A mixed media scrapbook by Riddhi Jani, feat. “You n I”

Hello guys,

I’m back with a new project to share with you all, This time I made a mixed media Scrapbook “Open the door of your heart” using truly gorgeous paper pack You n I by Bob n Betty. I personally endorse these papers, as they are perfect for all your love theme projects. And the floral patterns in this pack make it even more versatile for other projects too.

This scrapbook measures 10x10x3 inches and has 5 pages with many flips and folds. It can store up to 60-70 photographs and lots of messages.
Over to the pictures now…enjoyyy

Hope you all liked it 🙂

Love
Riddhi

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Reverse Decoupage with Crackle effect by Tanvi featuring Decopatch papers

Welcome back friends!

Decoupage offers endless possibilities to up cycle/alter & create unique home decor items. A great way to use clear glass objects is reverse decoupage,  where you decoupage  on the back of the clear glass.

My project for today is a reverse decoupage plate, in which I have combined the crackle effect for added textures.

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The vintage motif is from the OLD WORLD CHARM decopatch paper –

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I love the dual accent cracks here – gold & along the edge of the plate a deep rose red to coordinate with the flowers!

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Hope you like this plate!

Until my next post…….happy crafting!

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A Decoupaged Wall Clock by Janhavi Hinduja, featuring DecoPatch papers

Heya…Jaanhvi here

I spent all my childhood in Kolkata, and among other things that I remember from the past, distinctively remember my dislike towards our kitchen, which used to be one small dark room full of kitchen supplies! Well! Things have changed a lot over the years and kitchen is no longer just a place where cooking happens. Modern homes have equally beautiful and accessorized kitchens, which apart from being functional are an extension of one’s creative side 🙂

Well! Talking of kitchen accents, a wall clock plays an important role. They are not only decorative, but helpful accessories that assist you in cooking. Whether timeless or up – to – the – minute in style, kitchen clocks can change the way your interior looks and feels.

Have a look at the countryside style clock that I’ve handcrafted. I’ve given a warm rustic wooden background to it and decoupaged with the new DecoPatch papers from Bob n Betty.

I chose elements, which were absolutely apt for a project like this. I’ve also added some kitchen related miniatures to add interest to the clock. The ‘Cafe de Paris’ text has been stenciled to complete the English countryside look.

Hope you like project 🙂 would love to hear!

Jaanhvi

Decoupage Mixed Media Canvas by Tanvi featuring Decopatch papers

Hello Friends!

This is Tanvi here! I am loving the new range of decopatch papers – very high quality 50gsm papers, a dream for all decoupage artists. You can check my previous posts with this awesome release here & here.

These papers are very thin & blend easily into the background to give a seamless finish, they truly do! Check the canvas I share today –

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Stay with me as I take you through the steps to combine decoupage & mixed media to create unique wall decor for your homes.

The USP of these papers is the ease with which you can use them on surfaces, just like rice papers & tissues. To highlight this I started by creating a textured base for the 12×12 canvas.

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Next I fussy cut a section (OLD WORLD CHARM sheet) & also some elements from the FLORAL ADORNMENTS sheet.

I decided on the layout & decoupaged them on the textured canvas.

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Here is a close up to show how easily it blends on the textured background.

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Next I colored the canvas with coordinating chalk paints.

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Some random stencilling & stamping over the textures –

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To add some more textures I stenciled clear crackle paste on the edges & added some paste with the palette knife too.

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To finish the canvas I splattered acrylic paint.  The Crackle paste dries clear over the textures to reveal the background through. the cracks, perfect for the image I selected! Spray with acrylic varnish to seal the canvas.

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You can grab these papers from any of our Sales Buddies   &  share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Thank you for visiting & happy crafting!

Vintage Cards Designed By Preeti Datta Featuring Meadows & Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. How are you today?

There are only a few days left in the month of April and Bob n Betty will soon be celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday on 28th April, yay!! That’s tomorrow!! Everyone at the Bob n Betty family is very thankful to all it’s patrons & supporters. To celebrate, there is an awesome giveaway & a Mega Contest, to check out all the details & for your chance to win superb prizes, please visit the Bob n Betty Facebook page. Don’t miss this awesome opportunity, there is very little time left to participate 🙂

Today, I’d like to share a set of 2 Layered Vintage Cards I made using Bob n Betty’s beautiful new range of Decoupage Specialty Papers- “Meadows” and “Classics”. I also included a few elements from the “Glam Craft” collection. Both the cards are big sized, 5 by 9 inches. When I saw the pretty butterflies, birds and flowers, I was inspired by the theme of nature, so I added the title “Wild & Free” using alphabet beads, to both the cards.

The new Decoupage Specialty Paper Collections are perfect for vintage themed projects and they coordinate brilliantly with all the previous releases. It is super fun & easy to mix and match elements. The designs are gorgeous and these decoupage papers can be used for all kinds of paper crafting projects including decoupage, cards, scrapbooks, canvases, tags, art journalling etc. I would highly recommend checking out the numerous great examples on the Bob n Betty blog and Instagram page, made by the Design Teams over the years. It really is worth the time.

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Card 1: Butterflies 

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Process:

  1. Die cut tags, labels and lattices using Bob n Betty’s Meadows, Classics & Glam Craft Decoupage Specialty Papers & old book pages.

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2. Distressed the edges of all the paper elements (die cuts and torn pieces) with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Also fussy cut some flowers from these papers.

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3. Distressed the edges of the paper mats with a distress tool to give a worn out look and also darkened the edges with distress ink, then adhered these to the white card base.

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4. Created a visually pleasing composition/design by layering the elements (die cuts, fussy cut elements, gauze, twine, sisal, burlap, flowers wood slices, corrugated cardboard, alphabet beads & wooden buttons) and adhered some of the elements with liquid glue and others with 3d foam tape to add dimension

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5. As a finishing touch, did background stamping with archival ink, created white ink splatter & added a few doodles.

Bob n Betty Supplies Used:

Meadows Decoupage Specialty Papers

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Classics Decoupage Specialty Papers

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Glam Craft Decoupage Specialty Papers

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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 Sales Buddies. 

Thanks for your precious time 🙂
Stay Blessed!
Preeti Datta
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“Sparkling Eyes” a mixed media layout by Riddhi Jani, featuring ‘Classics’ collection.

Hello everyone,

Riddhi here with a new DT project for Bob n Betty.

The mere sight of an Owl is enough to send shivers down the spine, but I do not find any reason to fear this beautiful bird. Just a look at those sparkling eyes melts my heart. So to endure my love for this gorgeous bird I have designed a mixed media layout, using a paper from the “Classics” collection of decoupage specialty papers range by Bob n Betty.

I simply took a Bob n Betty’s chipboard sheet, adhered my paper and started playing with the colors and textures and here is the outcome….

Do leave your valuable comments if you liked my work.

love
Riddhi

A Terracotta Vase upcycled by Jaanhvi Hinduja, using DecoPatch papers

Hello people!
Who doesn’t love some greens in their homes, arranged in beautiful vases and planters? We all do..! After all that’s the dose of freshness that we can create for ourselves amidst the concrete jungles that we live in..ain’t it?
I’ve upcycled a terracotta vase into a beautiful vintage shabby planter. I wanted to give the planter a very concrete stone look and make it appear rather old – yeah! Old is the new look that’s being loved around!
Let’s get started:
1. I began with washing the terra cotta pot nicely to remove the dust. Also, a washed/soaked terra cotta absorbs less paint.
2. I chose the motiff that I wanted to use and cut it in an oval shape. Then I cut a piece of chipboard in the same oval shape.
3. I wanted the decoupage motiff to have a little dimension. I used resin clay for this. Took the oval chipboard as the base and flattened the clay on it. Cut the excess edges. Next pasted the motiff on the clay. Then stuck the clay on the pot with wood glue. Resin clay dries very fast. You can see some wrinkles on the edges. I liked that and let them be. In case you don’t, stick the clay first, smoothen out the edges and then decoupage the motiff. You might have to cut out some edges from the clay in this case.
4. For the concrete effect, I’ve mixed stone effect texture paste with white gesso and applied on the pot randomly. After it dried, sanded the entire pot nicely.
5. Painted the entire pot with a darker shade of grey. Using dry brush technique kept adding several layers of paint each a shade lighter than the previous to achieve the look.
6. For the moss effect, mixed the stone effect paste with Spanish moss chalk paint and using hard bristle brush, dabbed unevenly on the top and bottom edges. Did the same process with brown paint at some places to give  a soiled look.
7. I’ve used two step crackle medium to give cracks on the decoupaged motiff. Rubbed antiquing wax to highlight the cracks and give it a vintage look. I like the wrinkles on the edges more after antiquing :).
8. Finished the vase by gluing jute twine around the motiff.
Check out the pictures for clear understanding. Hope you like it!
Would love to hear your reviews on the paper and the projects that I share. There’s more to come. Pick up your papers, till we meet next.
Love,
Jaanhvi

Key holder by Tanvi Shah, feat. DecoPatch papers

Hi,

This is Tanvi & I am back with another project featuring the new release – DECOPATCH PAPERS.

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Thank you for visiting & happy crafting!

“Spring Beauty” a mixed media layout designed by Riddhi Jani, feat. Meadows paper collection

Hellooo lovely people,

I’m back with my new project for bob n Betty. This time I’ve made a project inspired by spring colors, featuring Bob n Betty’s Chipboard Sheets and a paper from Decoupage Specialty Paper collection “Meadows”.
I have made a video tutorial too to share with you all, here it is….
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Thanks for stopping by.
Love
Riddhi

Magazine Holder designed by Tanvi Shah, featuring DecoPatch Papers

Hello Craft Lovers!

Bob n Betty has been the pioneer in introducing high quality papers 100 GSM papers specially meant for decoupage. These specialty papers became trend setters in the decoupage industry & no wonder they are so popular with decoupage artists in India & beyond.

Bob N Betty brings to you another brilliant well designed quality product – THE DECOPATCH PAPERS. These are high quality 50 GSM papers available in 10.5×29 inches, perfect for all kinds of surfaces including the curved ones.

Currently you can choose from 5 designs –

  • Rose Garden
  • Birds & Butterflies
  • Old World Charm
  • Floral Gilding
  • Floral Adornments

I have used the”Rose Garden” decopatch paper to decoupage a magazine holder. This design is totally mesmerizing, beautiful vintage colors & amazing layers and textures.

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This magazine holder is rather large (14x11x8.5″) & I loved that these are long sheets – 10.5×29 inches, giving me a seamless finish on both the sides.

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I wanted to retain the vintage look & yet add some bright happy colors. With chalk paints & beautiful 2 layered stenciling I managed to get the desired look.

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A revolutionary product for decoupage lovers, go grab yours from our wonderful Sales Buddies   &  do share your gorgeous creations using Bob n Betty papers with us on our facebook group Bob n Betty Buddies. 

Bob n Betty will soon be celebrating it’s 3rd Birthday on 28th April, yay!! Everyone at the Bob n Betty family is very thankful for all the love & support bestowed on us. To celebrate, there is an awesome giveaway & a Mega Contest already under way, to check out all the details & for your chance to win superb prizes, please visit the Bob n Betty Facebook page.

Tanvi