Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Decoupage +Mixed Media- Altered Box Tutorial by DT Megha

Hello everyone,

Today I am here with a Tutorial post for you all. I have incorporated decoupage and mix media techniques into one project.

I am making a book box for a mother from her daughters on the occasion of Mother's Day! Here's a look at the book box:



Step 1: To make this, begin by choosing a box which opens like a book, of any size. Choose a decoupage pattern paper or card stock which looks rich and vintage. I have picked up the Vintage papers from Papericious. 


Step2: Cut the papers according to the size of your box. I prefer using a paper trimmer for this, as it gives a neat cut and precise measurements. Use decoupage glue and adhere the papers on the insides of the box, all sides and the inside lid.




Step 3: Use acrylic paints and paint the rim and corners of the box. In this case, I have used a Royal Blue Colour. 


Step 4: Time to add texture. Apply modelling paste on the outer sides of the box with a spatula. For texture, use a pointed sharp object and run through it. In this case, I have used a long needle to mimic the effect of book pages. 




Step 5: Time to add colour to the texture. You could use any form of spray colours. Acrylic colours watered down will also work. I have used the 13 Arts Sprays. When adding colours, always remember to work in layers. Dry between coats. For my box, I have used the colours Brown, Yellow and Grey. I have done this on the three sides of the box, leaving the spine untouched.




Step 6: Next time to decorate the outside of the box. Choose pattern paper for the top, bottom and spine of the box. Once cut down to size, using decoupage glue adhere it. 


Step 7: Lets add some textures and dimension. Using a stencil add modelling paste. I've added texture to depict grandness and give it a vintage look. You could further add texture with cut pieces of burlap like I have done. Once down in place, randomly brush white gesso.  



Step 8: Next, time to add elements. You could use chipboard and metal elements. I have used some pattern chipboards as well as the Star Confetti from Rainbow Craftykari. Once your elements are glued down, cover them with a coat of white gesso.


Step 9: Since I had a vintage look in mind, I decided  to use the rust and patina paste to add colour and texture. I am applying each colour in turn and building the colour intensity, starting from darkest to lightest.




Step 10: Next, I wanted to incldue the photographs on the box. I have used corrugated sheet to uplift them. I have also added paper flowers in white and shades of brown. For more texture, I have mixed yellow rust paste and a tinge of blue patina paste in the art stones to get the mustard rust look and adhered them with matte gel medium. Waxes highlight all this amazing texture. I have used Brass and White Gold waxes to highlight the details.



Step 11: For me, a project like this is completed with splatters. I have added rust yellow and white paint splatters, making sure to dry one colour before splattering the next.

Step 12: Next, let's complete the spine of the book box. Using the same stencil which we used on the lid, create a pattern with modelling paste. I have used diluted yellow rust paste to add colour. Once dry, I've used the waxes to finish it up for a vintage look.

Step 13: To complete it, use some background stamp with Black and Coffee Archival Ink and randomly stamp,  highlighting texture and details all over the box where needed. 

Screw the hinges and assemble the box to complete it.


Here are some more pictures:










Supplies used:

  • MDF Book Box
  • Modelling Paste 
  • White Gesso 
  • Stencil
  • Matt Medium 
  • Burlap Sheet 
  • Papericious Pattern Paper 
  • Decoupage Glue 
  • Flowers 
  • Metal Charms
  • Stamps
  • Archival Inks,
  • Rainbow Craftykari MDF Star Confetti
  • 13 Arts Colour Sprays 
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Finnabair waxes
  • Patina and Rust Pastes
  • Art Stones
  • Liquid Glue
  • Heat Gun
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.
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Happy Crafting!





Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Altered Diary Cover Inspiration by DT Saloni

Good Morning all you lovely crafters out there!

Saloni here with a new inspirational post today !! Today I have a Mixed media altered project again.

Why should the inside of your diary just be filled with pretty art, transform your diary cover with mixed media and simple techniques!

So, here's how it looked after all the hard work:



To begin with, I have applied a thick coat of heavy gesso and primed the surface. Next, I applied the fiber texture paste to it. To add some more texture, I have used a brick stencil with texture paste. Once dry, I started adding colours to it. To keep it simple, I have used just different shades of blue with a hint of white. It's such a beautiful colour strikingly soft yet stands out pretty loud. Further to embellish the diary, I have adhered some flowers, moss, metal charms. In the end , I have added a few art stones, frosting powder & created white splatter with watered down white gesso.

Here are some more close up shots...




Materials Used:

. Old Diary 
. White heavy Gesso 
. Fiber texture paste
. Modelling Paste
. Prima art alchemy waxes and patina paste
. Color sprays
. MDF Chipboard
. Flowers & Moss
. Texture sand 
. Frosting Powder
. Tim Holtz Idea-ology Sticker

Most of the above -listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.
Hope my project inspires you !!

Love
Saloni

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Cinderella Jar- Inspiration post by DT Vidhi

Hello folks,

                    I am back on the blog with another Inspirational post!!! When you are surrounded by two little beautiful daughters, all you can think about is fairy tales and princesses !!! So this time I am inspired by Cinderella, her beautiful blue coloured dress, and sparkling glass sandals.


This is my first time altering a mini-object. It’s always difficult to alter a mini object as handling it is an issue and the space to be creative gets limited. I have still tried giving textures and put little elements on it. Hope you guys like it.

                    
First, I took a ketchup jar and altered it for my mini project. I started with modelling paste, applied two to three textures through stencils on the Jar with a knife. Then I stuck small pieces of lace on it. Next, I covered the surface with white gesso.


Next, I randomly added mini and mega stones in soft gloss gel to give more depth to the jar. With the hot glue gun, I have tried giving a look of hanging flowers along with some small hearts and twinkling stars


I used texture paste to create a rough surface for the lid of the jar and as a highlight "a glass sandal " on the top. I took a toy sandal from one of my daughter's toys and gave a coat of white gesso. To make it look like a glass sandal, I added silver glitter on it. I used Lindy's magical shakers on the jar to give shades of blue colour, as Cinderella's Blue dress is quite tempting for little girls. In the end, I added some glass stones on the lid near the sandal to make it look like as it was winter and covered in snow. 









Hope you guys like my project and it inspires you to try your hands on your very own alter mini project !!! The jar is even smaller than Lindy's Magical shaker bottle !!!  It's quite challenging but the whole process was fun. 



Supplies:

  • Texture Paste
  • Mini and Mega Art Stones by Finnabair
  • White Gesso
  • Lindy's Magical Shakers
  • Glass Stones
  • Silver Glitter
  • Lace
  • Flowers
  • MDF Hearts & Stars

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Happy Crafting

Hugs,



Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Zen-tangling- Inspiration Post by Blog Coordinator Aditi

Hello everyone,

Today, I have a very interesting post for you all. In art and craft, there is so much to be inspired from. In fact, in daily life, look around you and there is so much to take from the world. This inspiration then motivates us to achieve greater heights, and be better human beings.

With this in mind, I thought of inspiring you all with Zentangling or Zen Doodling. This is a fun, relaxing and calming way of creating beautiful images by drawing certain structured patterns. Simple dots, lines, curves, put together form these patterns called 'tangles'. There is a lot more to this, and you can always read up online about it. 

To begin with, I'm sharing a few simple patterns and steps of drawing them.







Usually, these are drawn on small pieces of paper called 'tiles', that can be later assembled into mosaics. However, there are no limits in creativity. Hence, you can go beyond these tiles and tangle anywhere. To begin putting the patterns together, we begin with strings. Random lines, to divide an area into segments. Here I have drawn an ambiguous shape and then draw a few lines as my string. I have then drawn the patterns show above in each of these segments. See how the square grid is manipulated to fit in the required segment. 



In this way, you can learn more patterns and create more designs. Below are a few samples of tiles with intricate patterns. Notice, how I've also introduced and played with colours.






This form has many therapeutic benefits as well. It is believed to have a positive influence on creativity, self-image, focus and problem-solving. Do read about it, and incorporate it into your daily activities as a 10-minute routine. 

Materials:
  • Uniball Pens
  • Paper- watercolour if using colours like in the last tile; Ordinary Cardstock for the rest.
  • Fine Tip Markers
Most of the above -listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Hope you're inspired!