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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Mini Pocket Album Tutorial By DT Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to a fun tutorial today! I am excited to be here and today I'm sharing an easy to make album tutorial. This one does not require a hinge system and is a cute small book that can fit into a handbag.

Before starting the tutorial, have a look at the album.



Let's begin...

First cut two pieces of chipboard for the front and back cover. (measurements in inches)



Next, cut card stock and score for our pages. Score on the 7" side first at 3.5", flip the page and at the 6" side score at 4.5".




Keeping the 7" side, fold over the score line upward. Next, turn over and fold over the 3.5" score line. Do this to all five pages.





I wanted to add some design to the pockets, so I used a punch for this.




 Using 5 different pattern paper sheets from the book, cut papers for the pages. (3.25" x 4")

 


Distress the edges and stick onto the cardstock page using tacky tape.

  
              



Time to stick the pockets. Add a thin line of glue on the extreme ends and fold the flap upward and press to stick.


 

Cut patterned paper for the pockets and stick.




To close the page, add glue as shown below, fold and press firmly. This way, we get a pocket on the top of the page as well.



Once all pages are done, punch three holes on the end that is stuck together; one in the center and two 3/8th from the top and bottom. You can use one page as a template to mark holes on the other pages.


 

Cover the chipboard pieces with the same cardstock and add patterned paper (pp- 3 5/8 " x 4 5/8"). Once done, using the page as a reference, center on the chipboard pieces and punch three holes. 





Add eyelets to the pages and the cover. Initially I wanted to use the rings to put the book together, but later decided to use some ribbon. So you could use either.


 

For the pockets on top, cut 5 tags using the cardstock. Pattern Paper measurements would vary according to the style of your tag.



With this the basic structure of the album is ready. Let's move to the decoration.

Now in this tutorial, you will notice that my main focus has been on using a single 6" paper pack and minimal wastage. For the entire album including the tags and photo mats, only 9 sheets pattern paper sheets and five 12x12 cardstock sheets were used. 


Since this is a small album, I made the photo mats according to the left over rectangle pattern paper pieces from the pages and cover. I used the die cut sheets in the paper pack, to embellish further. Some places, I used them to make a pocket and add smaller die cut elements inside. 


The composition of the cover page is very important in such a project as that is the first thing anyone sees. I do not like to add anything and everything and clutter my cover, so I decide on a composition before I begin.


For this one, I used a die cut piece and stuck it with glue only on two sides to make a pocket. I inserted some quotes from the sheet, inside the pocket and embellished it with hand made flowers.


Here's a quick tutorial on how I made the flowers:

Stamp the image onto your paper, and die cut it. Next color using inks you have; I used Ranger Dye Inks, as they dry fast and are rich in pigment giving me vibrancy in the coloring. 





Next using the shaping tools, shape the flower. Flip it over and press on each petal dabbing the tool moving outside to inside but not in the center. 




Once done, this is what it will look like. 




Flip over and press in the center. Stick a smaller flower inside a bigger and add some beads, You can add glitter or frosting powder as well. 




In the same way you can shape your leaves. 


I then arranged these hand made embellishments, and was careful to not add too many as the size of the album is small. 


I added some different flowers, on my tags as well to dress them up. 


Here are some closeups and pictures of the pages.


















Hope you're inspired and want to create your own album.


All supplies are listed below, and most of them are available at the store or can be pre-ordered.


Happy crafting!


Supplies:


Red Cardstock- 200 GSM (Album Pages)

White Iris Cardstock - 150 GSM (for flowers)

Chipboard- 650 GSM (covers)

Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Paper pack- 6"x6"

Distress Ink- Walnut Stain

Fevicol

Red Tacky Tape

Standard eyelets

Green Ribbon

Martha Stewart Punch-Vintage Floral

Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies Stamp and die collection, deluxe flower shaping tool. 

Archival Ink- Vermillion and Library Green (stamping flowers and leaves) Dye Ink- Lily Pad, Electric Lime, Classic Cherry & Buttered Popcorn (to colour flowers and leaves)

Orange micro beads

Glitter

Martha Stewart Scoring Board


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

 

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 :)


video


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
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