Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Inspiration. Show all posts

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Family Layout by DT Anila Dikay

Hello Crafters!


Anila here with an Inspiration Post for you all. 
Today, I am showcasing a "Family Layout". Making layouts is always fun. Every artist has a different technique or style and today I am going to show you how all of us can make an LO with minimal supplies and no fancy techniques. All one needs is an eye for composition. 

Here it is!



Steps Followed:
  • I took an 8x8 sized pattern paper. 
  • Layered it with another 6x6 family script pattern paper. 
  • Mounted the photo using foam adhesive and two pieces of coloured CS at the corners.
  • I adhered a lace at the bottom of the photograph. 
  • Adhered paper strips and washi tapes on one side. 
  • Next, I added the sentiment and the quote stickers. 
  • Lastly, covered the corners with flowers. 

Materials used are:

  • Pattern papers
  • Sentiment stickers
  • Washi tapes
  • Lace
  • Flowers


Few more close-ups of the Layout follows



    









All the above-mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari or can be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com or to info@rainbowcraftykari.in

 

Thank you for stopping by!
Anila


Monday, 4 December 2017

Altered Jars by Blog Coordinator Aditi Mahajan

Hello everyone,

Hope you've kickstarted your December with enthusiasm! After the Diwali month, December is my personal favourite because of the cheer you get to see around the world! 

Keeping up with this festive spirit, today I am back with an Inspiration post for you. I have also incorporated the December Challenge in my creation. I used the colours Red and Green, Snowflake and Glitter.


I have altered two glass jars which make great gifts for Christmas. I personally have been flaunting them at home. To alter them this time, I decided to use techniques of paper crafting rather than mixed media. 

Here's a look at the Jars:



To make these begin by choosing three to four pattern papers. Cut one to go around the circumference of the jars. Distress the edges and stick it. Next, cut two narrow strips for a different pattern to layer on top. Die cut a circle for the lid. Use glitter cardstock, and die-cut a snowflake element to decorate the lid. Embellish it with flowers and other die cut elements. You could go on with layering and embellish as per your imagination and liking. Fill them with cookies, chocolates, brownie and more for Christmas Gifts. Like you see, they are quick and easy to make so you can create multiple of these at once. 

Here are some more pictures:







Supplies used:

  • Glass Jars
  • DCWV Paper Stacks- Cranberry Christmas 12x12", The Heirloom Christmas 12x12", Glitter Cardstock 6x6"
  • Heartfelt Creations Die- Snow Kissed Flake
  • Nested Circles Die
  • Cherylynn Die- Flourish #8
  • Distress Ink- Black Soot
  • Liquid Glue


Hope you're inspired to create yours! Do participate in our ongoing challenge

Happy Crafting!
Aditi


Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Revamp your bag by DT Khushboo

Good morning all you lovely crafters out there!

I'm Khushboo and I'm here with a new Inspiration Post today.

 

Often times, we love certain possessions of ours, and when they start showing signs of wear and tear, we are left with no option but to throw them out! That really breaks my heart. Recently, I was again faced with the same dilemma - when my favourite bag (which I haven't even used all that much :(!) started to lose its resin material from the sides. If I wasn't a crafter, with a very heavy heart I would have had to throw the bag away. But now that that's not the case, I know exactly how to give my bag a new life :D - all thanks to the Decoupage technique! Yep, today, I'll share with you how you can use decoupage on your bag and make it look as good as new!

 

Let's take a look at the pictures of my finished project first and I'll then explain how I managed to do that!


(My bag originally look like this. And all the brown piping and stitched boundaries that you see started to rip away.)

 

Pic credit: Pinterest


These are some of the pictures of my transformed bag. Notice how I decoupaged with designer paper napkins on the boundaries.
















Materials used:

  1. Designed tissue paper
  2. Mod-Podge (or any other decoupage glue)
  3. Gesso
  4. White paint
  5. Paint brushes
  6. Tweezers
  7. Clean rag
  8. Water

Brief steps for transforming your old bag into new:

  • Wipe your bag with a clean cloth to get rid of the dust, dirt and grease.
  • Pluck out the ripped and lose hanging resin pieces on your bag (this is to enable that the part where you will stick the tissue is even and flat, no uneven texture).
  • Apply two coats of gesso and let it dry after every coat.
  • Paint the surface with white paint once the gesso is dry.
  • Rip small pieces of decoupage tissue according to the size of the surface you want to cover.
  • Start laying it down on the surface with the help of your paintbrush and decoupage glue.
  • Apply two coats of decoupage glue and let every coat dry thoroughly.
  • Finish it off with a nice clear varnish or spray.


Signing out,

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 an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.comThat's it from me, folks!


Khushboo R. Gandhi

Monday, 27 November 2017

Mixed media layout by DT Kriti

Namaste Friends!!

This is Kriti and today I am back with a mixed media layout.

I named it "Home--There's no place like". By writing this I just want to say that home is the starting place of love, hope and dreams. A place your feet may leave but your heart will always be. This is a place where love resides and memories are created. It is rightly said, " A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it". That's why I say if you go anywhere, even paradise, you will miss your home.

Have a look...

 


Let's see how I have created this...Next

Firstly I have collected few things like chipboard, gloss gel, white heavy gesso, modelling paste, few spray colours and some embellishments.

Next, cut the chipboard of size 6" x 4"  and apply soft gloss gel. After that cover the entire surface with white heavy gesso (I have used a palette knife to apply the heavy gesso to give some texture).




Next, I have applied modelling paste with the help of a bubble stencil to give some more interesting texture.




Now the most interesting part, I have sprayed some water upside down so that colour can flow easily and then sprayed few colours. to give more interest I have first used light yellow, then dark yellow and lastly brown (All coloured were sprayed upside down).



And now adhere all the embellishments and sentiment as per your creative thinking. I have stamped it also with bubble stamp and its ready.






I will surely frame this and put in my living room. So, If you want to beautify your home, don't sit and think about it. Go and get busy.

Supplies used:

Chipboard
Papericious Soft Gloss Gel
Papericious Gesso
Papericious Modelling Paste
Spray colours(Light yellow, Dark yellow and brown)
Embellishments(Flower, jute twine, gauge, flourish chipboard, beads)
Bubble stamp and stencil
Archival ink
Stamp block
Distress Ink 
Sentiment stamp

You can get all the above-mentioned products at Rainbow Craftykari shop or you can pre-order them by sending an e-mail to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

Kriti Mishra

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Altered Bottles by DT Anila

Hello friends!

Don't we all like to hoard things? We not only like to buy and hoard new items but also like to collect things which can be reused/upcycled in some form or the other, with the hope of giving these junk/scrap items new life sometime. 


I have a huge collection of glass bottles, cardboard/paper boxes, invitation/greeting card, tissue paper rolls and what not.


Today I am showcasing an upcycled glass bottle. This is just an inspiration for you to start using/revamping those things you have been hoarding endlessly. 


Here, I have decoupaged the (2) glass bottles to convert them into beauties to adorn your homes. They can also be given out as gifts.

Here's a look at the project -



Materials used

  • Chalk paints
  • Decoupage tissue papers
  • Sponge
  • Paper string
  • Thread and bells.

 

Method -
  • Firstly, remove any sticker on the bottle. Wash the bottle clean and dry it completely. 
  • Cover the bottle completely by dabbing the sponge with chalk paint over it. Let it air-dry.
  • Repeat the process to get a more uniform finish. 
  • Pick the tissue to be used and trim the design as desired. 
  • Carefully remove the backing/second ply of the tissue.
  • Apply a coat of Mod-Podge and stick the tissue over it carefully avoiding any creases. Let dry.
  • Apply a coat of Mod-Podge over the tissue paper to seal it. 
  • Tie a paper string to the neck of the bottle, covering it fully.
  • Tie a set of bells/Ghungroos with the help of a thin thread.


More pictures follow -





 

Hope, I could inspire you to finally start working on those things and give them a new life.

Do check out our ongoing challenge on the blog here
And do not forget to participate. 

Love,
Anila

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Box of Love by DT Kriti


Namaste Friends!!

I am Kriti and today I am back with an inspiration post. This time I have altered a small cardboard box....into a love message box.

From this



To this



Some more pics









For this I took some pattern papers from Papericious....perfect for the theme....and adhered onto the box and then embellished it with some die-cuts available in the pack and few from my stash.

Next I took a Canson watercolour paper and cut it with a stitched rectangle die into 10 pieces, water coloured them with zig markers. Then I stamped them with the love quotes. 

This makes a cute gift for a loved one. Apart from that, you could customise it according to your theme- friendship, travel, anniversary, birthday, etc.. Its quick and easy to make.


Materials Required:

  • Any cardboard box
  • cardstock (black and red)
  • Pattern Paper( Papericious)
  • Embellishments( Flower, Heart Button, wooden butterfly)
  • "You and me" die
  • Gina Marie stitched rectangle die
  • Big- shot
  • Archival ink
  • Stamp block
  • Zig water colour brush markers
  • Water brush
  • Sentiment stamp
  • Canson Watercolour Paper

All the above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre- order the same by writing to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.


Hope you are inspired.

Thanks for stopping by
Kriti Mishra


Monday, 6 November 2017

Shabby Chic Jewelry Box by DT Priya Mishra

Hello Crafty Friends,

A very good morning to all of you. I'm Priya again with a photo inspiration post. This time I transformed a boring box into an interesting shabby chic jewelry box. 


The box I used is a drawer box and is beautiful inside. I just cut some pattern paper according to the dimensions and glued on it. So, here's the box I altered...




I cut the pattern papers according to desired measurements, distresssed the edges and glued on all sides of the box. Then I adhered some pearl string and rhinestone string on the top cover of the box. also some strings on the front opening of it. Then I adhered a beautiful leaf pattern lace on the top cover and attached a mandala die cut, some flowers, pearl stickers, twines and some more lace to decorate it.











Supplies Used:

Cardboard Box
Martha Stewart Score Board
Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Scissors
Eno greeting Pattern Paper
Papericious Lace
Twines
Tacky Glue
Distress Ink
Double sided Foam Tape
Chipboards
Flowers
Paper Flowers
Diecut
Pearl String
Rhinestone String
Pearl Stickers

Hope you are inspired. 
You can find all the above mentioned products from Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order the same by writing to rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com. 
Also do not forget to play along with us at our monthly challenge here.

Hugs,
Priya