Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Craft Enthusiast of the Week : Anju Aggarwal + Mixed Media Key Holder Tutorial

Hello Craftpreneur's,

We bring you another enthusiastic and talented crafter to read and get inspired....today we have with us.." Craft Enthusiast of the Week : Anju Aggarwal"...happily married and mother to 3 kids..found love in crafting few years and since exploring it in every way out she can...Let's get to know more about the crafting journey of our featured crafter for the day...

This is what Anju speaks about her journey, some of her favourite projects done in past...and about her creative journey so far...

I am Anju Aggarwal 49 years old, born and brought up in Mumbai, Got married in Delhi in 1990, and having two beautiful kids. One daughter and one son. My daughter got married last December and now I'm a mother in-law (ha-ha), initially it sounded little weird , but now feels proud to be mother of three kids.

How it’s all started? (My crafting Journey)

Since my childhood I was very good in art n craft, and use to learn all forms of crafts but pursued seriously from last 3 years.

What Inspired Me?

My husband has been my inspiration as he is the one who motivated me to get back to my passion in life.

My most favourite crafts of all?

All my creations are very dear to me, but the best is still to come. To mention few of my projects are - mix media beach scenery, image transfer boxes, curtain effect wall hanging.

My style of crafting?

My style of art form is decoupage and mix media.

My Future Plans?

I wish to become renowned name in art and craft field.

Message for all Craft Buddies?

Create your own style, be an inspiration for others.


A Quick Inspiration : “ Mixed Media Key Holder " 

Here we begin the tutorial:

Step.1: I have used a MDF base and coloured it with chalk paint. Chalk paint works as a primer too so we can use them directly onto the base.

Step.2: I have selected a floral decoupage paper and cut them in 1inch strips.

Step.3: Then adhered them with decoupage glue, leaving a uniform gap between the stripes.

I planned to use a small wood plank to be the main focal point of my project.

Step.5: Coloured the wood piece with two ombre shades, then stencil the 3D calligraphy  'Welcome to our nest'. I used thick gold acrylic paint with sponge over the stencil to give the elevated look. And then further decorated with flowers & metal embellishment.

Step.6: Coming back to my base, I used a stencil (brick gate)in the centre with mix media paste.

Step.7: Now to decorate my scenery I used chipboard cutouts of tree & leaves and painted them with chalk paint & painted the bricks too. Then adhered the wood plank, tree, leaves with PVC glue. Then highlighted the tree, gate, edges with gold wax.

And here our beautiful key holder is ready.

It's so much fun making a simple wood plank into such an eye catching home decor item.

Do leave a comment if u liked my creation.
Thank you.

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  1. Thank you Prika for this honor.feeling on top of world 🙏😍

  2. Lovely projects :) Thank you for sharing the steps to make the beautiful key holder!