Thursday 26 May 2016

Spotlight Designer- Vinita Jain

Hello All!
Today we have Vinita Jain with us as our Guest Designer! Check out what she has created and more about her! :)
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
     I am from Delhi, a retired Kindergarten teacher, now a successful full-time SHAM. I am blessed with a very supportive family and in-laws. I have two kids,my eldest daughter is 22 years old and my son is 20 years old.  

2. How did you become interested in crafts and what inspired you to start blogging?
    My mom always motivated  me to do lots of craft and art work since my childhood.  I always sent some occasional handmade cards to my relatives. In my school days and even as a teacher, I always decorated the Bulletin Boards with new ideas every month. The feedback and appreciations that i got for my creations motivated to keep my crafting alive. After retirement, I was feeling very bored and searching some punches on Internet and found some interesting theme challenges at International as well as Indian Blogs, which always inspire me to create different things everytime. And my crafting journey started with my blog.

3. What are some of your "go-to" supplies for crafting?
    It is a long list, but my favorites are my Trimmer, Die machine, Distress inks, dies, stamps, scissors and many more.

4. What is your favorite crafting technique?
    I love to play with different watercolor mediums, techniques, embossing powders, paste, sprays and so on.....

5. How would you describe your crafting style?
     I always love to create different style of cards, altered art and Mixed Media Canvasas with bright and bold colors, lots of layers, own handmade flowers and embellishments.

6. How long have you been crafting?
    I started crafting since 2 years back, still learning!

7. My signature style
    Mostly created different style cards with lot of layers and watercoloring with stamping.

8. Who are some of your influences? Who has been your inspiration?
    I follow  lots of talented artists. For cards I highly inspired by Jennifer Mcguire and for Mixed Media Gabriello Pollaco and Rajni Ji.

9. When not crafting , what keeps you busy?
    I love to watch movies, reding books, drawing and sketching.

10. What are you currently working on?
      I am planning to work on a Scrapbooking.

Now time for the tutorial with my Mixed Media creation. 

First of all, I applied heavy gesso on this canvas and leave it to dry.

 Created some textures using modeling paste and clear crackle paint, let it dry. Now, some stamping for textures, tear some layers of a textured white paper, adhered it with mod podge, To create the sea level at the bottom, I glued some tissue papers and cheese clothes using Mod podge.
some close ups

 Adhered some ropes in the circle shape with mod podge, real stones, some jute mesh, a cardboard and applied different inks, sprays.

Some close ups

 Cut away the PP for photo matting and distressed the edges. Tear away the layers of the  cardboard for textures.

Now before matting I arranged my all MDF cogs, clock with textures applying Inka gold, glitter paste, different inks for rusty look. and adhered them on my canvas.
Created a wavy edge at the last bottom layer using the mold and inked it. 
I used a mixture of foliage, gave the look of seaweed, corals at the bottom of the sea using molds and inks. My starfish was shaded with ink and highlighted it. A clock hanged waith a chain and a tiny bottle with a message inside. Now embellished it with lots of different beads, shells, a tiny clock weaven in a rope. some jute flowers, a polka dotted blue flower, MDF sentiment, microbeads, pearls. And at last, an art journaling on a Metal tag.

Hope you all like and enjoyed my crafting style.

Supplies used:
Brown Cardboard
PP from Wooden stack pad from Papericious from Lulupu store, Textured cream CS
Artists' gesso from Camel, white Gauge
White Texture embossing paste from Dreamweaver; Clear Crackle paste  from Lulupu store
Bo Bunny Glitter paste- Caribbean, silver
White Linen Dylusion Ink Spray
Peacock Feather Distress ink; Antique Linen Distress stain; Distress inks- Vintage photo, faded jeans, black soot from Lulupu store
Archival Jet Black Ink
Burlap stencil from Tim Holtz; Bubbles stencil from Magenta
Pearl colors from Fevicryl Hobby ideas-
Copper and silver Perfect Pearls
Viva Gold fom Lulupu store
Mat finish Mod Podge from Lulupu store
Stabilo 0.4 fine black pen
Watercolor crayons from Recollections
Jute mesh lace and jute flower from my stash
Mold- Sea creatures and Nature; Milky white Mod podge stick
Polka dotted blue flower from Prima Flowers Strawberry kisses set
And all other elements from my stash

Happy crafting!

Vinita Jain
Sending lots of Love 


  1. Congrats Vinita, great to see you here with this lovely project!

  2. So glad to have you as the GD on Lulupu, Vinita! Your mixed media beach themed project is wonderful!! :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Thank u so much Lulupu team for this fabulous opportunity as GDT!!!

  4. Wow such a happy and cool canvas !! Lovely textures.Happy know about you Vinitaji :)

  5. Wow such a happy and cool canvas !! Lovely textures.Happy know about you Vinitaji :)

  6. This is so cool. Love the stones and the mesh :)

    - Aimless Sunny

  7. all the textures and cool colors here :)

  8. all the textures and cool colors here :)


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