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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Floral Vintage Box Inspiration by GDT Khushboo Gandhi

Heyloo guys! I'm so excited to be here! This is my first ever post for Rainbow Craftykari Blog and I'm extremely thankful to Maninder for this amazing opportunity.


For my Inspiration post this time around, I have a plain chipboard box that I altered and transformed into a completely elegant and floral keepsake box. We can find tons of posts on 'how to construct boxes and albums' all over the web, but it's equally important to focus on 'how to embellish' something. And so, for my post, I'll be highlighting certain features of 'how to decorate a box with a cohesive theme' + certain distress ink techniques to get a vintagey and bright look (for both the outside and the inside of the box). 


I had so much fun embellishing this box. It's so amazing that crafting is such a versatile art - we can create whatever we want, and decorate it the way we want to.













Brief Steps for 'How To Embellish A Box/Project':

1. First of all, decide what theme you'd like to go with - floral, vintage, fun, eccentric, classy, monochrome, etc. It could be any one, or a mix of a couple of themes together. For this box, I've chosen a Floral theme with a Vintage backdrop.

 

2. The trick (to be able to work well during your embellishing stage) is to gather all your supplies that resonate with your theme - floral/vintage pattern papers, flowers, box corners, metal embellishments, pearls, inks, fillers, etc.

 

3. Decide what pattern papers go well with each other, try and determine which design would go better for the top and the sides, the inside of the box and the outside. Contrasting your design papers and colour combinations is one of the strongest points in embellishing your project.

 

4. I went with an intricately designed paper for the top (since it's the first thing anyone notices) and I used simple designed pattern papers for everything else. 

 

5. I cut all the papers 1/4th inch less than the size of my box and went ahead and stuck everything in it's right place (leaving 1/8th space all over). The effect that you get when the background cardstock peeps through that 1/8th inch is absolutely enchanting!

 

6. I then added my metal box corners to the lid, some pearl trims, and loads of flowers on one end of the lid. I also added a clock embellie with some stickers, especially the one that said 'Traditions'.

 

7. For the front of the box, I added a 3d sticker on which you can write your name or a message. I also added some resin corners.

 

8. For the inside of the box, I contrasted it and kept it really simple (since the outside is so full of life and heavily decorated). 


Some Distress Ink Techniques to get you going on that beautiful Vintage look:

1. If you notice, all of my pattern papers on the outside of the box have an aged, brownish, vintagey look. To achieve that, I simply used an ink applicator with Tim Holtz' Distress Ink (Tea Dye) on my papers, moving it in different directions (circular, random, straight).

2. Since papers age/become yellowy/brownish in random places over the years, the idea is to replicate that look with random strokes of inks - so that our paper looks as naturally 'vintaged' as possible.

3. For the inside of the box, I used Picked Raspberry for the bottom and Peacock Feathers for the sides (keeping the contrasting colours in mind). I tried to create a vignette using these colours that I applied on all 4 corners of the paper in a circular motion.


Supplies used:

Tim Holtz Distress Inks

Kirby Teesdale Studio Paper Pack

Pearl Trims

Resin embellishments

Flowers

Metal box corners

Papericious clock sticker

3d stickers

Glue


You can find all the above mentioned supplies at the Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@live.com

I hope I was able to inspire and motivate you enough to go try your hands on embellishing a project today. Don't forget to share your pictures!

Warm Regards
Khushboo Gandhi

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Altered Household Items Tutorial by Our Guest DT Richa

A very warm good morning to you all.

Hope you all had a lovely Holi.


Today in our Teaching and Learning Program we have our Guest DT Richa with some altered items which she made using household items with Mixed Media techniques.

Over to you Richa,

Hello everyone,

This is my first post as GDT member of Rainbow Craftykari and I am really excited to be a part of this Teaching and Learning Program. I would like to thank Maninder Kaur for giving me this awesome opportunity.

Who doesn't love antique showpieces? But purchasing these can make a huge hole in your pocket. Today as a part of GDT I am going to show you how to alter old household items into antique beauties using mixed media techniques. The thing that I love about Mixed Media is that you can never go wrong with it and even if you make a mistake by chance, you can always cover it up with gesso and can start again.

Project 1: Altered Bottl
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To make this take an old glass bottle, some tissue paper and mod podge.


Wrinkle the tissue paper and unfold it. Start covering the bottle with mod podge using simple brush or sponge brush and stick the wrinkle tissue paper as you go.


More wrinkles will ensure more texture and texture is what mixed media is all about. For more texture I have added layers of tissue paper. Don't worry if the papers tears while applying mod podge. Just add a patch of paper there and it will become unnoticeable. 


When covered the whole bottle with paper, give it a coat of mod podge.


For more texture add some cheesecloth and leave it to dry.




Add some corrugated sheets with glue. Give the whole thing a cover of black gesso or black acrylic paint and let it dry.


To add more texture you can use cotton laces. To make the front panel add a circular corrugated sheet and apply texture paste mixed with beads on the edges. To give it a more antique look add flat based pearls/thermocol balls randomly with glue.


Cover everything with black gesso/acrylic paint.


It still looked incomplete. So I decided to add a central shiny embellishment. To make this one, I took an old bottle cap and covered it with black gesso and metallic paints. Then added some silver sparkle in the central part using glue and allowed it to dry. On the sparkle added green glass stone to bring out some contrast.
Tip: Sparkles are always messy. Before playing with sparkles always cover your hands with talc powder. The sparkle won't stick to your fingers. Less mess created.


Now it's time to have some fun with metallic paints. On this project I have used golden and brick red metallic paints. To apply the paint, use dry brushing technique. In this technique, the paint brush is kept relatively dry but still holds some paint. The key is to dip the very tip of the brush into the paint and wipe or dab a little bit paint off on rag. Make sure the bristles still appear separate instead of clumped together before brushing. And then paint the surface with light handed (not much pressure) fast strokes.
Tip: If you are not comfortable with dry brushing you can always use your fingers. Pick up little pigment in between your fingers and cover the raised areas.
Add the stone embellishment to your central corrugated sheet and apply two coats of varnish to the whole bottle. Your Antique altered bottle is ready.





Project 2: Altered Pen Stand

I just couldn’t stop after altering the bottle and went on altering an old pen stand.


To alter the pen stand, follow the same steps. Cover it with mod podge, layers of tissue paper and black gesso/acrylic paint. Leave it to dry.


To embellish punch out some flowers and emboss the petals with embossing tool. 
Tip: Before embossing the petals, spray some water over them and emboss carefully so that you don't tear the paper. Misting helps in retaining the embossed shape.


Glue the flowers, cotton lace, buttons and slider of zip to the pen stand. Here I have added the button in the shape of a butterfly and have also added plastic embellishment spelling 'Dear Friend'. Cover the embellishments with black gesso/acrylic paint.


Dry Brush everything with metallic paints and apply two coats of varnish. Here is the final outcome.



Materials Used:

Glass bottle, cap, pen stand,
Buttons and zip slider,
Tissue paper,
Cheesecloth,
Corrugated sheets,
Cotton lace,
Texture paste,
Small pearls,
Flat base pearls/thermocol balls,
Glass stone,
Glitter powder,
Flower punch,
Embossing tool,
Mini mister,
Mod podge,
Black gesso/acrylic paint,
Metallic paints,
Brushes,
Glue gun/white glue.

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order to them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@live.com.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial and got inspired to make some antique alterations and don't forget to participate in our first monthly challenge, Revamp your Scraps' to win some exciting prizes, here is the link to the challenge post.

Regards,
Richa Maurya.

Thursday, 15 December 2016

Altered Palette MM by Guest DT Anushree


Hello everyone,

I am here today on the blog with a lovely post.This project is very close to my heart due to several reasons.Let me show you a picture of the project first and then talk more on this.

Yes you can call it recycling and I totally loved doing each bit of it.This is quiet an old palette almost 10 year old when I started doing oil paintings. After some time I also started teaching oil paintings, once one of my student took this palette to her home, did her work but forgot to clean colors from it. She came back to me after some four months with this and a new palette. She was feeling very sorry and offered me the new one instead…I took the old one but and gifted her new one, for all these years it was lying with me, didn’t know what and how to use it. Few days back I took it out and decided will try my mixed media skills on this, the outcome is infront of you. Few more pictures with close ups.




Final frame with a stand:

 
Instructions to do:
Since there was already lot of dried paint on the palette so I took it as an advantage to use as background,painted with white gesso (u can try painting with white acrylic as well)and let it dry.After that I did some stencilling with modelling paste on the white painted base.When the modelling paste dried I stuck few diecuts,old brushes,used paints tubes and small piece of white net with tacky glue.Again painted all over with white gesso and let it dry.Then my motto was to fill colors in this white palette for which I used Lindy’s Sprays.Since the colors were very light I gave two three coats of spray work.Then I stuck some diamond dust around with the help of multi medium matte and gave last coat of sparys.Stuck the mdf which I pre painted with sprays,and metal embellishments with some cup sequins.I also added some sentiment tiles to the palette to make it more meaningful.Lastly I attached few handmade flowers and a resin frame . Once again I filled life in my palette and that made me super happy.

Material Used:
1.Old palette,old brushes,White net and used paint tubes
2.White Gesso
3.The crafters workshop Stencil(ART IS)
4. Prima Finnabiar modelling paste
5.Diecuts, Metal embellishments, Cup sequins, Mdf’s, Sentment tiles, Resin frame(from my stash)
6.Joycraft flower die
7.Diamond dust
8.Tacky glue
9.Lindy’s spray Flat Fabio’s set
10.Rangers multi medium matte

Thank you so much for giving your time for this post.Thank you team Rainbow Craftykari for this opportunity to showcase my talent and Passion.

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.

Regards
Anushree
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