Sunday, 24 November 2013

GDT Post by Neha - Innovative ways to use Resist Pattern Papers and Bezels

Heya Crafters, We ar so excited to introduce a New Craft Learning Program. Every month we will showcase a detailed projects in which you will learn new techniques, tips and different projects from India's Renowned Crafters.

This month we have focused on Pattern Papers, Bezels and Bottle Caps. I'm so glad to introduce our First Guest DT, who is an Artist from heart, has lovely friendly nature and creates Magnificent Craft Projects (She's my biggest inspiration). When i approached to her, She has said yes without any second thought :D

She has spent 10 years in USA and has took crafting as an hobby but soon she has turned this into profession and dig herself into customization of cards, thus Periwinkle Creations was started. Recently She's been featured in City Shor Ahemdabad. She's none other than Neha Bhatt from
Periwinkle Creations. Over to you Neha.

Hello everyone!  This is Neha from Periwinkle Creations and I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer here at Rainbow Craftykari today.  Before I share my project with you, I would like to say a Thank You to Maninder for asking me over to play :)

Today I will be showcasing some projects made with Pink-paislee Mistable papers & My mind’s eye 12X12 papers along with some beautiful Vintaj bezels and Bottle Caps

The mistable papers have a black background pattern and on top of that there is clear resist pattern. So when you mist or add color to the paper the pattern will show through just like clear embossing on paper & distressing it with ink. They are very heavy duty card stock so can take up mist & any wet medium very well. I simply loved them, See the different samples I have created which shows the effect of various color medium on this paper.

For the layout, I distressed the edges of 12x12 mistable paper with few distress inks. I have used few strokes of water colors to make a colorful backdrop for the black & white photos. Make sure to wipe the resist pattern with wet wipe once the color medium is dry. Few strips of paper, die cuts & silver thread is added to keep the layout minimalistic to highlight the beautiful pattern on the resist paper. (btw this is my first layout ever:D )


The next is journal front cover and back. As this particular paper has very light resist pattern, I tried some stamping on it too & glad it worked. I added some die cuts & brads to embellish it. It is going to be my journal cover. See the first page I created...! I love different quotes & like to translate on paper so I will be adding many more pages to this beautiful journal.

Same paper is used for the Christmas card. I've masked and distressed the side panel with peeled paint & fired brick inks and tied Hemptique Cord. The wooden tag is stamped with pigment ink and added some glitter. Bottle cap embellishment was fun to make. I cut pattern paper with 1circle punch (it fits perfectly inside the cap), stick it into cap & added lots of glossy accent on top of it. Let it dry overnight.

This bezels are super cute. Pure brass with lovely finish. I used polymer clay to create that faux turquoise. (inspirational video link : ) .I added some acrylic color to clay as mine was white and knead it, rolled it with the big marker, laid in to the bezel & cut trim with the paper cutter (trimming could have been neater – but that was my first experiment with polymer clay;) ). Bake it as per the instruction. Let it cool & apply golden alcohol ink with very thin brush to create that golden streak. Let it dry and apply thin coat of glossy accent.

These cards are created from my minds eye 12x12 pattern paper. I decided to use them to create focal point as well as the background to do full justice to their beauty. There were many elements like borders, notebook print and some beautiful words. The bezel with birds is a washi tape covered with glossy accent & little heart is a wood embellishment from studio calico.  The bigger heart is stamped with various pigment inks to match the overall colors. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today - Hope you enjoyed this post and will get inspired to try some of these fabulous products. .  Before I go, I would just like to say a Thank You once again Maninder for this opportunity and having trust in me.  Thanks for having me over, I've really enjoyed myself!

Neha Bhatt
Periwinkle Creations

Crafty stash used :

Others Products :
Ranger distress inks, Pigment inks, Simon says stamps, Papertrey ink, Mama elephant, Wplus9, Camel water colors

Thank so much Neha for Inspiring us through your Ultimate Creations, Tips and Techniques you've shared with us.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Birthday Layout

Close Up - 1

Close Up - 2

Distressing with Mungyo Soft Pastel, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey and Picked Raspberry and Versamark
Embellishments made using UTEE Gold Shade and White Shade
Perfect Pearls PERFECT GOLD and Cappuccino,

Pattern Papers are from American Crafts
Metal Alphabets from We R Memory Keepers

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

DIY - Make Spray Mist

Make Spray Mist using Distress ink Re-Inker, Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder,
Any Glue and Spray Bottle
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Ranger Perfect Pearls
Ranger Perfect Pearls

Put desire qty of water in a Spray Bottle, Add few drops of glue.

Add two drops of Distress ink Re-Inker. Here i have used Mustard Seed Re-Inker

Add Ranger Perfect Pearl Powder using any brush.

Shake It.

 VOILA!! your Mist is Ready to play around. I've used on a Chipboard and Loved the Shinier effect.

TIP: Spray the mist on all over your cardstock, Dry with heat tool and stamp any flower or any shape stamp. Cut it and Embellish it. Your Shinier Flower or Butterfly is ready to use on your project. With Re-Inker and Perfect Pearls, the possibilities are endless !!

Whole Range of Perfect Pearls, Re-Inkers and MDF Embellishments are available at Our Store

How to use UTEE - Part 1

UTEE stands for Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. UTEE is a thicker version of regular embossing powder. The difference is, its granules are larger. There are a lot of uses for UTEE, one can make embellishments, embellish the scrapbook projects and much more. In this simple tutorial, I’ll share some simplest techniques to start with UTEE.

Materials Required:

Melt Art UTEE Clear and Golden, Any Rubber Stamp, Versamark Dazzle, Heat Tool, Wax Heater, Versafine onyx black or any other ink, Distress Inks, Various Chipboards Shapes,  Die Cuts(of your choice), Fine Curved Tip Tweezer and Flat Brush

Apply  Versafine onyx black ink or any other ink on rubber stamp and Stamp on die cut

Stamp Versamark on die cut. Sprinkle UTEE on it. Shake off any excess UTEE.

Hold the Die Cut with Tweezer, Use heat embossing tool to melt the UTEE. Sprinkle some more UTEE. Melt it again. Repeat this step until you want a desire result.

P.S.: While UTEE is hot DON’T Touch it, it can cause skin burns. Always use Tweezers to hold your object.

Make another die-cut repeating steps no. 1, 2, 3. Adhere the die-cuts.

P.S.: UTEE dry too fast. So while layering, Swipe the Versamark over the object, Sprinkle UTEE on it and Melt.

In this technique, choose any chipboard shape and distress with distress ink.

Put the Chipboard in a wax heater, where the UTEE is already melted. Use tweezers to lift the chipboard.

P.S.: Wax heater works as Indian Melting Pot. In a Wax Heater, UTEE tends to take time to Melt. Make sure UTEE is melted thoroughly

Stamp Versamark on chipboard, Pour UTEE on it and Shake off the Excess.

Melt it and quickly stamp your rubber stamp into the molten UTEE. You must work quickly or the UTEE will cool and harden.

P.S.: UTEE will not cause any harm to Rubber Stamp. Leave the Rubber Stamp in the heated UTEE until it has cool down. The edges can be cut through scissors. The Rubber stamp you may use can be inked or you may stamp with non-inked rubber stamp.

In the last, If you desire sprinkle some gold embossing powder using flat brush. Heat the chipboard for a few seconds.

UTEE can be use on various kinds of base to embellish your scrapbook projects. UTEE gives new dimensions to Mixed Media projects.

Here is the another technique to turn simple laser-cut into sparkling embellishment. Laser-Cut is from
Itsy Bitsy


Stamp Versamark, Brush Gold embossing Powder, heat it. Let it cool down. Again Swipe the Versamark over die-cut, Sprinkle UTEE, Melt it. Sprinkle more UTEE on it and Melt it again.

This is my creation using UTEE Embellishments, Hand-drawn Doodles, Flocked flower, Chalking and Distressing

I’ll share more techniques using different tools with UTEE in coming days.

Various colors of UTEE and Versafine ink is available in our store. Please visit at

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