Mixed Media Tags (Photo Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hi friends !!

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you today? Hope you are having a great & blessed festival season. Here is wishing you and yours the very best from all of us at the Bob n Betty family 🙂

Today, I’ll be sharing 3 Mixed Media Tags. Bob N Betty’s Premium Textured Chipboard 1200 gsm was used for making these large sized tags. 1 sheet was cut into 3 rectangles of 9.5 by 4.5 inches. The chipboard is sturdy, textured on one side and white in color so it is a good option for mixed media work as it can withstand multiple media being applied to it without buckling.

The idea behind these tags was to show one way to use snippets of patterned paper & faux leather we inevitably collect as paper crafters. These are little bits and pieces left behind from larger projects and because they are from our much loved and pretty packs, it is difficult to throw them away. So incorporating these into tags for layers and added texture is one way of using these up. Die cutting them for making little embellishments is another way.  Let’s get started.

TAG 1: Sea Themed

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Process:

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  1. Strips of faux leather were adhered to the tag and then for added texture and priming the surface, white gesso was applied. The lumps that are formed around the gesso bottle were also applied to the tag using a palette knife to add to the texture and bumpy look.
  2. Color was added using pigment powders and movement was created with sprays of water.
  3. Glass Glitter was added at some places with matte gel. Some glitter glue was also applied for a  sparkly look.
  4. Few sea related images and a sentiment were stamped and colored with zig markers and then fussy cut
  5. The images were attached to the tag with matte gel. Art stones and gauze were adhered for added texture.
  6. Glossy accents was applied on top of the image, few dew drops were added and some white splatter was created.
  7. In the end, some of the raised areas of the tag were dry brushed with white gesso to bring out the texture and the tag was distressed with black soot distress ink around the edges for a finished look.

TAG 2: LOVE THEMED

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These are some close-up photos of the tag

Process:

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1. Lava Red Inka Gold was applied with one’s finger, to some of the areas of the tag to bring out the natural texture on the surface
2. Some images were stamped onto the tag in random places using black archival ink (as it is a permanent ink and won’t run when watercoloring is done later on)
3. Color was added to the tag using zig markers and it was sprayed with water to get an organic look
4. Stenciling was done with a couple of stencils and archival ink using a blending tool and foam
5. A heart was die cut from faux leather and the texture in it was highlighted with red inka gold. This was adhered to the tag with some gauze underneath.
6. A fussy cut sentiment from the Bob n Betty “No One But You” Paper Pack was adhered to the heart.
7. Some doodling was done using a black marker and a few details were added with white acrylic paint.
8. Red stickles and sequins were attached to the tag for added sparkle. Also, white splatter was created to bring the piece together.
9. In the end, a braid was created with thin strips of faux leather and this was added to the tag.

TAG 3: BUTTERFLY

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Process:

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  1. Snippets of patterned paper from the Bob n Betty “Amor Mio” Paper Pack and strips of faux leather were adhered to the tag using matte gel
  2. Thread was wrapped around the tag and then some white gesso was applied with a palette knife
  3. Modelling paste was applied to the tag through a leaf stencil
  4. Color was added using ink sprays and movement was created with sprays of water
  5. The title was fussy cut from the Bob n Betty “No One But You” paper pack and the butterfly embellishment was created by die cutting a snippet of faux leather and then applying some mint green inka gold on it to bring out the texture.
  6. In the end, the edges were darkened to bring definition and some white splatter was added.

That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

Preeti D. 

Preeti-Dutt

 

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A Mixed Media Scrapbook by Riddhi Jani, Designed with Cottage Blush

Hello everyone,

This is Riddhi, and I’m a lil over excited to share my first Design team project of bob n Betty with all of you.
I have made a scrapbook using the awesome latest release “Cottage Blush” by Bob n Betty. No wonder, I too fell in love with this collection like everyone else. It’s soft and pastel backgrounds makes it apt for all the themes.

I have used modeling paste in the inside pages to give a little texture to the papers, but tried to keep it minimum, as the paper is so gorgeous and I didn’t want to hide the beauty of the papers.

I also used leather paper by Bob n Betty for the background of my album cover. Trust me this leather paper is going to be a boon for scrapbookers as it is perfect for binding and strengthens the scrapbook overall.

I applied some antique brilliance wax by Finnabair on the leather for some shiny effect.

hope you guys like this project, see you all soon with another project.

Thanks
Riddhi

A Decoupaged Wall Clock, by Jaanhvi Hinduja, Designed with Cottage Blush

A warm hello to everyone! 
If you are someone like me who follows the trending decor styles, you’d probably know that farmhouse style has become one of the hottest home decor trends. But when you’re not actually a chic farm girl, cultivating some rustic-glam vibes isn’t easy. But Bob n Betty really makes everything achievable with their finest designs! The latest paper pack collection, “Cottage Blush” has beautiful cottage-like backgrounds with soothing blushing florals – which are just so perfect for a farmhouse style decor project.
I’ve made a rustic pallet clock this time. Over to the process.
Materials required:
1. Bob n Betty Cottage Blush papers
2. Round Mdf base 5-6mm. Mine has a diameter of 30 cm. 
3. Chipboard – upto 1000 gsm
4. Glue, modpodge, varnish, paint, cutting tools, clock hands with mechanism
5. MDF Roman clock face
Process
1. Paint the edges of the mdf circle and the clock face with brown paint.
2. Cut a square chipboard  30 cm by 30 cm.
3. Find the centre of the square and divide each half into three equal sized stripes.
4. Place the mdf on the chipboard, trace the circle and then cut the circle. Don’t forget to pierce through the chipboard and mark the centre on the mdf circle. 
5. Now,  cut the marked strips from the chipboard. 
P. S.  It is easier to find the centre of a square and divide it in equal parts, therefore, I’ve done the markings on square chipboard first and then cut the circle. 
6. Choose the prints from the stack,  trace and cut for each of the chipboard pieces. 
7. Ink the paper edges brown to cover the whites. Glue the papers on the cut chipboard pieces. 
8. Apply mod podge on the ready chipboards. 
9. To add interest and give a rustic look to the pallets, dab some brown paint on the edges using your finger. This step is done after applying modpodge, as the coated base gives you a chance to wipe-off the paint and make corrections to get the desired look. 
10. Arrange the clipboard pieces on the mdf base  and stick one by one. 
11. Coat it with varnish. 
12. Fussy cut the flowers from the stack, ink the edges, apply modpodge on the flowers, crush the edges to give it a dimension. P. S.  – The flowers won’t tear if they are crushed after applying mod podge. 
13. Apply some metallic wax on the clock face to make it look like tarnished metal face. 
14. Drill a 10mm hole on the marked centre of the clock. Tip, i stuck the chipboards on the side opposite to the one where centre was marked.  Then reversed the clock and drilled the hole. 
15. Stick the clock face,  arrange and stick the flowers and finally fix the clock mechanism and the hook behind. 
So, don’t you think there is a comforting beauty about a home adorned with these do-it-yourself projects that are fun and functional. If yes, do give it a try!
Love
Jaanhvi

An Altered Hoop by Niharika Gupta, designed with Cottage Blush

Hi Friends,

I am back with an inspiration for you all…

Since a very long time, i wanted to create something for myself.. and this new paper pack by Bob n Betty, oh god… i am sure i can never have enough of this in my collection… it is the perfect paper pack , we have ever had. Perfect combination of colors, textures, beautiful flowers… everything is just so pretty and amazing about it… I am very sure you all will love it, and love it more…!

The dreams that i have for my work, the passion that i have for creativeness, has always kept me going… I dream big and then I dream bigger… ! And while creating this Mixed media Embroidery hoop, i had all this in mind..   Now let me take you to some closeup pictures….

This is a 10″ hoop. I have used one paper on the back, and few more papers, to fussy cut the flowers. The element sheet in the pack  gives you enough options for tags, flowers and sentiments… I just loved them all…  I have used few products from Prima marketing like wooden embellishments, flowers, color bloom sprays and other art mediums for this frame. 

I hope you all like it and find it inspiring 🙂 See you soon with another inspiring post 🙂 Lots of love and best wishes ….

Niharika. 

Mixed Media Layout “Forever” by Preeti Datta, showcasing Cottage Blush paper pack

Hi friends !

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, how’s it going? Hope you are having a pleasant day.

Today, I’d like to share a romantic Vintage Mixed Media Layout titled Forever.

I’ve used gorgeous papers from the new Cottage Blush Paper Pack by Bob N Betty. This paper pack has wonderfully delicate designs and a soft color palette. It would be great for shabby chic, vintage and romantic themed projects. There are a couple of designs in there that would be perfect for grungy mixed media projects as well. There are many pretty flowers which can be fussy cut for embellishment. Inspired by the designs, I decided to make a vintage romantic layout which is a totally new style to me but I enjoyed it a lot.

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Here are some close-up photos of the layout:

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I’ve depicted a vintage wedding here. Essentially, clear gesso was applied on the background (to prep the surface and not hide the beautiful designs of the paper) then color was added with ink sprays. Background stamping was done and a few stamped designs were embossed in white. Then, the wedding photo was framed within an embossed mdf frame. Pearls were adhered to the frame to make it the focal point. Lots of flowers from the paper pack were fussy cut and used for embellishment and layering. I’ve added gauze, burlap string and vintage lace for texture and interest. White splatter was created to bring the design together.

That’s all for today.

Remember you can always purchase all the beautiful Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies and don’t forget to share your gorgeous creations on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies.

Thanks for your precious time.
Have a great week!
Happy Crafting and Stay Blessed.

Preeti D.

Preeti-Dutt

 

Decoupage Trays using the Imperial Collection by Tanvi Shah

Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi wishing you all a very HAPPY DASSEHRA on behalf of Team Bob N Betty. I am super excited with the new release – festive & trendy, the IMPERIAL collection. This release has 8 designs to compliment the festive season. For my post today I used these 2 designs  of my favorites from this set. You can shop for the entire collection from any of our Sales Buddies.

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First I have a set of simple tealight holders. The design is so apt for the season & the colors perfectly coordinated!

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Next I share a set of trays with a faux tile effect & a glass finish.

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Let me take you through the steps to get this faux glass look.

Select the papers of choice.

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Sand, prime & paint the entire tray. In this tray the black color will end up being the “grout” color.

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Let dry.

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Next measure the inside of the tray. Since mine is a square tray I decided to trim the paper into 9 pieces to make faux tiles. Trim the pieces smaller than the inside of the tray to create “grout lines”

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Now we are ready to start tiling!

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While tiling I glued the left hand piece with modpodge first, followed by the right hand side & finally the middle piece was set in place, to ensure all tiles were equidistant.

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Similarly I prepared the second tray.

Seal the surface with 2-3 coats of mod podge.

Next lets prepare the faux glass surface for which I have used resin. The resin comes in two parts that have to mixed in equal proportions & poured. When dry we get a high gloss almost glass like look. This also makes the decoupage surfaces resistant to heat & water.

Weigh equal amounts of Part A & Part B of the resin. One is the resin & the other the hardener.

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Stir & mix very thoroughly for a few minutes.

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Then pour it in the tray , using a skewer to move the liquid to the corners.

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Remove all the air bubbles that appear by blowing through a straw. Keep the trays on a flat surface. The resin is self leveling & you will get a smooth even layer. After 10 minutes look out for air bubbles & if any blow over them to remove.

Let the trays dry for 24h, once dry the surface will be smooth & shiny like glass!

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Aren’t these beautiful!

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Seal the painted sides & bottom of the trays with several coats of varnish. Sand between layers to get a smooth finish.

Some useful tips while using the resin –

  • Read the instructions that come in the resin kit.
  • Seal the decoupage surface with a few layers of mod podge.  If there are any bubbles or cracks, the resin will leak under the paper.
  • Make sure to mix enough resin for your project.
  • Leave the resin to set overnight on a flat surface, leave it undisturbed. If required cover it, you do not want dust particles settling on the resin.

Please share your creations with this release in our facebook group – Bob N Betty Buddies

Thank you for visiting  & hope you enjoyed being with me today!

Happy Crafting!

 

Photo Folio & Travel Pouch using Morning Glory Decoupage Papers

Hello Everyone…

Welcome to Bob n Betty Blog and this is my first post here so I am very excited about it. Today I will be working with new release “Morning Glory” Decoupage specialty papers. And you know the best part with Bob n Betty Decoupage papers are that you don’t need to be into Decoupage Technique to use these papers…Yes!!

Trust me what I am saying…

If you are into Scrapbooking, you can use it.If you are into Mixed media, feel free to use these Morning Glory collection as they have some beautiful splashes of colors on it…So you don’t need to be a Decoupage expert and that’s what i am going to show you how..

I have used these papers as normal pattern papers. Now I know you must be having lot of questions like.. gsm, quality and whether they can be used without mod podge or not!!

So let me tell you that these papers are quite sturdy and you can freely use it for making album covers. The quality is awesome and you need to buy and actually hold in your hand to understand. I won’t say it will be just like the pattern papers as pattern papers are generally 160-180 gsms. These decoupage papers are of 100 gsm but unlike decoupage napkins they are very fine in quality.

Now coming to what glue you need …So if you are using it in your scrapbooks cards etc, feel free to use tacky tape or Aleene’s tacky glue. i have used Tacky tapes in my projects for perfect finishing.

Now let’s see what I have created,

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These are some very simple and quick projects which you can make using these speciality papers.

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I have used the above two designs for making this Travel pouch. You can use it for keeping your passport, travel tickets, passport photographs etc.

It is so easy and quick to make.

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See how beautifully you can use these decoupage papers and make some really quick and easy albums, photo folios, cards etc.

You can buy these papers from our Sale Buddies

Please do share your comments and If you have any query then feel free to ask.

Signing off..

Have a crafty day..

Hugs!

Sampada

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A Letter Holder by Tanvi Shah

Hello, this is Tanvi here with my first post this term.

Have you seen the new range of decoupage papers? Morning Glory & Knighthood? There are colors & designs for almost all moods…….be it vintage or shabby, browns or blues, brights or pastels!

I particularly loved this set from the Morning Glory collection, bright & yet pleasant soothing colors & the water color like texture lends it such a rich artistic look!

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Here is the letter holder I made –

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Some close ups –

Look at the gorgeous blend of paints here to match the paper! I am in love with this combination & am sure to use them in some more projects!

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The design has so many layers, colors & textures that I chose to leave this letter holder rather simple.

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Tanvi 🙂

Mixed Media Cards (Photo Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hi Friends!

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here, hope you are having a pleasant week 🙂

This is my first post on the Bob n Betty blog as their Design Team Member. I’d like to share a couple of Mixed Media Cards with you today.  I’ve done a picture tutorial for both these cards, which are fairly simple.

You would be happy to know that Bob n Betty has introduced a new product to their range of supplies and that is Faux Leather. The idea behind these cards was to show how using even small bits and snippets of Bob n Betty’s Faux Leather, one can easily embellish projects. This faux leather has a beautiful texture on its surface and rubbing a bit of colored waxes brings out the lovely texture. It can be easily die cut using any of our thin cut dies. It is a very versatile product with which one can do a lot including creating album/journal covers, making one’s own embellishments, tassels, background texture for mixed media etc. Hence, it is a must-have in one’s craft stash as something that will add a bit of novelty and class to one’s projects.

Let’s get started.

Mixed Media Card 1: (Masculine)

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Here are a few close-up photos:

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Process- 

1. The main card panel is a text design paper from the Bob n Betty “Optima” Paper Pack, this was cut to a little less than the 6 by 6 white card base, distressed on the edges for a worn out look and then inked with black soot distress ink.

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2. White gesso was applied to some parts of the text paper to push the text into the background.

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3. Then color was added with zig markers and an aqua brush.

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4. A couple of panels of faux leather were die cut using a stitched rectangle die and then torn from one side to give a distressed look. To bring out the gorgeous texture in the faux leather, a little inka gold was lightly rubbed on the surface of the leather.

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5. Some gears and cogs were die cut in black, the faux leather panels were adhered to the card using foam tape. Some thread was added in between for more texture and interest.

6. All the coordinating elements including a vintage photo, die cuts, wire chipboard, charms and twine were added to the card in such a way, so as to create a balance to the design. The idea was to create dimension and layers in a way that looked pleasing to the eye.

7. In the end, some white splatter was created with watered down white gesso.

Mixed Media Card 2: (Feminine)

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Here are a few close-up photos of the card:

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Process-

1. 2 coordinating papers from Bob N Betty Paper Packs were chosen. The main panel is from the “Feel Like a Butterfly” paper pack and the mat is from the “No One But You” paper pack. Both these were cut and distressed at the edges and then darkened with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide Ink. The panel was adhered to the mat with foam tape for added dimension.

2. Flowers were die cut using the Cheery Lynn Designs- Tea Rose Medium Die and a text paper from the “No One But You” paper pack. The petals were lightly colored with distress oxide ink, curled slightly and stuck together. A pearl was added to the center.

3. Gina Marie Designs Butterfly XL die was used to die cut the faux leather butterfly.

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4. The title was fussy cut from the “No One But You” Paper Pack, distressed and inked on the edges.

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5. Stamping was done in the background using a text stamp and distress oxide.

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6. Some torn up gauze was adhered to the card base for texture and interest. The title was then adhered on top of the gauze using foam tape. A pearl lace was attached under the title in keeping with the feminine theme.

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7. To add more color, water coloring was done with a black zig marker and pink distress oxide. Then stamping was done in the background using archival Ink.

8. Twine was added under the butterfly and flowers. To bring the whole design together, black and white splatter was created with inks.

That is all for today.

Please do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Remember you can always purchase all the Bob n Betty products from our wonderful Sale Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂

Stay Blessed!

Preeti D. 

Preeti-Dutt

 

 

 

 

 

Reverse Decoupage Tutorial by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello everyone, 
Do you love cakes,  muffins, pizzas,  coffee…? What a question! Who doesn’t! Rains entice your cravings further for sweet indulgences.  So,  on a lovely rainy day I have a new inspiration to help you make some great usable and quirky stuff for your homes and for your friends :)… And for this,  Bob n Betty’s ‘Foodie Samba’  has to be the perfect choice. This is the first collection released in A3 size to cater to the needs of decoupaging larger size objects. The prints are fun with soft pastel backgrounds with tempting prints. These are just so great for projects related to parties, tableware and kids!
So, let’s get started. I’ve used the reverse decoupage technique to make lovely coasters and a lap pad.
1.  I got clear acrylic cut into sizes 4″/4″ and 16 /11″.
2. Next, I cut the paper as per the size and script  stamped randomly. This is however, optional. 
3. Then I inked the edges of the cut paper to cover the whites. 
4. Next,  I applied modpodge matte on the acrylic evenly.  Tip: apply little quantities with a soft flat brush evenly. Thick coat will create bubbles and show a shiny layer between the acrylic and paper on drying up. 
5. Stick the printed side face down on the acrylic. Press gently from the centre towards the edges.  
6. Leave it for 10 mints to dry then coat the paper with modpodge. Varnish after mod podge dries completely. 
7. I’ve repeated the same steps on the larger acrylic piece for the lap pad. 
8. For the lap pad base I’ve cut 3″ foam (15″/10″) and covered it neatly with a nice fabric of my choice. 
9. Finally, i stuck the the foam on the reverse side using synthetic rubber glue (available in hardware shops). 
Check out the pictures for further clarity. 
This is such a fun technique and the projects look absolutely factory made! Do try and share your projects with us. 
Love, 
Jaanhvi 
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