Showing posts with label Re-Inker. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Re-Inker. Show all posts

Friday, 28 March 2014

Guest DT Post by Anchal - Embellish your Craft Projects using Shrink Plastic and Metal Charms

Heya Crafters, This month we are focusing on Embellishments, be it Metal Charms, Flowers, Pearls, MDF's, Die-Cuts and the list goes on. Today, we have invited an embellishment lover and a talented crafter  from India. She had started with paper crafts two years back. She always had a creative streak. She entered the crafting world with Quilling. She has exhibited her work at the famous Vanity Fair in Chandigarh. She loves trying new things, loves to experiment with new techniques, I call her “Technique Queen” :)  She always amazed us with her Magnificent Craft Creations. I'm so glad to introduce her on Rainbow Craftykari Blog as a Guest DT of this month. Do checkout her blog A Colourful Affair and Facebook Page

Hello Everyone!

Firstly i want to thank Maninder for inviting me as a Guest DT on Rainbow Craftykari Blog :) Its an honor ! I really enjoyed using the variety of products i was given in the GDT kit. Really loved all the charms! P.S.- I'm an embellishment junkie :) ! I have made 3 projects using the products. I will be doing a picture tutorial for the same.

Today i will be highliting the product- Shrink plastic by Ranger
Its an excellent product which can be used to make charms/ embellishments. 
I did a few experiments with Shrink plastic. 

First i cut the shrink plastic using my dies and to shrink it i used my heat gun. its not easy to evenly shrink the plastic when using intricate dies. I kept trying to do a even piece but i failed to.

So i tried finding a solution to it. Well i baked them!! :D Can you believe that? It was so easy! Just pre-heat your oven or microwave at 180 degrees. Line up a cake pan with some paper and lay your die cuts on it and bake it for 3-4 mins. After removing it from the oven let it cool for 10-15 seconds before picking it, as the shrink plastic is still hot and you might bend it. Here is my result of baked die-cuts

Now i will be sharing a few projects!

My First Project  is the tag i have created! Hope you all like it!

To make this you will require - 2 stencils/ Crafters Workshop templates 

Distress ink, gesso, molding paste, knife , mini misters, distress ink re-inkers, charms, wooden tag, liquid pearls, stamps and shrink plastic.

I've used a prima tag from my stash. I lined up the tag with the Crafters Workshop template - Art is from the Rainbow Craftykari Store and used some modelling paste over it on selected portions. I added some pigment powder to my modelling paste prior using it. Once it was nice and dry i used Tim holtz layering stencil Clock work and used it with Distress ink -Vintage photo. I soo love the effect this stencil gives and the possibilities are endless!
To brighten up the tag a little, I've distressed it using peacock feathers on the edges. 

Now leaving that aside i took a smaller tag and added 2 metal embellishments using a hot glue gun. 

They are soo pretty! I covered the entire tag using Camlin Gesso from the store. If you want the background to be a shade darker than the embellishment then you can skip using gesso over the background.

Next i made some mists using my distress reinkers and perfect pearls with little water. I've used Tea Dye, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Perfect Pearl Bronze and Perfect Pearl Cappuccino. I repeatedly sprayed and dried it until i was satisfied with the effect.

I've used one wooden tag from the store. These are very cute and look very good when added in cards and tags, They are a small size and look lovely! I inked this with salty ocean and then sprayed it with the mists i made. 

After drying it i layered it over the embellishments using hot glue gun. I cut a piece of shrink plastic and stamped a sentiment over it with Stazon Jet Black Ink  and cut the edges unevenly. after shrinking it with baking method, i placed it over the tiny tag using hot glue gun. To add some depth to the tag i inked it a little with vintage photo.
You can use Ranger Archival ink as well on Shrink Plastic. Only Solvent Inks works on Shrink Plastic

Now i placed this over the large tag with foam tape. I added finishing touches by adding some Liquid Pearl Glue - Gold, the gorgeous butterfly charm and some chain to the tag.

The Second Project i made is a trinket box. I've used a mdf box here. I painted it with acrylic paint.  Next i cut this cameo from the lovely paper i was provided.

Layered it on top of the cute wooden tag and added it to the box. I've placed 2 metal flowers next to it using my hot glue gun. These flowers are gorgeous! I loved them! The best part is i can add any colour crystal or pearl that matches my project!

Next I've used a butterfly and a key charm and a tile i created with shrink plastic using baking method. I've inked the cage with Black marker and Sunshine Yellow alcohol ink from the store.

I've embellished the tag with some pearls and lace. Hope you all like it!

My Third Project is a name plate i made for myself! :P
I've used some gorgeous paper from the Rainbow Craftykari store! Do you see these big pretty flowers? They are lovely! its by Petaloo Color Me Crazy Assorted Flowers.
Petaloo - Color Me Crazy Assorted Flowers
This pack is lovely it comes with a variety of sizes n is excellent for big size projects, the quality of the flowers is very good and the best part it its white! You can ink them and spray them!

I've used Petaloo feathers from the store and accentuated them with liquid pearls. I've done the same with the alphabets and layered them over contrasting cardstock. I've also used bottle caps from the store and added some pearls inside! it looks so pretty!

Hope you all liked the projects! For any questions please feel free to ask!


Anchal Sapra 

Craft Materials Used:

Other Products Used: Thick Cardstock, Tim Holtz Bird CageDie and Spellbinders Shapeabilities Die - Decorative Dress Forms (These Products are available at Pre-Orders. Mail us at

Thank you so much Anchal for Inspiring and Sharing the wonderful techniques :)

Monday, 30 December 2013

Guest DT Hussena - Use UTEE and Re-Inkers to Create backgrounds and to Embellish Mulberry flowers

Heya Crafters, Today have bring an exciting post for you. This time we have focused on Distress ink Re-inkers, UTEE, Embossing Powders and on Mulberry Flowers.

The Guest DT of this Month is really love to do Quilling and Punch Craft. She is passionate about inventing new techniques everytime. She always surprise us with her cards and flowers. Her creations always carries elegance and wow factor. I'm really feeling obliged to have her as Guest DT on Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Here, I Welcome Hussena Calcuttawala (Kolkata) from Quill and Punch Works. Over to you Hussena 

I wanted to take this opportunity to firstly Thank you for inviting me to be a Guest designer on Rainbow Craftykari blog .Its been such a pleasure interacting with you and working with the beautiful kit of assorted items you have sent me over. I really loved working with UTEE and Re-inkers for the first time :)

As this time's theme is all about backgrounds, embellishing and embossing, I have created 3 different items based on that and shared techniques for the same.

Supplies you will need for the smooch technique :
Two Distress re-inkers of your choice ( I have used Spiced Marmalade and Seedless Preserves).
Craft sheet.
Mini mister containing water.

First is a card where I have made the base of my card using 2 different Re-inker's ( Seedless Preserve and Spiced Marmalade) and done the the smooching technique where you have to take 2 different color inks and randomly drop it on a craft sheet,then spray the craft sheet with water and cover the entire piece of card stock in this mixture and dry it with a heat gun or if you prefer let it air dry overnight.

Supplies for heat embossing:

Gold UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).
Versamark Embossing ink pad.
Ranger Super Fine Clear embossing powder.
Versafine Onyx Black ink pad.
Stamps of your choice.

After creating the inked base, I have randomly stamped the script background and clear embossed it using Ranger's Super fine Clear embossing powder with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Then, using the Tim Holtz Harlequin background stamp from the set 'French market'. I stamped it with Versamark Embossing ink and Gold UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) and heat embossed it. As you can see in the picture, it gives a very good texture when embossed with UTEE as compared to when we do it with Gold
Embossing powder.

It results in a very vibrant background as seen in my card below. The Mulberry flowers, Stick Pollens and the Orange Hemp Cord by Hemptique, are all available in the Rainbow Craftykari store.

Next, I wanted to share with you a very fun technique using Shaving foam and Distress Re-inkers to create some awesome backgrounds! I have shown a small tutorial on how it is done below.
You will need the following supplies :
Gillette Shaving Foam
2 different color Distress ink Re-Inkers -I have used Seedless Preserves and Spiced Marmalade.
A paper plate.
Popsicle stick.
Wet wipes as well as paper tissues/napkins.

Spray some shaving foam on your paper plate and spread it around with your popsicle stick. Then add drops of Re-Inkers in the proportion you want. Tiny drops of the Re-inkers will go a long way.

Using the popsicle stick, stir the mixture well as shown above and once you have mixed it in the pattern you want, dip your cardstock in the foam mixture thoroughly and pull it up. Now, wipe it first using a wet wipe, this will help to spread the ink in the shaving foam further in your cardstock creating unusual patterns. Then, finally wipe it dry using a plain paper napkin or tissue.

This is the final result you will get and the fun  part is that every time you do this technique you end up with different types of backgrounds.


Below, I have made an envelope from a piece of this cardstock on which I have then done Heat embossing. Here's a look at my envelope. I have heat-embossed the Hero Arts Flourish background using Ranger Gold embossing powder and Versamark Embossing ink and distressed it with Distress inks - Peacock Feathers and  Scattered Straw. Then, I flicked some water droplets on this and when dried, you can see the original background I created with the shaving cream below and then used some mulberry flowers and fillers to decorate the envelope.

Now, I would like to share another short tutorial using gold UTEE and some mulberry flowers and die cuts. This techniques gives such beautiful results and I just love the way the flowers and die cuts look using this technique.

Here, I would like to mention that the Rainbow Craftykari store has a huge assortment of gorgeous Mulberry flowers in beautiful colors and shapes. Some of the dual color flowers are so pretty and I as lucky enough to get a chance to play with them, as you can see below. Most of you know that I love to make my own flowers for my  projects, but seeing how beautiful and fabulous quality these mulberry flowers are from the Rainbow Craftykari store, I have used them in my card, tag as well as envelope here. I hope you do check out the wide collection of Mulberry flowers that the Rainbow Craftykari store offers.

So here's a look at what you will need :
Versamark Embossing ink pad or VersaMarker pen.
Gold UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).
Mulberry flowers.

Take the mulberry flower and using the VersaMarker pen or Versamark embossing ink pad cover the edges of the flower with the embossing ink on the top, then sprinkle Utee on it covering the entire inked surface and then heat emboss it and you have a beautiful gold edged flower ready to use on any project.

And also using the same method, you can also ink any die cut and heat emboss it with UTEE to get some amazing results. Have a look below:

You get such beautiful finish with UTEE and heat embossing I really would love to try this on MDF die cuts as well the meanwhile I have shared a tag below where I have used the flower and the die-cut  which I have embossed with Gold UTEE. I colored the flower with seedless preserve Re-inker in a mister bottle and got such a intense shade of purple its just wow!! The background of my tag is created using the Shaving Foam Technique which I have them embossed using an embossing folder to create some texture on my tag . So here's a look at the tag :

That's It from My side I hope you like my projects and the fun tutorial I have shared and I really hope you will give them a try :)

Thank you Rainbow Craftykari Team once again for inviting me a guest designer on your blog and this wonderful opportunity to work with UTEE ,Re-inker's and the Gorgeous Mulberry flowers from your store :)

Craft Materials Used:

Others Products :
Ranger distress inks, Gillette Shaving Foam, Popsicle Sticks, Cardstock, Flat Pearls, Stamps of your Choice, Martha Stewart Punches and Dies of your Choice, Wet wipes as well as paper tissues/napkins

Thank so much Hussena for the Tutorials and Creations you've shared with us. All of your Creations are Absolutely Stunning.