Showing posts with label Aditi Mahajan. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Aditi Mahajan. Show all posts

Monday, 2 October 2017

Sun catcher Wall hanging by Blog Coordinator Aditi Mahajan


Hello Everyone,

Time surely flies! It's October and I'm back with an inspiration for you for our October Challenge! 


Today I decided to make some DIY gifts for the festive season. These project ideas are so simple, that parents/teachers can teach kids to make them and they can proudly flaunt their hand-made creations. 

First up is a Sun Catcher Wall Hanging- Included the twist of lights in the form of the Sun and the celebration here are the festivals!



For this hanging, I altered an MDF piece, however, you could simply take an image of the sun from the internet and trace it onto chipboard (those good at drawing can draw it also). Next, cover the surface with gesso if your base is dark. Play with colors. Here I spread colors on the gell press plate and lifted them on my surface. First yellow, next orange and then some magenta. Do this on both the front and back, since it's a hanging both sides will be visible. Next, pick a stencil and place it on the base, dab some gold paint with a piece of sponge. This enhances the look and adds some interest. Cut out pieces of chipboard for the eyes, nose, mouth, and eyebrow and paint them. Stick them with glue. Punch two holes- one on the top and one at the bottom. String a few beads and a bell and tie it to the hole at the bottom. Similarly, string some beads with a hook and add it to the top. That's it, you have a fantastic wall hanging.

Here are some close ups:







Next, is a tea light holder.




For this, I used an MDF Coaster base, and brushed white gesso. I stuck some pieces of newspaper and then covered it with gesso again. I then used some modelling paste through a stencil for added texture. Next, I applied some sand texture. I then spritzed some colours. Next, On the sand texture, I used Inka gold to highlight it. Finally, I mixed some metallic paint to modelling paste and applied it with another stencil. 

Supply list:


  • MDF/Chipboard Base
  • Acrylic paints- Standard and Metallic Finish
  • Gell Press
  • Assorted Stencils
  • Beads
  • String
  • Bell
  • Plastic loop for the hanging
  • Inka Gold
  • Sand Texture
  • Modelling Paste
  • White Gesso
  • Newspaper pieces

Hope you're inspired and do participate in the challenge!Happy Crafting!Aditi


Friday, 1 September 2017

Family Layout Tutorial & Video Tutorial by Blog Co-ordinator Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,


A very happy September! With the beginning of a new month, we have a wonderful new challenge!


Today I'm here to share an easy to make Layout Tutorial with you all which is also an inspiration for our challenge this month.


Many craft brands come up with coordinated sets/kits. Most often we end up buying the paper pack alone and using it and then in a future date we end up buying the die cut/embellishments and use them individually. However, have you realised how worthy it would be to invest in the entire kit and use it in your projects? Sometimes we are creating an album, a layout, a card, and using all the coordinated elements leads to a great creation.


In my layout today, I will be using one such kit from Kaisercraft- The Golden Grove Collection. All the elements go so well together, that within minutes a quick layout can be created.


Let's begin...



Step1: First begin by choosing a photo and a base paper. 



Step 2: Choose a contrasting pattern paper to mount the photo on. Here I have kept it a 1/4" bigger than the photo on all sides. Stick the photo on the paper. Add some depth to the entire photo mat with waste chipboard/cardboard. Distress the edges of the paper.



Step 3: This Paper Pack has one sheet with flower clusters. So I fussy cut those from the sheet. Usually, every paper pack has one such pattern from which elements can be fussy cut. 


 

 

Step 4: Use a stencil and add some texture with modelling paste. 



Step 5: Pick inks of the colours on your base paper. Here I used distress inks. Randomly add some colour on your paper, especially to blend in the texture. Ensure to leave some texture white as that adds extra interest. Distress the edges of the base paper.


              


Step 6: Add more interest with stamping. Choose one colour that dominates the background colours (in this case green) and black. Stamp randomly around the focal image using two background stamps.


    

               

Step 7: Layer and play with the fussy cut elements, the collectables (die cut elements coordinated with the sheet) and the wooden collectables. Stick some with glue and some with foam tape. Run the blade of the scissors on the edges, to give the flowers and leaves some dimension. Pick a title from the collectables. 



Step 8: Complete the layout with some splatter in white and green.







Since this is a layout, and it's difficult to merely read instructions, I created a video tutorial for you all :-)! Click here


Supply List:

  • Kaisercraft Golden Grove Collection- Paper Pack, Collectables and Wooden Flourish pack
  • Kaisercraft Doily 12 x 12 Stencil
  • Mont Marte Modelling Paste
  • Distress Inks- Vintage Photo, Mustard Seeds, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss
  • Archival Ink- Jet Black and Library Green
  • Kaisercraft Stamp- Lattice
  • Finnabair STamp- Messy Script
  • Glue
  • Foam Tape
  • Photo courtesy Pinterest
  • Lindy's Spray- Drope Dead GOrgeous Green and Sidewalk Chalk


Hope you're inspired! Looking forward to your creations and participation in the challenge! 

Happy crafting!

Aditi

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Friendship ATC's by Blog Co-ordinator Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Aditi here, Hope you're all having a good day! Today we've started our new term and with that our Rainbow Friendship challenge


I'm here with some inspiration for the challenge- Friendship and Rainbow Colours. I have made a set of three ATC Cards. ATC Cards are usually sized 3" x 4" (like a visiting card) and are swapped among the artist/crafting community. At times there are themes decided, based on which the cards are created. 

Here's a look at the cards:



For these cards, I first created a background using distress oxides on textured cardstock. I then used a bubbles stamp with black archival ink. Next, I stamped the girls and coloured with pencils. I then stamped the quotes, cut them out and distressed the edges. I then dug out elements from my stash- hand made flowers die cut flourish, doily, vellum butterfly and some gauge. I arranged them on each of the cards and stuck them down. I then randomly added some black sequins. I completed them by distressing the edges and mounting them on black cardstock. 
 

Here's a look at them closely:








Supplies:

  • Santoro Girls - #13 Fairy Lights, #4 Forget Me Not, #7 The White Rabbit
  • Textured Cardstock White
  • Black Cardstock
  • Archival Ink- Jet Black
  • Colour Pencils- Staedler
  • Distress Oxides- Wilted Violet, Peeled Paint, Cracked Pistachio, Faded Jeans, Broken China
  • Distress Inks- Wilted Violet, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
  • Lattice Work Stencil- Tim Holtz
  • Kaisercraft- True Friendship Stamp
  • Finnabair- Bubbles Stamp
  • Gauge
  • Cherry Lynn Flourish Die
  • Handmade Flowers, Leaves, Stamped and embossed butterfly and leaves on Vellum
  • Black Craft Sequins
  • Doily

All Materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari Store and those that aren't can be pre-order by sending an e-mail at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Hope you're inspired and looking forward to your participation this month! Watch out for fun tutorials, and inspiration in the coming month by our DT Members.

Aditi Mahajan
Blog Co-ordinator

Monday, 3 July 2017

Uncovering Blog Co-ordinator Jul'17

Bonjour Crafters,

Today we are so much thrilled to announce our Blog Coordinator for the Rainbow Craftykari Blog, Allow me to introduce the most talented and brilliant crafter in the Indian Craft Industry, Aditi Mahajan!! She is going to be face of Rainbow Craftykari. Let's Welcome her,


Hello Everyone

My mother- Sunila Mahajan and me- Aditi Mahajan, started Dots to Lines and our forte is home decor, mixed media and altered art. I have pursued MSc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education; and too to arts and crafts since school days and also practised art therapy when working with children with special needs. I have completed an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York.

Crafting has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects or making gifts. We run a home decor business by the name of Dots to Lines and we handcraft products using techniques of mixed media and decoupage. We are into paper-crafting, layouts, journaling, album making and scrapbooking. Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and use of vibrant colours.

Under the name of Dots to Lines, I have been officially creating and crafting for two years now. Apart from selling products and blogging, I am a part of various Design Teams.

Today, I am glad to be a part of a team as a Blog Coordinator. This is a prestigious position and I hope to do justice to it. Rainbow Craftykari is a great store and has till date provided a great education programme for fellow crafters. I hope to add to its growth and success.

My Latest Projects:


Warm Regards
Aditi Mahajan
Dots 2 Lines

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

GDT Sunila & Aditi: "Bestie" Mini album tutorial - Part 1

Hello lovely crafters,

A very lovely Welcome and a warm Good Morning in this cold winter.

Today in our Teaching and Learning Program we have a beautiful mini album tutorial which our Guest DT Aditi using the theme ''Bestie''. In this tutorial she has shown every details beautifully with the pictures and instructions. Its a long post today so grab some hot snacks and coffee and enjoy the tutorial. To ease your learning we have divided the Tutorial in to two parts, Please check the link at the end for 2nd & Last Part.

Over to you Aditi,

Hello everyone,

This is my first post as a guest designer for Rainbow Craftykari and I am super excited :)

For this tutorial, I have created a mini album and my theme was ‘Bestie’ something you can gift your best friend and treasure memories of times together.


Before I begin the step by step tutorial, here is the final album,


Let me warn you, this is going to be a long tutorial :) !! The trick in this album is first getting the measurements right and next preparing the entire base structure.

To begin with, lets cut all our cardstock and chipboard pieces. I have used a 270 gsm black cardstock and 800 gsm chipboard.

To work easily lets divide this album into four parts- the base, the pages, page inserts and the hinge system.

For our pages we need 6 pieces of 6”x6” cardstock; for the inserts we need 6 pieces of 5 3/4” x 6 3/4” cardstock; for the hinges we need 2 pieces of 5 7/8” x 6” cardstock to cover the chipboard we need 2 pieces of 8 1/2”x12” cardstock.






For our front, back and spine we need to cut our chipboard. Measurements are as follows: Front covers - 2 pieces of 6 1/4”x 3 1/4”, Spine- 2 pieces of 6 1/4”x 1 3/4” and back- 1 piece of 6 1/4”x 6 1/2”.

Once you’ve cut all these pieces you’re good to begin.

Lets begin with our pages for the album. Keeping the 7” side, score 1/2” on both sides. That means once at 1/2” and once at 6 1/2”. Fold along the score lines.







On the folded lines apply glue and stick the 6”x6” cardstock piece onto this to form a pocket that opens from two sides.


Complete all six pages in the same manner.


Once your pages are ready, put them aside and lets begin working on the hinges. The hinges are the most important part of an album, as they are going to hold all the pages in place and the entire album intact.
 

Begin with the 5 7/8” x 6” cardstock cut for the hinges. Keeping the 6” side on the score board, score at 1 1/4”, 1 3/4”, 2 1/4”, 2 1/2”, 3”, 3 1/2”, 3 3/4”, 4 1/4”, 4 3/4”



Flip over the scored sheet and keep it vertically. Start folding upwards at the first line. Open and fold on the second line. Skip the third line, and fold up at the fourth line. Fold up on the fifth line and skip the sixth line. Continue the same upward fold on the last to lines and open them. Turn over and fold up on the third and the sixth line you skipped earlier. These are the 1/4” scored spaces that will lay flat to form the hinges. The 1/2” scored lines will form mountain peaks and 3 hinges on each piece.


This seems difficult, but isn’t. You need patience while doing this. Once the 1/4” lines have been folded, you’ll see peaks emerging.So pinch together pieces, the first and the second1/2” parts folding on the second line will form the first hinge. Once you get your three hinges, go over the 1/4” lines with a bone folder to have then lay flat as a support between each hinge. Go over the folds as well with the bone folder to get crisp peaks. Once this is achieved, turn over and glue the hinges together. I used paper clips to hold the pieces together until the glue dries.


Once the glue is dry, remove the clips and turn over your hinge, and go over the score marks with your bone holder. Like this you need to make two sets of hinges- one for the left side and one for the right side of our album.

With this done, you’ve completed a major part of this album:)! Feel proud of yourself!

From here on-wards, I'm continuing the tutorial to 2nd & last part, Please click at http://bit.ly/2gU3iCh

If you have any questions please leave comments here, we'll get back to you!