Tuesday, 27 June 2017

FUN CONTINUOUS WITH- FROSTED SUGAR POWDER, DIAMOND DUST AND CRYSTAL ICE CUBES.

Hello My Dear Crafty Friends,
Hope you all are good and enjoying doing crafting.
Still I’m unable to imagine that Crafty Feast is over and still thinking about it.
I am going to run out of words to explain phenomenal experience at Crafty Feast organized by Crafters Corner, Shalini Mittal Di.
Crafty Feast was just a sublime event. Thanks Shalini Di making this happen in India and making this a super grand success to cherish in all coming years ……
I am really honored to be a part of this awesome event. I believe we will get many more events in future.
Now a big announcement again, drum roll begins ………………….
Yes, Yes, Yes- THE DRESS MY CRAFT WEBSITE IS ON AIR NOW.
YES YOU ALL CAN BUY YOUR FAVOURITE PRODUCTS AT www.dressmycraft.in
Yiiiiippppppppppppyyyyyyyyy
Many, many, many new and awesome products are online now. Go and grab them fast, as you can’t resist buying them.

So finally lets come back to our month products- FROSTED SUGAR POWDER, DIAMOND DUST AND CRYSTAL ICE CUBES.  

Super versatile products. I have made a mix media canvas this time.

Yes I filled my straws with Ice cubes and Frosted sugar powder.

 I colored both the products with Alcohol inks, and filled my straws with the same.

Perfect for adding texture for base in a little different way.

For photo frame I covered chipboard with white UTEE and sprinkled frosted sugar powder over it. For photo, I covered it with Mod Podge- Dimensional Magic, clear and sprinkle diamond dust. Look at the sheen.
Loved the outcome. 

It’s time for miniature again. Yes fridge magnet again.
I filled glass bottle with Crystal ice cubes.
 And with Frosted sugar powder I had made the top balls and again colored with different alcohol inks.

With a small cute bow and magnet at back, it’s ready to enhance the beauty of your fridge.

Sharing a picture of miniature glasses of which I gave demo at Crafty Feast.

See you all very soon with more creative ideas till then have a great time.
Happy Crafting








Monday, 26 June 2017

Mixed media photo frame

Hi Friends

Shubhra here today with some more inspiration for you to try the DMC frosted sugar powder, crystal ice cubes and Sparkling dust. With so much awespiration on the blog I'm sure you all had a lovely weekend, and if you haven't already tried these, its never too late you know !

About the products - Crystal ice cubes are small cube like beads that literally give the effect of ice. You can use them as is which is white or mix inks to give them a color. They can be used to create miniatures, mixed media art, embellishments etc. Frosted sugar powder is a coarse powder with grain like texture , they look like snow flakes when used on a flower. Sparkling dust is a super soft silken finish glittery powder that instantly adds shimmer and glow to projects.
Having said that I move on to my project for today which is a 3-in-1 photo frame, I have used the products mentioned in the simplest way to attain beautiful textures.


 I have used black chalk paint on an originally white photo frame. With some fussy cut images and flowers I covered the first and last frame along with die cuts. There are some dusty attic chippies too , I find them delicate and beautiful to work with, Using chipboard embellishments from Prima I added some more dimension to my project. The brick wall texture was created with modelling paste mixed with red paint and brick stencil and crystal ice cubes on top. The fussy cut flowers on first frame are shimmered with sparkling dust look absolutely amazing, flowers are topped with frosted sugar powder. I have used ice crystals on the third frame near the sentiment chipboard embellishment and the phrase believe has some frosted sugar powder coated. The flowers have been sprinkled with sparkling dust.

Check out few more pictures below for some detailing


Look at the textured brick effect created with modelling paste and crystal ice cubes. The ornate chipboard is from Dusty attic, and metal embellishment from Prima.


Flowers covered in sparkling dust and frosted sugar powder.



Fussy cut flowers with sparkling dust and some ice crystals beneath, I have used dusty attic chippies along  with these.


Frosted sugar powder coating on 'Believe' and ice crystals along the sentiment. I have used fabric flower and small bead balls on the fabric flower.



That's about it ! I hope you liked it, these products can easily be used to add textures and an instant oomph factor to your projects. Do give these a try and  if you have any queries then please leave in your comments below.

List of products

Sparkling dust
Crystal Ice cubes
Frosted sugar powder

Have a nice day !

XOXO
Shubhra

Saturday, 24 June 2017

MDF key holder - Video Tutorial

Hello wonderful people,
this is Bipasha with you today demonstrating a very easy art recipe using the sparkling dust powder from Dress My Craft. Have you been enjoying the fabulous tips and tutorials posted by my talented co-DT members. I am sure you are brimming with ideas of various techniques to employ these magical powders(Frosted powder, Sparkling dust, Crystal ice cubes)in your creations.

Today, I have another art recipe for you using the beautiful sparkling dust from DMC, and guess what? I've a video tutorial for you all to enjoy too, which will be shared shortly! I have altered an MDF feather into a key holder. I decided to keep my base layout of the project very simple and matte because I wanted to highlight the shimmer and beauty of the sparkling dust in the design.

They are the perfect touch of subtle shimmer that can transform any project into a glam doll within fraction of a second, be it on flowers, abstract textures, fancy arts, decors. They can be mixed with permanent colours in different shades to suit our crafting need. The best part of this particular powder is that apart from the shimmer it has a grain like texture of its own and being a mixed mdia artist thats its most attractive feature for me.



In the video tute, I have demonstrated two art recipes, I hope this tutorial will help you in adding some more creative techniques to your craft bin! The products used in the  tutorial are mentioned in the description box of the video.

Products used:

I hope you will enjoy it - as much as I did creating it and maybe you will try some of the ideas shown in your own projects? I hope I was able to convince you that you can create absolutely anything using these texture ingredients - as long as you are able to stick it and paint it the sky is the limit!
Happy crafting!
Bipasha

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Space theme canvas + Tutorial


Hello crafty peeps,

kavitha here today.Hope you are enjoying the posts by our DT using the versatile Ice cubes,frosted powder and sparkling dust.Today i have a canvas to share made using ice cubes and frosted sugar powder.Oh boy i just love the texture they create,its just out of the world,so i decided to created a space theme canvas,hehe.
These powders are not just for decorating flowers or stamped images,the possibilities with these are endless in mixed media,hope you have checked out the art recipes by Bipasha ,mixing them with different paste and paints gives different textures and effect.I mixed the frosted sugar powder and ice cubes with light paste.

Here is some process pictures.After a coat of gesso to my canvas,i applied a very thick layer of light paste with knife,and sprinkled frosted sugar powder and ice cubes  while the paste is still wet.I applied the paste randomly,in different thickness to add some dimension.
I used dylusion sprays to color my canvas.

Finally i splattered lots of white paint to get the galaxy effect.

Finally decorated the canvas with some die cut and wooden embellishments.

More close ups...





Products used:

Hope you liked my post today.Keep checking the blog for more interesting projects using these products.
Thanks you for stopping by.
Kavi

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mixed media Tags with DMC Frosted Sugar Powder and Crystal Ice cubes

Hey my dear crafty people..

How are you all doing? I hope you are having crafty fun, well I am having it as Delhi is drizzling and so am I. Those who live in Delhi can very well relate with me as these rains seems like Godsend in June's warm weather.

Well with this rain...Ice prompts into my mind...
Yess!
You can guess right!
I am talking about Crystal Ice cubes..Such a unique product with so much versatility. I am sure many of you must be thinking what Can b done with them. I so very well agree with you but DMC DTs are coming up with so beautiful and creative projects with it that I hope reading their blog will definitely resolve your problem.

And along with Crystal Ice cubes, I will be using Frosted Sugar powder in my project as well. I have made Mixed media tags and you will see how you can use Ice cubes and frosted sugar powder to create beautiful backgrounds.

So first let's see what I have created. There will be lot's of images so that you can see the closer look of the effect.





























Isn't that gorgeous?
Now you see how beautifully the texture is coming out.

So gals, are you aware of Sand texture paste? I hope most of you are aware of it. I will show you how to create sand textured background in case you don't have texture paste.
I have a video tutorial for this project but due to some technical issue, couldn't post it. Will share it soon on the blog and DMC youtube channel.

Meanwhile let's start with the written procedure,

I have used Bob n Betty cuddling cuties collection, and pasted it to the chipboard tags.
Then I have mixed Frosted Sugar powder with modelling paste, which came up as a rough texture paste and made the background using Tim Holtz Stencils.

Then I put modelling paste on the edges of the tag randomly...you just need to have control over your hands and then I pasted Crystal Ice cubes on to it. These Ice cubes sticks very well with the modelling paste so you can always mix them up in your mixed media projects.





 I used Frosted sugar paste on the upper half of the stencil and applied Clear crackle texture paste on the left over part to give variation to the background.

Then I sprayed Comic shimmer mist-Teal Wash randomly on the tag and little bit of Dylusion Paint-Dirty Martini , sprayed some water to let the colors flow. Dry it with heat gun and you will start seeing the crackle effect on the background.


I put glossy accent at some parts of tag edge  and sprayed sparkling dust and Frosted sugar powder to give more shimmery effect. And then I did embellishment.


Now in the next Tag, I again took cuddling cuties collection paper from bob n betty as I loved the pastel color splash effect on the background.

 I have taken the same paper scraps, distressed the edges and made backgrounds using stencils on it.
Then I layered them all..on the top of the main the main tag giving it more dimension. The different part of this tag is that I have used Distressed crackle-Shabby Shutter on the edges..I did it same way as i applied modeling paste on the edges in the previous tag. The difference is that here, I have used distressed crackle paint which gives a shabby distress edges  and sprinkle sparkling dust on it before it dried.

I have also used Mango Blush Cosmic shimmer mist. Do not spray directly to the base, I have sprinkle few droplets and move the flow it with water.


I used crystal ice cubes in the same way I used in the previous tags. Don't you think this just looks awesome?
I am loving the effect which came at last.

And similarly I did the last tag. The I have used Aqua Breeze Cosmic shimmer mist and Dusty attic acrylic paint-Cranberry in that and see how it came out.


I hope you liked my work and found inspiration in it. So If you are mixed media fan and looking for new ways to create background textures then go for these amazing products.





I will be sharing the tutorial on the youtube channel soon and will share the link on facebook.

Meanwhile have a look of all the Important products I used,


  • Dress My Craft Frosted Sugar Powder
  • Dress My Craft Sparkling Dust
  • Dress My Craft Crystal Ice Cubes
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Teal wash
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Aqua Breeze
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Mango Blush
  • Cosmic Shimmer Mist- Golden Mint
  • Dusty Attic acrylic paint- Cranberry
  • Chipboard Cutouts- Twig of Cherry Blossom
  • Prima Flowers- Melange with gems
  • Sakura Acrylic Tube- Gesso
  • Sakura Acrylic Tube- Modeling Paste
  • Ditress Crackle Paint-Shabby Shutters
  • Poppy flowers - white
  • Dingle pollen roses
  • Mulberry Roses
  • Glossy Accent

See you soon with some more fun and inspiration. Till then take care and Happy Crafting

Hugs
Sampada!

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Altered Picture Frame with DMC Powders and Ice Cubes

Hello to all!!!

This is Anita here and I am continuing with this month's theme at the DMC blog.... Powders, cubes and Dust !!!!
You will get a whole range of ideas from flower making to home decor, simple projects to elaborate ones .. all under one blog but with the usage of the awesome DMC SPARKLING DUST, FROSTED SUGAR POWDER AND THE ICE CUBES.
See here what they look like.
As the name suggests, this looks exactly like sugar granules and does NOT have sparkle or glitter but a frosted look. It comes in 60 gm seal packed awesome plastic , see through jar and gives a nice textured effect to projects like Mixed media and Sos Peso. These can be easily adhered to any surface using Glossy Accents, Multi medium matte gel, clear glue etc.When mixed with modelling paste, it gives a wide range of textured effect.


Sparking dust powder adds an ultimate shimmer effects to all your projects...its flawless white shimmer color and smooth texture gives a fresh snow effect. Looks amazing if you combine the same with our new frosted sugar powder. It can be adhered with any glue easily.
Its amazing if used for flowers, sospeso flowers, jewellery making, mixed media backgrounds.
Its great for all kinds of cards, scrapbooks too.
One jar contains 30 grams (1.05 oz) net sparkling dust in a beautiful reusable jar.
CRYSTAL ICE CUBES

Crystal ice cube create a beautiful and amazing mixed media background. It is great to be used for faux crystal ice cubes effects with miniatures.
It can be well  very used with our glass bulbs and other glass product.
It is a great idea for making resin, Jewellery, Faux Ice Creams, Faux Colors etc.
I have created an ALTERED MIXED MEDIA FRAME AND BRIEFLY EXPLAINED HOW I HAVE MADE IT.
So lets move on ....

 Start with a frame and apply masking tape both inside and outside the glass frame. Apply one coat of Home Decor chalk paint Sheep Skin. Then roughly brush some black acrylic paint as shown and apply a coat Home decor crackle paint. Dry thoroughly. Apply a second coat of Chalk paint and see beautiful cracks appear.


Start with the back ground. Cover the base with any light shade paper and Apply modelling paste with stencil. Add some sugar powder while still wet. Add some sparkling dust also.


Using Matte gel, adhere the ice cubes as shown. Use shimmer Spray to add colour.
 Add the required embellishments and add ons.










Follow the pictures to get an idea of the use of embellishments.

So I hope you liked my project. Please visit the Crafters Corner Store for all the Dress My Craft Products.
Here is the link of basic products used for my project.
Do stay tuned for many more ideas.Happy Crafting.