Monday, 30 December 2013

Guest DT Hussena - Use UTEE and Re-Inkers to Create backgrounds and to Embellish Mulberry flowers

Heya Crafters, Today have bring an exciting post for you. This time we have focused on Distress ink Re-inkers, UTEE, Embossing Powders and on Mulberry Flowers.

The Guest DT of this Month is really love to do Quilling and Punch Craft. She is passionate about inventing new techniques everytime. She always surprise us with her cards and flowers. Her creations always carries elegance and wow factor. I'm really feeling obliged to have her as Guest DT on Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Here, I Welcome Hussena Calcuttawala (Kolkata) from Quill and Punch Works. Over to you Hussena 

I wanted to take this opportunity to firstly Thank you for inviting me to be a Guest designer on Rainbow Craftykari blog .Its been such a pleasure interacting with you and working with the beautiful kit of assorted items you have sent me over. I really loved working with UTEE and Re-inkers for the first time :)

As this time's theme is all about backgrounds, embellishing and embossing, I have created 3 different items based on that and shared techniques for the same.

Supplies you will need for the smooch technique :
Two Distress re-inkers of your choice ( I have used Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves).
Craft sheet.
Mini mister containing water.

First is a card where I have made the base of my card using 2 different Re-inker's ( Seedless Preserve and Spiced Marmalade) and done the the smooching technique where you have to take 2 different color inks and randomly drop it on a craft sheet,then spray the craft sheet with water and cover the entire piece of card stock in this mixture and dry it with a heat gun or if you prefer let it air dry overnight.

Supplies for heat embossing:

Gold UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).
Versamark Embossing ink pad.
Ranger Super Fine Clear embossing powder.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Stamps of your choice.

After creating the inked base, I have randomly stamped the script background and clear embossed it using Ranger's Super fine Clear embossing powder with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then, using the Tim Holtz Harlequin background stamp from the set 'French market'. I stamped it with Versamark Embossing ink and Gold UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and heat embossed it. As you can see in the picture, it gives a very good texture when embossed with UTEE as compared to when we do it with Gold
Embossing powder.

It results in a very vibrant background as seen in my card below. The Mulberry flowers, Stick Pollens and the Orange Hemp Cord by Hemptique, are all available in the Rainbow Craftykari store.

Next, I wanted to share with you a very fun technique using Shaving foam and Distress Re-inkers to create some awesome backgrounds! I have shown a small tutorial on how it is done below.
You will need the following supplies :
Gillette Shaving Foam
2 different color Distress ink Re-Inkers -I have used Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade.
A paper plate.
Popsicle stick.
Wet wipes as well as paper tissues/napkins.

Spray some shaving foam on your paper plate and spread it around with your popsicle stick. Then add drops of Re-Inkers in the proportion you want. Tiny drops of the Re-inkers will go a long way.

Using the popsicle stick, stir the mixture well as shown above and once you have mixed it in the pattern you want, dip your cardstock in the foam mixture thoroughly and pull it up. Now, wipe it first using a wet wipe, this will help to spread the ink in the shaving foam further in your cardstock creating unusual patterns. Then, finally wipe it dry using a plain paper napkin or tissue.

This is the final result you will get and the fun  part is that every time you do this technique you end up with different types of backgrounds.


Below, I have made an envelope from a piece of this cardstock on which I have then done Heat embossing. Here's a look at my envelope. I have heat-embossed the Hero Arts Flourish background using Ranger Gold embossing powder and Versamark Embossing ink and distressed it with Distress inks - Peacock Feathers and  Scattered Straw. Then, I flicked some water droplets on this and when dried, you can see the original background I created with the shaving cream below and then used some mulberry flowers and fillers to decorate the envelope.

Now, I would like to share another short tutorial using gold UTEE and some mulberry flowers and die cuts. This techniques gives such beautiful results and I just love the way the flowers and die cuts look using this technique.

Here, I would like to mention that the Rainbow Craftykari store has a huge assortment of gorgeous Mulberry flowers in beautiful colors and shapes. Some of the dual color flowers are so pretty and I as lucky enough to get a chance to play with them, as you can see below. Most of you know that I love to make my own flowers for my  projects, but seeing how beautiful and fabulous quality these mulberry flowers are from the Rainbow Craftykari store, I have used them in my card, tag as well as envelope here. I hope you do check out the wide collection of Mulberry flowers that the Rainbow Craftykari store offers.

So here's a look at what you will need :
Versamark Embossing ink pad or VersaMarker pen.
Gold UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).
Mulberry flowers.

Take the mulberry flower and using the VersaMarker pen or Versamark embossing ink pad cover the edges of the flower with the embossing ink on the top, then sprinkle Utee on it covering the entire inked surface and then heat emboss it and you have a beautiful gold edged flower ready to use on any project.

And also using the same method, you can also ink any die cut and heat emboss it with UTEE to get some amazing results. Have a look below:

You get such beautiful finish with UTEE and heat embossing I really would love to try this on MDF die cuts as well the meanwhile I have shared a tag below where I have used the flower and the die-cut  which I have embossed with Gold UTEE. I colored the flower with seedless preserve Re-inker in a mister bottle and got such a intense shade of purple its just wow!! The background of my tag is created using the Shaving Foam Technique which I have them embossed using an embossing folder to create some texture on my tag . So here's a look at the tag :

That's It from My side I hope you like my projects and the fun tutorial I have shared and I really hope you will give them a try :)

Thank you Rainbow Craftykari Team once again for inviting me a guest designer on your blog and this wonderful opportunity to work with UTEE ,Re-inker's and the Gorgeous Mulberry flowers from your store :)

Craft Materials Used:

Others Products :
Ranger distress inks, Gillette Shaving Foam, Popsicle Sticks, Cardstock, Flat Pearls, Stamps of your Choice, Martha Stewart Punches and Dies of your Choice, Wet wipes as well as paper tissues/napkins

Thank so much Hussena for the Tutorials and Creations you've shared with us. All of your Creations are Absolutely Stunning.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

MeltArt Beeswax Tutorial

Heya, Today I'm showing you how to decoupage wallet using Melt Art Beeswax. I've enjoyed so much while using MeltArt Beeswax. It has specially for craft purpose, which is non-toxic and great for papers & embellishments. I want to say Thanks to Rajni Aunty :) for encouraging me to create blog post.

Got Inspire from these Videos:

Suze Weinberg Buzzing With Beeswax

Collage/mixed media mini tags - using beeswax

Materials Used:
Fiskars Deckle Edge Scissors, Perfect Pearls, MeltArt Beeswax, Creaser, Curved Tip Tweezer, Spatula, Wax-Heater, Cut-Outs of Napkins, Old Books Paper, Wallet, Heat Gun.

Decoupaged the edges of wallet using left over pieces of napkins with Mod-Podge Matte glue. 

Put some amount of  MeltArt Beeswax granules in a wax heater
(while you're working, it would be preferably keep the wax-heater ON as the beeswax tends to cool down really fast. You can use Induction Cooker if you don't have wax-heater. )

Cut the Old book paper with Fiskars Deckle Edge Scissors. This scissor gives beautiful effect of torn paper. I just love this scissor

Dip the paper in a melted Beeswax using Curved-shape Tweezers and Simply put it on wallet carefully as shown in a image.


Heat the Back of Spatula with Heat Gun, and Press the waxed paper with the help of hot spatula. It will crease and settle down the paper on wallet.


Similar way dip a napkin in a wax-heater, put it on wallet and set with hot spatula. You can set it directly using heat gun and spatula
(P.S. Paper or Napkin takes time to settle down on wallet and you can use both ways to set paper on wallet)


Apply Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder of your choice on the folds and creases as shown in image to give a sparkling look to your wallet. After that cut the left-over edges with sharp edge-scissors. I have applied Mustard Seed Distress ink on the edges to give vintage look.
 (I had applied two layers of Mod-Podge Glue with the gap of two hours)


I had dipped the Wooden Button in Beeswax and glued with Hot Glue Gun to hide the wallet tag. Tadaaaaaa!!! My Vintage Wallet is ready to Flaunt :) :)

Before using MeltArt Beeswax, had tried normal candle wax on napkins as well as on papers, But it didn't give that effect which this Beeswax have gave on wallet. If you have any questions regarding this Tutorial, feel free to ask me here or drop a mail at See ya!!!

Craft Materials Used:

Sunday, 24 November 2013

GDT Post by Neha - Innovative ways to use Resist Pattern Papers and Bezels

Heya Crafters, We ar so excited to introduce a New Craft Learning Program. Every month we will showcase a detailed projects in which you will learn new techniques, tips and different projects from India's Renowned Crafters.

This month we have focused on Pattern Papers, Bezels and Bottle Caps. I'm so glad to introduce our First Guest DT, who is an Artist from heart, has lovely friendly nature and creates Magnificent Craft Projects (She's my biggest inspiration). When i approached to her, She has said yes without any second thought :D

She has spent 10 years in USA and has took crafting as an hobby but soon she has turned this into profession and dig herself into customization of cards, thus Periwinkle Creations was started. Recently She's been featured in City Shor Ahemdabad. She's none other than Neha Bhatt from
Periwinkle Creations. Over to you Neha.

Hello everyone!  This is Neha from Periwinkle Creations and I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer here at Rainbow Craftykari today.  Before I share my project with you, I would like to say a Thank You to Maninder for asking me over to play :)

Today I will be showcasing some projects made with Pink-paislee Mistable papers & My mind’s eye 12X12 papers along with some beautiful Vintaj bezels and Bottle Caps

The mistable papers have a black background pattern and on top of that there is clear resist pattern. So when you mist or add color to the paper the pattern will show through just like clear embossing on paper & distressing it with ink. They are very heavy duty card stock so can take up mist & any wet medium very well. I simply loved them, See the different samples I have created which shows the effect of various color medium on this paper.

For the layout, I distressed the edges of 12x12 mistable paper with few distress inks. I have used few strokes of water colors to make a colorful backdrop for the black & white photos. Make sure to wipe the resist pattern with wet wipe once the color medium is dry. Few strips of paper, die cuts & silver thread is added to keep the layout minimalistic to highlight the beautiful pattern on the resist paper. (btw this is my first layout ever:D )


The next is journal front cover and back. As this particular paper has very light resist pattern, I tried some stamping on it too & glad it worked. I added some die cuts & brads to embellish it. It is going to be my journal cover. See the first page I created...! I love different quotes & like to translate on paper so I will be adding many more pages to this beautiful journal.

Same paper is used for the Christmas card. I've masked and distressed the side panel with peeled paint & fired brick inks and tied Hemptique Cord. The wooden tag is stamped with pigment ink and added some glitter. Bottle cap embellishment was fun to make. I cut pattern paper with 1circle punch (it fits perfectly inside the cap), stick it into cap & added lots of glossy accent on top of it. Let it dry overnight.

This bezels are super cute. Pure brass with lovely finish. I used polymer clay to create that faux turquoise. (inspirational video link : ) .I added some acrylic color to clay as mine was white and knead it, rolled it with the big marker, laid in to the bezel & cut trim with the paper cutter (trimming could have been neater – but that was my first experiment with polymer clay;) ). Bake it as per the instruction. Let it cool & apply golden alcohol ink with very thin brush to create that golden streak. Let it dry and apply thin coat of glossy accent.

These cards are created from my minds eye 12x12 pattern paper. I decided to use them to create focal point as well as the background to do full justice to their beauty. There were many elements like borders, notebook print and some beautiful words. The bezel with birds is a washi tape covered with glossy accent & little heart is a wood embellishment from studio calico.  The bigger heart is stamped with various pigment inks to match the overall colors. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - Hope you enjoyed this post and will get inspired to try some of these fabulous products. .  Before I go, I would just like to say a Thank You once again Maninder for this opportunity and having trust in me.  Thanks for having me over, I've really enjoyed myself!

Neha Bhatt
Periwinkle Creations

Crafty stash used :

Others Products :
Ranger distress inks, Pigment inks, Simon says stamps, Papertrey ink, Mama elephant, Wplus9, Camel water colors

Thank so much Neha for Inspiring us through your Ultimate Creations, Tips and Techniques you've shared with us.