Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Box Card Tutorial By DT Nikkita Jain

Hello crafty peeps,

Nikkita Here, I am back again with another tutorial and it's a shadow box card.
So here is the project with step by step instructions and pictures.

  • First, take a cardstock of 300 gsm and cut into respective sizes (11"x 6.5" and 6.5" x 8"). 
  • Score the 11" x 6.5" piece at 5" and 6"
  • Score the 6.5" x 8" piece at 1/2" and 1.25". Flip and score the same way on all four sides and sniff off the corners as shown in the picture




  • Create the shadow box using tacky tape or any strong adhesive and keep it aside.



  • To make the base strong add layers of cardstock on both sides measuring 6.25* 4.75 on both sides
  • Add ribbon as shown for the box closure


  • Stick to the shadow box.
  • Decorate the box as per your choice , I have made the box as a baby shower gift for a mom to be and used papericious mom to be collection, I have fussy cut the elements and made embellishments, to give a 3D look to the embellishments I have added double sided foam tape at back of the elements. Complete the box as shown in the picture and the pretty gift box is ready.


  • Note - always take the pattern paper little smaller than the base for example if the box cover is 5*6.5 inches then pattern paper should be 4.75 * 6.25.

Some close capture:


 Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Materials Used:

Cardstock 300GSM
Papericious Mom to Be Paper Pack
Tacky Tape
Tim Holtz Scissors
Double Sided Foam Tape
Mulberry Flowers
Die cuts from my stash

Above mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or You can Pre-Order by sending mail at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

Warm Regards
Nikkita Sethi

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Rainbow Craftykari - Design Team Call July 2017

2017 Design Team Call!! We are very excited to announce the Design Team Call for next six months. Rainbow Craftykari Store is looking for a Talented, Creative and Enthusiastic team members!! This post open only for Indian Crafters/Designers


What we are looking for in a Design Team Member?

1. An Individual/Crafter who has good knowledge of HTML and CSS and active at her own blog.

2. Needs to have excellent writing skills in English Language and must be good with English language

3. Needs to be an active on social media platforms.

4. Needs to promote the Rainbow Craftykari Store whenever possible at Social Media and Groups.

5. The Design Team Member needs to work as a team with Blog Coordinators and Other Design Team Members of the blog.

6. Needs to able to create projects on given time.

7. Design Team Member must be able able to give Creative Projects for the blog.

What would you get?

Handsome Discounts at Rainbow Craftykari Store

Every month you will receive an Goodie Bag from us

You will get Rainbow Craftykari Badge and watermark to flaunt at your blog and to use at your projects.

Your Projects will get Promoted at Our Social Media Platforms such as at Facebook, Instagram and Groups

How to Apply

 

If you think this call is for you, apply by sending us an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com & dotstolines9@gmail.com Include the following in your mail:

1. Subject - Design Team Call July 2017- your name

2. All links to your social media sites- Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, etc

3. A brief introduction about yourself with a picture.

4. Let us know why you'd like to work with us.

5. Send us three links to your latest works (include at least one written tutorial).

6. Let us know if you have been or are on any other design teams and especially if you have had experience working for another team as a blog coordinator.

7. Lastly let us know your forte/area of interest/expertise - card making, scrapbooking, mixed media, altered art, etc.

Looking forward to hear from you.The Design Team Call is open till – 10th July 2017!!

Monday, 3 July 2017

Uncovering Blog Co-ordinator Jul'17

Bonjour Crafters,

Today we are so much thrilled to announce our Blog Coordinator for the Rainbow Craftykari Blog, Allow me to introduce the most talented and brilliant crafter in the Indian Craft Industry, Aditi Mahajan!! She is going to be face of Rainbow Craftykari. Let's Welcome her,


Hello Everyone

My mother- Sunila Mahajan and me- Aditi Mahajan, started Dots to Lines and our forte is home decor, mixed media and altered art. I have pursued MSc. in Clinical Psychology and Dip. in Special Education; and too to arts and crafts since school days and also practised art therapy when working with children with special needs. I have completed an art course from School of Visual Arts, New York.

Crafting has been a part of daily activities mostly in the form of various altered projects or making gifts. We run a home decor business by the name of Dots to Lines and we handcraft products using techniques of mixed media and decoupage. We are into paper-crafting, layouts, journaling, album making and scrapbooking. Our style of art and craft is a fusion of techniques and use of vibrant colours.

Under the name of Dots to Lines, I have been officially creating and crafting for two years now. Apart from selling products and blogging, I am a part of various Design Teams.

Today, I am glad to be a part of a team as a Blog Coordinator. This is a prestigious position and I hope to do justice to it. Rainbow Craftykari is a great store and has till date provided a great education programme for fellow crafters. I hope to add to its growth and success.

My Latest Projects:


Warm Regards
Aditi Mahajan
Dots 2 Lines

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Altered Glass and Altered Photo Frame Tutorial By GD Vinita Jain


Hello Everyone,

This is Vinita here, I am delighted to be guest designing this month with Rainbow Craftykari Store. Today, I'll be teaching two projects Mixed Media Altered Projects.

Let's Begin

In this project, I have added a gift with the Photo Frame, so this is a bonus project for all of you. I altered a glass container which has a lid into this beautiful decor piece!!!


Now let me show the steps how I created this MM altered art!


Step 1.

Take any plastic container, clean it properly from any stains or dust particles and dry it. Now apply spray paint on it. But for precaution keep the container in any box/carton and cover the glass with the spray paint. You can wear gloves too. Now let it dry for half an hour or little more.


Step 2:

I used different types of embellishments in this creation. In a picture frame, silicon mold using clear glue sticks and heat glue gun filled this mold.

Let it dry, hardly took 15 minutes. If you don't have glue gun and sticks you can also use dry clay which can be easily molded into any shape you wanted. Here I used it for a 3D baby mold, cover the space tightly as shown in the picture. Let it dry in the air, took one hour to dry properly.


Step3:

Now take out these embellishments from the mold carefully. Time to color them I used some alcohol inks, Fevicryl Pearl colors, some Inka gold from Viva in different colors.


Step 4.

The Inka Gold colors are so versatile you can apply them on any embellishment, it can even be diluted in water too. Here as shown in the pic, I first applied Gesso on all these embellishments using sponge, then the impact of color will be more bright and if you use black Gesso, it will create different textures. On the metal embellishments, I used a spray, Inka Gold, alcohol inks and burnished them with gold color for detailing work after drying. Even I applied Gesso to my trims to make them little thicker and applied different inks.

I applied Gesso on bamboo sticks and one of the pencil too.


Step 5:

On the glass container to create textures, I give it a coat of gesso and using a comb created a wood panel look. Now burnished the different mediums to highlight the details as shown in the pic.


Step 6:

Now start embellishing it. Using my glue gun I attached all the embellishments easily.


I added lots of different paper flowers, blings, jewel stones, fillers and added a sentiment too which I covered it with Inka Gold mediums. Now using tacky glue gel I spread crystal clear sparkle too.


This is the top, I covered it with a lace, pearl string, a beautiful trim butterfly and other embellishments.


Here is the Final pic!


Here is the Video I have made of MM Altered Art

video



Next Project is Altered Photo Frame, giving it a uniqueness and make great gifts!

I love Mixed Media art....Throwing on the layers, textures and just having fun! Blue is my favorite color and I added some gold with lots of blue hues! You will see some of the metal embellishments, chippies, handmade flowers, doilies and stencilling peeking through!




The first thing I covered the chipboard frame with a coat of white gesso. After drying, I applied cheese cloth all over using Mod Podge.


Here what it looks like before adding gesso and sprays. I roughly set up all the things on this frame and took a photo. Now added texture paste using some stencils for textures, Arranged all the embellishments, charms, different flowers, MDF flourishes and many more things according to my need and again applied a layer of gesso.


Now applied lots of layer of different inks, spray, Viva gold, glitters etc. At the bottom layer, I pasted a sequins lace too. For more textures and interest, I added microbeads in two varieties randomly, added a cute tiny heart, jewelled stone at the lamp post. Added a string of pearls inside the edges of photo panel.


Some close ups:



I hope you all enjoyed this beautiful photo frame creation!

Thank for attention. Enjoy your creativity! Hugs!

Supply List:

Chipboard for base, Shiny Black CS

Stencils- Art is from The crafters workshop; 655350-2010-09 from Prima Marketing

Prima doily die-crochet doily

Abro Spray Paint: Shifting blue

Inka Gold- old gold and Turquoise

Bo Bunny- silver glitter paste

Mod Podge Matte

Studio 490 Embossing paste

Bond-Tite-Amrow UPVC Weider

Sakura Acrylic Gesso

Glossy accents, craft glue

Black soot Distress ink

Purple and gold Alcohol ink from Tim Holtz

Fabrica Acrylic colors ultra - White and blue

Chipboard shape embellishment - Lamp post

Monucles( microbeads) - gold

MDF embellishments, metal charms, metal brads and white pearl lace, Clock, key, metal handle, Love, YOU & ME sentiment, flourishes, metal flowers

Other supplies- crochet flowers, metal brads and charms- Butterflies, heart, metal flowers, Prima flowers, handmade flowers, White small pearls, cheesecloth, plastic flower, tiny jewelled stones, tiny enamel heart, Bottle lid are from my stash.

 

Above mentioned supplies are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store Or you can pre-order them by sending email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

 

Thanks
Vinita Jain