Showing posts with label crafting cheap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label crafting cheap. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Curiosity: A mixed Media work


Many of my mixed media trials were done on watercolor paper and just cardboards. I got bended/bulked pieces when things are dried. 
Then I came to know that, there is this paper called 'Mixed Media Paper". The nearest art and craft store where I can get those is DeSerres.
My hubby was in a good mood last week to take me there.(Usually after work, he don't like to go shopping) I got Gesso and multimedia paper from there. The funny thing is, I wanted to look around shop and he wanted to go home right after getting the necessary things. (Do you take husband to do window shopping with you in craft store?). All of a sudden, the thunderstorm started and we were really stuck in the store for about 20 minutes. He watched rain, and walked around the store.

I was scared to do something on my precious Mixedmedia paper... You know the feeling of what if I ruined it...Anyway, I got enough courage to work on it. I used the DIY foam stamps that I showed here, on that one. 

A piece of hand embroidered fabric is also used in this one. Above the eyes, I used the punched out foam dots to make the blue hair. I call it "Curiosity". I was feeling like a child peeking through the curtains to see what is going on outside. The white thick lines are created with homemade fiber paste. I used Kelly's recipe to make it.  You can see recipes for Molding paste and chalk paint also on that page. 


Friday, May 9, 2014

Shoebox organizing idea : Another recycling project


I always have a problem in organizing. Now a days, I really wanted to reduce clutter. So, I was brainstorming for ideas.

My family's wardrobe is really a problem. Yeah... Not any more. 
Because, I found out clothes can be filed. 
I found that people folding and filing clothes in the chest drawers.
I have to tell you all.. It is really great and I have a lot of space now. Better yet, I don't have to mess up to find things.
I had few Ikea organizers, which were under utilised. So, I used them to file T-shirts and pants. 
When the boxes are all used, instead of going to Ikea, I used some shoe boxes, which happened to be in the home.


 Those are shorts, filed in the box.

Now look at the T-shirts...

This is really great upcycling (or is it recycling?) project. I didn't even bother to pretty up the boxes. That can be done later. Right now, it is fine. Sure, I will find some old magazine papers or wrinkled gift wraps or used gift bags to line the boxes.  
If you have any organising tips, please, please  share with me. Need more ideas to tame the papers, like important documents, bills....
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