Hello arty crafty folks! Hope you’re enjoying your craft sessions with the ever-growing range of craft supplies! Let’s have a look at the interesting craft journey of a Bangalore crafter, Kimali Devpura Baldi in today’s ‘Crafter in the Spotlight’.
Kimali was born and raised in Ahmadabad and is now settled in Bangalore. She celebrates all forms of craft and is inspired by the beauty of nature. Kimali has completed her Master’s in Business Management. She was interested in arts and craft from the very beginning and continued crafting through her college days. Her love for crafting was rekindled when she decided to quit her full-time job. Today, she is a full-time crafter and creatively juggles between her one-year old baby and crafting.
Kimali loves Itsy Bitsy’s offerings and has never missed out on any flower packs offered by the store. Given some magical powers, she wishes to create employment opportunities through the world of crafting and spread immense joy and happiness all around! She believes that being original is being creative, and one must not worry about the results!
Read further to find out more about Kimali’s crafting journey, her favorite Itsy Bitsy offerings, how she organizes time for crafting, and about her crafting style. Also catch glimpses of a step-by-step project by her. Don’t forget to leave your best wishes for Kimali in the comment section below.
Rashmi Closepet M.D Itsy Bitsy: Tell us a bit about yourself & your background?
Kimali Devpura Baldi: Hello Everyone, I am Kimali Devpura Baldi. Born and raised in Ahmedabad, I have completed my Masters in Business Management and worked for a corporate bank for 3 years. I moved to Bengaluru in 2014. I was always passionate about craft, but never found sufficient time with a full-time job. I quit my job in 2012 to embark on a crafting journey. Today, I am a full-time crafter with a baby girl who helps me with all my mess.
RC: How did you get into crafting?
KDB: I was inclined towards crafts since my childhood. I used to do glass painting, emboss painting, crochet, etc. I used to craft during my college days too. I would craft during the weekends during my corporate job. I slowly realized that the corporate world was a not my cup of tea and hence decided to quit. I then created my own world of crafting, filled with tons of papers and colors from Itsy Bitsy.
RC: What is your favourite type of craft?
KDB: I enjoy all forms of craft. I would describe my style as vintage. Every time I work on a vintage themed creation, it makes me feels grounded and be in touch with our heritage and beauty.
RC: What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?
KDB: My all-time favorites are handmade flowers, chalk paints and recently I have fallen in love with Little Birdie Two Step Crackle Medium.
RC: If you had magical powers, how would you contribute to the Crafting world?
KDB: My dream is to give employment to all needy women in this beautiful world through crafting.
RC: Your prized possession in your craft stash from Itsy Bitsy?
KDB: I have used almost every product in my scrapbook layouts, frames, invites and other things that I have created. Among all, chalk paints and flowers are my prized possession. I have not missed out on a single pack of handmade flowers at Itsy Bitsy.
RC: How would you describe your style of crafting?
KDB: Vintage and Shabby Chic.
RC: How do you organize your time for crafting?
KDB: I craft in the afternoons or during late night when my baby is asleep.
RC: Tips for people who want to craft.
KDB: Look around you and observe the beautiful nature. You will definitely get ideas and that’s how I am inspired too. Being yourself is equal to being creative! You can create magic even from little things.
RC: Your all -time favourite quote?
KDB: Do what you Love & Love what you do.
Here is a Step by Step project by Kimali
Take a sneak peak at Kimali’s step-by-step project of an altered decorative frame!
Supplies used from the store:
White Washed Alterable- Rectangular Photo Frame
- Chalk Paint – Salsa Red
- One step Crackle Medium
- Sealants: Acrylic Heavy Gel Medium – Matte
- Little Birdie handmade flowers
- Mixed Media Stones
Step 1: I chose a white washed rectangular alterable frame. As the frame is already primed, I directly applied a coat of one step Crackle Medium and let it dry.
Step 2: Once the medium had dried, I applied a coat of Salsa Red chalk paint. Little Birdie’s chalk paint dries very quickly and hence it gives beautiful cracked effect due to the medium.
Step 3: Next I grabbed some Little Birdie handmade flowers and the recently launched Heavy Gel Medium- Matte. I played around with the flowers till I was happy with the arrangement. I adhered the flowers using heavy gel medium.
Step 4: To add more interest to frame, I used Little Birdie Mixed Media Stones on some of corners to complete my project.
Thank you for stopping by!!
Here are a couple of Kimali’s other awesome creations:
Many congrats Kimali for being the CRAFTER IN THE SPOTLIGHT – ITSY BITSY !!
You will receive Rs.500/- Itsy Bitsy gift voucher & a Crafter in the Spotlight badge, which can be proudly displayed on the side bar of your blog and other platforms. Looking forward to many more creations, Happy Crafting!