Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Decoupage Tote Bag- Fabric Decoupage with a Twist

Hello my arty, crafty friends, Hope you all are doing great. 
I am super excited about sharing this fabric decoupage project with everyone.  Its my DT creation for Itsy Bitsy. Many of you must have explored decoupage on fabric. When working on a fabric surface, one medium that I find  interesting is ‘ Fabric Stiffener’. This wonderful product  has various uses and I have used it in some unique ways in my creation.
I have a step wise picture tutorial of this Decoupaged Tote Bag, so sit back , relax and enjoy this new technique here
Some close ups
The dimensional effect

The grooved effect

Do check the tutorial to know how to create these amazing effects with decoupage napkins and fabric stiffener.

Fabric Stiffener is an amazing product, when working with fabrics. Have used it earlier as well to create a fabric clock. 
For the clock, I have used the fabric stiffener to stiffen the cloth. This helped the cloth to remain firm and the clock machine could be fixed to the cloth with ease. I am so thankful to Itsy Bitsy’s own brand Little Birdie for making this wonderful product.
Say ‘No’ to plastic bags, design your own cloth bags and use them to save the environment ……flaunt them around as well when you have a beautiful handmade one !!!!

Happy Crafting till we meet again.
Create, Express, Enjoy !!!
Vaishali K.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018


Hello friends....
Hope all are doing great !!! 
Greeting everyone  with a big smile ....and yes there is always a reason to smile !!!  'I choose to face whatever comes my way with a smile and be the reason to bring smiles as well....... spreading brightness and happiness around' ....my mason jar expresses exactly that !!!

I had a  mason jar lying at my home with a  broken lid and was no longer in use, however it had many makeover possibilities. I altered it  to make a beautiful table lamp, using decoupage technique and the recently launched, new thin cut dies of Itsy Bitsy. 
The altered jar is my DT creation for Itsy Bitsy and you can view the step wise picture tutorial for the same here.

Sharing some interesting picture of the altered mason jar table lamp.

Threaded decoupage technique.

Grass with embossing texture paste

The Victorain Lamp Post

View of the jar without light

Happy bird chirping with joy  in the beautiful garden.

The altered mason jar lamp adds warmth to the decor, bringing in elements of nature and creating a cosy corner in the home.  The die cuts have added so much depth and interest  to the decoupage work. Had never thought about them in this way before.....They help me build a garden scene on the mason jar. 

To light up the lamp, you can use a strip or string led light , that can be inserted from the mouth of the jar.

Hope I have inspired you to put together different techniques and materials to transform an ordinary object to beautiful decor piece.

Keep Smiling and take care till we meet again.
Create, Express, Enjoy !!!
Vaishali K.