Hie guys! Good morning, and welcome to this beautiful celebration of lights! I'm Khushboo and I'm here with an inspiring (I hope so :D) tutorial post, keeping our current challenge theme: 'Celebration and Lights' in mind.
Light could mean anything - be it the colours of light (yellow, orange, ochre) or sun rays, bulbs, brightness, etc. I've tried to interpret this challenge in a slightly off-beat colour i.e. Golden. Often times we forget, just how beautiful sun rays look in a far off stretch of water - the golden hue on water. If the angle's right, light has a brilliant golden touch and I wanted to capture that in my project.
So let's get on with our tutorial of a 'Celebratory Keepsake Stand', which you can use as a pen stand, a cutlery stand - or basically, any stand that you need it to be. But that's not all, I will also teach you a slightly unconventional technique - that you can whip up any time - and the effect it leaves you with is super stunning!
Take your chipboard and cut these sizes: four pieces of 5x3 inches (for the walls of the stand) + one piece of 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches (for the base) + four strips of 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches.
Take a strong adhesive and glue all the four walls together as shown in the pics below. Strong glue will ensure that your stand won't fall haphazardly if you put something as heavy as your cutlery in it.
Once dry, glue the edges and attach the structure to your base. Now start adding the thin strips of chipboard at the edges of the base. This is to create a meek space that will hold your paper pins and rubber bands (in case you opt for it to be a pen stand). I goofed up a bit with my measurements, and hence I was left with space for only two of my four strips to be attached.
Now comes the fun part! I'll show you this technique with a glue gun that gives a nice bubbly effect to your stand. Get your pretty glue guns and let the fun begin! Heat the gun nicely, and start making whatever designs you want - swirlies, borders, flowers, aztec patterns, anything! Hold the gun steady while you're doing this coz the more the heat gun wavers, the more your design will show wobbly on the stand. I suggest you first try a few designs on a scrap. That will give you an idea of your range of pressure on the gun and improve your designs with every practice!
This is how one of the sides of my stand looks. I know, it looks a little disruptive. But it gets better, I promise :P!
This side turned out to be pretty! I just started playing around with the patterns!
Now here's the thing - notice all the glue webs in the below pic? That happens coz your glue's melted and when you're making the designs, the glue's continuously dripping from the nozzle in it's semi-liquid state. But don't worry - just try to remove them with your hands or a brush or even a heat gun! They'll blow right off!
Once you're done with your glue gun designs, let the stand dry nicely for a minute or two. Then spray the entire stand with a golden spray - let it dry, and then spray it again. Let it dry completely.
Don't forget to spray the inside and the base on the outside, too! I've sprayed these in a beautiful silver colour to give a stark contrast.
Now spray an orange colour spray randomly on your design, and wipe it off with a tissue. Such subtle colour hues enhances your overall look in a project.
Once you're done, get your acrylic paints out and get on with dry-brushing with them. Dry-brushing means taking your acrylic paints in a dry paint brush (no water absolutely!) and with a light hand, stroking over your designs. If you look at the pic below, I've taken an orange colour acrylic paint and dry brushed the length of the feather. It's that easy!
The technique part ends here. From here on, you will see the finished stand with a few details shared here and there.
Notice how I added a crackle glaze at the top and let it drip. It added such a beautiful depth and texture to my stand!
I added a flower and I covered the entire stand with free hand flowers and dots using a golden colour glitter glue
I also added the glitter glue on the top rims to tie the whole theme together!
Once you're done with your embellishments, spray clear varnish all over to seal the glitter and the paints inside and increase the shelf life of your product!
Chipboard 900 gsm
Golden spray paint can
Silver spray paint can
Tim Holtz yellow stain
Hope you guys enjoyed my creations and the tutorial. Can't wait to see how you add your own twist to this! Above mentioned products are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store OR you can pre-order the products by sending email at email@example.com That's it from me, folks!
A very good morning to you all. Hope you all had an awesome weekend.
Do you guys have some empty food cans!! don't no what to do with it?? Do you throw it away?? Then stop thinking too much because today our Guest DT Kriti has came with awesome tutorial on recycling the cans in our Teaching and Learning Program and she has a card tutorial also. So grab your cold drinks and enjoy it.
Over to you Kriti,
I am so happy and excited to be a part of Rainbow Craftykari
Guest Design Team member, heartiest thanks to Maninder Kaur and Rainbow
Craftykari Team for this opportunity. Today, I have come up with a tutorial
post for the ongoing Monthly Challenge “Revamp your Scraps”, for details HERE.
What do you do with the cans when you are done with the food item? You
probably throw them right into the recycling bin. Maybe you wait a while to
accumulate a bunch before you chuck them out, or maybe you toss them every
week. Either way, you are parting ways with a valuable craft supply. You can
use your crafty skills to turn empty cans into all sorts of cool things! Here is
my idea to get you going, you can use it to hold pens, pencils, or paint
Tutorial for Altering the can-
Firstly apply black acrylic paint on the edges.
Take two pattern papers,
a. One whose length is equal with the height of the can and breadth approximately 4 inches.
b. Second whole length is equal with the height of the can and breadth approximately 2 inches less than the circumference of the can.
Firstly paste the first pattern paper and then paste the second pattern paper (don't apply the glue on the above two corners,bend them), in that way so that the first paper pop out from the second one. If I am making it too complex, refer the picture.
Leave it to dry and then let your imagination run wild with your craft stash. You can use any colour of lace, flowers, etc. I have used pink colored lace as it was going with my pattern papers.
Next I used my script stencil and made some scripts texture using modelling paste.
After the modelling paste dry I took bubble stamp and stamped on it to give a bit more contrast and to fill in a bit more of the open space.
The beauty of this project is that once you've created the basic tin, it can be then customized in any way you like, creating a totally unique finished item which perfectly reflects your individual character and tastes! The possibilities are endless, so, what will you add to yours??? Silk flowers, pearls or gems perhaps???
I have decorated it with some leaves, flowers, twine, MDF butterfly and in the last added a tag.
Some close up pictures of the altered tin,
Tutorial for card-
-> Take a black cardstock of 4'' by 6'' size and score on 6'' side at 3''.
->Take a pattern paper of the 3-3/4'' by 2-3/4'' size (I have taken matching pattern paper as that of tin).
-> Distress the edges of the pattern paper with the distress tool (I have used scissors).
-> Adhere the pattern paper onto the black cardstock.
-> Next I made some script texture using modelling paste and script stencil. Next made some stamping using bubble stamp.