Showing posts with label Inspirational Post. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspirational Post. Show all posts

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Tea Coasters Inspiration by DT Priyadarshini

Hello everyone,

I am here with a new inspiration post for Rainbow Craftykari blog. For this month's inspiration, I am making 2 different types of tea coasters and I will be sharing the technique with you. 

TEA COASTER 1: Rhinestone Technique





How to make them:
1. Paint MDF coasters with desired colours and allow to dry
2. Start with applying glue on all sides and stick gold ball chain
3. Stick rhinestones/Kundan stones as per choice leaving enough space for the cup and allow to dry completely
4. Apply a coat of clear varnish to seal (on both sides of the coaster) and let it dry
5. Once dry, the coaster is ready to use.

Materials used:
  • MDF coasters
  • Paint
  • Rhinestone/Kundan stones
  • Gold ball chain
  • Glue
  • Clear Varnish


TEA COASTER 2: Heat Embossing Technique



How to make them:
1. Paint the coasters with desired colours and let them dry for 24 hours
2. Select stamp and use Mini Misti or Misti for stamping (Acrylic block can also be used)    
3. Rub anti-static powder tool 
4. Warm the heat gun
5. Use versamark ink to stamp on the coaster
6. Use embossing powder, I used white here and use the heat gun for embossing.
7. Let it cool for 20 mins and then apply a thin coat of clear varnish and dry for 24 hours
8. Coasters are ready to use





Materials used:
  • MDF coasters
  • Embossing powder - White
  • Mama elephant Stamps - Cup of wishes (any stamp can be used)
  • Mini Misti Stamping tool
  • Heat gun
  • Versamark ink
  • Anti-static powder tool
  • Clear Varnish
  • Paint

Tips for Heat embossing:

1. Use of Misti: Some stamps do not stamp well and may require repeated stamping. Since we are using MDF here, to avoid errors while stamping its best to use Misti.

2. Use of anti-static powder tool: Embossing powders are sticky and tend to stick to the entire MDF. The powder prevents embossing powder from sticky all over the MDF and only to the stamped parts

3. Warming heat gun prior to use- embosses quickly. 

4. Embossing powder: If there are no colour or white powders available to you, you can stamp with colour ink and again stamp with versamark and use clear embossing powder

Must have embossing powders - gold, silver, clear - regular & gloss, white. For black use Versafine Black Onyx Ink and emboss with clear powder. 


I enjoyed making these tea coasters and hope you all try them out. 




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.

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

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

Happy crafting


Priyadarshini 

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Spring Bird Cage Inspiration by DT Spardha

Hi guys!

Spardha here for today's inspiration post at the Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Hope you guys are enjoying the Spring Season, with the beautiful weather, flowers and the pretty pretty colours all around. 

Taking inspiration from the season, today's post will be a bit more "organic" {I know I can crack better jokes, I'm working on it!}




Today I have for you a beautiful spring-themed ornament made entirely with a sheet paper. These can be great centre-pieces for décor or out-of-the-box gifts. I will be keeping it at my craft desk as this season's mood-board.



To make your own birdcage, start by cutting a 3" circle from chipboard to act as a base. I covered mine with green felt fabric, but you can use paper or moss as well.

Cut a small circle for the top of the cage and stick four 1/2" strips of white paper to the centre of the circle cut-out. An easy way to make sure that your cage fits on to it's base is to wrap a 1" strip of paper around the periphery of the base and stick it's two ends so the circular strip pops out. 

Mark 8 points at equal distances on the circular strip and stick the ends of the 1/2" paper strip at each of these points. Let it dry and your birdcage is done!



Now all you have to do is unleash your creative cells and decorate it to your liking. I brought in a bit of actual nature in mine by using a dried stem as the main branch, using loads of paper flowers, fabric trims and bling to complete the look.



Supplies used:
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.

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

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


Hope this project brings in some cheer for you this season and inspires you to get crafty.

P.S. There are a few more days to participate in our ongoing challenge.


--- Happy Crafting! ---
Spardha

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Vintage Mini Album by DT Nikkita

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are doing good.

This is Nikkita Today. Crafters, what do you do to preserve your memories, like we often click photographs, get them framed or make an album. How about making your on scrapbook album to give a handmade touch to your beautiful memories. Today I'm going to inspire you with a Vintage Mini album, so that all you can try easily and gift to your loved ones or preserve memories of your life.
Here we go


Instructions:

Step 1 - Take 2 pieces of chipboard measuring 6 by 6 inches for the base and for the spine take 2.5 by 6 inches. Cover it like book using cardstock and tacky tape.


Step 2 - For the closure take two ribbons and stick them in the middle and cover the whole chipboard using cardstock.


Step 3 - For the pages I used hidden hinge binding system and I have left a gap of 1/2'' between every hinge.

Made 6 pages total,

Page size measures 5.75 by 5.75''

Made 6 pockets measuring 5.5 by 5.5''.


Step 4 - Cut pattern paper as per your choice and distress it with distress ink vintage photo to give a complete look.

I use tacky tape/tacky glue for sticking my pattern paper.


Step 5 - To Decorate Cover, i simply used a Leather paper which is locally available in my near stationery store, I adhered MDF Cut Out, Die cuts, Mulberry Flowers and Resin Charm to give an Vintage look. 


Step 6: Decorate the inside pages as per your choice.  


Tip: When you'll adhere MDF cutout, let it sit for few time to get it adhere with base strongly. I've used Aleene's Tacky Glue


Here are the Close ups 

 









 Hope you guys liked it.


Materials used-

Emphera collection from Papericious,

Resin embellishments,

Die cut embellishments,

Mulberry flowers,

Metal corners,

Stamp sentiments,

Die cuts,

Satin Ribbon,

Border punch out from Ek success,

Brown Leather paper.


All materials are available at the Rainbow Craftykari Store and you can also get them on pre order.

 

Regards,

Nikkita
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Friday, 17 March 2017

Revamp Old Chocolate Tray Into Home Décor by DT Pavitra

Hello My dear crafty friends there!!!


I'm pavitra here and welcome to rainbow craftykari’s blog. Our first challenge“ Revamp your Scrap is up on the blog and details can be find out here.


For today I have a chocolate tray (which I got with a wedding invite) revamped into a home décor piece.




Have a Look

 

 

For this altered piece I used prima’s newly launched waxes and patina effect paste and I really enjoyed working with them. They are super easy to work with and instantly glam up any project.





Instructions

  1. I removed the cloth covering and Cut chip board sheet in the shape of huts and placed them next to each other. For adding more texture, I covered them up with MDF, lace, corrugated sheet and metal embellishment.

  2. For the tree I soaked gauge in Sculpting medium and placed it on right side corner of the tray in the form of tree. Next I Placed mulberry flower and broken clay embellishment on the branches of tree.

  3. Placed metal butterfly next to the tree.

  4. Once the entire placement is done, gave the entire tray few coats of black gesso.

  5. Later I dry brushed art alchemy antique brilliance wax – amethyst randomly on the entire frame. After that I dry brushed blue and green paste from finnabair patina effect paste randomly on the entire frame and finish off with few strokes of brass paste from finnabair patina effect paste.

  6. Die cut word – home and sponged it with art alchemy – antique brilliance red amber and pasted with glue as shown.

     




Hope you have fun going through the post.

Don’t forget to participate in the challenge you have time till 31st March. Here is the link to the challenge post.

Supplies used

Finnabair black gesso

Finnabair patina effect paste

Finnabair Sculpting medium

Finnabair art alchemy antique brilliance wax – amethyst magic & red amber

MDF cut outs

Chipboard

Metal embellishments

Alphabet die

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order to them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@live.com.

Regards
Pavitra
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