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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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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Experiments with Gel Press by DT Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Aditi here, Today we're here at the Rainbow Craftykari blog with an interesting post for you. Its an information packed post, with a lot of play and examples. 

We've heard a lot about Gel press, and seen videos, but our very first interaction was during Creativation 2017. We took up a class, saw demos and were fascinated with the power of this one tool.

Gel Press® is the original, superior monoprinting plate - permanent and reusable! Make stunning prints for use in your artwork: Mixed Media, Scrapbooks, Cards, Art Journaling, Home Décor and more! - https://gelpress.com/

As they suggested, gel press aids in making stunning prints to be used in any kind of project. Many of you might say, its the same, paint your background, stencil, stamp, etc. Well yes, but using this plate, life is so simple, you get faster prints, it's addictive so you keep going on and on. You can create intricate prints, with multiple patterns.

Here is a journal page we made using gel press prints.

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This plate is a silicon transparent jelly like plate.

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These come in varied sizes and shapes:

12"x12", 12"x14", 8"x10", 5"x7", 6"x6", 3"x5", 8" round, 6" round, Petites Set- Oval, hexagon, rectangle, triangle, square and circle (small).

The latest products are the Impressables. These come with certain patterns in the plate, so your first print has a self pattern.

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This is the basic information. Now lets play with them and show you some results.

Firstly, always keep the plate on a craft mat or acrylic mat. Since it has baby oil any other surface will absorb it. The smaller ones can be used by removing only one acrylic sheet and leaving the other mounted. In between, if you want to clean your plate, use a baby wipe. You can work with acrylic paints, most brands work. And if  the paint dries up quickly you could use a retarder or acrylic glaze medium on your paint. We have tried working with inks and we got great results with distress inks and oxides. 

1. Add some paint on the plate, spread it with the brayer. Use bubble wrap and press onto the paint and lift it. Keep a sheet of paper and rub on the back to lift the print on the side touching the plate. 

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2. Add a different colour on the plate and spread with the brayer. Using any texture comb, create a design and lift on your paper. On the left base, create some circles with a bottle cap and a contrasting colour and lift the print.

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3. On a cleat plate, place the stencil and through the stencil add two colours and spread with the brayer. Lift the stencil and take a print on the paper from the plate. You could also take a print from the paint on the stencil by rubbing it on the sheet.

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4. Add two colour onto the plate and spread with the brayer. Place a stencil on the plate. Press a paper and lift the print. This will give you the print only through the stencil. Next take a print from the stencil. And third, press the paper onto the plate again once the stencil is lifted- this will give you a ghost print.                  

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5. We kept a plain sheet of paper next to us, and every time we used the brayer, we moved it on this sheet to clean the brayer before moving onto another colour. This gave us a great background, which we used for our journal page above. We had some prints to it with the small oval plate and stencil for more interest.  We cuts pieces from sheets show in technique 1 and 2 for our layers. 

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6. Some play with oxides. We used the mini rectangle and hexagon plate. Added one colour of the oxide onto the plate directly from the ink pad. Next, we rubbed a darker colour onto the uprooted side of and embossing folder and pressed it on the plate. We then took a print onto our paper. We stamped from the folder directly on the paper, to take a print from the remaining ink as well.  In the last hexagon, after taking a print, we stamped another shaded using acrylic stamps and printed it over the first hexagon print for more interest. In the same way, you could add colour and stamp on the plate and take a print for a different background.

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As you see above, stencils, stamps and found object work really well. Anything to create texture and patterns as with the plate all you're doing is lifting prints and getting some fabulous paper ready for your projects. Not just paper, your could print on fabric and other surfaces as well. We've only introduced this tool and there are many more techniques to explore.

We hope we've inspired you to play and explore :)

Regards,
Sunila & Aditi

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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