Crafter in the Spotlight Yashaswee Sanghavi

Hello arty crafty friends! I am back with the interesting story of another talented crafter in today’s “Crafter in the Spotlight”. Let’s hear it from Yashaswee Sanghavi, an enthusiastic crafter from Indore who is currently studying fashion designing and also manages time to teach various craft forms through workshops.

Yashaswee was into painting from a very early age. Later, she got interested in crafting and entered the world of paper crafting with quilling. She has learnt more than 20-25 different crafting forms over the years. Yashaswee runs her own venture besides conducting workshops.

Yashaswee has recently developed an interest is decoupage and she is always trying to keep up with the emerging craft trends. She thoroughly enjoys up-cycling. Given some magical powers, she would love to introduce newer craft forms in India.

Read further to find out how did Yashaswee get into crafting, what are her favorite Itsy Bitsy’s offerings, what message does she want to convey to budding artists and her fellow crafters. Take a look at a step-by-step project by her and do not forget to leave your loving comments for her.

Rashmi Closepet M.D Itsy Bitsy: Tell us a bit about yourself & your background?

Yashaswee Sanghavi: Hi all! I am Yashaswee, born and raised in Indore. I am currently studying fashion designing from INIFD Indore. I have been crafting for last 6 years and now I run my own venture. I started with paper quilling and today I know more than 20 different craft forms.

Besides crafting, I love travelling and every year I travel to different cities across India to attend formal craft workshops.

 RC: How did you get into crafting?

YS: I was in class 5 when I won a gold medal at a national level painting competition. I had never imagined then, that art and craft would become such an integral part of my life. My passion for painting grew over time and gradually the crafting world started fascinating me.

RC: What is your favourite type of craft?

YS: I absolutely adore my quilling projects a lot! I am trying my hands at decoupage these days and trying to keep up with emerging craft trends.

 RC: What are your favourite products at Itsy Bitsy?

YS: My all-time favorites are Little Birdie’s chalk paints, Crackle Medium and Mixed Media Paste.

RC: If you had magical powers, how would you contribute to the Crafting world?

 YS: If I had magical powers, I would try and introduce loads of new crafting techniques that are not familiar to Indians. I would love to learn them myself and help other crafters learn newer techniques.

RC: Your prized possession in your craft stash from Itsy Bitsy?

YS: Little Birdie Crackle Medium

RC: How would you describe your style of crafting?

YS: I try to put in my 100% in every single project that I take up. That’s my style of crafting.

RC: How do you organize your time for crafting?

YS: I am currently studying. I also simultaneously conduct workshops and undertake orders. Juggling among all these, I make sure to spend about 3-4 hours crafting every day.

RC: Tips for people who want to craft

YS: Create what you like not what others like!

RC: Your all -time favorite quote?

YS: Your dream doesn’t become a reality until you put in the required amount of sweat, hard work and determination.

 Here is a Step by Step project by  Yashaswee Sanghavi 

This is a step by step tutorial of a decoupage fridge magnet.

Step 1- Take any MDF wooden shape of your choice!! Coat it with a layer of black gesso all over and let it dry!

Step 2- Apply a coat of Little Birdie Crackle Medium on the base and allow it to dry.
Step 3 – Once the layer of the Crackle Medium is dry… apply the top coat chalk paint colour of your choice.
Step 4- Let the top coat dry naturally and cracks will appear automatically.
Step 5- Take a decoupage napkin design of your choice, cut it and place it where you want with the Little Birdie decoupage glue.
Step 6- Add some flowers to decorate your creation and stick a magnet at the back. The fridge magnet is ready for use.
Here are a couple of  Yashaswee’s   other awesome creations
Many congrats  Yashaswee  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!

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