Showing posts with label Teaching and Learning program. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Teaching and Learning program. Show all posts

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Experiments with Gel Press by DT Aditi Mahajan

Hello Everyone,

Aditi here, Today we're here at the Rainbow Craftykari blog with an interesting post for you. Its an information packed post, with a lot of play and examples. 

We've heard a lot about Gel press, and seen videos, but our very first interaction was during Creativation 2017. We took up a class, saw demos and were fascinated with the power of this one tool.

Gel Press® is the original, superior monoprinting plate - permanent and reusable! Make stunning prints for use in your artwork: Mixed Media, Scrapbooks, Cards, Art Journaling, Home Décor and more! - https://gelpress.com/

As they suggested, gel press aids in making stunning prints to be used in any kind of project. Many of you might say, its the same, paint your background, stencil, stamp, etc. Well yes, but using this plate, life is so simple, you get faster prints, it's addictive so you keep going on and on. You can create intricate prints, with multiple patterns.

Here is a journal page we made using gel press prints.

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This plate is a silicon transparent jelly like plate.

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These come in varied sizes and shapes:

12"x12", 12"x14", 8"x10", 5"x7", 6"x6", 3"x5", 8" round, 6" round, Petites Set- Oval, hexagon, rectangle, triangle, square and circle (small).

The latest products are the Impressables. These come with certain patterns in the plate, so your first print has a self pattern.

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This is the basic information. Now lets play with them and show you some results.

Firstly, always keep the plate on a craft mat or acrylic mat. Since it has baby oil any other surface will absorb it. The smaller ones can be used by removing only one acrylic sheet and leaving the other mounted. In between, if you want to clean your plate, use a baby wipe. You can work with acrylic paints, most brands work. And if  the paint dries up quickly you could use a retarder or acrylic glaze medium on your paint. We have tried working with inks and we got great results with distress inks and oxides. 

1. Add some paint on the plate, spread it with the brayer. Use bubble wrap and press onto the paint and lift it. Keep a sheet of paper and rub on the back to lift the print on the side touching the plate. 

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2. Add a different colour on the plate and spread with the brayer. Using any texture comb, create a design and lift on your paper. On the left base, create some circles with a bottle cap and a contrasting colour and lift the print.

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3. On a cleat plate, place the stencil and through the stencil add two colours and spread with the brayer. Lift the stencil and take a print on the paper from the plate. You could also take a print from the paint on the stencil by rubbing it on the sheet.

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4. Add two colour onto the plate and spread with the brayer. Place a stencil on the plate. Press a paper and lift the print. This will give you the print only through the stencil. Next take a print from the stencil. And third, press the paper onto the plate again once the stencil is lifted- this will give you a ghost print.                  

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5. We kept a plain sheet of paper next to us, and every time we used the brayer, we moved it on this sheet to clean the brayer before moving onto another colour. This gave us a great background, which we used for our journal page above. We had some prints to it with the small oval plate and stencil for more interest.  We cuts pieces from sheets show in technique 1 and 2 for our layers. 

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6. Some play with oxides. We used the mini rectangle and hexagon plate. Added one colour of the oxide onto the plate directly from the ink pad. Next, we rubbed a darker colour onto the uprooted side of and embossing folder and pressed it on the plate. We then took a print onto our paper. We stamped from the folder directly on the paper, to take a print from the remaining ink as well.  In the last hexagon, after taking a print, we stamped another shaded using acrylic stamps and printed it over the first hexagon print for more interest. In the same way, you could add colour and stamp on the plate and take a print for a different background.

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As you see above, stencils, stamps and found object work really well. Anything to create texture and patterns as with the plate all you're doing is lifting prints and getting some fabulous paper ready for your projects. Not just paper, your could print on fabric and other surfaces as well. We've only introduced this tool and there are many more techniques to explore.

We hope we've inspired you to play and explore :)

Regards,
Aditi
Dots To Lines

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Patina Charm Canvas by GDT Rashmi Tater

Hello Dear Crafters,

Today, our GDT Rashmi is gong to inspire you with patina effect painting. It will surely going to boost your creativity and makes you to try it once.

Over to you Rashmi

Hello Everyone,

I feel honored to be a part of this wonderful RC team and thankful to them for making me a part, special thanks to Maninder!!

 

So today I have an inspiration post to share with you guys, the patina effect is so much in trend and I completely love its outcome. So here is what I've created



Prima has a wide range of products, perfect for the mix media in which the black gesso I'm highly recommending it as its perfect for all your steampunk and vintage effect projects you plan and IOD moulds from prima are my favorite, have used both in my project.








Steps:

1. I've used a canvas for the base.
2. I've used clay embellishments and created background using die cuts and wooden frame pieces.
3. Then I have applied the black gesso and let it dry
4. Later, i gave effects using Inka Gold and Patina Effect Paste.


Hope u liked what I've create. Would be really pleased to see your creations.

All materials are available in the Rainbow Craftykari Store and also you can get them on pre-orde.

Materials List:

Prima black gesso

Viva Decor Inka Gold - Gold

Patina effect paste

Liquitex bead medium

Metallic beads

IOD moulds

Charms

Gesso

Prima Multi medium gel


Tia

Love Rashmi
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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