Showing posts with label Embellishments. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Embellishments. Show all posts

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.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Guest DT Meena - Mixed Media Altered Tissue Box

Bonjour Crafters, What's Happening? Today, we have such a beautiful and innovative tutorial by very hard-worker crafter, an Artist, an Jewellery artist and so much. I'm so much honored to introduce her on Rainbow Craftykari Blog, She is Meena Herale from Sunshine Creations by Meena!!

Over to you Meena

Hello friends, I'm Meena Herale from Shimoga, Karnataka. From childhood I was in love with Art & Crafts so I took it as my professional. To me craft is everything because I can express my feeling through it. I make greeting cards, soft toys, mixed media,, jewellery, scrapbook layout, decoupage, sospeso, quilling, hand embroidery, stocking flowers, etc. I learned all these by seeing in YouTube and books. You can visit my blog here and FB page here to see my works.

Today I'm very happy to be a guest DT for Rainbow Craftykari and my first online store to shop. Being differently-able person shopping for craft items was very difficult to me but one day (3 and half years back) while searching something in Facebook I saw a page and was happy because my crafting became easy, that page was Rainbow Craftykari.

Today I'm showing you how to alter a tissue box in simple mixed media technique.

Mixed Media Altered Tissue Box


Step by step photo tutorial.

Step 1
I took a MDF tissue box and gave a coat of gesso.


Step 2
I covered the tissue box with pattern paper using mod podge. Here I used My Golden Garden collection from Papericious.

Step 3
I colored the edges using Faber castell Gelatos. Next I created texture using stencils and texture paste. If you don't have Faber castell Gelatos then you can use distress ink pad to color the edges.


Step 4
I applied Distress spray stain and Dylusions ink spray randomly on it. When it started to dry I took a dry brush and gave more texture by giving some random stroke.

Step 5
Next applied Inka Gold on it randomly using little water.




Step 6
I took burlap paper from Papericious Naturals collection to make a faux lace to attach the box on all four sides.


Step 7
Finally I embellished the box with flat back, mulberry flowers, pearls, etc.. For leaves I cutted My Golden Garden papers. I used hot glue gun and glossy accent to glue the embellishment.





Final look of the altered box



Hope you liked it. If any doubts please feel free to ask.

Thank you
Meena Herale

Materials used-
My Golden Garden and Naturals collection from Papericious
Ranger texture paste
Flourish THS032 & Blocks THS059 from Tim Holtz layering stencil
Faber castell Gelatos
Dylusion ink spray - melted chocolate
Distress spray stain - vintage photo
Mulberry flowers & hot glue gun from Rainbow Craftykari store
Pearls & flat back from local store
Mod podge
Martha Stewart border punch
Ranger glossy accent

You can find all these products in Rainbow Craftykari Store.


Monday, 25 July 2016

Guest DT Shikha - Explosion Box Tutorial

Heya Crafters, Happy Monday to Everyone! I'm glad to introduce to one of the truly brilliant artist in a craft community. We always adore her work by sneak peeks of her Characters, which left smile on our face. She is Shikha Mahajan from SM Memory Makers

Over to you Shikha

Hello, crafty friends! Shikha here from Hubli and I am thrilled to be a guest designer this month for Rainbow Craftykari Store. I'm Passionate about art and craft, diy's, upcycling products, doodling, sketching since childhood. I took it as profession and its been 5 years now. I also organize events related to art in my city. Owner of SM Memory Makers, which is all about handmade gifts like cards, scrapbook, scrapboxes, frames and more. Also into merchandising of handmade products. I have my 2 main characters named Amor and Quieo sketched by me which I use as brand ambassadors of SM Memory Makers.

How to make a 2 layers Explosion Box

This is a tutorial which shows how to make a 2 layer explosion box. Explosion box can be custom made to suit different occasions.


Glimpse of the Explosion box:


Since Friendship day is around the corner, I made this Explosion box for the same occasion.

Steps to make  a 2 layers Explosion Box ;

Step 1
Start with a square sheet of cardstock of any desire color which measures 12 by 12 inch. I close black because it makes any color look bright onto it.


Step 2
Score 4 inches and 8 inches horizontally and vertically.



Step 3
Cut out the squares at corners as shown.



This is how it  looks like.

Step 4
Repeat Steps 1, 2 & 3 and make one more such piece for the second layer with 11.5 inches square cardstock. The layers can be of same size as well but I want it to be a little smaller than the first layer.


Step 5
Apply adhesive (I have used fevicol, you can use any adhesive you have) on the center square of the first layer and glue it to the next piece on top.


The base is ready.

Step 6
To make the lid take a black cardstock of 6 1/4 by 6 1/4 inches size, score 1 inch from all the edges and crease them.


Step 7
Make cuts along the creases on all the 4 edges of 1 inch.

Step 8
Apply adhesive on the flap and fold inwards.


Repeat same for all the four corners to complete the lid.

Step 9
Choose pattern papers and stick them. You can choose any pattern papers you like. I'm choosing 3 different floral pattern papers from Paper designer paper pack which goes along with the occasion.


This is how it looks like once we stick these papers to the base.

Step 10
Embellishments to be added.


1 - I chose Teddy bear die cuts from a pattern paper set I brought from a local store and wrote friendship message on them using a marker.
Stamped few sentiments to make more embellishments. (Clear stamp from Heidi swap).

2 - Quote die cut are from collection of die cuts brought from a local store again, a heart pearl, ribbon, a button, 3 pink mulberry flowers, bling to decorate the lid.

3 - For center of the card:
I stamped a sentiment "love our friendship" on pattern die cut for center of the card, added a ribbon to the tag and a little butterfly which goes along with the pattern paper and few pearls brought from local store.
I added few bling and distressed the corner of all the embellishments with Ranger's Mowed Lawn acid free distress ink pad using blending tool. 
I used double sided tape to all the embellishments to give a 3D look.

The complete Explosion Box








This is my take on 2 layers Explosion Box for Friendship Day

Thank you so much for taking out the time to read this tutorial. If you have any question please feel free to leave the comments here.

Regards
Shikha Mahajan
Materaisl used -
Black cardstock - 650 GSM
Fevicol
A pair of scissors
Pattern papers - paper designer from Enogreeting
Heidi swap clear stamp set
Rubber stamp - love our friendship
Friends die cuts
Teddy bear die cuts
Pearls, Ribbons, Bling, Buttons
Mulberry flowers

Products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store and You can mail them your list of products at rainbowcraftykari@live.com to get your favorite products at best prices!!