Monday, 22 August 2016

Introducing our Guest Designers and Blog Coordinator

Hello Crafty friends, 

A warm welcome to all of you to our blog. This month we are so excited and happy because we have started Teaching & Learning program in our Rainbow Craftykari blog. For next 2 months you will learn a lot of things from our Guest DT's and A Crafter, who has joined us in our Blog and She will be going to be Blog Coordinator. We are so much delighted to introduce you to our Guest DT's and New Blog Cordinator. Here we go

Our Blog Coordinator:

Everyone, Today we welcome a so much Talented and Hardworker to be a part of Rainbow Craftykari Blog, She is Meena Herale from Shimoga, Karnataka. She creates greeting cards, soft toys, mixed media, jewellery, scrapbook layout, decoupage, sospeso, quilling, hand embroidery, stocking flowers and much much more. We are so much happy Meena, that you have join us. You can visit her blog here and FB page here to checkout her creations.

Our Guest Designers:

We're very glad to have Pavitra Chanchal as our guest designer.

Her Facebook page -

Over to you Pavitra,

Hello, I'm Pavitra Chanchal and am very thrilled to be a guest designer for Rainbow Craftykari blog this month. I made my master's in Food and Nutrition and Nutritionist by profession. I'm a crafter by passion and love to create different style of scrapbooks and handmade flower.
 My few recent works 

Our Second Guest designer is none another than Halak Shah

Tell us about yourself Halak,

Hello, I'm Halak ^--^ I'm a commerce graduate and I have loved Art ever since I was enrolled into Art classes (4th grade). Got introduced to stamping and paper crafting a few years ago and finally started my blog in 2014. After that there's been no looking back. I love working with papers, stamps, cutting dies and stencils.
My style is usually CAS with a bit of whimsy thrown in. I also enjoy making miniature Mixed Media pieces like ATC and Art tiles.

My blog -
My few recent works

Third Guest designer is Kriti Mishra

Over to you Kriti

Hi, I'm Kriti Mishra from Hyderabad. I had done my masters in Information Technology and was an Asst. Prof. at a reputed engineering collage. But left the job after my daughter Akshada was born, she is 3 years old and now she allows me to do some creative work. I can see a good artist in her also. Right from my childhood, I'm into crafting. I always loved making handmade cards and its my passion. I'm more into scrapbooks and making mini albums. I love to use different kinds of pattern papers to enhance my creativity and to share some knowledge with other people around. Previously, I  used to make to make simple handmade cards just to gift them to my loved ones and friends, but when I joined social media there I saw a huge world of crafting.

My blog -

My few recent works

Our Fourth Guest designer is Anushree Vaish. Here is about her:

Hello, I am Anushree from Bangalore. I am married for 8 years now  and have 2 beautiful daughters aged 6 and 2. Paper crafting, Card making and Mixed Media works started with making some birthday cards for my daughter in 2014. Started this beautiful art from Pinterest to teaching and finally to the wonderful world of blogging. I have been hooked ever since and to be precise I have been making cards and mixed media projects for 16 months now. My style is CAS and what makes my cards and mixed media projects unique is that I always try to make my designs meaningful. I also love to explore different products and techniques to make cards, boxes, mini books and home decor. My favorite way to create cards is by layering and incorporating mixed media. No matter what aesthetic I feel like working in, almost all of my designs will be saturated in colors or filled with texture. I love being able to help and encourage people, both through my work and creativity.

My blog -
My few recent works

Our Fifth Guest designer is none other than Manjit Kaur.
We are so thrilled to have her on our blog. Here is about her:

Over to you Manjit

Hi crafty friends, I am Manjit from Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab. I have started paper crafting almost 4 years ago. I didn't take any formal training or any online classes. All I make is out of my passion for crafting. Thanks to Internet and YouTube which is always there to assist me. And how can I forget Rainbow Craftykari who always keeps encouraging me when I'm in a fuss.

My Facebook -

My few recent works

A very warm welcome to all you in a team. All the best !!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Guest DT Meena - Mixed Media Altered Tissue Box

Bonjour Crafters, What's Happening? Today, we have such a beautiful and innovative tutorial by very hard-worker crafter, an Artist, an Jewellery artist and so much. I'm so much honored to introduce her on Rainbow Craftykari Blog, She is Meena Herale from Sunshine Creations by Meena!!

Over to you Meena

Hello friends, I'm Meena Herale from Shimoga, Karnataka. From childhood I was in love with Art & Crafts so I took it as my professional. To me craft is everything because I can express my feeling through it. I make greeting cards, soft toys, mixed media,, jewellery, scrapbook layout, decoupage, sospeso, quilling, hand embroidery, stocking flowers, etc. I learned all these by seeing in YouTube and books. You can visit my blog here and FB page here to see my works.

Today I'm very happy to be a guest DT for Rainbow Craftykari and my first online store to shop. Being differently-able person shopping for craft items was very difficult to me but one day (3 and half years back) while searching something in Facebook I saw a page and was happy because my crafting became easy, that page was Rainbow Craftykari.

Today I'm showing you how to alter a tissue box in simple mixed media technique.

Mixed Media Altered Tissue Box

Step by step photo tutorial.

Step 1
I took a MDF tissue box and gave a coat of gesso.

Step 2
I covered the tissue box with pattern paper using mod podge. Here I used My Golden Garden collection from Papericious.

Step 3
I colored the edges using Faber castell Gelatos. Next I created texture using stencils and texture paste. If you don't have Faber castell Gelatos then you can use distress ink pad to color the edges.

Step 4
I applied Distress spray stain and Dylusions ink spray randomly on it. When it started to dry I took a dry brush and gave more texture by giving some random stroke.

Step 5
Next applied Inka Gold on it randomly using little water.

Step 6
I took burlap paper from Papericious Naturals collection to make a faux lace to attach the box on all four sides.

Step 7
Finally I embellished the box with flat back, mulberry flowers, pearls, etc.. For leaves I cutted My Golden Garden papers. I used hot glue gun and glossy accent to glue the embellishment.

Final look of the altered box

Hope you liked it. If any doubts please feel free to ask.

Thank you
Meena Herale

Materials used-
My Golden Garden and Naturals collection from Papericious
Ranger texture paste
Flourish THS032 & Blocks THS059 from Tim Holtz layering stencil
Faber castell Gelatos
Dylusion ink spray - melted chocolate
Distress spray stain - vintage photo
Mulberry flowers & hot glue gun from Rainbow Craftykari store
Pearls & flat back from local store
Mod podge
Martha Stewart border punch
Ranger glossy accent

You can find all these products in Rainbow Craftykari Store.

Monday, 25 July 2016

Guest DT Shikha - Explosion Box Tutorial

Heya Crafters, Happy Monday to Everyone! I'm glad to introduce to one of the truly brilliant artist in a craft community. We always adore her work by sneak peeks of her Characters, which left smile on our face. She is Shikha Mahajan from SM Memory Makers

Over to you Shikha

Hello, crafty friends! Shikha here from Hubli and I am thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Rainbow Craftykari Store. I'm Passionate about art and craft, diy's, upcycling products, doodling, sketching since childhood. I took it as profession and its been 5 years now. I also organize events related to art in my city. Owner of SM Memory Makers, which is all about handmade gifts like cards, scrapbook, scrapboxes, frames and more. Also into merchandising of handmade products. I have my 2 main characters named Amor and Quieo sketched by me which I use as brand ambassadors of SM Memory Makers.

How to make a 2 layers Explosion Box

This is a tutorial which shows how to make a 2 layer explosion box. Explosion box can be custom made to suit different occasions.

Glimpse of the Explosion box:

Since Friendship day is around the corner, I made this Explosion box for the same occasion.

Steps to make  a 2 layers Explosion Box ;

Step 1
Start with a square sheet of cardstock of any desire color which measures 12 by 12 inch. I close black because it makes any color look bright onto it.

Step 2
Score 4 inches and 8 inches horizontally and vertically.

Step 3
Cut out the squares at corners as shown.

This is how it  looks like.

Step 4
Repeat Steps 1, 2 & 3 and make one more such piece for the second layer with 11.5 inches square cardstock. The layers can be of same size as well but I want it to be a little smaller than the first layer.

Step 5
Apply adhesive (I have used fevicol, you can use any adhesive you have) on the center square of the first layer and glue it to the next piece on top.

The base is ready.

Step 6
To make the lid take a black cardstock of 6 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches size, score 1 inch from all the edges and crease them.

Step 7
Make cuts along the creases on all the 4 edges of 1 inch.

Step 8
Apply adhesive on the flap and fold inwards.

Repeat same for all the four corners to complete the lid.

Step 9
Choose pattern papers and stick them. You can choose any pattern papers you like. I'm choosing 3 different floral pattern papers from Paper designer paper pack which goes along with the occasion.

This is how it looks like once we stick these papers to the base.

Step 10
Embellishments to be added.

1 - I chose Teddy bear die cuts from a pattern paper set I brought from a local store and wrote friendship message on them using a marker.
Stamped few sentiments to make more embellishments. (Clear stamp from Heidi swap).

2 - Quote die cut are from collection of die cuts brought from a local store again, a heart pearl, ribbon, a button, 3 pink mulberry flowers, bling to decorate the lid.

3 - For center of the card:
I stamped a sentiment "love our friendship" on pattern die cut for center of the card, added a ribbon to the tag and a little butterfly which goes along with the pattern paper and few pearls brought from local store.
I added few bling and distressed the corner of all the embellishments with Ranger's Mowed Lawn acid free distress ink pad using blending tool. 
I used double sided tape to all the embellishments to give a 3D look.

The complete Explosion Box

This is my take on 2 layers Explosion Box for Friendship Day

Thank you so much for taking out the time to read this tutorial. If you have any question please feel free to leave the comments here.

Shikha Mahajan
Materaisl used -
Black cardstock - 650 GSM
A pair of scissors
Pattern papers - paper designer from Enogreeting
Heidi swap clear stamp set
Rubber stamp - love our friendship
Friends die cuts
Teddy bear die cuts
Pearls, Ribbons, Bling, Buttons
Mulberry flowers

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