Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Media. Show all posts

Friday, 5 May 2017

Altered Tin Can with Thank You Tag by GDT Anila Dikay

Hello Crafters!


Today at the Rainbow Craftykari blog, I am here to inspire you for the new challenge for the month of May. 

The theme for this challenge is "The Blooms Magic". Checkout the details here.


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

(Please do bear with me as this is a very picture heavy post. But as I wanted to cover each and every side/angle of the project I could not skip adding any of these pictures...Not to mention some close-ups of my blooms.... ;-))




Let's begin with the first one!!!


Project 1 - Altered Tin Can


You can make blooms by taking a square paper and fold it into half and again into half. Now in this folded conical portion cut a heart shape. When the paper unfolds a flower is formed. Make three more such flowers with little varying sizes. Now to assemble the flowers together. Pinch and fold each and every petal of all the four flowers into half. This forms creased effect. Don't be very perfect, The imperfections give it a more natural look. After pinching all the flowers arrange them one over the other in descending form. Lastly add pearls / beads in the center to form the core.

 


I covered the can with a corrugated sheet I received as a packing material. Stuck a white laced burlap ribbon at the bottom and a crochet lace at the top of the can. I made 3 bright colored blooms for this project and covered the center of the blooms with tiny white pearls. Arranged and stuck the blooms on the can and added few leaf die-cuts. Lastly tied a twine around the can and attached a ready tag with a wooden clothespin.

Few more pictures






 My second project is a "Thank you Tag"



I began with stenciling the card with texture paste and covered it all with white gesso. Next, I used color splash and heat set it. I made 3 blooms again for this project (same blooms). This time I covered the center of the blooms with black beads. Added leaf die-cuts and a butterfly. Adhered a heat-embossed sentiment with foam adhesive. Tied two ribbons at the top. Lastly, to cover up the empty spaces I doodled the texture with a black gel pen.

 Few more pictures





I had great fun making these blooms. I hope you too enjoyed my post.


Hoping to see you participate in the challenge and also looking forward to what flowers you all make.


Thank you for dropping by. Do leave your valuable comments below.

Love,

Anila

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Decoupage on MDF Box with Easel Card Tutorial by DT Nikkita Sethi

Hello Crafters,

Nikkita here again on India's Best Papercrafting Blog that's Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Hope you all are doing great. Often you want to decoupage the MDF Box with pattern papers but many doubts arises, Today in our Teaching and Learning program, I'm going to share step by step tutorial Decoupage on MDF Box using Pattern Papers. Also I'm going to share one more tutorial on how to prepare an Easel card, which is going to be inside in it and it will become an Wonderful gift to present to your loved ones. It's going to be lengthy post, so sit back and grab your favorite summer drink.

Decoupage Box with Pattern Paper:

Step 1
Take MDF box of 6"x6" size. I have bought mine from Rainbow Craftykari Store. It has good finishing and of highest quality. Clean it completely using fine sand paper. Shake off the dust thoroughly.


Step 2
Apply Light Coat of Gesso to all over the box, Coat only once. Let it dry completely or Heat Dry it using heat tool.


I'm using Prima Rossibelle Pattern paper, so i have picked the color from it, then apply DecoArt Reminisce chalkboard paint using sponge or brush, chalkboard paints give a smooth and neat finish and dries quickly.


Step 3
For 6by6 inches box, have cut the pattern papers into 5.75inches leaves a 0.25 inch gap which shows the background color of the box and distressed the pattern papers with Black soot distress ink or any other ink to give a finished look.

I used mod podge to stick the papers it's a fabulous product for decoupage. Apply Mod Podge in Horizontal and Vertical way so that it get apply evenly on on base and it won't form any bubbles.

Tip: When you'll adhere the pattern paper, before give a one good coat of Mod Podge glue which is sufficient. Than take any clean rough cloth, fold into small rectangle shape and by keeping good pressure of your hand move that cloth piece on to the pattern paper, it will set  your pattern paper.
Stenciled using grey chalkboard paint and if you don't have grey use black and white acrylic paint. I have stenciled inside and outside before and after adhering the pattern papers. Heat Dry it.


For Inside have cut the pattern papers approx 7mm from all four sides. Adhere it using same technique. 


Step 4
Coming to decoration, I have colored the Simple Lattice Chippie from Papericious and other chipboard elements with DecoArt Reminisce ChalkBoard Paint using Sponge brush. To give a brushed look i have Distress them using Black Soot Distress ink. I have even use left over chippies from Simple Lattice to give a unique look. Have adhered them inside and top of the box using glossy accents.


On the top of the cover, I've placed chippies, flowers, Metal Embellishments and die-cuts from the Prima Rossibelle Collection to give symmetrical composition. After that i have adhered them with glossy accents and tacky tape.

Tip: You can take photographs of you composition, It'll help you to make the placements of your decorative products to check the correct composition, Once you're satisfy, adhere them.


Our Decoupage Box is Complete, Keep it aside. Let's move to Card now.


Easel Card Tutorial:

Step 1
Take black cardstock of around 250-300 gsm measuring 5*11inches and score on long side at 2.75" and 5.5".
Pre-fold all score lines.


Step 2
Take another piece of cardstock measuring 5x5.5" and adhere to 2.75" x 5.5" section  as shown using tacky tape,
Remove the Tape liner and adhere the 5x5.5" cardstock piece. Now the card base is ready.

Step 3
For embellishing the card I have used scraps from the collection left while making the box and have cut strips of 0.75" x 5.5" and now stick them randomly using tacky tape , now you can add a die cut and embellish it with the tags from the collection. I have added foam tape at the back to give 3D look. Take a strip of 1.75 *5 inches and add to the inside flap to make a stopper for the card to stand.


Step 4
I have added satin handmade flowers and embellished with diecut leaves using glue gun and glossy accents and added a sentiment in the inside flap to complete the card.


And now the easel card matching the mdf box is ready.


Material List for Decoupage Box
Deco art pink and grey chalkboard paints
Mod podge matte
MDF Box
Sand Paper
Stencil
Stencil brush
Papericious chippies
Prima Rossi Belle Paper Pack
Diecuts from my stash
Mulberry flowers
Black Soot Distress ink
Black gum drops


Material List for Easel card

250-300Gsm cardstock
Rossibelle pattern papers
Satin flowers
Tags from collection
Cherry Leaf Die
Tacky tape
Glossy accents
Foam tape



All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the ongoing challenge "Exploding Surprise". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Love & Warm Regards
Nikkita Sethi
Blooming Crafts by Nikkita

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)
Tip:
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 rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com

 

Supplies used –

Gesso

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

MDF

Tim holtz stencils – brick & floral

Thank you so much

Pavitra