have painted the background with metallic paints and used dimensional tape to adhere the painted circle chipboard design with wooden alphabets for the sentiment and painted them in gold. Stamped the flowers with black permanent ink.And golden rhinesotnes complete the look..

Hope you liked the colorful twist...
Would love to hear from you..do leave some love in the comments..
happy crafting!!

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  1. Just Fabulous projects! Love the bright colors with lovely metallic look and I totally love these quilled flowers!!!

  2. Wow lovely creations! Thanks for the detailed pictorial :)

  3. Stunning canvases! The stenciling & quilling is simply fabulous!

  4. Lovely way to upcycle wooden chipboard piece that came from an old wedding card!

  5. Absolutely adorable mini fridge magnets Lekha! Such Vibrant & stunning colour theme, loved the metallic sheen on the creations!

  6. I must add the quilling is absolutely brilliant!

  7. Awesome projects! Love each of them, beautiful & bright color combos & textures!

  8. how adorable are the mini fridge magnets... & vibrant colours... and super awesome qulling!!! I loved the super neat & perfect quilling...

  9. Thnku so much ladies for so much love and appreciation