Mixed Media On Key Holder by Tulika Saha
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October is here and it is Festival time in India. Am sure you are all busy planning for the festivities for your near and dear ones. Along these lines, we are so happy to be presenting a step by step video tutorial by the talented artist Tulika Dey Saha on creating Mixed Media Home Décor Products. She has shown how to alter a Key Holder into a Home Décor piece. Hope you all enjoy her video and get project ideas for this Festival Season.

Hello friends,

Today I am sharing a mixed media project on a key holder base which I got from ‘Connect4Sale’. I must say the products are in excellent quality and I thank Connect4Sale for pampering me with all these goodies. I used chalk paints and few emblishments from my stash and rest all from the store. So, without wasting much time let’s jump on the project I did for their Blog this month.

Hope you enjoy it and thank you for stopping by
Tulika .

Here is the my Mixed Media Keyholder YouTube Tutorial

About The Artist

Tulika Saha is a passionate crafter from The City of Joy- Kolkata. She did her Master’s Degree in Geography. Worked almost 15 years as a teacher in different reputed schools in Kolkata and Howrah, before taking up crafting as a full time career and being a stay at home mom with her son. She always had a keen interest for art and craft from childhood. She was constantly trying out new ways to upcycle things. So, she decided to invest her time to start her own venture C4Craft in crafting business after leaving her school job in 2016.

Papers always attracted her in some way or the other and this love for paper crafting became one of the main reasons for her to take up paper crafting and to turn any product into useful home decor through decoupage, scrapbook layout or mixed media! She takes orders for handmade home decors and gift items and spends her free hours by taking up decoupage & mixed media workshops in different places in Kolkata & Howrah.

Her biggest inspirations are from nature and industries and those reflect on her work too. She says “But whatever project I do, I put my soul into it and they are very close to my heart”.

Please check her social media pages and blog to follow her work and tutorials.

BLOG LINK : //c4craftkolkata.blogspot.com/
FACEBOOK : //www.facebook.com/c4craft/
INSTAGRAM : //www.instagram.com/c4craft/
PINTEREST : //in.pinterest.com/tulikadeysaha/
YOUTUBE : //www.youtube.com/channel/UCHLhs7ISHewwJKC8RfYoIBQ/featured?view_as=subscriber

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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.

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