Showing posts with label DT Mounika. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DT Mounika. Show all posts

Friday, 8 December 2017

Altered MDF Number by DT Mounika

Hi everyone,

I am Mounika and today I am here with an inspirational post. I've used an MDF number for this project and decorated it on a floral theme for a birthday photoshoot.

To start with, I sanded and cleaned the mdf base and applied two coats of chalkpaint. Once it dried, I applied  glue all over the number and stuck lace fabric and let it dry. I next, arranged flowers randomly, once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I glued them all together.

Supplies Used:
  • MDF number cutout
  • Lace fabric
  • Chalkpaint peach
  • Whitecardstock(for main flowers
  • Mulberry and paper flowers 
  • Pollens
  • Butterfly Diecuts

You can find all the above mentioned products from  rainbowcraftykari store or you can preorder the same by writing to

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Photofolio Tutorial by DT Mounika

Hello Everyone,

Mounika Here, I'm here to share a tutorial on my latest creation a Photofolio. Photofolio is a great way store many photos together .

So let's start....

1.To make the cover of the album, cut three pieces of 7"*7" & two pieces of 1"*7" black chipboard.


2. Cut a coloured cardstock measuring 25"*9 1/4". Arrange the black chipboard pieces as shown in the picture below on the cardstock. Adjust and stick them. Cut the corner and fold the flaps inside, crease and fold the album.


3. For the inner flaps on the left side, take two 6.5'*6.5" black cardstock & two pieces of 6 3/4 "*6 3/4 " and on the 6 3/4" pieces score at 1/8"one larger and one shorter end & fold the scored 1\8th side and apply glue. Stick 6.5"cardstock on top of the scored and folded side of 6 3\4" cardstock to form a pocket insert.



4. For the hinge of the album, take  2.5"*6 3/4" strip and on 2' side score at 3\4 and 1 1\4  in the middle and fold. Add the pocket flaps to this hinge using glue.


5. To make the insert on the right side of the album, take a cardstock sized 5.5"*12", score at 5 1/4" & 6 1/4" and fold on scored lines. Apply glue on the hinge formed in the middle of the cardstock and stick directly to hinge on album.


6. For the side pocket on right flap of album, cut cardstock measuring 5"*12", on the 12" side score at 1.5" & 6" respectively and fold. Cut a small notch on 1.5" strip, apply glue and stick at the edge of the flap.


7. To make a diagonal insert on left flap of the album, cut 5"*6" cardstock and cut diagonally , score 1/8" on both sides and fold and glue. Note: Before glueing,  stick desired pattern paper on background.


8. For the middle flap of the album cut two piece of 5"*6.5", score at 6" on the longer side on one piece & fold. On another piece score1/4" on three sides, fold and glue.


9. Before starting with pattern paper  choose how you want to close your album you can use ribbons to tie or a magnetic closure .


10. For inserts in the pocket envelopes cut two pieces of black cardstock measuring 6"*6" & one piece of each 5"*5",6"*5.5",6"*4".


11. Finally, decorate the folio with your chosen pattern papers, die cuts, sentiments and embellishments.


12. For the cover of the album, I choose two pattern papers one of size 7"*7" & another of 6.5"*6.5". I layered one on top of the other. I then coloured my Chipboard sentiment with blue chalk paint and distressed with picked raspberry distress ink. I added some glitter. Finally, I added some flowers  to complete the look.

Materials used

  • Black cardstock
  • Black chipboard
  • Eno greetings pattern papers
  • Mdf chipboard embellishments
  • Mulberry flowers
  • Coloured cardstock
  • White glue
  • Rainbowcraftykari neodymium magnets
  • Diecuts and embellishments

All the above-mentioned products are available at the rainbowcraftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an e-mail at

Hope you all like my project


Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Adventure Shadow Box by DT Monica

Hi everyone,


Monica, here  I am back with an inspiration post. I made a Mixed Media Shadowbox and I titled this "Adventure".

For this, I took an MDF square shadow box measuring 6*6". I sanded the box roughly and cleaned it. Next, I brushed it with Papericious Black Heavy Gesso. Once it dried, I  used a brick stencil with Prima sand texture paste to add some texture inside and outside of the box. I added embellishments and used a cardboard with twine around it and stuck it to the base. I again brushed everything with gesso, and once dry I started adding colours. I used Prima Art Alchemy Light Gold, Aged Bronze and some acrylic colours Burnt Sienna, Prussian Blue and White.


  • Mdf shadow box
  • Mdf gear embellishments
  • Prima sand texture paste
  • Prima art alchemy waxes
  • Prima typo bulb
  • Brick stencil
  • Papericious heavy black gesso
  • Acrylic paints- Burnt Sienna, Prussian Blue, White, Yellow
  • Twine

All a
bove-mentioned products are available at the Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an e-mail to

Hope my project inspires you!


Happy crafting
Mounika Koneru

Monday, 25 September 2017

Book Box Mixed Media Tutorial by DT Mounika Koneru

Hi Everyone,
Its Mounika here today at the blog, to share mixed media MDF Book box step by step tutorial.

Let's get into project
First I took primed MDF bookstyle box or you can prime the box using white light gesso. Once gesso is dry using sand paper lightly sand the box and cleaning nicely with dry cloth.

Took stencil secure it on box using tape ,stenciled it using texture paste in side of box. Let it dry completely.

On top of box I applied thick layer of texture paste and stamp randomly using wooden blocks and to create texture randomly dab on using my finger. Left the box overnight to dry completely.

Once texture paste completely dry applied flesh tint acrylic colour allover the box.

Later mixed turquoise blue with Decoart antiquing medium applied all over box and while it is wet use a cloth or wet tissue rub over to remove excess colour.

Repeated above step with burnt sienna and antiquing medium.

Once everything is dry, I started layering Used corrugated sheet, chipboard,some Poppy flowers.

Applied papericous black gesso all over embellishments.

Glued all embellishments added some beads and prima marketing melange art pebbles and cover them with gesso.


Finally used light blue acrylic colour on corrugated sheet randomly and on flowers. Use prima art alchemy waxes to highlight the embellishments. I worked with waxes until I'm happy with final result.

Some close ups of box...

Materials used
  • Mdf box style box
  • Stencil
  • Sandpaper
  • camille whiteGesso
  • Papericous black gesso
  • Acrylic colours ( light blue, turquoise blue,flesh tint,burnt sienna)
  • Corrugated sheet
  • Dustyattic elegant chain chipboard
  • Prima marketing melange art pebbles
  • Prima art alchemy waxs (white gold, bronze age, amethyst magic)
  • Mullberry flowers
  • Metal flowers
  • Microbeads
  • Cheesecloth
  • Pallette knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ranger gel medium

Above mentioned products are available at rainbowcraftykari or you can pre-order
By sending mail at
Hope you like my tutorial.