Showing posts with label Rainbow Craftykari. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rainbow Craftykari. Show all posts

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Shaker Blooming Explosion Box by GDT Richa Maurya

Good morning Crafters!!

Today I am here to bring you some more inspiration for our ongoing challenge “Exploding Surprise”. Do check out the rules and guidelines for the challenge here.

I created this explosion box using Papericious “If Only” Collection. This explosion box can be a present for anyone you love. I have kept the theme floral and have added lots of flowers and butterflies.

First I created two layers and added pattern papers with distressed edges according to the color palette of the challenge.

On the first layer, I have added paper doilies and some simple punched out flowers. Photos can be added later. On the inner layers, I have added Scalloped circles from same paper pack and have stamped some love sentiments. Finally I have decorated these with some roses and leaves.

For the central 3D piece, I created a bed of handmade roses with butterflies popping out. The butterflies have been stamped on blue colored paper, fuzzy cut and attached using acetate strips. The bed has been created using a used-up tape roll covered with green glittery tape and decorated with leaves and pearls. Finally,I have added some diamond dust to give the blooms some sparkle.

On the lid, I have added a shaker element over a distressed paper doily and have decorated it with flowers and butterflies.









Materials Used:
Black Cardstock
Papericious If Only Paper Pack
Large Flower Punch-for making the roses
Paper Doilies
Acetate sheet
Butterfly stamp
Distress Inks
Diamond Dust
Craft scissors
White Glue
Double sided tape

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the ongoing challenge. Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Regards,
Richa Maurya
http://apaper-palette.blogsot.in

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Contrast Between Basic Mixed Media Mediums by DT Pavitra Chanchal

Hello My Dear Friends

 

Pavitra here, I am back with you guys and believe me, I am super excited and happy to be here!!!Lately I started doing lots of mixed media projects and there is so much that can be done. I love to work with different mediums and today I would like to share my bit of knowledge with you guys about the basic mixed media mediums.

 

Gesso – is the first and for most important medium that I start to play with when I start working on any projects. Gesso works as a primer for the surfaces and prepares the surface or the background for the next step without bleeding through. In simple work it let the sprays, inks, paints or crayon does the job in better way.


Depending upon the consistency there are light gesso or heavy gesso that available in the market. Further there are three variants of gesso available – white gesso, black gesso and clear gesso. One can choose from white or black gesso depending upon the final look one is aiming for.

Clear gesso is good to use on any image, pattern or sketch, so that a part of it remains visible while working with sprays, ink or paints.

There are many brands available I am naming few of them here – Prima marketing, Liquitex, DecoArt, Dustic Attic, Sakura etc.There is so much that can be done with gesso like priming the surface ( below pic)




Preparing the embellishments for coloring (below pic)


Gesso can also be used for stamping, it creates a resist effect as shown in below pic.

Modeling paste - is thick, dimensional paste, which can be worked with texture tool, spatula or stencil for creating various interesting textures. It dries permanent and somewhat semitransparent after drying. I usually first make the textures on base which i want to create and than after i apply paints on the textures. It can be sprayed with colors after drying. By mixing with pigments, inks or sprays one can create custom pastes out of it.

The best tool to apply modelling paste is Plastic Palette Knife as its very easy to apply with, its flexible to use and you can use the knife in any direction while working on Stencils or at any base. The cardstock i work with for Modelling paste is 270 GSM to 300 GSM as it gives good weight to hold the modelling paste.

Modelling Paste works great as an adhesive for embellishments. Few of the brand available in the market – dustic attic, liquitex , prima , golden etc.


In the above image, in first row, I applied modeling paste with Plastic Palette Knife;
Second row, I mixed it with distress ink and applied with texture tool;
In the last I applied modeling paste through stencil using Palette Knife.

Texture Paste - is as name suggests, It adds dimensional textures to painting or to mixed media art. It is like modeling paste. Texture paste is bit heavy than paints and modelling paste. With Texture paste you can create Impasto effects on the projects. Even one can shape or sculpt the texture paste in any way before drying using the palette knife. With using different texture tools, one can achieve unique textures on variety of the surfaces. 

Texture paste can also be mixed with paints, pigments or colors for creating custom pastes. In the market there are various brands available one of them is from Ranger’s and its comes in three different variants depending upon the final finish –

 

Texture paste (transparent gloss) – this one dries transparent with glossy finish



Texture paste (transparent matte) – this one also dries transparent with matte finish



Texture paste – this dries white with opaque finish.



Further texture paste also comes up with various other finishes such a crackle paste, graphite paste; sand paste etc.

The different brands available in the market prima marketing, dream weaver , ranger’s etc.


Sand paste through stencil



Texture crackle paste white and texture crackle paste mixed with distress ink (above pic)
Tip:
I first pressed the distress ink pad on the craft sheet and than mixed it with texture paste.

By using the above mentioned uses and products I've created a tag, have a look







If you have any queries feel free to write me comments here.

All the Materials can be purchased from our Rainbow Craftykari Store or Pre-order us by sending mail at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

 

Supplies used –

Gesso

Modeling paste

Prima sand paste

Prima texture crackle paint white

Distress sprays – chipped sapphire , cracked pistachio , salty ocean , moved lawn

Inka gold

Distress ink – vintage photo

MDF

Tim holtz stencils – brick & floral

Thank you so much

Pavitra

Monday, 10 April 2017

Altered Embroidery Hoop Tutorial by GDT Rashmi Tater

Hello Dear crafters,

 

This is Rashmi Today. Wishing u a very bright morning!

 

I say so because I got a real a real bright project to share with u guys! THANKS TO THE TEAM RCS and Maninder for the opportunity. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this super hardworking team! Kudos to all of you for your efforts!

 

For long, Altered Embroidery hoop was in my to do list so I combined an old handkerchief and the hoop  into a totally bright thanking goodie (trust me no one will ever find out what it was before!)

 

So let’s begin, grab your supplies and let your imaginations fly!

 


Firstly fit the handkerchief in the hoop and secure with backing ring, trim of the excess from behind. (Please Note: You can take any size of Embroidery hoop)

 


Coat the entire with prima heavy gesso from the Mixmedia essentials kit (front and back) and allow drying. Until then grab your supplies.


 

I used some broken clay embellishments I made using prima mould. (Supplies pic attached)

  

 

 

Then stencil the hoop using Prima modeling paste from the Prima MixMedia essentials kit and cover the heart with gesso and metal beads.

Tip : You can use a mix of talcum powder to your gesso to create a quick texture paste.

 


Now it’s time to make a layout use multi medium gel from cinnabar projects. It perfectly sticks; glue gun can be used for the thermacol heart
Tip: You can use fabric glue for the adherence,if you are running out of Multi Medium Gel.

 

 

I used a thank u tag too (as this is a gift for a dear friend) and I also have added a fussy cut butterfly. (I love it all white too: P)


 

Then spray with the colors of your choice loads of options are available in the store. Remove the excess color by wet wipes. 

 



 

Glorious butterfly. U can highlight with shimmer and glossy accents.

 

 

Finally the Full Reveal.

 


Mix media is all about playing around. Let your heart lead you to creating something new each time. You will start with scrap and end up with beauty in your hand. 

 

Get inspired with things around you and try to make your own version of mixmedia artwork (difficult to get same set of supplies anyways ) but I surely know we crafters are big time hoarders and will definitely have loads of things we are saving for a future project just use a few each time from your treasure be it broken pendants to old keys . Just mix and match, play around and you’ll see just like me you will fall in love with Mix media.

 

List of materials used 

Prima Mixmedia essentials kit

Prima stencil 

Prima Iod mould to make emblishments

Embroidery Hoop

Mulberry flowers 

Pollens 

Paper flowers

Paper clay 

Hoop

Napkin 

Ribbon 

Tag from my stash

Thermacol heart from my stash

A fussy cut butterfly 

Color Sprays 

Metal beads from my stash


All the Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store, If something you are missing out, you can Pre-Order us at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

 

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you are inspired to make an Altered Hoop.

 

Don't Forget to participate in our Current Challenge "Exploding Surprise" as we will have two winners in this challenge. 

 

Love 

Rashmi 

https://www.facebook.com/aaradhyacreationsrjy/

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

RCS - March Challenge Winners

Hello everyone,

This is Aditi Here, Today we're here to announce the winners of the March Challenge Revamp your scraps.
But before that did you have a look at our ongoing challenge?



 

The top three for our last challenge are:


Sindhu

                            







Craftkona Creations

                           








Priya Mishra


And the winner is...

The beautiful burlap pen holder by Craftkona Creations.

Congratulations everyone! Grab the top three badges here and winner please email us at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com with the subject "RCS March Challenge Winner" to collect your voucher.

Looking forward to the entries for the upcoming challenge and don't forget, this time we will have two winners:)!

Regards
Aditi

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Badges

Hello Everyone,

Here are the badges for Winners and Top 3


Winner Badge


 

 

2nd Winner Badge

 

 

Top 3 Badge


 

 

Challenge Badge


Monday, 3 April 2017

Starburst Card Tutorial by GDT Neha Lunia

Bonjour Crafters,

Hope you all are doing good. It's an April month and Summers are approaching, So don't let the summers take away your MOJO. We have a way to bring out your mojo back.
Today, Our GDT Neha Lunia, in our Teaching and Learning Program, will be going to teach an detailed card to gift to your loved ones. Let's get started!!

Hi Crafty Folks,


This is Neha here with my first GDT post. I would like to thank Rainbow Craftykari Team and Maninder Kaur for giving this awesome opportunity to work with them. We all do have lots of pattern papers which are half used. So, this card is perfect to use them up. Today, I have tutorial post for creating this addictive and super easy “Starburst Card” with very few basic materials.

 

1. Let’s get started by cutting the pieces required for the card.

   1 piece of 3 ¾ * 3 ½ “cardstock

   1 piece of 3 7/8 *5 ¾ “cardstock

   4 pieces of 4*1 ½ “Pattern Paper (of your choice)

   1 piece of 2*3 ¾ “Pattern Paper




2. Cut each of 4*1 ½ “of your pattern paper diagonally by lining the edges up on your paper trimmer.



3. Place 3 ¾ * 3 ¼ “cardstock on your scoreboard along the long side. Mark on centre at 1 7/8” with the help of pen/pencil. Rotate 180 degree and repeat the same.



4. Apply glue all over on your 3 ¾ * 3 ½ “cardstock.

 


5. Line the pointed tip at the bottom and top of marked centre points. Once you have first piece in place then you can start adding other strips. Keep going and play around the combination.



6. Trim off the excess edges and you have your starburst ready.



7. Mount your starburst onto the 3 7/8 * 5 ¾ “cardstock. Line up your 2* 3 ¾ “of Pattern Paper below the starburst with help of any adhesive of your choice.



8. Place 8 ¼ *6” cardstock on your scoreboard with the long side on top and score at 4 1/8” and fold along the scored line.



9. Mount your starburst onto the folded card with help of adhesive. Decorate the card with die cuts, laces, trims, flowers or sentiments as you prefer. Here, I have used my designer scissor and strips of plain cardstock to make the trim. I have punched few small 5 petal flowers and leaves. Have shaped up the flowers using embossing tool (you can also use rounded back of your ball pen). Lastly, have completed the card with cutting off sentiment from the same paper pack.

 




Hope this tutorial has inspired you to use some of your scraps of card and paper. Do share your creations with us at our FB Page

Material Used:

Plain Cardstock

Pattern Paper (Eno Greetings)

Adhesive

5 petal flower and leaf punch

Embossing tool

Half cut pearls

Designer Scissors

 

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

Dont forget to participate in our Second Challenge "Exploding Surprise" currently going on at our blog here

 

Warm Regards,

Neha
Craftmaniaa