Thursday 5 March 2015

Guest Designer: Shilpa Nagaonkar plus a tutorial

Hi Friends

It's Manu here and I'm so happy to have Shilpa back here today, being featured as our guest designer!! You all know her pretty well and she is someone who needs no introduction. I'm myself in awe of her very pretty creations and love love love her mixed media! We sure truly love her mixed media, right!!! And that not all, throughout this whole month we will continue getting a lot more inspired for we have more inspirations for you! 

Before I ask Shilpa to take over, I'm sure that you are equally excited as we are to celebrate Lulupu's Birthday bash! Check out all about the celebrations here and do not forget to follow all the guidelines to be eligible for your entry into the bumper raffle draw(I'm actually waiting for the month end eagerly to see all your lovely creations!) The Challenge for this month is 

Check out the lovely Moodboard at the link above and now lets see what Shilpa has in store for us!

Hello Everyone, Its great to be back here at Lulupu, yes, its for Guest Designer Post Today.
I've created Mixed Media Gift Box inspired by Moodboard for this month's challenge.

I loved to use Teal color from Mood Board...further have pink and Gold in my project.Theme is to use '3'. I've used 3 Colors, 3 flowers, 3 leaves. 

Here is the step by step to create mixed media work on box

Originally this was a thick Kraft box. I applied a coat of Gesso. To create texture, I adhered paper Doilies and Gauze at random places with Matt Modge Podge.

Next layer is created with Wendy Vecchi white Embossing paste and Memory Box stencil.

When Embossing paste dried completely, I spritzed Lindy's inks in Mint and blue colors, used my heat tool to dry them. As we have gold color in Mood Board, I buffed acrylic gold with my fingers on raised areas of textured box

Lovely frame is from Prima, I colored it in gold and also have used Ranger Crackle Accent. You will find beautiful crackles if you zoom in the photo. 

My 3 sentiment cards go inside the box. They have a background created with Lindy's sprays, text and texture stamps, gold acrylic and stencil. 

That's it for now!! Hope you liked my project and get inspired! 
Don't forget to enter your project for Lulupu challenge this month to win fabulous prizes.

What a lovely project Shilpa, Loved the colors, the turquoise feel to the whole box!! 
I hope you all have enjoyed the pretty makeover of the box and would love to make one for yourself!! Go, try it and do show it to us!! 



  1. Oh goodness!!! Beautiful work, love it!!!

  2. Gorgeous! What a great idea to use both doilies and paste/stencils for the texture. Love the colours!

  3. Adorable Gift Box Shilpa! Loved it!! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. Gorgeous Mixed media box Shilpa!!! I loved texture and colors!!!

  5. Beautiful box! :) Love all the textures.. its my favorite memory box stencil!

  6. Super gorgeous creation Shilpa....Thanks for sharing the wonderful steps..!!

  7. Wonderful Mixed Media box with lovely textures, layers and colors, inspired me lot...... Thanks for sharing!!!!

  8. Beautiful Mixed Media Box Shilpa! Love the teal with the textures!

  9. Awesome gal! U stun me with each new creations

  10. Simply superb!!!! Lovely transformation!!

  11. Its Gorgeous..I loved the texture and gold on it is amazing !

  12. Thanks for a great tutorial Shilpa...this is so pretty and I love the gorgeous colours. Carol x

  13. Thank you Manu for kind words about was homecoming after 2 months :)
    Thank you everyone here who commented and liked my project, you made my day!

  14. Absolutelyyy awesome !!!!

  15. this looks great! the texture is perfect!


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