Wednesday, 1 February 2017

"DISCOVER"- Mixed media

Good morning!
Welcome to my page today! It’s the 2nd month of the year and a brand new challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. It’s always anything goes, altered art or mixed media and full freedom to play your style.
Well, I decided to come out of my comfort zone and try mixed media and colors that I normally don’t do! However recycling is something that I do without, and this time around I have used an empty liquor carton.
I played around a bit with it to make it a horizontal caddy and then covered it with some tissue for the first layer of texture. Then used the TCW stencil and home made texture paste on the corners.
Next came the layering of die cuts, found objects and unused embellishments from my stash.
Once I was happy with the arrangement, I gave the entire box a coat of white gesso.
Then came the magic of sprays. I have used some color arte and Lindy’s magical to create the color burst here but in subtle tomes. I wanted a washed coral kind of look. So have played with pinks, oranges and browns and some black highlights.
I am so sorry, I got carried away in the process and could not click the pictures of the making.
Here is how it looked after all the spraying and some dry brushing.
 I then had a die cut label with sizzix thinlits which I thought would inspire me everytime I look at this caddy. I really want to discover more here.
I have my little collection of sprays from various brands sitting in this caddy. This way I have them all in one go and don’t have to go searching! You have to see my craft space to see how organized I am, lol!
As they say “embrace imperfection” I say embrace the creative mess too” that comes with it!
I hope this inspires you to play along and I hope to see you playing this month and do drop by to see what the team has in store for you.

Until my next creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.


  1. A stunning recycled project know I am always amazed at how you can anything in to something amazing and this is just so pretty..x

  2. How gorgeous is this! So beautiful Rupa, and such a pretty colour too! x

  3. I love what you have achieved just using a carton and it was just ready and waiting for you to make magic. The colours are beautiful. Love it xx

  4. Rupa you are the Queen of recycling! The colours are delish and you have created something useful and beautiful from perceived trash. What more could be asked?

  5. Amazing makeover Rupa... Loved the color combination... You have magic in your hands that transforms anything to a beautiful show piece...
    Ramya - Kriyative Kaleidoscope

  6. Beautiful cady - so delicate love it xx