Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Info Post | Faber-Castell Bi colors and a give-away

With the advent of Facebook, blogging certainly takes a backseat. If its out there on facebook, its done.
I am determined to not follow the path taken by everyone, but instead make my own way...and yet sometimes I end up following the herd!! (shame on me!)
Anyways, this video went up last week on facebook and never got around to posting here.

I do not really enjoy coloring, but because images call out to be colored and I cannot do a shoddy job. It either has to be perfect or none at all...and hence went deep into finding what will give me the best results within the limited resources locally. I remembered my Faber-Castell bi color pencils....and tried and what superb results!!

Since I'm on a bright color roll, I love going bright..but you can do soft too...Will be showing that soon in another video!! yeah...me and videos and talking!!! Scroll down for the video. 

These are the colors I used along with the Derwent Blender pencils. Which unfortunately are not easily available. I'm sure I've found an alternative to it. Waiting for it for reach me....its in transit. However...I did manage to snag the one set of Derwent blender and burnisher pencil I found here....its for 365 for anyone who wants to buy it. Email me if you want it. (tejal2210 AT gmail DOT com) SOLD

Here's the video if you missed it..

Or you can head to my You Tube Channel and watch it there.

And now if you've made it this far, I've got a mini challenge for you. Pick up whatever colors you've got....start coloring..make a project ( a card, a canvas, a tag, anything..not just the image) and link up below. I'll be giving away one set of the Bi-colors( set of 18) to one of you. If you've already got it, you can recommend a friend to whom I will send it.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Info Post | Lindy's Stamp Gang - Mists

Yeah yeah....so the know-it-all is back...to share some more info on what is probably my most favorite-est product so far!! If it has glitter in it, I'm loving it! And with Lindy's products, you can be assured, there is such amazing glitter, you'd probably not wash your hands! I sometimes don't!! :p

So what are they? They are mists...mostly used in mixed media, but I use them everywhere! These mists have binders so that the glimmer won't rub off your product once they're dry. Its not chunky glitter. Its very very fine and shimmery!

4 types of Mists are listed, when you go the Lindy's Shop.

The FLAT FABIO's- The are just color sprays...intense colors but without any glitter (somewhat like the memento fireworks)

The STAR-BURSTS - my most favorite kind of sprays.....they have intense colors and subtle glitter....and amazing names!!  I love how they're named!!

Just some pics to show the amazing glitters on these...
Sprayed with mix of Baby Blue eyes Aqua, and Royal Peacock Fire

Pink is sprayed with Wild honeysuckle Coral Startburst, and the brown flower with Cactus Gold
3. Then comes the Vintage toned sprays....The MOON SHADOW MISTS - All the colors have a base of light or dark brown glitter....these colors are faab for those doing vintage projects...I have just bought my very first Moon Shadow mists, and will put up a review soon!

4. Last but not the least, the GLITZ SPRITZ... these are just pure shimmer mists, without any base color. The color is only of the glitter. These are the ones that I use the most! I love love the gold glitter spray!

Scintillating Silver!!

Cactus Gold...my very very favorite color

Scintillating silver over the wood-grain CS
So once you can make your mind up as to which colors to buy, then what? How do you use them?

The mists arrive as dry powders within the bottle (best thing they ever did, as it weighs less, you can buy more bottles). Here's a link from Lindy's, as Tracey shows you how to prepare your mists!
First shake up the bottle so that the powder isn't sticking to the bottom.

Fill warm/slightly hot water (preferable if you can use mineral or Purified water) upto the mark indicated on the label of the bottle.
And then Stir the color around with a wooden skewer or small stirrer...
Leave it for 10 mins. (Its hard...you want to spray and see, but have patience..watch some videos till then!)

You are ready to spray.
But, everytime you use it, you have to mix the glitter that settles on the bottom....for that you have to shake the bottle.
Try not to shake the bottle up and down a lot. You might end up clogging the nozzle. ( I have had one clogged nozzle in 2 yrs of using 6 sprays...and if you write to them about it, they send you free replacements)
Hold it between your palms and roll it, like you roll your nail polish bottles. or turn the bottle upside down, and whack the lower end on the edge of your palm! (Arlene shows how she does it in this video!)

And that's it...spray away like crazy!!

Will be back with more on Magical Micas and the Two Toned Embossing Powders, in the next post....and if you want color recommendations, comment below and I'll set you up with my favorite colors!!

A big big thanks to Shalini at Crafter's Corner for listening to my whims and getting this product!! I am over the moon!!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Some New Shares and Enabling! :D

So no crafting as of yet. Sad! very sad, but that means browsing like crazy and that's where I found these crazy things!! Pockets be ready to be emptied out!!

These are for the mixed media junkies....Gesso .. From the brand Golden.

Molding paste  from Golden. These is also something called as Light and Hard Molding paste. (gotta read what that is!)

This shimmering pearlescent medium from Dalery Rowney...mix with your acrylic colors for a shimmering effect!!

All the above stuff is FLAT 20% off!! hehe!! Wouldn't have recommended otherwise!!

Plus Copics on sale flat 20% off.. Look for the ones with Green Tag that says OFFERS!

And what have I brought? These iridescent colors!! They shine like crazy!!
Iridescent Green Blue, GreenBlue  and Violet Blue (I blame Saumya for this...she bought them and I was in love!! ) There are sooo many I want to buy though...See these here.

Phew so much goodness!!!

And did you see? Amazon is in India now!! Hurrah!! Can't wait till they expand their line to crafting goodies!! So far its books, Kindle and Music!! Can't wait!!

And last but not the least.....Check out the Swap, at Swap Central India,  I'm sure you'll be interested!!

Leaving you guys with a picture from my holidays!! don't check us, check out the background!! It was sheer heaven!! See you soon with some crafting stuff....and if you have anything that needs more info, email me...will give me something to search ! Toodles!
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