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

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Summer Breeze 3D Pop-up Box Album by DT Aditi Mahajan

Hello Crafters

Aditi here, Today we're at the Rainbow Craftykari Blog with some inspiration for the ongoing challenge.

If you haven't yet checked the challenge, hop on for more info- Blooms Magic

Inspired by the DCWV May Mood board, we've created a 3D Pop-up Box Album on the theme of Summer. Relax and rejuvenate in the gardens and enjoy your vacation.








The flowers have been created using a die and pattern paper. You could also use a flower punch if you have one. Using the pattern paper is simple, as you then don't have to color them and can directly shape them. The centers were filled with some liquid glitter to complete the flowers.







The box which is the album opens up to a flat single sheet and can be used both sides. I've added pockets and tags to the inside of the box.









The other elements on the top, have been stamped, die cut and colored using zig markers. I used the back of the same patterned paper for these elements.

Hope you're inspired!

Materials List

DCWV- Recollections Les Belles Fleur Stack and DIY Mini Album Project Stack (Vellum for the umbrella and pockets)
Heartfelt creations- Tree from Sugar Hollow Hangout; Flowering Dogwood Collection; Fleur Borders and Pockets Die
White cardstock
Fevicol
Distress Ink- Wild Honey
Circle Punch
Bead
Wire

Above mentioned material is available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order by sending the mail at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Do enter your creations in the challenge and good luck!

Regards,
Aditi
Dots To Lines

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Garden-themed Decoupage Bottle by GDT Khusboo Gandhi


Hie guys! I'm Khushboo Gandhi, and welcome to our next round of Tutorials. And especially for this, I've chosen one of the most interesting techniques: Decoupage. Today, I will teach you how to decoupage a bottle using tissue papers. 


First, you need to collect all the paraphernalia required for your project, like: a bottle, your choice of tissue papers, decoupage glue, gesso, white acrylic paint, paint brushes, glue and other embellishments (but these can be assorted later as well).



Step 1: Clean your bottle with rubbing alcohol to get rid of grease and stains. This will ensure that your bottle has a clean surface for you to work on.


Step 2: Gesso the bottle all over. Let it dry for some time. Gesso it again. Give it a few uneven coats (in case you want a textured surface).



Step 3: Choose the kind of design you want to put on your bottle. Generally, decoupage tissue papers are 2 or 3 ply i.e. they have 1 or 2 white, plain paper behind the design that you need to separate from (as can be seen in the following picture).



Step 4: Decoupage is the art of sticking design paper on the surface of a project. How much of that tissue paper you want to stick on your bottle, and how you want to place it - is entirely up to you. For my project, I wanted to wrap around one complete piece of tissue paper on the lower half of my bottle. So first take the decoupage glue and apply it with the help of a flat paint brush on the bottle. Then take your design tissue paper and lay it over the wet glue carefully and gradually. Then apply a coat of decoupage glue over the tissue again. Let it dry.


Step 5: For my project, I wanted to give it a little texture; and hence I let the creases form naturally white setting the tissue paper on my bottle. Repeat until the whole of your lower half bottle is covered with tissue (as can be seen in the picture below). 



Step 6: Now we need to cover the neck of our bottle. Here's a more detailed shot of the process. I took a small piece of my design tissue paper (butterfly motif) and spread it across a glued surface. I then applied another coat of decoupage glue over it.



Step 7: This is how it looks (see the picture below). Keep on repeating until the entire neck of the bottle is covered in tissue paper.



Step 8: Cover the white areas in-between the tissue paper pieces with a matching acrylic paint. This will give a cohesive look to your project. Let it dry.


Step 9: After half an hour, cover the whole bottle with an even coat of decoupage glue and let it dry completely. This will further seal your tissue paper layers and reduce wearing out the papers.


Step 10: Your beautifully decoupaged bottle is now ready to be embellished. Now starts the most adventurous part! Go wild! Try out different themes on your projects! For mine, I created a Garden Theme.


And Voila!!! This is how I embellished my project! Scroll on further to check out more pictures of this beautiful Garden Bottle.











Materials used:

Glass Bottle

White Gesso

Decoupage Glue

White Acrylic Paint

Design Tissue Paper

Pearl Trims

Flowers (paper/resin/acrylic)

Sentiment Stamps

Fillers

White, Green and Black Laces

3D Stickers

Dragonfly cut-out


Hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial as much as I loved making it for you! Do share your Decoupage creations along with handmade flowers - which is the theme for our new challenge at Rainbow Craftykari blog.

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.

Warm Regards
Khushboo Gandhi
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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Waterfall Folio Album tutorial by GDT Karthikha

Hello Crafty Folks,


This is Karthikha here at RCS and today I'm sharing with you a tutorial on how to make a waterfall folio album. Sit back and enjoy the long post :)


Want a sneak peek?




Step 1: To start with, you will need 2 chipboard pieces, each measuring 8 ½ x 4 ½ inches. For the spine, take a chipboard piece measuring 8 ½ x ¾ inches. I’ve used 950gsm chipboard, but you can go with a lighter one as well




Step 2: Choose your favourite patterned paper for the outside of the album and trim it down to 10 ½ x 12 inches. I’ve used the floral papers from Papericious – Perfect Affair paper pack. Score this sheet at 1 inch on all the sides.



Step 3: Apply tacky tape on the edges and inside of the chipboards and place them as shown in the pic. Align the bigger pieces along with the score line on the patterned paper and stick them. Then place the center piece with some gap between the 2 bigger pieces and stick. 

Tip: This gap should be double the width of your chipboard and it allows the album to be folded.




Step 4: Once the chipboards are in place, cut along the corners and fold the patterned paper around the pieces along the scored lines, to form the hardcover of the album. Make sure to press the corners inside to get a neat finish. Apply tacky tape to the edges of the chipboard and the edges of the patterned paper. Fold along the creases and bind them together. Fold and fix the top and bottom first, before the side flaps.





Step 5: Cover the inner layer with a patterned paper measuring 8 ⅛ x 9 ⅝ inches. Score along the gaps in between the chipboard and fold them to form the album cover.




Step 6: For the waterfall folios, start with a base cardstock of size 7 ¾ x 4 inches. I’ve chosen iris cardstock 230gsm. Use a large corner round punch to give the base a rounded corner. Attach it to the right side of the album, eyeballing it in the middle.



Step 7: For the flaps, take 7 pieces of cardstock (iris used here) measuring 4 x 4 ½ inches. Score them at 4 inches on the wider side and fold the ½ inch flap. The flap will be glued, so punch rounded corners on the other side, that becomes the bottom of the flap in the waterfall folio.




Step 8: Apply tacky tape/glue on the ½ inch flap and align them along the top base of the album. Start from the top and proceed by adhering one flap below the other.




Once all the 7 flaps are attached, it should look like this.



Step 9: For matting the flaps, take 15 pieces of patterned paper, each measuring 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches.

Round the corners and attach them to each of the flaps – front and back. The last one will have only the front side.



Step 10: To cover up the small spaces in between flaps, take 7 pieces of patterned paper of size 3 ¾ x ⅜ inches and glue them. The waterfall folio is complete.


Step 11: For the left side, I decided to keep a pocket, but wanted it to be transparent. So I have diecut a frame using Gina Marie scallop stitched nested rectangles from the same paper pack, and attached acetate on the inside. Apply glue on the edges on 3 sides and attach to the left of the album, leaving the top side open for the pocket. I created 2 simple tags for the pockets from the same pp.



Step 12: Now for the closure mechanism, I used a cardstock measuring 3 ¾ x 1 inches, and matted with a patterned paper of size 3 ⅝ x ⅞ inches. Roll this flap around a bottle, I used my spritzer, to get the curved shape.



Step 13: Attach tacky tape to one end of the flap, and a magnet to the other end. The tacky tape part will be adhered to the backside of the album and magnet on the front.




Step 14: Measure the center of the album, and attach the closure flap carefully. Mark the position of the magnet in the flap on the front side and attach another magnet on the top of the album front. Take care to check the poles and they are the attractive sides.


I decorated the front of the album, in a way the magnet is covered. I’ve used a scallop circle diecut from Gina Marie scallop stitched nested circles dies, attached a doily distressed with Picked Raspberry, and used flowers for the central part. In order to cover the magnetic flap, I’ve used another flower that also serves to hold the flap and open easily. I’ve used corner charms for the opposite corners to complete the album.


And now here are the final pics! :)

















And a video as well :)



Materials Used:

Chipboard 950gsm

Papericious – Perfect Affair pack

Tacky tape

Iris cardstock – 230gsm

Gina Marie scallop stitched nested rectangles die

Gina Marie scallop stitched nested circles die

Acetate sheet

Satin ribbon

Magnets

Doily

Picked Raspberry distress ink

Flowers

Corner charms

Scissors


I hope you like my creation and find the tutorial useful! Do give a try and share your work :)

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 Current challenge "The Blooms Magic". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Warm Regards
Karthikha
My blog link - http://loveforkrafts.blogspot.in/
My fb page link - https://www.facebook.com/KsKardsAndKrafts