Mixed Media On Aluminium Kettle by Manasa Priya Yedla
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Hey there, Manasa here and I am on Connect4Sale blog today with an altered decor project. So, this was an Aluminium kettle that I got from Connect4sale in the size approximately 5″ for a very great deal.

Aluminium Kettle

So I thought of decoupaging initially, but the moment I saw this treasure. It stroll a vintage string in me. So I thought maybe, I will makeover into a copper finish.

I gessoed the entire surface in black using the Black Gesso from Expressions Craft. Then I added some chippies and metal embellishments and flowers randomly from Papericious and Expressions Craft which are available with Comnect4Sale.

Now in order to bring them into a single tone of colors, I gessoed in black over everything. This helps us to get the base of the vintage look. Make sure no corners are left off. The final step is to highlight everywhere with a metallic paint which brings in the shine and for the light to hit to give it a copper finish.

That’s about this very simple alter, yet very vintage looking kettle. I hope you enjoyed looking into it. Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Until next time…

About The Artist
Manasa Priya is an artist and crafter based out of Bangalore, India. She has completed her Masters in International Business Administration and Psychology and Parapsychology. She worked as a Banker with a corporate bank before taking up crafting as a full time career and a stay at home mom to her toddler son.

Brought up in the beach city of Andhra Padesh, Visakhapatnam, Manasa was always interested in art and craft. Constantly observing and trying out new ways to upcycle and reuse the discarded items has been her biggest hobby. She planned and invested her time in her own crafting business venture, UPCYCLED with a motto of creating lesser footprint and greater memories.

She broadened her craft spectrum to decoupaging, scrapbooking, card making, sospeso, quilling, fluid and relief painting. She always loves to have an Indo-Western touch to her projects so adopted the contemporary style. She has an immense love for pastel palette and flowers.

To know and learn more about Manasa’s work please visit the following links.
Facebook
www.facebook.com/upcycledbymanasa
YouTube
www.youtube.com/channel/UCKyJhG6xkgyyxgm_Ny84TWg
Blog
www.facebook.com/upcycledbymanasa/
Instagram
@upcycledbymanasa

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Memory Scrapbook Album by Swarna V
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Hello everyone,

We are very happy to be sharing a new video tutorial by the very talented crafter Ms. Swarna this month who is our Guest Designer on our Connect4Sale Blog. She has worked with iCraft’s ready to use scrapbook template and Mayura Paper Pack. If you are constrained by time and need to make a project real quickly the iCraft ready to use templates can make your life easier in making beautiful memory albums or scrapbooks. So please watch the video which has a sneak preview of what is to come and how the memory album has been made by Swarna

Scrapbook Memory Album Use Papers And Die Cuts From iCraft Mayura Collection Paper Pack

Haul from Connect4Sale and A Run Through The Memory Album Project


About The Artist

Ms. Swarna V is a full time crafter from Alleppey , Kerala and a mother to two daughters aged 10 and 5. After completing her Graduation in Business Administration and Diploma in Interior Design, she has worked with several designing firms as a designer.

Crafting was always been her passion and so there was no second thoughts when she decided to take it up as a profession. As a result the idea of KraftyWaves was born in 2012.

Swarna has varied interests and works with Paper quilling, Personalized Mini Albums, Gift Boxes, Greeting Cards, Handmade Paper flowers. She is always eager to explore different styles of crafting and adapts them into her projects.

You can know more about her work in the following links

Facebook
//www.facebook.com/KraftyWaves

YouTube

//www.youtube.com/channel/UCUENufAqlTVDye7n2JZURzQ

Blog

//mycraftworks.blogspot.com/

Instagram

// www.instagram.com/swarnakrafter

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