Saturday, 8 November 2014

Forever "Fall" with a tutorial

Hi Crafters,
Am back in my comfort zone...a project loaded with flowers and embellishments, all hand made! This is purely inspired by my morning walks...the sights and colors that I see. I love to walk thru the scattered leaves and admire their changing colors and textures and as continue a few bursts of colorful blooms in the neighborhood houses peeking out of the wall! Love the yellows, oranges and dark shades of pink thru the woody brown...would love to capture this moment FOREVER and so began this project.


A picture heavy post and I have tried to explain a step by step on the wood bark texture that was much appreciated and I had requests too for a tute. You can see the project here.
This is 360 degrees fall table decor piece, made from an empty Vodka carton! How cool is that...


I made a window in the box and then stuck masking tape all over to get an initial texture.


 Then scooped out my homemade texture paste. For this, I mixed equal quantities of chalk powder(from local hardware store) and white glue with little water to get a pasty consistency and then added some brown acrylic colors and applied it all over.
No, that is not chocolate sauce..just look that yummy texture.

 Once it dries, it's absolutely bark like...AS SIMPLE AS THAT! While you apply the paste on the masking tape, take a spatula and then just make incisions all over and in some places scoop it out to make like knot holes too! After it is dry, you can do the final color shading with further brown and black acrylic colors.
I further sprayed LSG cactus gold to get a slight shimmer too..too bad the camera can't capture it. I then stuck PP from DCWV pack...I crushed the paper and inked it with DI to get the slight texture to go with the bark!


Next cut out a piece of acetate and dabbed in alcohol inks in all fall colors and when that dried, I heat embossed a golden sunflower on both corners! I loved the texture of the alcohol inks.


Now comes the interesting part...I colored scraps of handmade paper with DI in fall colors using Tim's swishing technique...applying the inks on craft mat. spritzing water and swooshing the paper thru it to get a shades of colors. Then I splattered some black paint on it and ran it thru the big shot with TH tattered leaves die to get a handful of lovely fall leaves. Some of them are also using Cheery Lynn tropical leaves die.


I took out some pine cones and berries from my potpourri  deco and altered it a bit, sprayed gold mist and also covered the berried with diamond dust and went about doing the fall arrangement on the top panel.


Top panel...a bed of TH tattered leaves with hand made flowers all using CLD sunflower and shasta daisy die, heavily inked .


the front panel...the acetate widow with ornate metal corners and some more flowers on the sides with a little thank you banner!


And when the tea lights are on.....wow!
Just the moment I wanted to capture...I invite you all home to see this in real!


I told you it is a 360 degrees deco...so on the other side...
Cute little frames in all shapes heat embossed with UTEE platinum and some more hand made flowers.

This is how it looks with some pictures in it...I just slipped in some Xmas pics from the net. This can ofcourse be changed according to the occasion!
I also went a step further and gathered some twigs from the garden, colored it and layered it to form the feet for the box!


So, My "Fall" frozen forever in this little box which will find a place as a center table deco! Do let me know what you think of this project.


I am linking this to the following challenges...
Beyond Grey Challenges - Fall challenge
Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes
Divas By Design- Born fire colors
Creative Moments Challenge - Anything goes/ Celebration
Shopping Our Stash Challenge - Leaf me alone
Try it On Tuesday- colors of autumn
Sugar Creek Hollow - Re cycling and re purposing
A Vintage Journey _ Bountiful harvest
Inspiration Journal - Happy Holidays

Until my next creative journey...
Happy Crafting and Recycling.
Cheers.

56 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous creation Rupa ..the way you have created the wood bark texture is just brilliant !! ..lovethe way you have embellished it so beautifully with those flowers and all the flora.I loved the tea light and the frames too :)

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena for looking into all the details and appreciating it. Have a great day. hugs.

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  2. What a stunner...Rupa I keep having to repeat that phrase over and over on your blog!!

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    1. Thanks Sonia...you make me blush!

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  3. Oh what are those roundish balls?

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    1. Those are berries I retrieved from my old Potpourri set.

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  4. You are amazing box altering Queen !! Just give you a empty box or carton and get ready to see the Magic!! Isn't it ?? I loved the bark texture ,thanks for sharing the technique and those blooms all over are so pretty and give life to the whole project !

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    1. You are so generous with your comments, Pooja. Thank you! hugs.

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  5. WOW...another winner post dear!!!! Amazing transformation...Loved every bit of this make over...Keep Rocking Rupa!!

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    1. Thanks Sathya...glad to see you back.

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  6. Wow! Stunning creation! Love the bark! So inventive! Thanks for sharing the tips too! Wonderful work as always, Rupa! Xx

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  7. Wow!! Fabulous project Rupa..love all the blooms, texture and the little frames they are cute.. :)

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  8. Another stunning creation Rupa and the candles are such a beautiful touch. Love it.
    Julie x

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    1. I loved it too with the candles, dint expect to see what I actually saw! Thank you so much, Julie. Hugs.

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  9. Wow, what a great take on the challenge and so creative. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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    1. Thanks Zandra, glad you liked it.

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  10. Fabulous project with beautiful embellishments and details. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Mar x

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  11. Great job, Rupa! Glad to see you back in the zone! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us here at Shopping Our Stash!
    Hugz,
    Chana, DT

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  12. What an absolutely stunning table centerpiece, Rupa! I can't get over all the texture and detail you've put into this! Thanks for joining us this week at Shopping Our Stash!

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  13. A stunning project, it will be a wonderful center for the table. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.
    Yvonne

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  14. Very interesting bark look! Love all your pretty flowers, and gotta love that Diamond Dust! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

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    1. Thanks Sara...I must admit, your master center pieces were such an inspiration for me to do this! Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. So clever the way you did the box and the flowers are just lovely with all the colors and textures of fall. Thank you for sharing you creativeness with all of us here at A Vintage Journey.

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    1. Thank you so much Sandy for liking this.

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  16. OMG....I wished to be your friend an you give me a present like this......I really really love this!!! The colors, the many details....wowwwww.....so gorgeous.
    Thanx for sharing this with us at SCH.
    Hugs Plony

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    1. Oh my Plony...that is so sweet of you. Ofcourse I would like to give it to somebody who appreciates it's making. Glad to know you have joined my blog.Thanks again...Big hugs.

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  18. This is such a gorgeous project Rupa :) I absolutely love d way how the details go together to give a stunning end result :)

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  19. Super gorgeous, Rupa. Such lovely colours and design!

    Ps: just got the chalk powder, can't wait to make some experiment with it!

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    1. Wow, can't wait to see what you create with it. Good luck and thanks again Gio.

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  20. WOW! this is beautiful:) Thank you for joining us over at Decorate to Celebrate.
    Hugs,
    Norma

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  21. Stunning project, I love the beautiful colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas by Design, congratulations on being in our top 3 this week!
    Sarah-Jane DT x

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    1. Thanks Sarah_Jane for the lovely news. Glad you liked it.

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  22. Wow Rupa, your creation is just gorgeous, I really did think that it was real bark! I love how you embellished it too and the fact that it lights up is just a bonus! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Journal. Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much Anne, your works are so inspiring and I really appreciate this coming from you.

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  23. Such a clever idea for the homemade 'bark' effect Rupa and what a stunning transformation! I love how you've added those little frames too. Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  24. Wow what a stunning project. Love the details! Love the up cycling! Thanks for joining us at BGC AGAIN,!

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  25. This is totally gorgeous Rupa !!!!
    I really love ur idea of creating the bark effect ... very well done
    Love the pine cones and the flowers this is so gorgeous !
    beautiful fall themed project !
    Thanks for playing with us at BGC !!

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    1. Thank you so much...so happy you liked it.

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  26. It is stunning, Rupa! I like flowers, pine cones and these wonderful colours!
    thank you for playing at BGC!

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  27. It's gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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