Decoupage Boho Necklace By Savithri Srinivasan
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Hi All, I am Savithri. I am very happy to meet you all as a guest DT for Connect4sale.

For my first project, I am going to show you all how to create a Boho jewelry set, in easy steps, with the vast variety of materials available with connect4Sale.

I am sure all of you are aware that Boho jewelry is the fashion statement now. You can wear these pieces on your plain tunics, or trendy t shirts and make heads turn. We will learn how to make these using decoupage technique. So lets start this picture tutorial. I have chosen few MDF pendant and earring bases from the store.

I painted the base with a coat of white Gesso and let it dry completely. This will brighten the decoupage napkin.

Tip: Instead of Gesso, you can also use white acrylic paint.

Since MDF is a porous material, if we don’t give a base coat, the glue will be sucked into the surface and will become uneven. So priming the surface is important.

Its time to decoupage now. Since I am making a Boho necklace, I chose patterned decoupage napkins accordingly. Connect4Sale has many designs of decoupage tissue, in many themes to choose from.

Decoupage napkins come in 2/3 ply, meaning there will be 2/3 layers of papers. We need to remove the layers from the back and use only the top most thin layer with design. I placed the MDF base on the design I wanted and applied decoupage glue.

Tip:

  • Always apply just enough glue on the surface, neither too less nor too much. Make sure you cover the entire area with glue. If there is any area without glue, when you stick the paper it will form bubbles. If there is too much glue, the paper will tear.
  • To get wrinkle free, smooth finish on your decoupage projects, always use a plastic sheet to smoothen the surface when you glue down, and press in an outward direction to release any bubbles

After letting it dry for a while, I sealed the project by applying a generous amount of decoupage glue on the surface.

Tip:

  • This is a very important step to give life to your project, avoiding it from turning yellow over the years
  • Also, by mistake if paint splatters on the sealed surface, you can easily wipe off with a damp cloth/tissue

Once the glue dried, I cut the extra tissues around the base and used a sand paper to smoothen the edges.

The pendant bases are now ready to be decked up and given further makeover.

Boho styles mostly use tassels and hence I am going to use them for this project. Connect4Sale has varieties of tassels with many colour options.

To be able to attach tassels and beads to the bottom of the pendant and earring, I glued some eye pins in a particular pattern at the back of the base.

I laid out the eye pins in place and glued them.

I left the glue to dry overnight.

Tip:

  • You can use any strong glue for this purpose
  • Leaving it overnight to dry, makes it more secure and strong.

I then placed the tassels, beads to see how it looks. Also for the necklace cord, I used this braided cord that’s available with Connect4Sale. This cord gives the necklace a very Boho look. (This looks pretty good and bright too.)

I used jump rings to attach the tassels, beads and the necklace cord to the pendant and earring.

After attaching the tassels and beads, I finished the earrings with hooks and some lorreals to enhance the boho look. I really like how the braided cord adds to this look. Since I stuck eye pins at the back, I covered the same with a felt/foam sheet. This will give it a neat finish and will also hold the eye pins in place.

I then finished by giving a coat of varnish on the pendant and earring base. This gives a shine and is also a sealant.


Simple decoupage Boho necklace is ready. You can create your own designs by adding different things available at the Connect4Sale store.

Hope you like the tutorial. Do share your creations with us. And do not forget to check out the products available for jewelry making in the connect4sale store.

Will soon see you all with another  jewelry making tutorial.

Thanks to Connect4Sale for this wonderful opportunity to share my work with you all.

About The Artist

My name is Savithri. An art enthusiast from Chennai.  I am passionate about crafts, recycling and DIY’s and anything creative. Right through childhood, I created my own style; re designing clothes, making friendship bracelets, painting on almost anything, making unique birthday cards, moulding clay and paper mache items and so much more…

Once into college and then jobs, my hobby took a back seat. Thereafter, while setting up our new home, I again found a passion for DIY projects and creative arts to decorate around the home. And it lasted only till our home was ready and occupied. 

Many years later, when I had to quit my high flying corporate job as an Assistant Vice President of a reputed ITES company, my passion for crafts was rekindled once again. I started dressing up my infant daughter with beautiful boutique style hair accessories and clothes. Wanting to showcase some of my creations to family and friends, i decided to put them on the internet. Because why not? There’s no investment!! 

And so in 2013, ‘All Things Beautiful’ was officially born. Being a self-taught crafter and with a thirst to learn everything that interested me, I expanded into making and selling handcrafted home decor products, customized statement jewelry and hair accessories and several other things that I could create. I prefer making things rather than buying them off a shelf. I look at ways to recycle old things, to decorate them and beautify them. When I look at beautiful (expensive) artsy things in shops or during my travel, my creative mind starts thinking of ways to DIY!! I work on various techniques and mediums like painting on different surfaces, decoupage, mix media, resin art, bottle art, weaving, beading, terracotta and statement fabric jewelry etc to name a few. My clients come to me with unique customization and personalization requests and I love to take up those challenging assignments. 

I believe there’s nothing more special than a handmade gift made with love. The journey so far has been very satisfying. Now I spend my time crafting and creating things around the house and striking off my never-ending to-do lists. I also love to share this knowledge with other art enthusiasts through workshops. Other than crafting and creating, I love traveling, baking, home improvement, fashion & style.

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Name Board with Crackle Effect and Welcome Board with Distressed Finish by Vidhu Thareja
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Hi Everyone.

I hope all of you are doing great. This is Vidhu Thareja once again back on the blog of Connect4Sale with a new project inspiration. I would like to thank team of Connect4Sale for giving me another opportunity. This time I am sharing ideas of creating décor for the exterior wall of your home. I have step wise picture tutorial for all of you. So without wasting further time, let’s start the projects…..

My first project is a Name Board. I have received plain MDF board, measuring 14 x 4 inches. Connect4Sale has recently introduced mdf boards in different sizes.


Next step is to choose a tissue for the project. Composition plays a very important role in Decoupage so always select a tissue, which will go very well with the base. First I have primed the base with two coats of gesso. After that I have done color blending with two colors of chalk paint using sponge. You can use single color also. Here I forget to click picture. Always choose colors, which will perfectly match the colors in tissue.

Here I have used pink and green shades of chalk paint. I leave it to dry. I do not want to do decoupage on the whole board so decided to use one step crackle medium. Apply dark color first and on top of that apply one step crackle medium with synthetic Bristol brush. Use dab method while applying crackle medium. Let it dry naturally on its own. Do not speed dry. It dries clear. Then apply any contrasting shade of chalk paint with brush. As soon as the colour starts drying, you will get to see beautiful cracks forming up. Here you can see beautiful cracks and dark shades of chalk paint can be seen through the cracks.

Decoupage has been done on top of the crackle effect. So here we need to use lighter print tissue so that cracks can be seen through the print. Remove the image and edges using wet brush technique and separate the plain layers and printed layers and adhere the tissue using Mod Podge. Do not apply too much of Mod Podge. Excessive Mod Podge could tear the tissue. Let it dry for atleast one hour or so and then seal the decoupaged area with Mod Podge. After one day seal the project with two coats of water based varnish. Two coats of varnish is more than sufficient. Give enough drying time in between the each coat of varnish. Top coat would be of resin. Stick the names with any strong glue and pour resin. Resin will make your name board water resistant. Resin is also available at Connect4Sale. A beautiful Name Board is ready to adorn the exterior wall of your home.

My next project is Welcome Board with Distressing. I have received another board measuring 14 x 6 inches in my Guest DT kit. Prime the base with two coats of white chalk paint and select tissue. Whenever we want to give old weathered or vintage look to any project, we use distressing technique. For that we need to use chalk paint only because acrylic color starts chipping off with sanding. Firstly I have created three palletes in three different colors of chalk paint, dividing the space in three equal portions. Apply two coats of chalk paint and let it dry completely.

Now rub candle wax on that area where you want to have distressed look. On top of that, I have applied two coats of white chalk paint because I was planning to use tissue on my project. You can use three different colors, if you are using paper or want to do some stenciling. Using a sand paper of 100 number rub down the paint where candle wax was rubbed earlier so that paint rips off giving it a beautiful distressed look.

Now you can see the distressed look and shades of colors which has merged so well giving it a vintage and weathered look. Dilute black chalk paint and using a zero number round brush, draw pallete lines and adhere the napkin using Mod Podge. Wide range of chalk paint and Mod Podge is available at Coneect4Sale.

As I have always said, use wet brush technique to remove image and edges from the tissue. Let it dry and then again seal the image with modpodge. Now its time to do some stenciling. Since it is going to be used as welcome board so I thought of using the stencil related to that which I have received in my Guest DT kit. Connect4Sale has a beautiful collection of stencils. I wanted to give a little dimension to stenciling part so instead of doing stenciling with color, I have mixed chalk paint in modelling paste and applied it through stencil with pallete knife.

Let it dry comletely and seal the project with clear varnish. Two coats of varnish is more than enough. If you wish, you can pour resin to make it water resistant. A beautiful Welcome Board is ready to adorn the wall of your home. I hope you will find these tutorial inspirational.

All the craft supplies, used in these projects are available at Connect4Sale. Do check the website. Grab your supplies and create somethig beautiful for your home or gifting to your loved ones. Do not forget to share your awesome creations with all of us.
Happy Crafting
Vidhu Thareja

About The Artist

Vidhu Thareja is a crafter from Noida, born and brought up in Delh. She had completed her studies from Delhi. She began her career as a freelance translator and worked with many reputed publications. She has also worked in the Insurance Sector for many years.

Due to personal reasons she had to give up her job, which actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The turning poing came when she got the golden opportunity to work with Madura Coats Pvt. Ltd. as a Craft Consultant for their Anchor Thread Craft activities in reputed schools of Delhi/ NCR Region. Although it was not a very high paying job it gave her all the confidence and a feeling of fulfillment, which made her realize the crafter hidden in her.

Since her childhood she was very much interested in crafts. Growing up, there was not that much exposure to tv or computer and she used to do embroidery in her free time or during vacations. Her biggest inspiration was her mother who is her motivating force. At the time of conducting Anchor thread craft workshops, she started doing DIY activities and decided to learn more.

From then there was no looking back and today she is doing what she loves to do. Although every new technique and art form attracts her but Decoupage and Sospeso are the two crafts, that she enjoys the most. She never lost a chance to learn anything new because she believes that learning never stops.

She follows her fellow crafters because she feels every person teaches you something. To all upcoming crafters she has this to say “That whatever you do, do it with love and passion, follow others but make your own style statement. Be confident but never be over-confident. Share your knowledge, that is what makes you grow”.

You can follow Vidhu Thareja on her Facebook and Instagram on the below mentioned links…

Vidhu’s Crafts – Making Crafts From Heart

//www.instagram.com/vidhus_craft_noida


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Valentine’s Theme Mixed Media Layout                           By Manasa Priya
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Hello All

Hope our are having an amazing week.
I am back on Connect4Sale blog with an interesting mixed media scrapbook layout in Valentine’s theme using Blooms and Berries Paperpack from Papericious

So I chose these beautiful blooms print and fussy cut them.

Now using Mudra Background stamp. I stamped randomly to form my base layer.

Using Mudra Vintage stencil added some texture paste to have an embossed effect.

I took another printed paper and tore it to have serrated edges. Distressed the edges using archival ink. I added this paper onto the base using foam tape.

Finally embellished the entire thing using fussy cuts, some paper cut images from element sheets and cute valentines theme Mdf  from Connect4sale along with  glitter.

Added our photo as focal element.

I hope you enjoyed looking into this project.

Here are some close-ups from the finished layout

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.upcycledbymanasa.wordpress.com
Instagram
@upcycledbymanasa

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Crystal And Threaded Decoupage Technique by Manasa Priya
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Hey guys
Manasa Priya back on Connect4Sale blog with a very interesting technique – Crystal / Threaded Decoupage. Looking to make some  Valentine gifts for your loved ones? Here is one beautiful project for you to be inspired.

It’s a Papier Mache heart shaped box  and I have decorated with Crystal and Threaded decoupage which is taking its rounds on the internet.

Crystal Decoupage is a technique of adding glass crystals over a decoupaged surface. I have used Twinklets Diamond Dust for the glaze.

Here in this tutorial, I have demonstrated how to create a Threaded surface, Decoupage on top and add crystals to it.
Enjoy the quick DIY and create some easy and fun gift boxes for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day !

Materials used :
Paper Mache Boxes, Decoupage Tissue Napkin, Twinklets Diamond Dust, Chalk Paints from Connect4sale Hope you enjoyed watching this quick technique. Until next time.. ️
Manasa Priya, Upcycled by Manasa

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.upcycledbymanasa.wordpress.com
Instagram
@upcycledbymanasa



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Decoupage On Cushion Covers – Vidhu Thareja
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Hello my crafty friends. First I would like to greet everyone a very happy new year. I hope all of you had a great crafty beginning of the new year. Today I am back on the blog with a new inspiration. Here I would like to thank team of Connect4Sale for giving me another opportunity to design a new product. We all love to decorate our homes and an elegant collection can surely win hearts and if it is handmade then it adds a touch of style to our space. Generally we find it difficult to find right kind of product for our needs but now we do not need to rush from here to there because Connect4Sale has introduced plain cushion covers in white and off white colors. These cushion covers are ideal for decoupage, doodling, stenciling, embroidery, block printing so possibilities are endless and you will love the fabric. Cushion covers can be hand washed in mild detergent. What else we can ask for? So without further delay let’s start the project.

I have step wise picture tutorial to follow.

I personally like to do decoupage so I have designed two cushion covers using decoupage technique. First one is off white cushion cover, measuring 16 x 16 inches. Since the color is light off white so I did not feel any need of applying any base coat.  Next step is to choose tissue for my project. Connect4Sale has awesome collection of tissues and other craft supplies. I selected one beautiful tissue, which I have bought from the store. Since it’s a cushion so a question will arise, will we be able to wash it. The answer is yes. Fabric modpodge is available at Connect4Sale which is meant for decoupage on fabric.

Before starting your work, always keep a plastic sheet inside the cushion so that modpodge or color does not seeps through the front side to back side of the cushion. Remove the edges of tissue using wet brush technique.

 Whenever you are doing decoupage on fabric, remove the edges with wet brush because it helps to blend the tissue with texture of fabric. Do not use scissors for the purpose. Composition plays an important role in decoupage so always decide the composition before adhering the tissue. Tissues are 2 ply or 3 ply and we need only the printed layer so separate the printed layer from plain white layers.

Now it is time to adhere the tissue. Apply modpodge with synthetic hair brush. Do not apply too much of modpodge, it will tear the tissue or wrinkles will be formed. Apply modpodge and adhere the tissue and press gently. You can use any plastic to remove wrinkles or air bubbles. Let it dry for one day or so. Then apply a top coat of modpodge over the adhered tissue. Top coat will seal the tissue and prevent it from tearing and yellowing. Now is the time to do some stenciling. Use chalk paints and stencil brush for crisp impression and effect. Load the brush with minimum color and dab the brush on stencil.  I have used colors of chalk paint for stenciling that match the tissue.  A wide range to stencils and chalk paint and stencil brushes are available at Connect4Sale so do not forget to check them out.

The last step is to seal the entire surface of cushion with top coat of modpodge.  This will protect the decoupage work and stenciling and makes it washable also.

I have received white cushion cover measuring 16 x 16 inches  in my guest DT kit. I just loved the fabric.

I decided to use two beautiful tissues for this project. Follow all the step mentioned in my first project.

Like I have mentioned that composition of image or design and colors has important role in decoupage so always give importance to these elements and it helps you a lot to imagine the outcome of your project. One more beautiful cushion is ready to adorn my living room.

Important Tips- Curing time of Fabric Modpodge is 72 hrs. So keep it to dry for three days or so. Curing time depends on the weather or room temperature so do not hurry to wash. In the beginning it will feel tacky but gradually that tackiness will be cured. Wash in cold water with mild detergent.

 I hope you liked the creations and found the post informative and inspiring. So what are you waiting for? Grab the awesome craft supplies from the store and create something beautiful for your home. Do not forget to share your beautiful creations with all of us.

Happy Crafting…..

Vidhu Thareja

You can follow me on Facebook and Instagram on below mentioned links…

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Vidhu’s Crafts – Making Crafts From Heart

About The Artist

Vidhu Thareja is a crafter from Noida, born and brought up in Delh. She had completed her studies from Delhi. She began her career as a freelance translator and worked with many reputed publications. She has also worked in the Insurance Sector for many years.

Due to personal reasons she had to give up her job, which actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The turning poing came when she got the golden opportunity to work with Madura Coats Pvt. Ltd. as a Craft Consultant for their Anchor Thread Craft activities in reputed schools of Delhi/ NCR Region. Although it was not a very high paying job it gave her all the confidence and a feeling of fulfillment, which made her realize the crafter hidden in her.

Since her childhood she was very much interested in crafts. Growing up, there was not that much exposure to tv or computer and she used to do embroidery in her free time or during vacations. Her biggest inspiration was her mother who is her motivating force. At the time of conducting Anchor thread craft workshops, she started doing DIY activities and decided to learn more.

From then there was no looking back and today she is doing what she loves to do. Although every new technique and art form attracts her but Decoupage and Sospeso are the two crafts, that she enjoys the most. She never lost a chance to learn anything new because she believes that learning never stops.

She follows her fellow crafters because she feels every person teaches you something. To all upcoming crafters she has this to say “That whatever you do, do it with love and passion, follow others but make your own style statement. Be confident but never be over-confident. Share your knowledge, that is what makes you grow”.

You can follow Vidhu Thareja on her Facebook and Instagram on the below mentioned links…

Vidhu’s Crafts – Making Crafts From Heart

//www.instagram.com/vidhus_craft_handmade/

//www.facebook.com/Vidhus-Crafts-Making-Crafts-From-Heart-553637291368517/
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Decoupage On Ceramic Tiles by Vidhu Thareja
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We are so very excited to share a new tutorial by a very talented crafter Ms. Vidhu Thareja this month who is showing how to do decoupage on ceramic tiles. She has shared 4 projects using different techniques in each of them. With so many creative options a ceramic tile can be altered into a unique home décor piece.

Hello everyone. Vidhu Thareja here to share very exciting projects with my crafter friends. All of you must have done decoupage on glass, metal but have you ever thought of doing decoupage on ceramic tiles? Yes, decoupage can be done on ceramic tiles also. This product is very popular in western countries but this product is very much new in Indian market and introduced by our favourite store Connect4Sale. I was very excited to see these tiles, when Deepa Anandakrishnan sent me these tiles to work upon. These tiles come in the size of 4 x 4 inches, which is very much suitable for many projects like coasters, fridge magnets, wall décor tiles and so much more. Apart from decoupage mixed media, ceramic work, clay work, glass painting, image transfer can be done on these tiles, so possibilities are endless. I am sharing few of my creations with a step by step tutorial.

Plain White Ceramic Tiles of 4 x 4 inches size

Project 1

I would like to mention here that it is very important to clean tiles with spirit or alcohol to make it dust free or finger impression free, as we all are aware that for decoupage we need a clean surface. As the tiles comes in white color, we don’t need to apply gesso or any primer on base.

On the first tile, I have used a beautiful tissue from Connect4Sale for decoupage. I have used Mod Podge Matte to adhere the tissue. Remove top layer of tissue and place it on tile. You can cut tissue according to the size of tile and if you see any extra tissue on sides, sand it. Since the surface is little slippery, do not paste the whole tissue in one go. First place the tissue, hold it with your hand. Apply Mod Podge on a one portion and adhere the tissue and then cover the whole tile step by step. Place a plastic sheet or cling sheet to remove air bubble from inward to outward direction.

Use cling or plastic sheet to adhere the tissue to the tile and to avoid air bubbles.
Sand the edges
Use Distress Ink

If you want you can distress the sides, using Distress Ink and in that case leave it for few hours. Then seal the tile with Mod Podge and again leave it to dry. Final step is to seal the project with Aquadur Pu varnish from Asian Paints. Apply multiple coats of varnish to make the coaster long lasting. On the back of the tile I have pasted cork sheet with the help of silicon glue. You can use hot glue gun or any strong glue.

Pasted cork sheet in the back
Your Home Décor piece is read as a wall hanger, fridge magnet, coaster or for your coffee table

Project 2

While making first tile, a thought came to my mind that tile can be used to create fridge magnet also. Now I have used a different technique. First I have pasted a decoupage paper, which has writing on it. Then I have done dry brushing of gesso to tone down the writing, since I want to add napkin on top of that. I took out a pattern of flower from the tissue, using wet brush technique. This tissue is from Connect4Sale. I adhered that pattern on printed paper, using Mod Podge Matte.

I left it to dry. Then I sealed the project using Mod Podge. Here I have applied two coats of Mod Podge. After applying second coat of Mod Podge I immediately sprinkled some rainbow glitter on flower and let it dry. I repeated the same step again to seal the project with varnish and pasting the cork sheet. Since this is going to be used as a fridge magnet, I have used four small magnets on the four sides

Adhered magnets to the back of the cork sheet
Add a caption of your choice. This beautiful tile is ready to gift.

Project 3
On the third tile I have used crackle technique and for that I have used DecoArt 1 Step Crackle Medium, which I bought from Connect4Sale. On this tile first I have applied a coat of Gesso with the help of sponge dauber. After that I have applied one coat of chalk paint. I left it to dry.

Then I took synthetic brush to apply one step crackle medium in zig zag direction. On this I did not want big cracks so I have applied a thin coat of crackle medium. I left it to dry naturally.

For this tile also I took out a flower from the tissue, using wet brush technique. When crackle medium got dried, I have used contrasting color of chalk paint. When chalk paint starts drying, you will see cracks getting visible. I adhered the tissue on top of that. Then I repeated the steps of sealing the project with Mod Podge and varnish and then finally pasted the cork sheet on the back of the tile.

Project 4

Image transfer technique is getting popular these days so I wanted to try that on tile also. For image transfer, I have used Stamperia Image transfer sheet, available at Connect4Sale. These sheets comes in set of two sheets and has very beautiful designs. You can choose as per your requirement. I have chosen one pattern from the sheet and done fussy cutting. Then I took Soft gel medium to adhere the image, face down. I pressed the image from all sides, ensuring there will be no air bubble left under the image. I have used plastic sheet to smoothen the image. You can use any old debit or credit card to remove air bubble but be careful while doing it because this paper is not very thick.

I would like to mention here that I have applied soft gel medium on tile and image also. I kept it to dry for 12 hours. It is very important to keep it to dry for sufficient time. Now it is turn to remove the layers from the image. Wet your fingers and gently rub the paper. Slowly rub the paper and remove the layers from the image, until the final image gets visible. When you see that final image is very much clear, clean it with soft cloth and seal the image with soft gel medium itself. On the back side of this tile also, I have pasted cork sheet.. Your project is ready to you.

After image transfer

For the last project, I have used one single tissue on four tiles. These tiles can be used as coaster set or wall décor or center piece on dining table/ centre table.

About The Artist

Vidhu Thareja is a crafter from Noida, born and brought up in Delh. She had completed her studies from Delhi. She began her career as a freelance translator and worked with many reputed publications. She has also worked in the Insurance Sector for many years.

Due to personal reasons she had to give up her job, which actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise. The turning poing came when she got the golden opportunity to work with Madura Coats Pvt. Ltd. as a Craft Consultant for their Anchor Thread Craft activities in reputed schools of Delhi/ NCR Region. Although it was not a very high paying job it gave her all the confidence and a feeling of fulfillment, which made her realize the crafter hidden in her.

Since her childhood she was very much interested in crafts. Growing up, there was not that much exposure to tv or computer and she used to do embroidery in her free time or during vacations. Her biggest inspiration was her mother who is her motivating force. At the time of conducting Anchor thread craft workshops, she started doing DIY activities and decided to learn more.

From then there was no looking back and today she is doing what she loves to do. Although every new technique and art form attracts her but Decoupage and Sospeso are the two crafts, that she enjoys the most. She never lost a chance to learn anything new because she believes that learning never stops.

She follows her fellow crafters because she feels every person teaches you something. To all upcoming crafters she has this to say “That whatever you do, do it with love and passion, follow others but make your own style statement. Be confident but never be over-confident. Share your knowledge, that is what makes you grow”.

You can follow Vidhu Thareja on her Facebook and Instagram on the below mentioned links…

Vidhu’s Crafts – Making Crafts From Heart

//www.instagram.com/vidhus_craft_handmade/

//www.facebook.com/Vidhus-Crafts-Making-Crafts-From-Heart-553637291368517/
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