Friday 18 December 2015

Home Decor Monogram and a few Fond Memories!!!

Hello Everyone!

This is Manu here and it's finally that time of the year when I'm sharing my last post here as the Lulu-Pooh !! I'm sad, yet Happy for there will be amazingly new talent the next year to take this platform leap years ahead!! Lulupu has been a great platform for me and I have grown leap and bounds here with the truly talented design team members. 
I hope you do remember our this months challenge, It's all about putting up pretty creations and adding much more to your home space.. and yes, the twist is to use the Washi tapes and Mod Podge!

I have made a super cute baby themed project using the Washi tapes and Mod Podge! I have a picture tutorial with it as well, so sit back and enjoy while reading how I make this pretty one!

Here's what I made!

I love love love that car themed Washi tape (No doubt I had to use it more than once *wink)

Lets checkout the procedure!!

Take the MDF monogram and gesso it all (you can see mine having a little color beneath, it was green that I had painted initially, but then opted out and gessoed it back again). Once the gesso dries, I painted it with a white acrylic color.

Since this was a boyish project, I took a blue based pattern paper and made the monogram alphabet copy.

Start adhering the Washi as per your choice. There's no start or stop area and you can applying Washi to the complete monogram if you wish to!! Cut out the small parts of washi peeping out with a cutter to have a clean look. 

Here's my monogram, complete with the washi !!

Once I was satisfied, I had sand the edges of the complete monogram to remove excess papers on the edges and this also blends the paper with the MDF giving it a neat and clean look. Once done, apply a generous layer of Mod Podge!

Embellish as desired!! So far, this is one of the cutest baby project I have done!! This sure looks very pretty to be used as a Nursery Decor!

Here are a few more closer look at the washi tapes placemenets. 
I hope you liked my take on this challenge and I must say that I'm super impressed with the Washi tapes(yes, I have not used them before) and I'm pretty sure that I'm stacking more of these pretties in the time to come!

And now comes the Farewell part.. Farewell's are always sad!! but then working with Karuna, Tanvi, Dolly, Kripa and Neha has been the best part of it. It has helped me grow as an artist and learn about soo much!! Thank you Karuna, for giving me an opportunity to work with Lulupu and also with some of the best talents in the industry. I remember the day I received the e-mail from you about the DT selection and I was jumping and thumping with joy!! This was a real booster for a  newbie like me and I'm sure that the new talent joining in will receive a great platform to grow and learn each day here!! I will be always active on my FB Page and Blog. Would love you guys to connect with me there!! Before signing off, Here are a few glimpses of my work that was showcased before!
I loved making my creations for Lulupu, I hope you all enjoyed them too.

My very first for Lulupu and I love this one to the core!!

Mixed Media project!! this was my maiden attempt at Mixed media and I totally loved the outcome! 

A Few cards that I did for the Lulupu challenges!

This CAKE shaped album remains my favorite and is super close to my heart!

It was fun trying out different elements in these cards and I so love the Altenew stamps!

Thank you Friends for taking time out to visit my work and also leave me words of appreciation!! This sure means a lot to me and I hope you all loved the inspirations as much as we loved making and sharing them with you!
Signing off, but before that
Wishing a very Happy, prosperous, healthy and lovely New year 2016 to you and your loved ones !

Happy Crafting!


  1. The Monogram is so the simplicity of it!
    And what beautiful projects you have created here...Hope to see you around! :)

  2. Today's Monogram is very sweet ! And Oh! We loved seeing your work Manu! ANd these are really some of the best works of yours on Lulupu! Thanks for being a great inspiration.. :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Loved seeing your gorgeous creations again today.

  4. Such a cute monogram Manu!!! And so many gorgeous projects you have made!!

  5. Such a beautiful and sweet monogram. Love it !

  6. Such a beautiful and sweet monogram. Love it !


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