Showing posts with label Blog Coordinator. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Blog Coordinator. Show all posts

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. 

  • 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

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

Hope you're inspired! 

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Journal Page using Gel Press Tutorial by Blog Coordinator Aditi

Hello everyone,

Aditi here today on the blog with a new post to inspire you all. Today I have a video tutorial for you all. 

Have you seen the colour palette of our April Challenge? It is so beautiful and with the Theme of Love in mind, I decided to create a Journal Page.

In this tutorial, I will be showing how to create a quick and easy background with the help of gel press. Although I have made a journal page, this technique can also be used for a card, or background for any project. 

I have interpreted the theme of Love as Love for Art, Craft and Journaling that is something so important to keep and keeps my days bright and joyous. 

Here's a look at the creation:

Here's the tutorial, gather your supplies and get crafty with me:)!

Some close ups:

Supplies used:
  • White Ivory Sheet
  • Gel Press 8"x10" Plate
  • Dylusions Paints-White lines, Melted Chocolate, Cherry Pie, Pure Sunshine, Pomegranate Seed, Funky Fuchsia, Bubblegum Pink
  • Brayer
  • 13 Arts Bubbles Stencil
  • Finnabair- Grungy Grid 
  • Staz On Black Ink
  • Deep Purple Archival Ink
  • FInnabair Background Stamps
  • Distress Crayons- Seedless Preserves, Fossilized Amber
  • White Uniball Pen
  • Kaisercraft collectables- Oo La La
  • Tim Holtz Ideology- Small Talk
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

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

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

Monday, 2 April 2018

RCS Challenge #9- LOVE

Hello Everyone,


Wishing you all a very Happy April and Spring Season! We are so delighted to be kickstarting a new term with a new team. Watch out for fun inspirations and tutorials.


We're also back with our challenges:)!


Here's a look at our challenge for April:

(Pic credit Vecteezy and Partially Designed by Maninder Kaur)


The theme for our challenge is LOVE, feel free to interpret it any manner and we have a colour palette to complement it. Use a minimum of three shades from the palette.  Let us know how you interpreted the challenge and also make sure to use the challenge banner(above) in your post.  


Feel free to create any crafty project be it a card, a layout, altered piece, tag, home decor art, album and anything art/craft related. Last date to submit entries is 25th April'18


One winner will receive a Gift Voucher Coupon worth Rs 450/- as well as the winners badge to flaunt on the blog. Top three entries will get to flaunt a badge on their blogs.

Any entry which doesn't follow the guidelines will be disqualified and will be removed from the participation entries


Please go through General Guidelines and Rules HERE.  


Here's a look at what our team made to inspire you to play along!


Blog Coordinator Aditi- "The secret of Art is Love." I interpreted the theme of Love as Love for Art, Craft and Journaling. I created a journal page and used all the colours on the palette. 

DT Saloni - 
Love is not all about loving others but yourself also!! You can't make anyone love you without loving yourself first! So love and be loved ...
I have created three mini easel cards for the ongoing love & colour palette challenge

DT Megha - Love is Fearless, Love is of the Heart, Love is You & Me, Love is Grand 💖
I have created a card for the ongoing love & colour palette challenge.

DT Priyadarshini - 
'When someone else's happiness is your happiness, that's love' - Lana del Ray
Since every love story is beautiful, I have a created a simple and unique scrap layout for the ongoing love & colour palette challenge

DT Spardha -
Love can be simple or layered, it's about those bright and shiny pieces of heart coming together to finally make sense. 

I've created a shaker card to go with this month's beautiful challenge colours!
"Shake it 'cos you love it!"

DT Vidhi- God placed your hand in mine. Now we walk together forever... Together is wonderful place to be !!! 
I have created this lovely tag for the ongoing love and colour palette challenge.

Look out for amazing inspirations during the month!

Link your entries below to participate in the challenge.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

RCS Summer 2018 Design Team Reveal

Hello Everyone,

Today we're pleased to be announcing our New Design Team. A new term, a fresh look and a whole lot of new ideas for you all.

First, we welcome back our Blog Coordinator - Aditi Mahajan 

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. Apart from selling products and blogging, I am a part of various Design Teams.

Today, I am glad to be continuing my role 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 to date provided a great education programme for fellow crafters. I hope to add to its growth and success.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Let's move on to our Design Team Member Introductions

Let's welcome

Vidhi Jadeja

I am Vidhi Jadeja from Mumbai, an artist by profession, an avid blogger, a doting daughter-in-law, a mother of two sweet little angels, a full-time homemaker, a compassionate person, the girl who migrated from “aapnu Amadavad” (our Ahemadabad in Gujarathi) to “Aamchi Mumbai” (our Mumbai in Marathi) post marriage, a trained artist with post graduate in commerce and a Diploma in Fine Arts. All in one and not necessarily in the same order of priority!

I have been passionate about art and craft from early childhood and have loved creativity in all forms of ART. I even had Painting Exhibits along with other artists during my Fine Arts day. Post marriage with a new life, a different setting, and addition to my family, it was a different canvas. To invest in the family, I had put my creative pursuits on a back burner. But the artist in me wouldn’t sit quietly for long. I started conducting Art and Craft sessions for kids which rekindled my love for creativity. Thus, my entrepreneurial foray was born with “Artery Crate” ( and there is no looking back since then...

The types of Art forms that interest me are Decoupage, Mix media art, Art Journal, Layouts and Album making. I like all traditional Indian art forms. With the passage of time, I realised my love and inclination towards vintage, rustic, wooden, masculine, distressed and ethnic art forms. No wonder then that most of my projects are created around the same theme.

Creativity for me is all about inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and still having fun!

Below are Vidhi's Social Media links and a few images of her creations


Megha Tainwala

Born and bought up in Bangalore, but my roots trace back to Rajasthan. I am Megha, a finance and business management graduate and I work for Payment & Account Coordination in the Entertainment Industry. I love listening to music and enjoy travelling. Art and Craft is my escape place. I am enthusiastic and passionate towards art and craft, I've always been curious about colours and different art mediums and forms. 
My passion for art and craft is unending. In my spare time mostly on the weekends, I keep myself engaged in all forms of art, that brings me peace of mind from the daily chaos around. I enjoy art journaling on a daily basis. I constantly try my hands and improve my skills in mix media and decoupage. 

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Saloni Agarwal

I am Saloni Agarwal. I am from Arunachal Pradesh and am now settled in Bangalore. I am a CA by profession. I love listening to music and love travelling. Crafting is my passion and a great stress buster for me. Since a young age, I was inclined towards art and craft and I used to make handmade gifts for my near and dear ones. It was then in 2017, that I decided to take my interest in crafting to a next level and chose to be an entrepreneur with the support of my family.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

Spardha Angra

I am an architect and an interior designer by profession and have been blogging since 2008 (i think!). I took a little break from the crafting community while studying for my degree but I realized all it did for me was to make my base stronger and now I am back to crafting and exhibiting my work and hosting workshops locally!
I also have a brand under the name of "The Lazy Owl Designs" and I design stationery and corporate gifting items for start-ups.
I have tried my hand at all of the mentioned but I feel the question can be subjective as to how much time I had to experiment with the media.
I absolutely LOVE scrapbooking (that's where I first started) and cardmaking. I gradually started experimenting with altered art and I have the least bit of experience in mixed media.

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations


I am a researcher by day and crafter by evening. I reside in Mumbai along with my husband (my rock). My inspiration for art and craft is my aunt. She is an excellent artist. When I was young, she motivated me to start drawing images from colouring book which was my first step into the world of crafting. I make CAS cards, stamping & die cutting, rearrangeable rangoli, foamiran and scrapbooking. I also take classes at home. I love experimenting and trying out new things in craft. 

Below are her Social Media Links and a few images of her creations

That's our team for the next three months starting April 2018. Watch out for tutorials, inspirations and challenges:)