Showing posts with label Revamp your Scraps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Revamp your Scraps. Show all posts

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Revamp your bag by DT Khushboo

Good morning all you lovely crafters out there!

I'm Khushboo and I'm here with a new Inspiration Post today.


Often times, we love certain possessions of ours, and when they start showing signs of wear and tear, we are left with no option but to throw them out! That really breaks my heart. Recently, I was again faced with the same dilemma - when my favourite bag (which I haven't even used all that much :(!) started to lose its resin material from the sides. If I wasn't a crafter, with a very heavy heart I would have had to throw the bag away. But now that that's not the case, I know exactly how to give my bag a new life :D - all thanks to the Decoupage technique! Yep, today, I'll share with you how you can use decoupage on your bag and make it look as good as new!


Let's take a look at the pictures of my finished project first and I'll then explain how I managed to do that!

(My bag originally look like this. And all the brown piping and stitched boundaries that you see started to rip away.)


Pic credit: Pinterest

These are some of the pictures of my transformed bag. Notice how I decoupaged with designer paper napkins on the boundaries.

Materials used:

  1. Designed tissue paper
  2. Mod-Podge (or any other decoupage glue)
  3. Gesso
  4. White paint
  5. Paint brushes
  6. Tweezers
  7. Clean rag
  8. Water

Brief steps for transforming your old bag into new:

  • Wipe your bag with a clean cloth to get rid of the dust, dirt and grease.
  • Pluck out the ripped and lose hanging resin pieces on your bag (this is to enable that the part where you will stick the tissue is even and flat, no uneven texture).
  • Apply two coats of gesso and let it dry after every coat.
  • Paint the surface with white paint once the gesso is dry.
  • Rip small pieces of decoupage tissue according to the size of the surface you want to cover.
  • Start laying it down on the surface with the help of your paintbrush and decoupage glue.
  • Apply two coats of decoupage glue and let every coat dry thoroughly.
  • Finish it off with a nice clear varnish or spray.

Signing out,

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 an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.comThat's it from me, folks!

Khushboo R. Gandhi

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

RCS - March Challenge Winners

Hello everyone,

This is Aditi Here, Today we're here to announce the winners of the March Challenge Revamp your scraps.
But before that did you have a look at our ongoing challenge?


The top three for our last challenge are:



Craftkona Creations


Priya Mishra

And the winner is...

The beautiful burlap pen holder by Craftkona Creations.

Congratulations everyone! Grab the top three badges here and winner please email us at with the subject "RCS March Challenge Winner" to collect your voucher.

Looking forward to the entries for the upcoming challenge and don't forget, this time we will have two winners:)!


Friday, 17 March 2017

Revamp Old Chocolate Tray Into Home Décor by DT Pavitra

Hello My dear crafty friends there!!!

I'm pavitra here and welcome to rainbow craftykari’s blog. Our first challenge“ Revamp your Scrap is up on the blog and details can be find out here.

For today I have a chocolate tray (which I got with a wedding invite) revamped into a home décor piece.

Have a Look



For this altered piece I used prima’s newly launched waxes and patina effect paste and I really enjoyed working with them. They are super easy to work with and instantly glam up any project.


  1. I removed the cloth covering and Cut chip board sheet in the shape of huts and placed them next to each other. For adding more texture, I covered them up with MDF, lace, corrugated sheet and metal embellishment.

  2. For the tree I soaked gauge in Sculpting medium and placed it on right side corner of the tray in the form of tree. Next I Placed mulberry flower and broken clay embellishment on the branches of tree.

  3. Placed metal butterfly next to the tree.

  4. Once the entire placement is done, gave the entire tray few coats of black gesso.

  5. Later I dry brushed art alchemy antique brilliance wax – amethyst randomly on the entire frame. After that I dry brushed blue and green paste from finnabair patina effect paste randomly on the entire frame and finish off with few strokes of brass paste from finnabair patina effect paste.

  6. Die cut word – home and sponged it with art alchemy – antique brilliance red amber and pasted with glue as shown.


Hope you have fun going through the post.

Don’t forget to participate in the challenge you have time till 31st March. Here is the link to the challenge post.

Supplies used

Finnabair black gesso

Finnabair patina effect paste

Finnabair Sculpting medium

Finnabair art alchemy antique brilliance wax – amethyst magic & red amber

MDF cut outs


Metal embellishments

Alphabet die

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order to them by sending an email at


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Time to revamp your scrap : Bottles by GDT Ria Banerjee

Hello everyone

I am thrilled to post my first post for Rainbow Craftykari as GDT. Today, I have come up with an inspiration post for the ongoing Monthly Challenge “Revamp your Scraps”. If you are still unaware of it or have skipped anytime, here is the link to the challenge post.

For today’s post, I selected bottles (wine bottles) that we throw after consumption. I made three possibilities from the same bottle. Without wasting much time, let’s move to the projects:

Project 1

For the first project, I started with Acrylic Spray Paints viz. Orange and Yellow. Make sure that the wine bottle is cleaned before applying spray on it. I sprayed yellow first, then applied orange from the top.

Let it dry for  an hour. Do not apply too much color as it will increase the opacity. Take black acrylic paint and draw whatever comes to your mind. I prefer silhouette image will provide the opacity and the image will come to life.Insert LED lights from the top and you are done!

Take a final look-

You must be wondering how it looks when it is lighted!

Some useful tips:
Always clean off the wine bottle and its label off the next morning.
Apply spray paint going outside your house.
Avoid spraying in front of kids.
Apply from a good distance and do not hold on to a single area for long.
This will make the paint thicker on the area and the effect will not be that good from a thicker painted base.

Wear gloves ALWAYS.

Do not keep the bottle in any contact with other material. The body surface will become hot after being lighted. Lastly HAVE PATIENCE while spraying.

Project 2

For the second project, I went over to make it close to Mixed Media.

I started with white Acrylic spray paint and painted on the bottle.
I took a decoupage napkin and glued to the bottle.
I took some peacock feathers that I had in my home and some leaves to embellish.
I took mulberry flowers and glittered pollens (I made with glue and glitter) and adhered on the bottle.
I finished it with some aluminum foil, wrapping it on the neck.

Project 3

For this, I chose it to be clean and simple.

I started off with Golden acrylic paint and let it dry for an hour.
I applied  glue till the half of the bottle and followed it with applying golden glitter.
I finished it off with some die cuts that I had in my stash and received as gifts. The hearts are cut from the  glitter paper.

Materials Used

1st Project

Acrylic spray paint- Orange and Yellow
Acrylic black color
Paint brushes

2nd Project

Acrylic spray paint white
Decoupage napkin
Decoupage glue
Mulberry flowers and leaves
Glitter powders

3rd Project

Acrylic spray paint golden
Glitter golden
Glitter sheets golden

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order to them by sending an email at


Hope you have liked all the projects, don’t forget to participate in our monthly challenge.


Ria Banerjee