Showing posts with label Paper-crafting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paper-crafting. Show all posts

Monday, 20 March 2017

DIY Shadow Box Tutorial by Guest DT Anila

Hello lovely crafters,

 

A very warm good morning to you all. Hope you all are doing well.

 

Gifts, who doesn't love gift, but selecting gifts is very tough. But now no more tough because today in our Teaching and Learning Program our Guest DT Anila has brought an awesome tutorial of handmade shadow box. After seeing this tutorial I  bet you will all try. Grab your coffee and sit back, enjoy the tutorial.

 

Over to you Anila,

 

Hello Crafters,

 

This is my first GDT with Rainbow Craftykari. I thank Maninder and RC team for giving me this opportunity. It is indeed a great pleasure to be a part of this talented team.

 

We all know finding gifts for any occasion is a big task, especially if the gifts are for kids and with our own kids around we struggle for their birthday return gifts. Today in this Teaching and Learning program I am going to show some simple ways of making Shadow boxes which make as excellent piece for home décor or for return gifts. These can be modified and decorated in various themes and sizes. 

 

Let’s Begin!!

 

Take a cardstock of size – 12” x 8”. 

 

(Note – 12”x8” size of cardstock makes a shadow box of size 8”x4”, you can modify the size as per your requirement keeping in mind the 2” scored lines that fold in from all four sides)

 


On the 12” side of the cardstock score the paper at ½”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”.


Next score the paper at 10”, 10 ½”, 11”, 11 ½”.

 

Turn around the paper. Now on the 8” side of the paper score the paper again at ½”, 1”, 1 ½” & 2”. Next score the paper at 6”, 6 ½”, 7” & 7 ½. Your paper will look like this.

 


Now cut along the lines and cut-off the overlapped portion as shown / marked in the picture below. Cut all the squares except the two unmarked squares.

 

 

Separate the two squares. (Check picture below)

 

 

Repeat this step for all the 4 sides. The cardstock will look like this now.

 


Fold the paper (longer side) on all the score lines as shown.  Fold in and stick the first strip on the base, to form the box wall.  Do it on both the sides.

 

 

Fold in and stick the squares over each other as shown in the picture. Trim the smaller sides as shown in the image. The first two score lines are trimmed in line with the wall and the third strip is cut in slant so that when it folds in, it over laps the longer side wall.

 

 

Now fold in the scored lines of the smaller sides and stick it on the base to form the smaller wall. While doing so apply little glue on the squares (shown in the picture), this will give it additional support.

 

 

Once all the sides are folded in the base of the shadow box is complete.

 

 

Now take two pieces of the same cardstock, around 1 ½” x 1 ½”,  punch a hole on them and stick them from the backside of the box.  Apply generous amount of adhesive here as this part is going to bear the entire load of your shadow box. Tie a matching satin ribbon through the holes to use it for hanging.

 

 

Now comes the decoration part. Stick a patterned paper on the inside of the box and decorate it as per the theme.

 

 

Here I have made a few shadow boxes with different themes. 

 

Shadow box 1

This is in a “Baby girl” theme. It is decorated using some Baby stickers like baby clothes, booties, socks, an elephant. The name of this baby is mounted on white coloured die-cut circles. Washi tapes are on the borders. 

 

 

Shadow box 2

The next one is for a home décor. Here I have used flower, leaves and chipboard decorations.

 

 

Shadow box 3

It can also be made to display inspirational quotations / sayings. This is a smaller sized shadow box.

 

 

Shadow box 4

Here it is made as an intial art with floral arrangement.  This is a little different shadow box it is covered with a plastic sheet.  (When you make a closed box you can even have 3D/ standalone decorations)

 

 

Shadow box 5

A Jungle safari Shadow box. For this shadow box I have used a double sided patterned paper with animal print. Embellished it with die-cut flowers, animals and birds stickers, butterflies, some smiley buttons.

 

 

Shadow box 6

This is an Aquarium Shadow box. It has been decorated with some fine stones, shells, fish stickers etc. There are endless possibilities.

 

 

It was real fun making them all. Did you like them? Which one is your favorite

 


I am listing the materials used for them below

 

Materials used:

Plain cardstock

Satin ribbon

Patterned paper

Washi tapes

Sticker embellishments

Alphabet stickers

Flowers

Chipboards

Doily

MDF alphabet

Acetate

Animal / bird stickers

Fine stones / sand

Shells, stars etc.

Fish stickers

All the above mentioned materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari store or you can pre-order them by sending an email @rainbowcraftykari@live.com

I hope you liked and enjoyed my tutorial and that I have inspired you enough to try it out soon.

Don’t forget to participate in our on-going challenge – “Revamp your scraps”!

Regards,

Anila Dikay

Friday, 6 January 2017

Layout Tutorial By Guest DT Halak

Hello Lovely Crafters,

A very lovely Welcome and a warm Good Morning in this cold winter.

Today in our Teaching and Learning Program we have aour Guest DT Halak Shah with a lovely Layout which she made with one paper pack. Sit back and enjoy the tutorial.

Over to you Halak,

Hello and good morning dear friends!
I'm Halak and today I have this layout to share with you.
 

Before we begin, let me list out the basic materials :

Paper Pack - Ephemera by Papericious

Round Ink Blending Tool by Papericious

Stencils :

1. Art Is - TCW
2. Labyrinth - TCW
3. Stylish Borders - Hero Arts
4. Rhapsody - Memory Box
5. Andy Skinner
Distress Inks :
Primarily used Wilted Violet and Picked Raspberries
Red striped washi tape and
Polka dotted washi tape
Inkadinkado alphabets and numbers cling stamp
Brads by Kaisercraft
A 1" circle paper punch (I've used the one by EK Success)
And lastly,
Pink beads + Sequins.

Tip: If you do not have beads, you can opt for different sized sequins too! Alternatively, micro beads / seed beads and glitter will also look fabulous!)

Okay, so, layouts... what are they? Something on the lines of a journal, layouts are meant to add an image and jot down something, (a line or two max) about that image... capture a memory and freeze it in time...

While journals can be highly personal, layouts are primarily created to be displayed. They can be framed or bound in a book, the choice is yours!

Here's a fun close up!

My layout is a 12" x 12" piece intended for framing.

Let's get started!
The first thing I did was open the paper pack and fussy-cut some elements to use as embellishments.


After that I went through the sheets and cut out some sentiments + punched out some circles using the paper punch.

Took the Andy Skinner + Hero Arts stencil and slowly started building up layers.



Why stencils?
Stencils are a great investment, because unlike embellishments, you can use the same stencils over and over again. They help give the illusion of layers and add interest to a project without actually adding bulk to paper so it makes your project look good without the added weight! Win-win!

Next, I took Labyrinth and Rhapsody stencils and added more patterns to the paper.


Tip: If you want a dimensional look, you can use modeling paste with fun ink sprays / acrylic paints!

After this, I took some alpa and number stamps by inkadinkado and lightly stamped them in the background.
At this point, I was quite happy with the way the background looked so I decided to stack up my embellishments + accessories to ascertain positioning.
 


Tip: I always roughly position where I'd like to place my embellishments / accessories and click a picture to make note of it. I move around the pieces a couple of times, click pics and then pick the one I like best. It's always a good idea to plan where the embellishments and accessories go before you glue / tape them in place.

The next step was to adhere everything in it's place.
Once that was done I took a big white brad which had a lovely flower design on it and added it to my project. Also added an additional big butterfly die-cut.
Finished it off with some stenciling + added washi tape bits and adhered the beads and sequins!
I absolutely love that floral arrangement decked with beads! Here's another close-up :



But wait! If you think that was all then I have Surprise for you all
As a bonus, Here's a card I made with a very detailed coloring tutorial.

Materials used :

1. Altenew - Wild Hibiscus stamp set

2. Poppy Stamp Die - Hello Word Balloon
3. Big Shot or any other compatible die-cutting machine
4. Staedtler Luna Coloring Pencils (Set of 24)
5. Ranger Archival Ink - Black
6. Cardstock
7. Cotton swabs
8. Baker's twine (black)
9. Paint brush (I used size 0 brush)
10. And lastly, some embellishments like sequins and rhinestones
 

The first thing I did was stamp the flowers with the butterfly onto white cardstock using my favorite, archival ink by Ranger.


I also took my hello word balloon die and die-cut the sentiment I wanted to use in black cardstock.


Next I took the color pencils and colored the images.
Here you can see my quick coloring.


I took the brush and with a little water, smoothed the pencil lines. That led to this subtle water colored look.


At this point I did like how the colors blended but they were a tad too light for me. So I decided to intensify the colors a little.

Check out the image below, the flower on the bottom left is the one where I began working. The first 5 petals when you compare with the previous image, you will notice that the colors have intensified.


To achieve this all I did was color a little over the petals using the same color pencils and then smooth it using a cotton swab!
I repeated the exact same process on the other flower and the butterfly after which the image looked like this.


I only wanted the sentiment minus the bubble so I trimmed it and adhered, matted the whole thing onto navy blue cardstock, added some twine and adhered embellishments to finish it off!
Here's the finished card.


What I absolutely love about the project is the coloring bit! So how could I end this post without a close up?! ^__^ Here you go.

That brings us to an end of this post dear friends! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and it helped you learn something new.
A special thank you to Team Rainbow Craftykari for once again giving me the opportunity to share my papercrafting experience.
Till next time! *Big Panda Hugs*
Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.

Regards,
Halak