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

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Farewell to the Summer 2018 RCS DT Team

Hello Everyone,

We are bidding adieu to our Design Team Members and wishing them all the best for their future!

The past three months flew by and our team came up with great posts for you all! We would like to thank each member for contributing to the blog with such great ideas and tutorials!

Their works are as follow:

Blog Coordinator Aditi

DT Priyadarshini

DT Saloni

DT Vidhi Jadeja

DT Megha Tainwala

DT Spardha Angra

The NEXT DT season will be coming up soon !! Keep watching our updates at and

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

MM Layout by DT Vidhi inspired by Blog Coordinator Aditi

Hello folks,

Hope you guys are having a great time. It's raining in Mumbai !!! I just love rains...Everything looks so fresh, alive, green and beautiful !!! 

I am here again at Rainbow Craftykari blog with my inspirational post. As you all know this month we all DT members are getting inspired by our very own Design Team.

Today my layout is inspired by the wonderful artist and talented person, Aditi Mahajan. I just love her work. I Inspired by her layouts. Those are simply amazing and fresh. I went through her all creations and I just love it how she used bright and fresh colours, beautiful coloured die cuts of floral designs and lovely embellishments. I tried to add all that details to my layout !!!

I started my layout by taking two different pattern papers and arranged it. Gave a coat of clear gesso to prime the papers. Then through stencils, I have applied modelling paste and embossing paste randomly on papers. After drying I sprinkled some Lindy's sprays and magical shakers for adding colours.

Now it's time to add layers...I used lots of flowers, die cuts, leaves, stickers, glitter, dry mousse etc. After that, I added finnabair stones with the help of soft gloss gel.  And it's done. In today's layout this bright and fresh lemons gave the freshness to my layout which I am feeling now in Rains. So feel fresh and create your art !!!

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspirations, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Happy Crafting


Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Image Transfer Tutorial by DT Vidhi

Hello Friends,

How are you doing? I am back again with my tutorial post for Rainbow Craftykari blog. Recently we celebrated " World Environment Day " !!! A worldwide movement to clean up the planet and ban plastic and everywhere campaigns are going on. In India, we use a lot of plastic!!! But " Beat Plastic Pollution " campaign really raised awareness and inspired action on plastic pollution.  So here is my little contribution towards it.

Our small act has made a huge contribution to saving our planet. So I decided to stop using plastic bags now on wards. That's why I bought a cloth bag . But as a creative person we don't like anything simple and plain :)  So I thought of a makeover for this bag with the Image Transfer Technique.

Now lets create  our ECO BAG !!!

1) Step 1 - Select Image and Print !

To do the transfer , you will require an image. So first choose any print that interests you. It can be any image of self designed photo or picture or image taken from the internet. You will require a laser printout of the selected image but remember laser printout only, as an inkjet print will bleed when applying the medium. Another most important point to keep in mind is that you will need to mirror the image before printing.

Once your image print is ready, the picture will be adhered face down, and hence if it's an image with the script you can read it the right way if you ensured the mirror image print. The print needs to be on the regular printing paper and not on a thick paper. 

2) Step 2 - Adhere the print on the bag! 

As we are doing Image Transfer on light colour fabric bag so we don't have to apply any primer on its surface but if you will do any project on wood or metal or plastic then you have to apply a coat of primer or gesso.

The image has to be adhered face down. The Photo transfer medium or Mod Podge should be applied both on the part of the surface ( On the bag ) and the side of the paper that has the image (the side with the image that is going to be adhered face down ). Do not use loads of mediums. Just enough to adhere, covering all areas. Just how we do our regular decoupage.

3) Step 3 - Remove bubbles or creases!

Adhere the paper carefully , without any bubbles or creases. This is very important for a good and complete transfer. Adhere one side and pressing down , gradually move towards the other. Make sure you adhere the edges well as they tend to come off ( later at rubbing stage ) if not stuck well. But a top coat of medium is not required on paper. Remember this step otherwise it is hard to remove the paper later.

4) Step 4 - Drying time !

Once the image is adhered , you need to leave it aside for 8 to 10 hrs for good results. I prefer to leave it overnight. 

5) Step 5 - Rub the paper

Next step is very crucial and needs lots of patience ...It is removing the layers of papers to see the image transferred. Use a moist sponge and dampen the paper enough , so that you can see the image . Wait for a minute and then start rubbing out the paper gently with sponge or hand. I prefer rubbing out with my hand.

Do it in a circular motion. Remember the paper is made of layers and we are removing one layer at a time. Once you remove one layer , again slightly damp the paper and remove the next layer. Do it slowly till you see the image. I did it in small portions.

Sharing a set of various stages to explain the above. Hope this helps...Do not harshly try to remove all layers at one time.

6) Step 6 - Final image and seal it !

After you complete Step 5 this is how the image looked when transferred on the bag. Now once the image is transferred , it needs to be sealed with a coat of Photo transfer medium or Mod podge. The medium works as a sealant and dries clear.

7) Step 7 - Touch up and Highlighting !

After sealing the image , I worked around the borders of my image. There are few , minor off white patches. However, I did not want to rub further ( otherwise it will destroy the image) so I coloured it with Black Acrylic colour  to cover it. I highlighted some portions of the image with Brown ink colour and eye with blue colour. 

8) Step 8 - Stamping and decorating 
To add more interest , I used script stamp and stamped it with Archival Black ink. As the image also has some script on it. I did not want to do much on this as I love its simple outcome.

At last, I decided to decorate it with Rainbow Craftykari's new launch product... MDF embellishments. There are many different shapes in it but I preferred  a round shape which will go well with the Cameras's round shutter in the image. I coloured the circles with Brown ink and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder. Then distressed the edges with Black ink.

And it's done !!! The process looks lengthy but it is not! It just requires patience!!!

Supplies used :
  • A cloth bag 
  • A laser print
  • Image transfer or Mod Podge medium
  • Sponge
  • Water 
  • Archival Black , Blue and Brown ink 
  • Rainbow Craftykari's MDF embellishments
  • Glue
  • Black acrylic colour
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Versamark clear ink pad
Hope you like my project !!! And please take an initiative not to use Plastic anymore. Let's  make this a conscious habit and keep creating your ECO bags.

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE
Thank you,

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Dream Catcher- DT Priyadarshini inspired by DT Vidhi

Hello Everyone,

First of all i would like to share that our Rainbow Craftykari Blog has been chosen in TOP 100 Scrapbooking blogs over the web!!

We can't express how much overwhelmed we are, this happen all because of your support and love. Thank you so much everyone for showering unconditional love and support. Keep visiting at our blog and get inspired every day!

Moving on to my today's inspiration post. I have taken inspiration from our design team member and my friend Vidhi Jadeja. She is an amazing crafter and you must check her BLOG

For today's post, I have made a dream catcher using an old embroidery hoop and used foamiran flowers. 

I was inspired by one of her cards made for the team last month. Check out that card HERE.

Materials required:

1. Embroidery hoop - 2 different sizes (can be made with one hoop)
2. Jute twine/cord (multicolour)
3. Hot glue gun
4. White pearls and colour beads
5. Feathers
6. MDF butterfly
7. Fabric glue/ white glue
8. Foamiran
    a) Flowers
    b) Leaves
    c) Pollens
    d) Styrofoam buds
    e) Iron box to heat the flowers

How I made: 

1. I took two different sizes of embroidery hoops and started wrapping them using jute twine/cord. I used fabric glue to stick the end of the twine to the hoop. (can use a drop of hot glue to secure the end of the twines)

2. Take twine and add pearls and beads and tie feathers to the end and secure with a drop of hot glue gun so the feathers don't fall off. 

3. Add these to the hoop using a hot glue gun. 

4. Made 3 roses using foamiran (yellow, pink, blue) and small flowers and leaves. Used hot glue to add them to the hoop. 

5. Added MDF butterfly with hot glue to the dream catcher.

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Happy crafting!

Friday, 1 June 2018

RCS Challenge #11 Back To School + Blog HOP

Hello everyone,

Wishing you all a very Happy June! With the new month, we have a fun new challenge! This month apart from the challenge, we also have a fun blog hop for you all!

Here's a look at the challenge first:

The challenge is all about creating any project on the theme of 'Back to School' with a twist of incorporating any school stationery in it! Feel free to create any crafty project be it a card, a layout, altered piece, tag, home decor art, album and anything art/craft related. The last date to submit entries is 25th June'18

One winner will win a goodie bag filled with CraftTangles supplies worth Rs. 400 (shipping free) as well as the winner's badge to flaunt on the blog. Top three entries will get to flaunt a badge on their blogs.  

Any entry which doesn't follow the guidelines will be disqualified and will be removed from the participation entries

Please go through the General Guidelines and Rules HERE.

Now coming onto the blog hop fun! Our team has created fantastic projects for you'll to be inspired from! Below is the Blog hop list, click and visit their blogs. To enter for the prize, leave a comment on all the team member's blogs as well as on the Rainbow Craftykari blog June Challenge Post. Additionally, subscribe to the Rainbow Craftykari Youtube Channel and follow/subscribe me (choose, one social media personal).
As simple as that!
Here's the list:

Rainbow Craftykari Challenge Post- ****YOU ARE HERE****

Blog Coordinator- Aditi MahajanToday I have created a simple yet colour messy layout! The word School takes me back to Primary Colours and artistic mess! I was also inspired by our DT Spardha's style of keeping the layout simple using minimal embellishments.

DT Megha TainwalaThese are fun and easy ways of giving your notebook and pencils a makeover, so easy and customizable that your kid could also have some fun going back to school.

DT PriyadarshiniEducation is the most powerful weapon which can change the world'- Nelson Mandela.

New academic year with more challenges and lots to learn, I made a door hanger 'My Study Time'

DT Saloni- Everyone's school days have the memories they can cherish and treasure for life. When I think about School, it reminds me of all the fun I had.. We used to play our own created games and draw for fun. Similarly, I wanted to create something which can also be fun.  So I have created two different cards trying to incorporate few elements which will remind us of our school days. 

DT SpardhaGet nostalgic and back to school for June!
Here's to the best years of our life, learning and becoming the beautiful little individuals we are now.

DT VidhiToday I have created a small 6 by 6 Photo Folio inspired by the 'Back to School' theme. As a school stationery, I used Paper Pin or U pin as the closure to the Folio. This folio is inspired by all things school and all the elements take me back to my school days.

Two winners will be announced on 8th June on the Blog and on Rainbow Craftykari's Facebook Page. Winners stand a chance to win a gift voucher to the Rainbow Craftykari Store. 

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Altered Palette Tutorial by DT Vidhi

Hello friends,

How are you all? I am enjoying my little summer vacation!!! It's too hot here in India. But I am still enjoying my break. I am back with another Tutorial post for Rainbow Craftykari blog.

This time, I've created an Old Vintage Shadow Box from a used artist palette. I love old and a vintage look on projects and that's why this was fun to create it.

So here is how I made this Shadow box.
Enjoy a video flip through and step by step instructions below  

Step 1 :  First step is to prime the base.

It is always good to prime the base with gesso, so it holds any further mediums and colours.

I gave it a coat of Black Gesso and covered the entire surface. The palette is made out of plastic and this gesso primes it well for further textures and mediums. 

Step 2 :  Adding textures. Apply white Crackle texture paste on the pallet randomly as shown in the image.

For fine cracks, let it dry naturally. Once you let it dry for a few hours, you'll see the cracks appear. Next, I applied a thin layer of rust paste watered down, onto the texture. This enhances the cracks.

Step 3 :  Roughly placing elements on the pallet.
I picked different things from my treasure, to go with my vintage shadow box.
After picking it out the elements, I roughly placed them on the palette and played with the arrangement. 

Step 4 :  Add colours and textures to the elements.
I selected different types of materials of elements. Some are plastic, metal, fibers etc.  Before placing them, it is important to colour them to match the vintage look. I used the same rust pastes and painted the elements.

Step 5 :  Gluing and Priming the elements. 
One by one I placed all the elements in the colour pallet  and added some used fabric pieces, threads, beads and mini/mega stones to give more depth to the project.

Step 6 :  Time to add the coffee splash.
In the end, I splashed some coffee stains on the entire project to enhance the vintage look. 

Step 7: Final touches.

For more depth, I sprinkled Lindy's magical shakers at a few places and added Tim Holtz Word Sticker to give it more meaning. 

And with that my Vintage shadow box is ready !!!

Supplies Used :
  • Black Gesso
  • Finnabair Rust Paste set
  • White Crackle texture paste
  • Glue - Heavy body gel
  • Tim Holtz sticker set
  • Lindy's magical shakers
  • Coffee powder
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration and tutorials.

Hope you guys liked it. Looking forward to seeing your variation of this one!

Happy Crafting,