Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Mixed media Art journal page


Hello my Arty and crafty friends,
This is Archana here, Hope you guys are doing great, today I come up with another mixed media project for you all using Craftyscrappers amazing shimmer sprays and stamp set called “A walk to remember”  This is what we are going to create today :



On a blank page I created texture using Craftyscrappers stencil called “Rangoli” randomly and also spread some texture paste using palate knife as you can see in below picture .

I created horizon line using black acrylic paint in the middle of page so that it will be easier to have reflected image. I also created horizontal and vertical lines using palate knife to give abstract look to whole page.  


I sprayed the amazing and sparkly having different shades of Shimmer sprays from Craftyscrappers, starting from edges of page I used “Muddy pool” And on horizon lines used “Rusty denim”, “Ocean waves”, “Sweet sunshine”, “Dancing peacock” I sprayed vertically.



 Next I stamp the image from stamp set called “A walk to remember” and colored it using diluted acrylic paints, you can use watercolors or markers or any medium that you are comfortable with.
 

Now the fun part, I stamped the same image on Mirror stamp set and used that stamp set on page to have mirror image, I didn’t stamp exact whole image because I wanted to have that image incomplete and to blend in the background and have abstract look to it.


To finish the page I Added Butterfly and beautiful quote from the same stamp set and distress the edges of page using black ink pad.


Here are some close-up pictures if this art journal spread:





Hope you guys have enjoyed this tutorial, will be back soon with some new inspirational project and art techniques... Give it a try, and if tried don’t forget to tag me in your projects using #Archusartworld or join My Facebook group and share your creation with me ๐Ÿ˜Š

 
And if you would like to purchase my original artworks then do visit my Etsy shop or click here
For video tutorials Don't forget to "SUBSCRIBE" to My YouTube channel 

Thank you so much for visiting!
Happy crafting

Love
Archana Sehgal

 

Friday, July 6, 2018

Mixed Media altered MDF board

Hello My Arty and Crafty Friends, This is Archana Here, Hope you guys are doing great, I am super excited today to be here with another Mixed Media Project... Here is a project which we are going to create Today:


I took 10 inch circle shaped MDF board, and prime it using gesso, but instead of using brush, i used palate knife to apply gesso, this way i have texture on the surface, it is the best way to create texture on any surface easily, this is how it looks 


I used MDF photo frame with word LOVE and steampunk gears of different shapes & sizes, which are easily available online or any local craft store, and then glue them to form a random composition.


After everything dries completely, i added resin Victorian frame and cute little angel cupid, i also added paper flowers, don't worry about the embellishment colors, at the end we are going to cover everything with gesso.. and as i always says use whatever you have in your stash, okay so moving on to rest tutorial..


  Added micro beads, this is one of my favorite thing to add to any mixed media project, and later cover entire project with gesso.. This seems all confusing and hard but trust me guys once you start building layers and embellishment you will find it easier than ever
 

I started coloring using Craftyscrappers "Shimmer sprays" named Juicy watermelon and Sweet sunshine, after you finish the spraying before it gets dried just tilt the project little bit so this way both the color will flow & blend together.. these sprays are so amazing that it goes on any surface as you can see here, after it dries completely i used "fixative spray" to seal that shine n color, as these are water based.


Next I used gesso to highlight the texture and elements using dry brush technique, here the base coat colors does not scattered because i have sealed the colors using fixative, as you can see here, how beautiful finish i got in this project...


I paint letter LOVE and cupid using Craftyscrappers pearl finish color Dreamy Daffodils and gold touch color Tasty Cranberries and used black paint to give depth to the project



 Added pearls and paint them using gold touch acrylic paint " Tasty cranberries" , also splattered this color a bit, and voila!! this is final and glorious look of the finished Project.



Here are some close up pictures of this project:



Hope you guys have enjoyed this tutorial, Give it a try, and if tried don’t forget to tag me in your projects using #Archusartworld …. Don’t forget to check out making process of this painting from start to finish on my YouTube channel


Thank you so much for visiting!
I will be back soon with some new inspirational project and art techniques, 
till then happy crafting
Love
Archana Sehgal

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Mixed Media Tag for Absolutely Beginners

Hello, and welcome back,

Hope you guys are doing great, today i come up with mixed media tag for absolutely beginners...
Okay so lets get started,

I took Packaging cardboard and made cut-out of tag of 5 inches by 3 inches and glue down broken brush head on it.



Then I paste metal butterfly just to hide broken part of brush and also added sea-shells, art stones and micro beads.  (Seed beads, micro beads, art stone works as a filler)

  


In this step I covered entire tag with gesso and after gesso dries completely I colored the tag using "Tasty Tortilla" and "Muddy Pool” shimmer sprays.


 


I used gesso again just to add highlight little bit, in this step I took very little amount of gesso on dry brush and apply so that dimensional elements get highlighted.


Distress the edges and then added Shimmer paste using pallet knife. Stamped sayings from “INSPIRE” stamp set and finished this tag.




And Taaaa-Daaaaaaa!!! There you go, we finish this beautiful tag…

Give it a try, and if tried don’t forget to tag me in your projects using #Archusartworld …. Don’t forget to check out making process of this painting from start to finish on my YouTube channel

And if you would like to purchase my original artworks then do visit my Etsy shop or click here

Thank you so much for visiting!
 I will be back soon, till then happy crafting

Love
Archana Sehgal

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mixed Media on Popsicle Sticks for beginners

Hello Everyone, This is Archana Here, Hope you guys are doing great,

I am super excited today to be here and share this project ๐Ÿ‘‡with you all, which I made few days back, but forgot to post here on blog๐Ÿ˜‹ i was super busy making other projects, some new paintings and so on....

Here i would love to share my new creation that is mixed media on Popsicle sticks, i just love working on this project, if you are new to mixed media then this project is awesome to start with as this project is super easy to make....

First I made this type of layout ๐Ÿ‘‡using Popsicle sticks...

In next step I added  chipboard frame, mini brushes and metal embellishment as you can in below picture

After everything dries completely I covered entire project using black acrylic colors and colored using different shades of pearl acrylic colors



 And after highlighting with gesso and gold yellow pearl acrylics, I complete my project..



 You can watch complete process of this painting from start to finish on my YouTube channel 


 And if you would like to purchase my original artworks then do visit my Etsy shop or click here

Thank you so much for visiting!

Love
Archana Sehgal



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Mixed Media on Triangle Canvas

Recently my hubby gifted me triangular and round shape canvases, he want me to work on something that i am not comfortable with,  basically he is the one who challenge me always and nourish my creative soul ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‰ 100 PAINTINGS CHALLENGE is one of the huge challenge which he gave me and i am still working on it ๐Ÿ˜€


So i decided that i will create mixed media art on triangle canvas, i somehow imagine that it will look awesome if i give it a try...

I choose to create mixed media because what i like about mixed media art is that, this technique is very flexible which allow to go with the flow and you can use anything almost from recycle things to store brought embellishment, like here you can see i used jigsaw pieces which i had with me


I also used Popsicle sticks, seashells, beads, thread, MDF clock die-cut and much more


Here are some close-up pics of my project

You can watch its making process from start to finish on my YouTube channel 

 
And if you would like to purchase my original artworks then do visit my Etsy shop or click here

Thank you so much for visiting!
Love


Friday, January 12, 2018

Abstract Buddha Painting

Hello, and welcome back,

Hope you guys are doing great, Today i am going to share Abstract Buddha painting with you all and  source of inspiration behind this๐Ÿ‘‡ painting



Few days back i brought four statues of Buddha, this one๐Ÿ‘‡ is one of them, i like this one a lot because its sitting position and and how beautifully it is sculpted....


I have strong belief in Buddha and his thoughts, it motivates me a lot, Buddha statues or paintings purify the mind, builds up the serenity within oneself and motivates to overcome the negativity, hence uplifting the mind and focusing the attention on the reality of the materialistic world....

By simply viewing Buddha statue or painting ultimately helps you to focus in meditation and connect you to your higher self...


Till now i have only painted Buddha's face, so i have decided to paint this complete statue in my style of painting, you can watch complete process of this painting from start to finish on my YouTube channel 


  And if you would like to purchase my original artworks then do visit my Etsy shop or click here


Love

Friday, January 5, 2018

Mixed Media on Cardboard


Its my favourite because its in pallet shape and another thing is i used my very old brush which i kept and don’t want to throw them away (LOL i am very possessive about my brushes no matter they are old or new  ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Sometimes it happens with me that i bogged down with daily routine work and don’t even realized that i haven’t create anything that day. My creative desire remain unanswered, not because i didn’t create but the fact that i didn’t take out time to create.. so i tried to make this project so that whenever i look at this it reminds me to create something or paint something or just a simple sketch or doodle….

Also i wanted to tell you guys, that to make this kind of project, you don’t need much things, just dig into your stash and create with whatever you have with you or found in your stash…
I have created video on this project Click Here



Thank you so much for visiting!