MIXED MEDIA STEAMPUNK CANVAS BY TANYA CLOETE

Hello  Buddies,

Tanya here with a Mixed Media Canvas using the beautiful Decoupage Specialty Papers and Premium Textured Chipboard by Bob n Betty. I’ve decided to go with a Steampunk theme. Here are the basic steps to follow:

Tutorial:

  1. Cut the textured chipboard to make an 8×8 size canvas.
  2. Cut the decoupage papers to fit the 8×8 canvas/chipboard. Apply with clear gesso and give another coat of clear gesso on top. Leave to dry.
  3. Randomly stamp some brick images on the canvas and then add crackle texture paste using a stencil.
  4. Randomly spray some gold mists on the canvas and leave to dry.
  5. Randomly add some rub on elements.
  6. Add the metal corners.
  7. Paint the various chipboard elements with black gesso, build your composition and adhere with gloss gel. Leave to dry.
  8. Start applying some different colour waxes to the chipboard composition.
  9. Emboss the chipboard piece (DOCUMENTED) with Ranger Embossing Powder.
  10. Arrange the rest of your embellishments (metal, sequins, string) as per the picture or as you like.
  11. All done!

Here are some close ups…

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya Cloete

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Art Journaling with Decoupage Papers (Photo Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hi Folks!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you’ve had a pleasant week so far. I thought I’ll share a couple of Art Journal Pages with you today :). I’ve used Bob n Betty’s gorgeous Decoupage papers here. There are so many stunning designs and you can choose to buy them as a whole collection or even in individual sets, which is pretty cool. The papers are slightly textured, which makes them great to work with and they can be used in different ways.

For the uninitiated, Art Journaling is a wonderful way to artistically express oneself without the limitation of style/form/medium. You don’t need to worry about perfection or errors. Essentially you can do whatever you like in your journal, so for example, you could paint, draw, write, do watercoloring, add 3-d elements to it, keep it flat, make it a junk-journal of collected ephemera and lil’ treasures from trips, add texture, use snippets of pattern papers etc… Its your little art book where you can experiment freely. To start, you can purchase a blank Art Journal, there are many available in craft stores or else use an old book or even journal on separate papers and bind them together later to make your own journal. The basic idea here is to create something for yourself, something that gives you joy. If you are totally new to art journaling, 2 great sources of inspiration are Marta Lapkowska and Vicky Papaioannou.

Let’s get started.

1. Art Journal Page : Just be Happy

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Used Bob n Betty’s Gorgeous Decoupage Paper from the Glam Craft Collection 

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2. Art Journal Page: Grateful

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Used Bob n Betty’s beautiful Decoupage Paper from the Peacock Collection

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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.

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Mixed Media Layout- Enjoy the Journey (Tutorial) by Preeti Datta

Hello Dear Crafty Friends!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you had a nice weekend.

I’d like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled “Enjoy the Journey” today.

I’ve used Bob n Betty’s gorgeous new Cottage Blush Collection here. It has beautiful and classy designs which are perfect for vintage and shabby chic projects. For this project, I was inspired by the theme of travel, adventure & the great outdoors and wanted to create a vintage look.  

Here is a photo of the layout:

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Procedure:

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  1. Chose a beautiful wood grain design paper from Bob n Betty’s Cottage Blush Collection and applied Prima’s Clear Gesso all over the background and then Heavy White Gesso on some areas of it to prepare the base for media.
  2. Prepared the elements for the layout by fussy cutting & distressing the edges of post card images from one of the pattern papers in the Cottage Blush Collection.
  3.  Heat embossed the chipboards in black then colored some gauze with Lindy’s Sprays and rolled some old book pages into straw shapes.
  4. Created a composition around the photo by layering the burlap, fussy cut images, gauze, paper straws, chipboards and strings. Adhered it to the page by using Tacky glue.
  5. Did background work on the page by using stencils, stamps and archival inks in 2 shades: black and brown
  6. Added more stencil work to the background by heat embossing in white
  7. Added a bit of color (in shades of black, brown, pink & green using Lindy’s sprays) to the background as well as in some places on the main composition
  8. After everything was dry, added a bit of brown color using Lindy’s sprays to the 4 corners of the page to bring the piece together and add depth. Darkened the edges of the page with Black Archival Ink and added hand drawn borders as well as some doodling with white acrylic paint
  9. In the end, added a couple of word stickers as secondary sentiments to support the main title and created white and brown splatter to bring everything 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

Faux slatted/pallet tissue box Designed by Tanvi Shah

Hello everyone,
Tanvi here

Hope you all are having a wonderful crafty time.

For my post today I am sharing a decoupage tissue box in which I have created a slatted/pallet look with the latest Decoupage Specialty release by Bob n Betty “Imperial”

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These are the supplies from Bob N Betty we need for the project – chipboards, decoupage papers & leather paper.

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Measure the sides of the tissue box. Trim the chipboard & decoupage papers 1 1/2″ wide.

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The tissue box was painted with black acrylic paint. For the top I have used leather paper to coordinate my choice of red & black decoupage papers.  Decoupage the paper on all the chipboard pieces with mod podge.  Glue them on the sides of the box with mod podge. Remember to use a thick layer of mod podge since these are chipboard pieces. Once you cover all the sides seal the pieces with mod podge & varnish.

Here are some more close ups –

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Love the beautiful slatted/pallet look on the box & the classic leather top! Do you?

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Papers used here : 

 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Happy crafting.

“Bloom with Grace” layout designed by Aleksandra Mihelic, using Cottage Blush

Hi dear crafty friends,

I’m so excited to share with you my first post as DT for Bob n Betty. I fell in love at first sight with gorgeous new paper collection Cottage Blush. First I wanted to make an off the page project but this gorgeous soft collection was just screaming for a delicate layout, so I decided this would be a perfect first project. I chose a photo I had my eyes on for some time now. It’s a gorgeous photo of a little flower girl with a beautiful white horse. Perfect for these soft papers. I used lots of chipboard pieces, laces and delicate flowers to go with it, to make the layout even more soft.

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Hope you’ll like my project. 🙂 Have a gorgeous day and see you soon!

Hugs, Aleksandra

A Mixed Media Frame using Cottage Blush Collection by Riddhi Jani

Hello everyone,
Welcome to Bob n Betty blog.
Riddhi here with my new DT project.
This time I made flat surface Mixed Media project, and I have a video tutorial too.
Here is the glimpse of the project ..
The image I used for the project is really one of my favourite. It’s a beautiful picture of “lord Shiva”. Have a look…

 Enjoy the tutorial

I hope you like it.

Love
Riddhi

Handmade Shadow Boxes using Cottage Blush Collection| By Sampada

Hello Everyone

Welcome to my blog post, I hope you are enjoying and getting inspiration from my fellow DT’s creative projects. Today I am here with another project made using Bob n Betty Cottage Blush Collection. This collection has beautiful papers having soft vintage pastel designs, and it is perfect for shabby chic projects as well.

So, today I made three shadow boxes using this collection…do you think I altered a ready made shadow box?

No!

I made it from these papers..Yes!! What if you want to make shadow boxes but you don’t have the wooden one available with you? You can make by yourself and trust me it’s really easy and quick to make… you can make any size depending upon your requirement. The one I made is 6×6 inches in size and for that I used 12×12 inch paper…

So first see what I made,

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This collection has two die-cut sheets which has beautiful ephemeras and flower clusters that you can fussy cut and use as embellishments like i did in the below project.

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I have a detailed video tutorial of how to make these shadow boxes from scratch, So stay tuned, we will get that to you on Tuesday.

I hope I am able to inspire you and don’t miss to grab this beautiful paper pack.

Thanks for stopping by!

Video tutorial will be uploaded on Bob n Betty Channel on Tuesday so till then take care..

Have a crafty weekend ahead!

Hugs!

Sampada

 

A Scrapbook Page Layout Designed with Cottage Blush, By Tanya Cloete

Hello Buddies,

Tanya here with a Scrapbook Page Layout using the STUNNING Cottage Blush Collection! Totally in love with these gorgeous papers and loving the soft vintage look.

I have mentioned some steps here for you to recreate this kinda layout…

  1. Use one of the sheets from the collection as your base.
  2. Mix some modeling paste with white paint and add to your page on the side using a stencil. I used a butterfly. I then added some glitter before leaving it to dry. Giving it a bit of a sparkle.
  3. Cut 3 strips using another sheet and adhere on the other side.
  4. Cut some shapes using various dies to form the layering on your page where photo will be placed. I have used the collection and some cardstock.
  5. Fussy cut some elements from the tag sheet in the collection to add with the flowers.
  6. Emboss the chipboard pieces (clock, chipboard frame and title) with embossing powders (Lindy’s Stamp Gang Purely White & Chateau Rose). These colours are optional.
  7. Arrange the rest of your embellishments (flowers, leaves, gauze and sequins) as per the picture or as you like.
  8. All done!

Hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it!

Happy Papercrafting!
Tanya Cloete

A Lit Canvas designed with ‘Imperial’ by Jaanhvi Hinduja

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a gala time celebrating the festivals! The festive pomp and fervour continues.. This time, I’ve got a sparkling inspiration from the latest range of decoupage papers by Bob n Betty – “Imperial” – a lit canvas!

The beautiful mandala pattern inspired me to create something which is festive, sparkling, decorative and useful as my DT project.

We need very basic supplies :

  1. 8″/10″ stretched canvas
  2. Mandala paper
  3. Glue
  4. Precision knife
  5. Battery operated led light string
  6. Card stock (black)
  7. Velcro

I started with pasting the pattern paper on the black card stock. We don’t need a very thick one, it’ll be difficult to cut precisely. I let the glue dry then began cutting the mandala design using precision knife. Its up to your imagination, which parts you cut. Remember not to cut the entire design so that it falls off. Use your fingers from behind and make the cut parts pop out. This is where the light will show through.

Next i pasted the ready cut design on the canvas. Painted the canvas edges. Finally, I took a 3 mtr led string (battery operated) and put it inside the backside of the canvas. Its up to you if you wish to put the batteries inside or outside. It’s easier to operate if it’s outside. I adhered a black cardstock on the backside using velcro (I’ve put the batteries inside). The velcro will allow me to remove the card stock and operate the lights. I coated the entire canvas with mod podge as I’d like the project to last even after Diwali :).

Pardon me as I was trying this and wasn’t sure of the results so didn’t click the pictures while making it.  However, I’ll be more than glad to help if any of you wish to try out and need more clarity on setting it up finally.

This is a great piece, which can be used as wall decor or floor rangoli. You can make it as sets of two, four, six, etc. and create your own unique decor.

Happy Crafting 🙂
Jaanhvi

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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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. 

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