Showing posts with label Embellishments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Embellishments. Show all posts

Friday, 8 September 2017

Art Tiles by DT Khushboo

Good morning crafters!

How are you today? This is Khushboo here, back with another round of Inspiration Post at Rainbow Craftykari.

Often times we strive to create our projects that look different from others. All in an attempt to maintain uniqueness. But with a pre-defined set of embellishments available in the market, our projects end up with similar elements. What fun it would be if we could create our own embellishments?

This post is all about creating your own 'Art Tiles' that are not limited by colours, styles or materials!

Let's take a look at some of the art tiles that I created, and then move on to a brief on how I made them!


Brief Steps for creating 'Art Tiles':

Take your medium weight chipboard and cut it into a square (1x1 inch) and rectangle pieces (1.5x1 inch). Gesso some of the pieces with white and/or black gesso.Cut and stick some pattern paper of the same size as your chipboard pieces - these will be your base before you start stamping.

Collect a variety of intricate stamps and start stamping randomly on your pieces. It could be any motif - butterflies, scripts, flowers, etc. Don't forget to stamp sentiments on some of your tiles too! 

Take some coordinating distress inks and ink up the hell outa these tiles! Throw in some color, make the stamps pop!

To add some mystery and class, distress the sides of the tile with Black Soot Distress Ink or Black Archival Ink. It absolutely brings out the beauty of every element on your tile!

You can leave some tiles plain, or you can add rhinestones, flowers and glitters on some - like I've done.

Now comes the fun part - Glossy Accents! Lay your tile on a flat surface and cover it entirely with Glossy Accents. Don't be a miser! Use the GA luxuriously - coz once it dries, it'll give a glassy/raised/embossed effect to the whole tile.

Let it dry completely for a few hours - and voila! Your tiles are set to be added to your projects!

Materials used:

  • Chipboard
  • Gesso
  • Glossy Accents
  • Acetate
  • Stamps
  • Sentiment stamps
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Distress Ink
  • Rhinestones
  • Flowers
  • Glitter
  • Pattern Paper
  • Chain
  • Glue

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at

Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge. Link your projects here

That's it from me, folks!

Signing out,
Khushboo R. Gandhi

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Elegantly Chic Shadow Box by DT Khushboo

Bonjour Crafters!

This is Khushboo here, back with an Inspiration Post this time. I often do colorful projects and work with color schemes. But for my latest project, I chose a different route. I've created a gorgeous 'Elegantly Chic Shadow Box' in a purely Black-and-Red relationship.

Setting up a shadow box, and further yet, creatively embellishing it is a lot of fun! It brings out the kid in me if nothing else. To arrange every single box/space is very cool! You can spin a different story in every space and yet make it all very cohesive on the whole.

My inspiration for this Shadow Box was Papericious' beautiful paper pack called 'Mi Estilio' - very stylish and extremely elegant. So once I knew what my central theme for the shadow box would be, I started collecting all my related embellishments and creative ideas. The result is as follows:

A Brief for creating this 'Elegantly Chic Shadow Box':

Shadow boxes come in different shapes and sizes, and with randomly sized inside spaces too. Select the one that appeals to you and get started.Cover the entire shadow box with 2 coats of black gesso (since I'm going with a black-and-red theme). Let it dry thoroughly between and after every coat.


Now color the whole box with black acrylic paint and let it dry completely.
Measure the inside box length and width and cut up your pattern paper accordingly.
Ink up the edges of the pattern paper with black and/or red distress inks and start gluing them down however you find them the most complementing.
Don't forget the sides of the shadow box. I've cut strips of pattern paper with random lengths and stuck them. They look dreamy!

Since my theme is 'Elegant and chic', I've embellished my shadow box with all royal-looking stuff like a chair, chandelier, photo frames, etc.
Papericious paper pack also has some beautiful shapes and motifs related to the theme like nail paint bottles, quotes, compact, lipstick, mascara, etc. I've used some of them here - on the front panel.

Finally, I've added glitter stickers like hearts and arrows on the floor of every space so as to not make it gaudy and yet maintain the elan. 

Materials used:

  • Shadow Box 
  • Black gesso 
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Papericious Paper Pack
  • Black cardstock
  • Metal embellishments
  • Resin embellishments
  • Papericious clock embellishments
  • Glitter stickers
  • Metal chain
  • Paper flowers
  • Flower pot
  • Fillers

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge Rainbow Friendship. Link your projects here.

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at

That's it from me, folks!

Friday, 11 August 2017

Mixed Media Wall Art Tutorial by DT Kriti Mishra

Namaste everyone!!

I am Kriti Mishra and I am very excited to be a part of Rainbow Craftykari design team, and this is my first post. Heartiest thanks to Maninder Kaur and entire Rainbow Crafykari team for this opportunity. 

Today, I am here with a tutorial post. I have made a mixed media wall art and here's a sneak peak

Let's begin

1. Firstly take a watercolor paper, cover it with clear gesso and dry it with the heat gun.

2. After that take a regular tissue paper, crush it between your hands and tear it in small pieces. Now paste these small pieces over the paper (in a random manner) to make the first layer of texture, and prime it with white heavy gesso (apply gesso with a spatula to create an interesting texture). Now randomly add some thread to further create texture and cover it with gesso. Completely dry it with a heat gun.

3. Spray some water on the surface and spray the colours. Let them move around and blend. Stop when you get the desired shade.

4. After that use any background stamp ( I have used bubble stamp) to give a bit more contrast and to fill in a bit more of the open spaces.

5. Now embellish it in any way you like ( I embellished it with some burlap string, flowers, glass beads and sequins). Lastly, adorn it with a beautiful quote or a sentiment (I distressed the edges with distress ink). And its all done.

Some close- up pics

With this same technique, you can create different projects. Here are some more samples:

Material used:-

  • Canson watercolour paper
  • Gesso ( By Papericious)
  • Clear gesso
  • Paper napkins
  • Thread
  • Spray colours
  • Glass Beads
  • Sequins
  • Kaisercraft Stamp for sentiment
  • Bubble Stamp
  • Jute String
  • Hot glue gun
  • Heat gun
  • Spatula
  • Handmade Flowers
  • Distress ink
  • Foam tape

All the above-listed materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre-order them.

Don't forget to participate in our ongoing challenge Rainbow Friendship. Link your projects here.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and do let me know if you try this out.

Kriti Mishra

Monday, 7 August 2017

Stylish and Classy Tags Tutorial by DT Khushboo Gandhi

Hie guys! This is Khushboo Gandhi, and I'm here today with my very first post as a DT member for Rainbow Craftykari. It's such an honor! And I'm so excited to create tutorials for you guys. 

I always try to share certain off-beat projects and that's why I chose to do tags this time around. In this tutorial, I will show you how to create 2 very different tags - one heavy tag in a green monochromatic, jungle theme; and second, a classy house-shaped tag with a pastel colour scheme - quite opposite to the first one. 

I will also share a handy technique where you wouldn't have to waste time creating a pocket from scratch. So let's get on with our tutorial without further ado.

Tag #1: Green Monochrome Tag

Step 1: First of all, decide what colour tag base and what type of cardstock you want to use. I've custom-made these tag bases according to the size (6 x 3.25 inches) and shape that I wanted. For the green mono tag - I used a white cardstock; and for the pastel tag an off-white textured cardstock.

Step 2: Randomly spray your tag with a colour spray of your choice. Don't worry if it gets splotchy (just dab a tissue over it to minimise the bold effect); and don't focus much on the pattern; the absence of one creates a strong effect.

Step 3: As I mentioned earlier, I will be showing you how to create a pocket without actually creating it. I do so with lots of layering and for that, you need a strong base - since your personal messages/etc would be going into a makeshift pocket and not an actual pocket. So, for the base, put down a big fan flower - which acts as a strong base. Cover it with a beautiful and characteristic flower.

Step 4: Gather a few 3d stickers that go with your theme. I've chosen a floral bird cage and a Valentine's Day sticker. Stick one partially on top of the fan flower and partially on the tag base to seal one side of the makeshift pocket. Stick the other sticker on the right side of the fan flower for the same reason. This way, you've sealed all the exposed sides and your small tags won't fall out of the pocket. 

And Voila! Your makeshift pocket is ready. It's time to make it look pretty! As you can see in the picture below - there's enough space created to store your tags.

Step 5: Now, accentuate the fan flower furthermore with more stickers or any other embellishments that you would like to use. Don't forget to balance the opposite side of the tag with some embellishment too - I've stuck a bird 3d sticker.

Step 6: Next I wanted to add some texture to my tag and a colour pop to tie all the elements on my tag together. So take some roughly cut sponge bits or salts and spray the same green colour, that you used for the base, over them (since it's a monochrome tag). Let them soak in the colour.

Step 7: Once the green bits dry, paste them onto the tag randomly. Don't worry about any pattern. Once the glue dries, get on with finishing your tag. Add your ribbon or twine; your baby tags in the pocket, any more elements that you'd like to include - and your Green Monochrome Tag is ready!

Check out some detailed pictures of the tag!

Tag #2: Classy Pastel Tag

Step 1: Take your tag (6 x 3.25 inches) and choose a colour scheme you'd like to stick with. Since my colour scheme is pastel - I've used pattern papers with colours like pistachio, baby blue, faint pink, etc. Take your pattern paper and cut it 1/8th inch shorter than your actual tag. I've trimmed the edges with my fancy scissors. After sticking the pattern paper onto the tag base, flicker some green colour on it to add an effect.

Step 2: To create a house look, I've created a fan pocket here (which goes at the base of my tag) - coz c'mon, an ordinary pocket is so passe! So take a 5.25 x 2.75 inches cardstock piece. Score vertical lines at every 3/8th inch from the left and the right. For the horizontal fold, score the cardstock at 2.5 inches.

Step 3: Now fold the score lines like you would do for a mini album's spine - in a fan-like manner. Add double-sided tape to the back of the pocket which will need to be stuck to the tag base. Also, add a small tape at the bottom of the vertical folds (in between two folds) so that the base is stuck and the upper part of the fold fans out - as shown in the picture below.

Step 4: Now adhere the pocket to the tag as shown. Adorn it with a beautiful pattern paper. You can also smudge the edges with a 'Black Soot' distress ink to give it a mild Gothic look.

Step 5: Our base of the house is done. Now we need a roof! So take a piece of cardstock and match it with the top of the tag for the size as shown in the picture below.

Step 6: Now add a contrasting pattern paper on the roof cardstock. Next, if you would like to add metal chains and embellishments as I have added at the edges of the roof - you need to pierce two holes towards the ends of the edges. Take two jump rings and a piece of chain. Add the jump rings at both ends of the chain. Next, take your metal embellishment, and add it to one of the jump rings. The other jump ring will go into the pierced hole at the edge of the roof. Repeat the process for the other side too.

Step 7: Add some more embellishments, your baby tags, ribbons and what not! And your tag is ready!

Some close-up pics for you guys!

Materials used:

  • Cardstocks - white and textured
  • Colour Spray
  • Fan flower (stash)
  • Paper flowers
  • Fillers
  • Fabric leaves (stash)
  • 3d stickers
  • Sponge bits (stash)
  • Prima brads
  • Pattern paper
  • Ribbons
  • Pearls
  • Metal embellishments
  • Acrylic embellishment
  • Resin corners
  • Metal chain
  • Jump rings (stash)
  • Distress inks

Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this!

Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at

That's it from me, folks!