Magical Adhesive Rub Ons by Prima

ShereenAftab

ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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Hello everyone. Lots of new products have been added to the Artful Crafting store. I would like to introduce ‘Christine Adolph Adhesive Rubons’ by Prima. You get a 5.5 x 12 inch sheet of rubons in various designs. Basically when you apply these rubons to your project it transfers an adhesive design. You can then apply foil, glitter or even embossing powder to the transferred adhesive. The results with foil are awesome. We have added five new packs of Foil from Prima each of which has an assortment of colors. Of course you can use any transfer foil including the Heidi Swapp, Ranger and Thermoweb foils.

The technique is very simple and this is a fast and fabulous way of adding accents to your project. You can watch this video on You Tube where the designer of these rubons, Christine Adolph, shows how to use these with foil and how to create multiple projects with just one rubon design.

Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints

ShereenAftab

ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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Prima Finnabair Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints are now available in the store. These are incredibly rich paints in 20 metallic and 8 two tone finishes.

 

New Prima Collections now In Stock.

ShereenAftab

ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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Salvage District and Vintage Emporium collections are now in stock.

SALVAGE DISTRICT                                                                                                       With it’s monochromatic palette, elegant patterns and designs, and French inspired roses and text, Salvage District is the perfect collection for all of your elegant projects.

VINTAGE EMPORIUM

Take a stroll through the emporium of all things vintage! Vintage Emporium features subtle floral designs, beautiful vintage newsprints and musical sheets and much more!

Guest Designer: Khadija

Saba Musharrif

Saba Musharrif

I am an avid "craft-er" who loves working with different mediums, and experimenting with new techniques.
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Hello!

Hoping all of you are keeping well, and enjoying the somewhat pleasant weather. Before I talk about our guest designer for February, I just need to tell you that, Ranger Pigment Ink: White Glacier is in stock! Isn’t that such wonderful news. I was so excited, just had to share.

Khadija!

Khadija, was the winner of our “Water Coloring” challenge, and we are delighted to have her as Guest Designer for February.

Here is the beautiful project she created for us, to share, with all of you.

 

“I made a mixed media card for the GDT post, background is heat embossed and treated with paints/inks/mica powder. The bright red flower you see here is by Altenew, which I have colored using distress inks. I had heaps of fun making this card, mainly because it is going to a very dear friend of mine”. ~ Khadija

You can view the detailed blog post, and pictures at Deejays Wonderland.

To enter your project into the Love Themed challenge 10 visit our blog, and for craft supplies hop over to our webstore!

Happy Crafting!

Technique Post: Layers Of Color

Saba Musharrif

Saba Musharrif

I am an avid "craft-er" who loves working with different mediums, and experimenting with new techniques.
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Already one week into challenge 10, we are excited to see what you are making.

Today I am sharing a simple technique for layering colors, and creating colorful backgrounds for your cards.

For details hop over to Sabas Craftland!

And if you are in the mood for some shopping, the sale is still on at Artful Crafting, so don’t miss out on all the craft goodness.

Have a great day,

xoxo.

With Love From Paris

ShereenAftab

ShereenAftab

I’m Shereen, married to Aftab and mother of two grown up children. I’ve been a doctor, a business woman, a stay at home Mom and finally doing what I love best which is ‘making pretty things’.
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I had wanted to use this Eiffel Tower die by Spellbinders for some time (the story of my life). Eventually I decided I wanted to make a 3D Eiffel Tower and house it inside a tall explosion box.

I constructed the base of the box using heavy weight offwhite cardstock.  I used paper from a Tim Holtz Paper pad, Wallflower, to cover the box and the lid. I used various         idea-ology items, fussy cut elements, some resin roses and a couple of charms to embellish the box.

For the lid I fussy cut a couple of butterflies. I embossed the edges using  aged gold embossing powder. You can achieve a similar effect by mixing a little bit of black and regular gold embossing powders. I added some mica flakes and glittery enamel dots to one of the butterflies. For the other butterfly I filled an idea-o-logy vial with mica flakes, wrapped a tiny piece of paper and some jute string around it and added the vial to the center of the butterfly. I also added a Tim Holtz Typed Token saying love which I enhanced with some distress paint.

.  I painted some resin roses with fired brick distress paint and randomly applied some versamark ink over them. I embossed these too with some aged gold EP.  I fussy cut some phrases from the the paper and added these to the lid.

Next I worked on a metal word band saying ‘souvenir’. I applied some distress paint cracked pistachio mixed with some gesso and embossed the piece as before.

I altered some metal corners with distress paint, gesso and silver metallic paste. Everything was adhered down with Gel medium.

. I attached a couple of charms to some hand dyed seam binding which was hung from  the metal word band on the lid. The charms were treated in a manner similar to the word band on the lid so they would coordinate with the rest of the box.

I embellished the sides of the box with some fussy cut elements and a metal butterfly on one side.

And the Eiffel tower at last! I diecut the tower 4 times out of some vintage Bo Bunny paper. I sanded the embossed areas a bit and applied walnut stain ink to give it a vintage look. The diecut has flaps which allows you to construct a 3D structure.  I embellished the tower with some fussy cut elements.

I added some pockets and tags to the sides.

Finally I added fussy cut elements with 1 and 4 on these, a reference to Valentine’s Day.

I used Walnut Stain distress ink throughout for adding a distressed look to the elements used to embellish the box. I also added highlights using some Stickles glitter glue.

Would love to hear what you think about this project.

Products used.

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Dies – Le Tour Eiffel

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Heirloom Roses

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Typed Tokens

Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Metal Word Bands

Idea-Ology Ornate Corners 1″ 12/Pkg

Idea-Ology Corked Glass Vials

Idea-Ology Paper Pad 12″X12″ 36/Pkg Wallflower

Distress Paint 1oz Bottle-Cracked Pistachio and Fired Brick

Distress Inkpad Walnut Stain

Woodware Metallic Wax Paste – Silver

Versamark, Watermark Inkpad

Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Stickles Glitter Glue 0.5 oz Platinum