“Beauty in Nature” A mixed media canvas by Riddhi Jani, featuring Meadows paper collection

Heya everyone,

Riddhi here, and I’m sharing my new canvas made for Bob n Betty, using the latest Decoupage Specialty release “Meadows”. I’m absolutely in love with the vintage beauty of this gorgeous collection.

I have used 8×10 inches canvas here as the base and sealed the paper with gel medium. Some paint splashes here and there and a cluster of flowers to give it a more realistic look.

Over to the project now…..

I hope you like it

thanks
Riddhi

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Decoupaged Book Box by Jaanhvi Hinduja, featuring DecoPatch Papers

Hello all you fabulous people!
I hope most of you’d be out of the lethargic summer break and looking forward to the rains…I love the return of routine and normal life after the holiday craziness. The idea of a fresh start and setting new goals is so energising for me! This season, I’ve decided to declutter my home and organise the necessities with my DIY projects – follow me for the projects, ideas and tips 🙂
We are living in a world of gadgets and so many remote controls around the living room stresses me out. I don’t find them pleasing to look at and prefer them hid when not in use. So…my first project after the holidays is a large sized book shaped box to stack all of them.
I’ve used the ‘Old World Charm’ paper from the DecoPatch series for this box. Ive made a faux leather effect on the spine of the box to complement the rustic look of the print. Here are the steps if you’d like to make one for yourself:
1. Prime the entire box. Sand and clean nicely.
2. Take pieces of kitchen tissues and crumble them and stick on the spine using watered down modpodge. Allow wrinkles to come.
3. Paint this with light brown acrylic. Add several layers of colours going from lighter to darker and finally blackish using dry brush technique.
4. Paint the insides and back.
5. Created book pages texture on the sides using texture paste and fork. Painted with several shades of brown (watered down) and kept wiping, allowing the paint to seep through the crevices.
5. Decoupage the front lid with the chosen paper. My paper was smaller in length than the box so I tore the bottom edges with hand and stuck. Painted the lid overlapping the paper with a matching shade of acrylic. Stamped vintage script on the painted part and randomly over some other parts, so that the whole thing comes together.
6. Distressed the edges with brown acrylics.
7. Finished with some laser cut embellishment, metal key hole and gold chipboard for the spine. I painted all embellishments with the same brown as I used on the edges and then rubbed some antique gold wax onto them.
I’ll be making one more with the left over paper to organise stacks of bills on my table 🙂
Hope you like the project. I’d love to hear:)
Love,
Jaanhvi

Mixed Media Layout “Memories” Designed by Preeti Datta Featuring Little Wonderland Collection

Hi friends 🙂

Preeti Datta (aka Dutt Preety) here. Hope you are doing well.

Today, I’d like to share a Mixed Media Layout titled “Memories”.  I was inspired by the cute child’s photo who reminded me of my own niece when she was little. I’ve used papers from the totally adorable “Little Wonderland” Scrapbook Papers Collection. This paper pack is perfect for all children’s themed projects including cards, scrapbooks, canvases, party decorations like banners, gift boxes etc My wonderfully talented team mates and I have shared lots of projects in the past few months using these papers, so I highly recommend you to check those & try out some of the designs & techniques shared 🙂

Mixed Media Layout- Memories

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Here are some close-up photos:

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Process:

  1. One of the papers from the Little Wonderland Collection was taken as the base. It was torn a little from all 4 sides, distressed and darkened with grey ink. Then this was adhered to a 12 by 12 size sheet of heavy white card stock. Stitch stamping was done in the gaps created to give a textured look and add interest to the page.
  2. Clear gesso was applied on the scrapbook paper to prep it for mixed media work. Then light paste was added through a stencil in different areas of the page, to prepare the background and add texture.
  3. To add color to the page, light colors (blue and yellow) of Ink sprays were added, movement was created with drips.
  4. Background stamping was done with grey archival inks.
  5. Photo mats and frames were created with die cuts of papers from the Little Wonderland Collection and white card stock.
  6. Few elements were fussy cut from the Little Wonderland Collection
  7. All the elements for layering were gathered and adhered to the page in a visually pleasing composition. Elements included fussy cut images, sentiments, twines, thread & flowers. To add dimension, some of the elements were adhered with 3d foam tape.
  8. The project was embellished with few buttons & to add additional texture and shine, a mixture of mini & regular art stones, silver sequins & soft matte gel was applied to various places on the page.
  9. In the end, some heavy white gesso was applied to the elements using the dry brushing technique and a few ink splatters were created.

Used Bob n Betty’s Little Wonderland Scrapbook Papers Collection:

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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 D
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Mixed Media Layout by Niharika Gupta, feat. Decoupage Specialty Papers

Hi dear crafty friends,

I am not a decoupage artist but every time Bob n Betty comes up with a new release in Decoupage specialty papers, my heart skips a beat with the beautiful gorgeous designs. I cannot resist using them in scrapbooks or layouts. And so here I am with a new post, a layout on canvas using a sheet from the new Meadows collection.

I loved the flowers on this paper, and the butterflies are so magical. The moment I saw this design, this photograph was the first thing I thought of. This is one of my favorite pictures from our beach outings and I am so happy with the output.
The decoupage specialty papers are neither too thin, nor too thick and hence they are suitable for all types of projects. I just fussy cut the flowers and butterflies and layered them with minimal embellishments for this layout.
over to the pictures…

I hope you like it and find it inspiring. I am preparing for my summer break now and I hope you all have a crafty summer too.

Love & Hugs, Niharika.

A Baby Pop-Up Album designed by Ashmita Roy, featuring Little Wonderland Paper Collection

Namaste Guys

As you all know I am a Guest Designer for Bob n Betty and they have some yummilicious collection of stuff. I was sent this amazing collection called “Little Wonderland” and the first thing that popped in my head was a ” POP-UP” album!! you have to see the collection to know that it has so much potential, the colour scheme is not only perfect for a Baby Themed Album but the variety of images and die-cuts in the collection made it so so much easier for me to design this album.

The collection is very well thought and its an absolute thrill to work with it. there are a lot of images you can fussy cut and use and there are tags and sentiment tabs as well. All in all its very good quality paper that you enjoy working with.

To be honest it did take me a while to plan, design and then finally put together this album. Whats more since Deepika is such a darling I have had the opportunity to design this as a Video tutorial Class which is available for purchase on my site Art Some Craft.

Since the collection had such fun images I was easily able to create different scenes and pop-up elements. The book looks like a storybook or a baby room come to life although i do say so myself.

The Album has 6 individual pages 12 front and back, each page has a unique pop-up feature with different technique and mechanism. I have had so much creating this book. I have taken away the guess work and the hard work that goes into planning and designing something like this. You will realise that making Pop-ups is not that difficult once you have the instructions and the measurements and  all the hardwork already done for you.

So, without further ado here is the Album….

Here is the flip through of this album

Happy Crafting
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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

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!

“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