Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Elegantly Chic Shadow Box by DT Khushboo

Bonjour Crafters!

This is Khushboo here, back with an Inspiration Post this time. I often do colorful projects and work with color schemes. But for my latest project, I chose a different route. I've created a gorgeous 'Elegantly Chic Shadow Box' in a purely Black-and-Red relationship.


Setting up a shadow box, and further yet, creatively embellishing it is a lot of fun! It brings out the kid in me if nothing else. To arrange every single box/space is very cool! You can spin a different story in every space and yet make it all very cohesive on the whole.


My inspiration for this Shadow Box was Papericious' beautiful paper pack called 'Mi Estilio' - very stylish and extremely elegant. So once I knew what my central theme for the shadow box would be, I started collecting all my related embellishments and creative ideas. The result is as follows:
















A Brief for creating this 'Elegantly Chic Shadow Box':

Shadow boxes come in different shapes and sizes, and with randomly sized inside spaces too. Select the one that appeals to you and get started.Cover the entire shadow box with 2 coats of black gesso (since I'm going with a black-and-red theme). Let it dry thoroughly between and after every coat.

 

Now color the whole box with black acrylic paint and let it dry completely.
Measure the inside box length and width and cut up your pattern paper accordingly.
Ink up the edges of the pattern paper with black and/or red distress inks and start gluing them down however you find them the most complementing.
Don't forget the sides of the shadow box. I've cut strips of pattern paper with random lengths and stuck them. They look dreamy!


Since my theme is 'Elegant and chic', I've embellished my shadow box with all royal-looking stuff like a chair, chandelier, photo frames, etc.
Papericious paper pack also has some beautiful shapes and motifs related to the theme like nail paint bottles, quotes, compact, lipstick, mascara, etc. I've used some of them here - on the front panel.


Finally, I've added glitter stickers like hearts and arrows on the floor of every space so as to not make it gaudy and yet maintain the elan. 


Materials used:

  • Shadow Box 
  • Black gesso 
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Papericious Paper Pack
  • Black cardstock
  • Metal embellishments
  • Resin embellishments
  • Papericious clock embellishments
  • Glitter stickers
  • Metal chain
  • Paper flowers
  • Flower pot
  • Fillers


Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!


Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

That's it from me, folks!

Monday, 21 August 2017

Altered Wall Art Tutorial By DT Priya Mishra

Hello Crafty Friends,

Priya here today with a detailed pictorial tutorial for a Mixed media Wall art. Mixed media is always fun and I enjoy a lot creating different textures and I'm showing how to get different textures on your project here today with simple little things from your stash.

Take a look at the final outcome:



Let's start the tutorial:

Step:1 I altered a square shaped MDF board, which actually was a cake base. You can take any size of a board. Here's the base:


Step 2: I gave a thick coat of white heavy gesso on the base. Once it was dry I gave another coat.



Step 3: Next, I created some texture.Here you can see, on the lower part of the board, I glued some crumpled tissue paper and also attached lace.



Step 4: At this point, I created some texture with the help of a stencil on the left side. As you can see my son also helped me in this.



For quick drying, I used the heat tool.



Step 5: Then, on the right side of the lace on upper part, I applied some texture paste and tried some random texture using my quilling comb.



A dotted tool for some more texture here and there.



Step 6: After drying, I started adding embellishments randomly. I added flowers, chipboards, resin and metal embellishments and glued them all with a glue gun.





Step 7: Then I added a few Big and small pearls, Art stones and sprinkled seed beads.


Step 8: Then I started adding colours. Here I used acrylic colours. I mixed Pink and yellow colours to get this colour and at the lower side I added black pearl acrylic colour.



This is how it looked when finished. This photo was taken at night after I finished, so the picture isn't very clear.


Here are a few close ups of the project.


















Supplies Used:

  • MDF Board/ Chipboard
  • Art Basic Heavy gesso
  • Rangers Texture Paste
  • Tim Holtz Stencil
  • Rangers Heat Tool
  • Hot Glue gun
  • White glue
  • Tissue Paper
  • Lace
  • Papericious Chipboard
  • Chipboards
  • Resin frame
  • Metal Charm
  • Flowers
  • Pearls
  • Seed Beads
  • Acrylic Paints

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial. All the above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can preorder them by sending an email to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.


Hugs,


Friday, 18 August 2017

Altered MDF Box by DT Priyanka Thukral

Hello Everyone, :)


I am at Rainbow Craftykari Blog today to share my very first inspiration post as the DT member for Rainbow Craftykari. I am Elated..!! and I hope to stand up to the expectations laid down on me.


Today I have an Altered MDF wooden box to share as a part of my inspiration project.
Altered MDF projects have been my favorites since forever & no wonder I begin my term with one of these.

 

Here is the complete picture of my project



For this project, I picked up a hexagonal MDF box (another current favourite of mine.. :P ) I began with painting the base with gesso which works as a primer (tip: Gesso creates a coat on the base of the wooden material that holds the paint otherwise the wood absorbs the colour).


Next, I painted the box with blue acrylic colour. I chose coordinating patterned papers from Eno Greetings paper pack, cut them to the desired size & distressed them on the edges. For the cover, I cut the paper from one end to the centre point & rolled the two sides on the opposite sides.

On the exposed part of the base, I added glitter using stickles in the coordinating colour & a word tile over it. On the other part, I added a resin oval frame & sequins in the middle of it & adorned it with the resin flowers & bows.
On the sides, I again used stickles in the same colour to give an embossed look (I love how they look like tiny droplets resting on the edge) & added rhinestones to lift up the whole look.

and tada..!! the box is done... :)

The box is perfect to gift a watch to someone or keep it on your dresser as a jewellery box, can be used in multipurpose ways.

Check out some more close up pictures

 








Supplies Used: 

  • Mdf hexagonal shaped box
  • Gesso by Camel
  • Blue Acrylic paint by Fevicryl
  • Eno Greetings- Pattern Papers
  • Word Tile
  • Resin frame - Oval
  • Resin flowers
  • Bow
  • Stickles(aqua colour)
  • Rhinestones
  • Distress Ink
  • Glossy Accents

Above-mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can also pre-order by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com


Hope you liked my project!


Priyanka Thukral

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

DIY Dreamcatcher by DT Mounika


Hello Everyone, 


I am Mounika and am here today with my very first post as a DT member for Rainbow Craftykari. It is such an honour to be on the blog and I have a tutorial for you all. 

Here is what I made ... A Dreamcatcher, to catch the dreams as they flow by :)


Let's begin making the dream catcher


1. Gather all the materials mentioned in the supply list below. 

                                         
                                 

2. Take a smaller embroidery hoop and stretch a fabric in it, for the base. 


                       

3.Using a brick stencil create a background with texture paste, allow it to dry. 


                         

4. Now take a larger hoop and stretch a lace fabric. We will use this as our main base. I  applied glue on the sides to keep the lace fabric intact and not move.  


                        

5. Now go back to the smaller hoop which would have dried. Using Lindy's Sprays add colour to the brick background and dry it using a heat tool.


                       


                       

6. Next, take a sheet of white card stock and cut out multiple leaves, shape and colour them using different shades of distress inks. Attach a  thick cotton thread at the back of the leaves and add some beads into each leaf thread. 


                       

7. To make hangings for the dreamcatcher, I have cut down 1.5" strips of lace fabric on long side and then tied them to the larger hoop along with the leaves. 




                                    

8.For the sentiment, I have used an MDF embellishment.  To colour it, I first sprayed orange photo colour, once dry I added blue and yellow colours with dry stroke technique.


                                              

                                   

9. Finally, it's time to assemble everything. Using a glue gun, attach the smaller hoop onto the larger one, and then added flowers, some feathers, butterfly and the MDF sentiment and any other embellishments. Tadaaa..your dream catcher is ready!


Here are some detailed shots of my dream catcher: 



                         

                                   
                                  

                         

                           

                         


                                


Supply List:

  • Embroidery hoops -two different sizes 
  • Papericious Sigma Card Stock
  • Texture Paste
  • Stencil
  • Lace fabric and Plain fabric for base
  • Mulberry flowers and fillers
  • Cotton threads 

  • Beads

  • MDF Sentiment
  • MDF embellishments
  • Artificial feathers
  • White glue
  • Hot glue gun
  • Lindy sprays- Gossamer Gold, Violaceous Violet  
  • Acrylic colours- Yellow Ochre, Light Blue

  • Camel Photo Colours


All the above listed materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can e-mail your pre order at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Hope you all enjoyed the tutorial!
Participate in the ongoing challenge here: http://tinyurl.com/y9lvzxxg

Happy crafting
Mounika