Showing posts with label Techniques. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Techniques. Show all posts

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Celebratory Keepsake stand Tutorial by DT Khushboo


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! 

Step 1: 

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. 




Step 2: 

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.





Step 3: 

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. 



Step 4: 

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!



Step 5: 

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!


Step 7: 

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!






Step 7: 

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.



Step 8: 

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.


Step 9: 

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!





Step 10: 

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! 



Step 11: 

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!





Materials used:

  1. Chipboard 900 gsm
  2. Glue
  3. Glue gun
  4. Golden spray paint can
  5. Silver spray paint can
  6. Orange spray
  7. Acrylic paints
  8. Flowers
  9. Glitter glue
  10. Crackle glaze
  11. Tim Holtz yellow stain
  12. Paint brushes
  13. Varnish
  14. Tissues

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 rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com
That's it from me, folks!

Signing out,
Khushboo R. Gandhi

Friday, 28 April 2017

Watercolor Cards Tutorial by GDT Ria Banerjee

Hello all,

Ria on this side. Today, I have brought some watercolor cards for you people. I know sometimes people find it hard to do CAS cards. I have tried to explain everything step by step so that your inspirations can leave us in awe.

Project 1: Bleaching Watercolor

This is a technique which many of you may be afraid of attempting, but trust me this is super fun. (Check the Materials Pic below)


Cut a cardstock diagonally and ink with distress inks. Dark colors are preferable.

Let it dry or heat dry it.
 

Apply anti-static powder on it.

Now choose any stamp that has some good outlines. Here, I have taken Renee Leaves by Winnie and Walter. Stamp it with Versamark and apply clear embossing powder. Heat dry it completely using Heat Tool.

Take a pinch of bleaching powder with a little amount of water and apply it inside the stamped outlines with the help of a brush.


Give some time the bleaching powder to react.
After that, Paste the cardstock with the bleached background on to a blank white notecard
 

I have finished the card with die cuts and sentiments from Sizzix Thinlits and Adorable Elephant by MFT respectively.


Here is another project inspired by the same technique.



PROJECT 2 : Watercolor and Embossing Folder



For this card,


I took the Geometric Embossing Folder and embossed the cardstock with the same in a bigshot machine.



Take a cardstock and color it with distress ink with some water. You can give an ombre look of any color. I have used three colors, Wilted violet, Blue sketch and Ocean reef/Mermaid lagoon as shown in the pic


I have colored the elephant with Artistry ink Aged stucco. I have dabbed some ink from the inkpad on the craft table, with the help of water and brush I have colored the image. One tip I would like to give that you have to be quick when coloring with distress inks as they leave some lines when get dried. The stamping has to be with Archival ink to prevent Blotting.


I have taken Gina Marie Circular Die to cut the panel. Preserve the cut out to use it for another card.
Then paste the embossed cardstock on to a blank white notecard using any white glue of your choice.
In the end, I have stamped some more images, colored and fussy cut from Adorable Elephants from MFT. Adhered them on to the panel with the sentiment from the same set.




Materials Used:


• White cardstock (Brustro WaterColor - 200gsm)
• Distress inks ( Bluesketch, Wilted Violet, Mermaid Lagoon)
• WOW Clear embossing powder- Semi Dull
• Paintbrushes
• Glitter paper- Silver
• Sizzix thinlit die- Wishes
• Adorable Elephants by MFT
• Enamel Dots ( black and blue)
• Geometric Embossing folders by We R Memory keepers
• Gina Marie stitched circle die set
• Glossy Accent by Ranger
• Ranger White Embossing Powder

All the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre order them by sending an email at rainbowcraftykari@gmail.com.

Hope you got inspired to create one yourself. Do join us in the ongoing challenge "Exploding Surprise". Looking forward to see your entries. Happy Crafting!!

Love
Ria
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Friday, 16 September 2016

Guest DT Anushree: Learn Different Card Backgrounds Techniques

Hola Crafters, What's up?  Today in our Teaching Learning Program, Anushree will teach you about creating different card backgrounds. Anushree is been making cards and mixed media projects for more than a year. Her style is CAS cards and what makes her cards and mixed media projects in a unique way. She loves to explore different products and techniques to make cards, boxes, mini books and home decor. Without taking much time of yours let's move to the Tutorial.

Over to you Anushree
Hi everyone,
I am Anushree Vaish. Today I am really very excited to share this Guest Designer post for Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Thanks team for believing in me and giving me this awesome opportunity under Teaching and Learning program.

Lets get started, I have tried making this post detailed, informative and at the same time fun to try new tricks with same products. In this post I am using various stencils and Modelling paste in three different ways to create backgrounds for the cards on white cardstock.

 


My first background: I have used Crafter's Workshop Stencil Harlequinn, Modelling paste and Ranger Embossing powders to create this one (You can use any embossing powder of your choice). I have placed white cardstock below the stencil and used paper tape to fix it to my craft mat, this fixing is important as we don’t want the stencil to move while applying modelling paste to it. Once all set with fixing, I started applying modelling paste smoothly with the help of my painting knife, you can also use an old credit card/plastic card for smooth effect.





Once done with application of modelling paste, remove the tapes and stencil from the cardstock, now before it dries I have sprinkled gold embossing powder on some areas and dust off the extras, on the remaining areas of stenciled part I sprinkled pearl embossing powder, again dusting off extras as shown in pics. Now I have heat embossed the whole area with the help of my heat tool.




Awesome results,After this embossing powder melts along with modelling paste,the texture we get it super..its much thicker effect than using embossing powder with watermark ink.now I will start creating card with this background.I have used tacky glue (you can use any pva glue) to attach this background with base cardsheet. I have used vellum sheet and used same gold embossing powder now with watermark ink to create the sentiment. The final card will show in the end, till then keep reading.




Second background: This time I have mixed white acrylic color with modelling paste and applied over the stencil. Once the paste is dried, I have distressed the cardstock using three different colors.

 

 


Again I have used vellum sheet and hand cut the scalloped shape, This time for the sentiment I have used a die cut. Attached two same die cut to give volume to it.


Modelling paste generally dries off white color,this mixing of white acrylic has really enhanced the look of distressed portion as well. Stay tuned for how I have attached all these together, before that lets quickly see the third background as well.
Third background: With this one I have mixed distress ink with the modelling paste to make coloured modelling paste. after application of modelling paste, let it dry at room temperature. Modelling paste dries very fast.




The color looks really vibrant and beautiful, now for this card I have stamped the sentiment on white cardstock separately and fussy cut it. Also used few metal embellishments, made these flowers with die cuts and old novel pages after distressing them. Also I have used glossy accents to attach all this.

 

Now time to reveal my three beauties.



I had super fun making these, Hope you also enjoyed the tutorial. Listing below the supplies used:
    1.   White Linen cardstock
    2.  The Crafters Workshop stencils - Harlequin, Art is and Bricks
    3.  Prima Finnabair Modelling paste
    4.   Ranger gold and pearl embossing powder
    5.  Ranger Glossy accents
    6.  Ranger heat tool
    7.  Ranger Archival ink Jet black
    8.  Versamark watermark stamp pad
    9.  Distress inks( Vintage photo,Seedless preserves,picked raspberry,mermaid lagoon)
    10.  Vellum sheet
    11.  Avery elle You are invited sentiment
    12. Penny black petal party sentiment set( life is beautiful)
    13. Sizzix Thinlit sentiment dies( celebrate)
    14. Sixzzix flower dies
    15. Metal embellishments,Sequins and enamel dots(from stash)
    16. Aleene’s Tacky glue
    Here I end my post. Thank you so much for stopping by. All above listed products are available on Rainbowcraftykari.in, Also you can place pre-orders to them by simply sending mail to them.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, i will revert to you. Have a wonderful day.