Monday, 22 January 2018

Tutorial: Accessories using Stamping - Jhumkas & Pendants!!


Varshitha here!!! On this beautiful Monday Morning, We have a versatile and very talented Guest Designer MV Pratyusha today!! Pratyusha is an passionate crafter who uses stamping in an unimaginable way!!! yeah.... rather then me telling her talents, see her , I would like to see what she is up to!!! 


My name is Dr M V Pratyusha, from Bangalore. I am a Endodontist by profession and crafter by passion. I have been crafting for a long time but started with Pratvam Progs in 2011. I love to experiment and since then I have tried hands at multiple craft forms.I consider crafting as a stress buster. I love making tutorials.  

Basic stamping technique- Jhumkas and Pendants

Materials required:
  • Quilling strips
  • Quilling slotted tool
  • Fevicol
  • Quilling mold
  • Gesso
  • Mudra craft stamps
  • Cardstock
  • Stazon-jet black ink pad
  • Decoupage gloss glue
  • Alcohol inks
  • Earrings findings and beads


Step 1: Making bases: Make a tight coil with 5mm quilling strips 7nos and 10nos for jhumka dome base and pendant base respectively. Apply fevicol to secure the shape of the domes and let it dry for 2 hrs minimum.

Step 2: Gesso the domes made: Gesso here is used as a primer and not to smoothen the dome. If the dome isn’t smooth from the go, it can’t be salvaged with gesso. After application of the gesso let them dry for 20 mins between coats and 2 hrs minimum after 3 coats of gesso.

Step 3: Stamping: Take mudra stamp of your choice and stamp it using a permanent black ink or colored ink on the cardstock. I use stazon jet black ink for this purpose.

Step 4: Fussy cut: Fussy cut the stamped images.

Step 5: Mist and peel: Mist the back surface of the stamped images and dab off the excess water. Peel of the layers of the cardstock to make it thinner.

Step 6: Glue it down: Apply a thin layer of decoupage gloss glue on the dome and place the fussy cut stamped image on the same. Apply another layer of decoupage gloss glue over the stamped images to secure them in place. After adhering all the pieces to cover the base. Apply a thin layer of decoupage gloss glue to seal the whole dome. Let it dry for 4 hrs minimum. Best case scenario do this in the night and continue with the rest of the steps in the morning. Attach the earring findings to the bases.

Step 7: Coloring: Using the coloring medium of your choice, color the images. I used alcohol inks (pendants) and acrylic paints (Jhumka). Leave it for 2 hrs.

Step 8:  Varnish: Use the Varnish of your choice to seal the whole piece and make it dustproof and waterproof. For the ones where I used alcohol inks, I applied a layer of decoupage gloss glue and let it dry for 3-4 hrs and later apply a coat of Asian paints wood varnish and let it alone in a well-ventilated area for a day.

Thankyou for this opportunity :) Its an honor to be able to be associated with a Indian craft brand :)

I am sure you will want to try this awesome technique!!! Get Stamping and Make your own Jhumkas, Pendants and Flaunt it!! 

Participate in our monthly challenge “Anything Goes” You can even add these jewellery projects with stamping in the challenge. 

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Stenciled Cards & Faux Ceramic Tile technique

Hi! A very happy new year to all! Mudra has started the year with a bang! With a brand new release and tons of exciting products, 2018 is off to a great start! The very first challenge of the year is up and it is my absolute favorite theme

Yeah! You can make anything like Cards, Tags, 3D projects, Mixed media , Scrapbook Albums, Layouts, ATCs etc. Just remember that the stamps or stencils by Mudra Craft Stamps should be the focus.

Here are the cards I made.

Card 1:

I used very simple multicolored stenciling for a CAS design.

  • Take a piece of shimmer card base and tape the Arabic Patterns stencil in one corner.
  • Apply 3 colors of distress oxide inks through the stencil.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Butterfly Flutters stamp set with black ink.
  • To finish adhere half pearls to the panel and pop it up on some foam tape on the card base.

Here is a closer look at the card.

Products Used:

Card 2:

Continuing with stencils and distress oxide inks, I made one more card.

  • Take a piece of shimmer card stock and trim it to size. 
  • Apply distress oxide inks randomly. Don't worry if it looks like blotchy mess.
  • Place the Arabic Patterns stencil over the panel and apply a dark ink through it. I used a dark blue. Since distress oxides are opaque, they hide the ink underneath completely.
  • Stamp the Special mini stamp set with blue and purple iks.
  • Die cut the sentiment panel and mount over the stenciled panel with foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card.

Products Used:

Card 3:

I used a very old and very favorite stamp set of mine. I also tried my hand at the Faux Ceramic Tile technique.

  • Take a piece of white card stock and stamp the images from the Floral Fantasy stamp set with black ink.
  • Cover the entire panel with clear embossing powder and heat. Repeat the process couple of times to get a smooth glossy finish. 
  • Sprinkle some pink embossing powder and heat. Do this till you get the look you like.
  • For the background, take a pale pink card base.
  • Stamp the flower from the Carnations stamp set with an ink slightly darker than the paper.
  • Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment from Carnations set on the grey mat.
  • To finish, pop up the panel on some foam tape.

Here is a closer look at the card.

A close up of the heat embossed panel. Just love the depth this technique gives.

Products Used:

I hope my cards have inspired you to create something beautiful. You can link up your entries here.

Here are some details.

Challenge Rules:
  • You can create Cards, Layout, Canvas, Mixed media, Flower craft, 3D project etc.. 
  • Use of Mudra products is must to qualify for the challenge.
  • Last date of submission is 31st January 2018.
  • Please go through General Guidelines here. Any entrants not following the rules, will be disqualified and will not be eligible for the challenge.
  • Winner has option to select a one 6”x4” and one 3”x2" stamp set worth Rs.780 and will be our GD for the forthcoming challenge.
  • 2 Top picks are offered each with a 4”x4” stamp set worth Rs.400
  • All 3 will have badge to flaunt on their blogs.

Looking forward to all your beautiful entries in our gallery.


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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Cards for friends

Hi, everybody! With you Ekaterina Oleynik. Today I want to share with you portions of inspiration. I prepared three cards for the dear friends.

First card:

On watercolor paper, stamped an illustration and sentiment.
Colored a deer.
Blue watercolor color used to create a background.
Adhered this on a Kraft cardboard.

Second card:

By means of stencil and color with glitter I applied a pattern on white paper.
I stamped flowers and I cut from by means of die cut.
From a vellum and pink paper I cut out two circles. I pasted on a background.
From flowers I laid out composition and I pasted on a background.
Added sentiment.

Third card:

On Kraft cardboard by means of a heat embossing, stamped I a background.
With glitter I cut out lobes by means of die cut from paper.
I collected all lobes as a flower.
I cut sentiments by means of die cut.

Surely participate in the challenge of month:
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