Showing posts with label Home Decor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Decor. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Wooden Home Decor Tray by DT Megha

Hello Crafty Folks,

A very good morning to you all. Today is my first post for the Rainbow Craftykari blog and I am excited. 

I have a Picture Tutorial of a Wooden Tray with Decoupage and Resin. I will take you through the steps of making a beautiful utility tray and, you don't need many supplies to make this kind of a project. Here is a look at what I made:

Here's a video flip through:

Step 1: 
I had this wooden tray which is approximately 14 inch in length. You can take any size tray. To begin with, arrange the butterflies on the tray and take a picture of it for reference.

Step 2:

Begin by painting the tray. For this I gave a coat of sky blue and grey chalk paint on the insides and edges of the tray. I dabbed the paint with a sponge dabber so there is a texture on the tray. One can use any paint, chalk paint dries up quickly specially in this summer season.

Step 3:
After the paints dries, further enhance the design by using a pattern stencil. With the help of a woodgrain pattern stencil and brown chalk paint, I added another element of design to the inner sides of the tray.

Step 4:
Next, paint the outside of the tray. I gave a coat of brown chalk paint on the outside of the tray and after it dried, with the help of a stone pattern stencil and sky blue and grey chalk paint, I added pattern to the outsides of the tray.

I reversed the colours which were inside the tray on the outside of the tray to maintain monotony in colour.

Step 5:
Remember the butterflies we arranged and clicked a picture, time to arrange and adhere them now, you can use any glue as long as the butterfly adheres flat on the base of the tray, apply a coat of varnish or glue which dries transparent on the base of the tray to protect the butterflies.

Step 6:
Coat the inside of the tray with resin, making it user friendly.For this, use Resin that is Clear and Hardner in 1:1 ration. Pour them in separate containers in equal amounts and the mix the Hardner into the Clear liquid with the help of a stick, please handle these with gloves on and use disposable cups.

Step 7:
Keep the tray on a flat surface and pour the contents of the cup on to the tray, with the help of a stick you can move the liquid to the corners and blow the bubbles with the help of a heat gun from a distance.
Leave for a day or over night to let it set and dry.

With that done, our tray is now ready. Here are some more pictures:

Supplies Used:

  • Wooden Tray
  • Chalk paints (sky blue, grey, brown)
  • Stencils
  • Butterfly Die-cuts
  • Decoupage Glue
  • Clear and Hardner (Resin)
  • Plastic Cups & Wooden Stick
  • Heat Gun, Sponge Dabbers, Palettes

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Friday, 15 December 2017

Winter Wonderland Tutorial By DT Priya

Hello Crafty Friends,

We've reached the last month of the year and what a beautiful theme we have for the christmas season here at Rainbow Craftykari blog.


I'm Priya with you today with a picture tutorial of my project "Winter Wonderland" 
This is what I've made:



So let's start the tutorial...


Step 1:
I started with making the base for this. I have a lot of thermocol pieces in various shapes and sizes so I decided to make the base with them. Here are the two pieces with which I made the base. 



Step 2:

I cut the circular piece into half and glued it to the rectangle base like this.

Step 3:

Now I cut a piece of gauze and dipped it in white gesso and adhered on the top part of the half circle. My idea here is to make some effect of melting ice dripping from the roof. After this you can choose to paint the whole with white chalk paint. I did not do it as I'm going to cover the whole surface.

Step 4:

Now I'm going to make the christmas trees. For this I used bottle cleaning brush and cut them into half, colored them and added gesso to give the look of ice on them. For two of them I adhered wooden slices on the base with the help of glue gun and rest two I fixed in the front. You can see the difference in the texture of the trees. It is because I used two brushes one is new one is used and old one. I'll recommend to use new one to get better result. Pictures of all these steps are below.

Step 5:
I fixed two trees at different heights in front. For this I used a small piece of thermocol as the base for the tree attached below. I attached two foam silver stars on the top of both the trees here. Picture follows...

Step 6:

Now I had these pine cones which I collected from our trip to Shimla. These are excellent pieces to use in any craft project. I picked one and brushed white gesso on it and attached to my base beside the Christmas tree.

Step 7:

Now I covered the base with green moss. For this I used Tacky glue and it looked really nice and green. And attached two bells on to one side of the roof.

So, it looked like this after this step is done. Then I went on to add some snow for which I used this... Polyester that is used to stuff the stuffed toys.

Now it's time to decorate this wonderland and add some color. I opted to do some quilling pieces for this.

Step 8:

As you can see in the picture, I used 3mm and 5mm white strips, 5mm Red strips and Black 3mm strips, quilling tool and white glue.

I made a few white and red berries first and here are the dimensions. As you can see I have already made little domes out of the quilled circles. I made them with 3mm strips only and used 2 strips for each big dome and 1 strip for each small dome. Here I have shown the picture of flower wire which is going to be the pedicel for the buds here.

Now I cut the wire and made the bunch of berries as shown in the picture below.

After placing the wire into one dome, I sealed it adhering the other half of the dome.

After making it into a bunch, I attached few leaves from my plant to make it look more attractive and also brushed some white gesso here.

Step 9:

Now I decided to make a snowman and ended up making two. The dimensions are same for both, difference is the strips used; one is made with 3 mm and the other with 5mm.

Their scarf was made out of 5 mm strips just one wrap around the neck and glued in front and back.

Step 10: Now onto our favorite Santa Claus. He looks like this once finished.

The dimensions

For his hair and beard, I used 3mm strips cut into small pieces and curled them. Then I attached them onto it's head like this...

Step 11:

Now I arranged all the pieces on the base and sprinkled some glitter here and there. My Wonderland is ready. Some more pictures...

This is how it looks from the backside

Tried some light in Dark

Supplies Used:
Thermocol Sheet and some shaped pieces
White gesso
Tacky Glue
White Glue

Quilling Tool
Plyer Cutter

Quilling Strips ( 3mm, 5mm)
Dried Moss

Wooden Slices
Pine cone

Foam Stars

Hope you liked the tutorial. You can get above mentioned supplies from Rainbow Craftykari Store.

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Priya Mishra