Sunday, 22 April 2018

Mixed Media Heart in silhouette style - by Bela Shah

Hello friends,
Today I am here to present you with another twist on using the decoupage papers.... This time I  have created a beautiful mixed media heart using the decoupage papers from Nakshathra designz. 
The decoupage paper I chose was the brick design... I totally fell in love with the textures of the stones and decided to do a mixed media in simple form with vintage touch to it.
As you can see I have used old books pages to create half of the heart and the decoupage paper to create the left half of the heart. to give it more depth I used black paint for the edges and used the mdf flourish , birds, bird cage to enhance the whole project . Have used black gesso to cover them to give the silhouette effect.

Finally after adhering everything my project looks like this !!! 

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you find this post creatively inspiring.\

Love & Hugs

Friday, 20 April 2018

Altered box cover - DT post by Blessy Priya.

Good Day All!
I’m happy to share my dt project with you all. I have made an altered box cover using Nakshathra Designz “Traditional king and queen” decoupage papers.
Here are few pics of the project.

Hope you all like it.
Wishing you all a happy weekend.

Monday, 16 April 2018

April release Decoupage papers

Hello Friends!Am Atchaya(aka Akshma) back again with the april new release decoupage papers.This month we have a vintage shabby birdie paper and a all time suitable textures paper .

So going to our first release!Its Birdie Melange Decoupage paper with a vintage and shabby feel with beautiful black birds,floral elements,the Eiffel tower and so many vintage elements with a different look isn't it!Soon grab this pack and create beautiful projects with this lovely papers.
It comes in 9*12 inches size with two coordinating 100 gsm decoupage papers.

Coming to the second release its wooden textures decoupage paper!The wooden textures we all love it right!It can be used in grungy mixed media projects ,to give a wooden realistic feel etc.
It consists of four coordinating decoupage papers in 9*12 inches size.

You can buy  Nakshathra Designz decoupage papers from:
Avni Vyas-Craft Destination Centre
Palak Kartikey Patel-Craft Connection
Aarushi Creations-Shaily Agarwal Chennai

We have an important and an exciting announcement that we have chosen few guest DT members from those who have applied for DT post.This is a surprise post for them as they were not intimated earlier about this and here's the list.We have chosen around eight crafters to be our Guest DT for each month from april to september!
Manisha Gidia and Swarna Krafter-April month
Devika Gujral and Ann Jeo-May
Sheeka Porwal-June
Jaishree Bansal-July
Priyanka Singh-august
Archana Thani-September

Please mail us  to receive your Guest DT kits and to know about the further process.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Decoupage Center Piece- DT Post by Blessy Priya

Good Day all!
Hope you all are doing great. For today’s  dt post I have made a center piece using a decoupage base and candle.  This is how I made it.
Took  a flower bouquet basket and painted it black, once dried rubbed gold paint to enhance the texture of the basket.
Cut out  flowers from Nakshathra Designz Newsprint Floral decoupage paper and stuck it on the basket and the candle using decoupage glue.
Inverted the basket and attached the candle to the center.
Added few flowers and pearl chains.
Here are few pics of the project.

Hope you all liked it.
Thanks for stopping by.
You can buy  Nakshathra Designz decoupage papers from:
Avni Vyas-Craft Destination Centre

Palak Kartikey Patel-Craft Connection

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

A beautiful Mixed media layout - by Bela Shah

Hello friends,
Today I am here to present you with a beautiful layout which I have created using lovely decoupage papers from Nakshathra  Designz...... The moment I saw this particular paper which was floral with the touch of vintage  I knew I will not make the expected article which we usually use decoupage papers for... With this I knew I would create something different which turned out to be super simple and equally elegant. I didn't need to do much as the papers itself was so beautiful. So here's the picture of the beautiful layout I made . I enjoyed making it, I hope you all like it too.

 I have used waste corrugated sheet, distress oxides, mulberry flower petals, pearls, black & white splatters.

I hope you find this art work creatively inspiring . I would love to see your version of it.
Please do leave some love and comments as they are valuable for me and motivate me.

Love & Hugs

You can buy  Nakshathra Designz decoupage papers from:
Avni Vyas-Craft Destination Centre

Palak Kartikey Patel-Craft Connection

Friday, 6 April 2018

Simple & Elegant Traditional Elephant Jewellery Box

Hi dear friends ,


Warm Greetings . Happy to post my very first DT project . As I received my first Decoupage kit,just fell in love with these cute little traditional elephants.So decided to adorn a jewellery box with these cute little ones . Specially the beautiful curtains gives the most elegant look to the whole of the box. 

Have done my first DT project in a simple and elegant way. Hope you all will love it.

Materials Used : 

1. Traditonal Elephant  Decoupage Special papers from Nakshathra Designz 
3.Sailing Sea Chalk paint 
4.Tinted Metallic paint
5. Mulberry flowers
6. Mini thermocol gold balls 
7. 3D Element stickers vintage ones 
8. Decoupage Glue
9. Decoupage Varnish

Step1 : Initially sanded the MDF box to make the surface smooth to work on.
Step2 : Coated the MDF box with sailing sea chalk paint . Then dried it well.
Step3 : Got the curtains and elephants cut out seperately .
Step4 : Using the Decoupage Glue stuck the curtains and elephants to respective places without leaving any air bubble. Then made sure they are stuck and dried well.
Step5 : Used mild tinted metalic paint ( royal blue shade) and covered the complete box in sponge technique method . Then dried the box well.
Step6 : Once after drying , Applied the decoupage varnish.
Step7 :Finally adorned the box with cute little golden dipped thermocol balls, 3D element stickers & mulbery flowers .

And then Finally an elegant Jewel Box is ready😍

Hope you guys love it. Please leave in your valuable comments ❤

With Much Love , 

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Royal Wedding Card - step by step tutorial DT post by Bela Shah

Hello Friends,
Today I m here to present you with an amazingly simply yet beautiful and elegant wedding card. The day I got my DT kit and saw these papers they looked very traditional and royal.... so the project that came in my head was a wedding card.... most of us Indians prefer a very royal and traditional wedding cards... so here is my take on a super simple wedding card which is very easy to make with these beautiful Nakshathra Desingz decoupage papers.

This is the step by step tutorial :-

These are the three papers used to make this card.

I chose the last print for my card background. I cut the paper little smaller than the card size and adhered it on the front and also the back of the card, The size of the card is 6x9 inch.  After adhering the paper with decoupage glue I let it dry completely. Then I Cut motifs from the first two papers.... One male motif and one female motif and adhered it on to a photo mat for which I used 300 gsm 
off-white card stock. 

 It should look something like this. I had a little wooden frame in my stash which I used to frame the laser cutout where its written Puja weds Rahul  

I distressed the edges of the card with gold acrylic paint to give it a royal touch . Also did the distressing on the motifs and painted the wooden frame with the gold acrylic. 

Then I did  stenciling with gold acrylic on the background paper with a stencil that matched the motifs on the background paper on the right hand side top corner and left hand side bottom corner... It all fell together very well.   

Then I played around with the placement and felt this is perfect . And to add little more interest to the project I gave a little raised look with foam tape to the motifs. placed the wooden frame in the center and bingo !!! The lovely Rajasthani style wedding card is ready.

I enjoyed making this one.... I hope you all like it and find it inspirational. Would love to see your creations too!!

Love & Hugs 

You can buy  Nakshathra Designz decoupage papers from:
Avni Vyas-Craft Destination Centre
Palak Kartikey Patel-Craft Connection