Showing posts with label DT Pavitra. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DT Pavitra. Show all posts

Monday, 1 May 2017

RCS Challenge # 3 - The Blooms Magic

Hello my Dear Friends

Pavitra here and it’s time for another challenge at our blog Rainbow Craftykari.

Who doesn’t love flowers, every feeling of ours are well defined by flowers, personally I myself love to see blooms on my projects, cards frames and so on, so for this month The Blooms Magic challenge is to create projects with handmade paper flowers. Isn't it really exciting!!

Here are the Challenge Guidelines:

  • Create any project using any technique with handmade paper flowers.
  • It can be made of any type of paper like filter paper, Iris cardstock, quilling paper or any Cardstock/Paper But not of ribbon, fabric or foam.
  • Flowers made with the Stamped images WON'T be counted. Your Project will be counted as Invalid.
  • It can be die-cut, Punch cutouts, or Hand-cut.
  • The use of flowers SHOULD be CLEARLY VISIBLE.
  • Your project should be absolutely NEW. Any Old Projects won't be acceptable.
  • Your Project Must be in Rhythm with Handmade Flowers

Please go through General Guidelines and Rules HERE. Any entry which won't be following the guidelines, will be disqualified and will be removed by the participation entries.


Rainbow Craftykari will be giving Following Prize for this month -

  • One Winner will be be selected by the DT and He/She stand a chance to win Gift Voucher worth Rs 500/- from Rainbow Craftykari Store.

  • Top 3 entries will win Rainbow Craftykari badges to put on their blog.

  • Every Participant will get Participation Badge to Flaunt on their blog. 

    *Above given guidelines are mandatory to qualify in the challenge. If any participant fails to follow the guidelines, they will be disqualify from the challenge.

    Here is my project to inspire you all. It’s a money envelope adored with beautiful flowers.

    The envelope is made of colored cardstock. The base is made of iris sheet 270 GSM , I first colored it with distress inks and then stamped with various shades of archival and colorbox chalk inks.

    The flowers are first die cut with iris sheet 150gsm, inked and then shaped accordingly. Finally I placed all the other elements together and finish off the flowers with glass glitter for the sparkling effect.

    Material List:
    Colored Cardstock - 250 - 300gsm
    Iris paper 270
    Iris paper 150
    Archival Ink - Dark peony and Berrilicious
    Distress ink - Milled lavender, Seedless preserves, Dusty concord and Chipped sapphire
    Distress Re-inker -
    Peeled paint

    Link up your projects through Inlinkz before 30th May'17
    Excited to see your projects
    All the Best !!

    Paper Grace

    Inspiration Projects by our DT's and GDT's

    Altered Tin Can with Thank You Tag by GDT Anila Dikay

    As an inspiration post, I have made two projects here today where I have used the flowers made by me. Check here for detailed Post


    Beauty Inside The Blooms MM Canvas by GDT Mounika K. For more details visit here

    Beauty Inside The Blooms MM Canvas by GDT Mounika K

    Shabby Chic Card with Handmade Flowers By GDT Kriti. For details visit here


    Shabby Chic Card with Handmade Flowers By GDT Kriti

    Summer Breeze 3D Pop-up Box Album by DT Aditi Mahajan

    I've created a 3D Pop-up Box Album on the theme of Summer. Relax and rejuvenate in the gardens and enjoy your vacation. For Details Click Here


    Wednesday, 19 April 2017

    Contrast Between Basic Mixed Media Mediums by DT Pavitra Chanchal

    Hello My Dear Friends


    Pavitra here, I am back with you guys and believe me, I am super excited and happy to be here!!!Lately I started doing lots of mixed media projects and there is so much that can be done. I love to work with different mediums and today I would like to share my bit of knowledge with you guys about the basic mixed media mediums.


    Gesso – is the first and for most important medium that I start to play with when I start working on any projects. Gesso works as a primer for the surfaces and prepares the surface or the background for the next step without bleeding through. In simple work it let the sprays, inks, paints or crayon does the job in better way.

    Depending upon the consistency there are light gesso or heavy gesso that available in the market. Further there are three variants of gesso available – white gesso, black gesso and clear gesso. One can choose from white or black gesso depending upon the final look one is aiming for.

    Clear gesso is good to use on any image, pattern or sketch, so that a part of it remains visible while working with sprays, ink or paints.

    There are many brands available I am naming few of them here – Prima marketing, Liquitex, DecoArt, Dustic Attic, Sakura etc.There is so much that can be done with gesso like priming the surface ( below pic)

    Preparing the embellishments for coloring (below pic)

    Gesso can also be used for stamping, it creates a resist effect as shown in below pic.

    Modeling paste - is thick, dimensional paste, which can be worked with texture tool, spatula or stencil for creating various interesting textures. It dries permanent and somewhat semitransparent after drying. I usually first make the textures on base which i want to create and than after i apply paints on the textures. It can be sprayed with colors after drying. By mixing with pigments, inks or sprays one can create custom pastes out of it.

    The best tool to apply modelling paste is Plastic Palette Knife as its very easy to apply with, its flexible to use and you can use the knife in any direction while working on Stencils or at any base. The cardstock i work with for Modelling paste is 270 GSM to 300 GSM as it gives good weight to hold the modelling paste.

    Modelling Paste works great as an adhesive for embellishments. Few of the brand available in the market – dustic attic, liquitex , prima , golden etc.

    In the above image, in first row, I applied modeling paste with Plastic Palette Knife;
    Second row, I mixed it with distress ink and applied with texture tool;
    In the last I applied modeling paste through stencil using Palette Knife.

    Texture Paste - is as name suggests, It adds dimensional textures to painting or to mixed media art. It is like modeling paste. Texture paste is bit heavy than paints and modelling paste. With Texture paste you can create Impasto effects on the projects. Even one can shape or sculpt the texture paste in any way before drying using the palette knife. With using different texture tools, one can achieve unique textures on variety of the surfaces. 

    Texture paste can also be mixed with paints, pigments or colors for creating custom pastes. In the market there are various brands available one of them is from Ranger’s and its comes in three different variants depending upon the final finish –


    Texture paste (transparent gloss) – this one dries transparent with glossy finish

    Texture paste (transparent matte) – this one also dries transparent with matte finish

    Texture paste – this dries white with opaque finish.

    Further texture paste also comes up with various other finishes such a crackle paste, graphite paste; sand paste etc.

    The different brands available in the market prima marketing, dream weaver , ranger’s etc.

    Sand paste through stencil

    Texture crackle paste white and texture crackle paste mixed with distress ink (above pic)
    I first pressed the distress ink pad on the craft sheet and than mixed it with texture paste.

    By using the above mentioned uses and products I've created a tag, have a look

    If you have any queries feel free to write me comments here.

    All the Materials can be purchased from our Rainbow Craftykari Store or Pre-order us by sending mail at


    Supplies used –


    Modeling paste

    Prima sand paste

    Prima texture crackle paint white

    Distress sprays – chipped sapphire , cracked pistachio , salty ocean , moved lawn

    Inka gold

    Distress ink – vintage photo


    Tim holtz stencils – brick & floral

    Thank you so much


    Friday, 17 March 2017

    Revamp Old Chocolate Tray Into Home Décor by DT Pavitra

    Hello My dear crafty friends there!!!

    I'm pavitra here and welcome to rainbow craftykari’s blog. Our first challenge“ Revamp your Scrap is up on the blog and details can be find out here.

    For today I have a chocolate tray (which I got with a wedding invite) revamped into a home décor piece.

    Have a Look



    For this altered piece I used prima’s newly launched waxes and patina effect paste and I really enjoyed working with them. They are super easy to work with and instantly glam up any project.


    1. I removed the cloth covering and Cut chip board sheet in the shape of huts and placed them next to each other. For adding more texture, I covered them up with MDF, lace, corrugated sheet and metal embellishment.

    2. For the tree I soaked gauge in Sculpting medium and placed it on right side corner of the tray in the form of tree. Next I Placed mulberry flower and broken clay embellishment on the branches of tree.

    3. Placed metal butterfly next to the tree.

    4. Once the entire placement is done, gave the entire tray few coats of black gesso.

    5. Later I dry brushed art alchemy antique brilliance wax – amethyst randomly on the entire frame. After that I dry brushed blue and green paste from finnabair patina effect paste randomly on the entire frame and finish off with few strokes of brass paste from finnabair patina effect paste.

    6. Die cut word – home and sponged it with art alchemy – antique brilliance red amber and pasted with glue as shown.


    Hope you have fun going through the post.

    Don’t forget to participate in the challenge you have time till 31st March. Here is the link to the challenge post.

    Supplies used

    Finnabair black gesso

    Finnabair patina effect paste

    Finnabair Sculpting medium

    Finnabair art alchemy antique brilliance wax – amethyst magic & red amber

    MDF cut outs


    Metal embellishments

    Alphabet die

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