Display Easel with the ‘Dream Cut’

Creating miniature pieces of art using the Dream Cut is something that I enjoy doing of late. It's wonderful how the Dream Cut makes it so easy to make ready shapes that you can just paste, paint and assemble together to create a piece of art. I started working with this wooden piece which already has a coat of black on it. If you are working with a miniature canvas or  a piece of MDF, you can give it a base coat using Chalk Paints of your choice from the new range that has just been introduced Read more...

Let’s paint an Easy Impressionist Fall Tree!

Hello Lovely people Charu here! I am back with a very easy peasy canvas art inspired by the very famous Russian-Israeli Artist Leonid Afremov and also the beautiful season of Autumn or Fall. So let's begin... First I splashed the canvas with autumn colors . I used vibrant alcohol splashes ,it's an easy way to create your background. When the splashes dried,  next I sketched the tree trunk with pencil like this Now here comes the fun part ! We are going to make our impressionistic Read more...

Simple Canvas Art using the Dream Cut

Hello Everyone!! I love Silhouette paintings. The gradual blending of colors in the background with black shadows of objects in the foreground always catches my fancy. For this project, I decided to create a painting with silhouettes and chose to use the Dream Cut machine to make the silhouettes for my canvas. There are a variety of shapes that can be cut using various dies in the Dream Cut. Assembling everything together on canvas is quick and easy!! I picked up a plain canvas and used colour Read more...

Let’s start Art Journaling!

Hello Lovely People Charu here! I am sure You all are enjoying the wonderful posts by all our DT members! They are so inspiring and so much fun to do! Lately I have been doing Art journaling in my little journals and I was posting it on Facebook too. People were really keen to know how do I do it, so here I am giving you a tutorial on a very basic of art Journaling. Wondering why art journaling? Because it's a wonderful way of expressing yourself, exploring new techniques and as it need Read more...

Let’s Paint a Rose Wreath

Hello friends Charu here! I hope you enjoyed my last tutorial! This time I am back with an easy- peasy watercolor flower wreath. I love watercolors as they create a dreamy effect on paintings. Watercolor wreaths are fun and easy to do and it’s super relaxing too. Firstly, you don’t need to care about blending and mixing colors. Secondly, you can use them for everything – cards, writing sheets, gift tags, book marks, name cards etc.  I am painting some roses first and then we will Read more...

A Wall Art on Canvas Using Gilding

Hello Everyone!! I am Shantha and I am here today to share another Gilding technique which can be done on canvas. I have made a small piece which can be put up to adorn any wall. This project uses stenciling, gilding and the Dream Cut .... all together!! It’s great fun to use everything possible to make a piece. Here’s how I made this canvas: I started off by applying a base paint. Since the designer leaves come in metallic colours and I will be using Gold and Silver Designer leaves Read more...

An Evening in Watercolor

Hello Lovely people Charu here ! I am really excited to share my first tutorial on this blog. Hope you all are enjoying  the wonderful tutorials by our new DT members! I am here today to share with you a very simple and beautiful evening scene in watercolor inspired by the lovely weather of Bangalore and cute cats in my neighborhood. So let’s get started.... STEP 1: The supplies you will need are Monte Marte two season set of 18 colors pack, Mont Marte acid free 190 gsm watercolor Read more...

TRINKET BOX WITH RELIEF WORK

Hello everyone!! This is Shantha here! The festive season is approaching and so I am here today with a tutorial of a quick DIY decorative box to pep up the festive mood. I have used simple techniques of Relief work and Gilding to decorate a wooden trinket box. Relief work involves creating an embossed design onto a surface using any sort of material that gives a 3D finish. Gilding/ Gold Leaf Decoupage involves covering a surface using faux gold leaf. METHOD: I picked up a small Read more...