Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Guest DT post by Shoma - Tutorial on Sospeso Transpente

Heya Crafters, Hope you all are enjoying Winters.This month we have bring an exclusive tutorial on Sospeso Transpente.

Let me introduce this month Guest DT who is passionate about crafts since her childhood and love to learn new forms of crafts. Presently she's into Paper Quilling , Scrapbooking, Greeting cards, Lamasa, Handmade Chocolate and Sospeso Transpente. Yes! She is Shoma Beramji (G.Noida) of Art Bug India and Krafter's Kart Store .

Hello friends,

Today I am going to show you how I made these lovely Sospeso flowers and used then in my projects. As we all know that there are different ways of making these flowers. I will show you how to make the flowers using Sospeso Napkin (printed fabric), Plastic Film and The printed tissue.
A special thanks to Maninder for inviting me to be a Guest designer on Rainbow Craftykari blog. All the materials used in the making of this project is from Rainbow Craftykari Store.

These are the things that we need to make out project, Scissor, sospeso glue, some glitters, small pollens(if you wish to put), the embossing tools, candle, and any kind of tissue. I made some flowers with napkin, some with regular tissue that you get for decoupage, and the normal printed tissue that we get in Monica Allegra’s collection, and some clear Transparencies and a paint brush to apply the glue with and glue gun.

Cut all the paper roughly so that you can stick on the transparent sheets with the glue. This is how it looks after cutting the extra parts of napkin and transparent sheet.
If u want a darker look then you can first put a white or a matching sheet of paper and then glue the tissue on top. That will give it a more brighter look.

The Sospeso glue is very thick so add water to make it liquid.. the instructions are written on the bottle. When you adhere, first apply a coat of glue on the base then put Napkin or Tissue on top and then again slowly with a brush apply another layer (the way we do for decoupage)

*Note : you can glue the printed side down that will give you a glossy finish or you can do print side up that will give you a matte finish.

Once you finish gluing your sheet it will look like this (here I've pasted napkin, tissue paper and the printed napkin) Give it time to dry about 4-6 hours depending on the weather.

Once it dries it will look like this, now the tough part is cutting the sheets. I would normally make a pencil layout of what and how i would want to arrange so that my work becomes easy.

After the cutting final sheet will look like this. You can cut further if your layout demands.

Then starts the embossing and debossing of the flowers to give it a more realistic look..its your choice what and how you want your flower to be.
Add the finishing touches, put glitters or pollens or diamond dust with the help of some glue, you can even put a layer of varnish if you wish to and start assembling the flowers together with the help of silicone glue or a glue gun.

Making  of the Printed Sheet flowers

The process of making these flowers is almost the same, just a few things too keep in mind.

We start by cutting the printed sheets, once cut, you can further cut the flowers and the petals if you want a dense or layered look.

Lit a Candle and Bring the flower film close to the fire, keep just 3-4inch gap so that u don’t end up burning the plastic. Then heat one petal at a time n emboss or deboss.

Soon your flower will start taking shape, Arrange the small flower in side the big flower to give a dense effect.

At the end add the desired look to the flower, I wanted to put pearls but u can put anything or your choice to decorate it. This is how the finished flower looks like ready to be used in any project, you can add more beads or pearls so that it looks attractive.
For any questions related to this tutorial please leave a comment and we will get back to you.

Have a nice time making Sospeso.

Here is My Finished Projects:

All Sospeso Material is available at Rainbow Craftykari Store
Sospeso Material
Napkins -
Diamond Dust, Pearls and Sparkle -

- If you keep film very close to the fire it will burn.
- When working with the glue gun you need to be carefully holding the flower so that with the hot glue your flower  does not bend.
- If at any point you feel the flower has not come the way you wanted it to come then don’t worry, just put it on the table and with your heat gun, just run over it, so it will become a flat sheet and you can work again.
- Don’t rub your embossing tool too hard on the printed side as the color will come out.

Thank you Rainbow Craftykari Team once again for inviting me a guest designer on your blog.
Have a Great Day
Shoma Beramji

Thank so much Shoma for the Tutorial, Tips and Projects you've shared with us.

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.

Sunday, 29 December 2013

MeltArt Beeswax Tutorial

Heya, Today I'm showing you how to decoupage wallet using Melt Art Beeswax. I've enjoyed so much while using MeltArt Beeswax. It has specially for craft purpose, which is non-toxic and great for papers & embellishments. I want to say Thanks to Rajni Aunty :) for encouraging me to create blog post.

Got Inspire from these Videos:

Suze Weinberg Buzzing With Beeswax

Collage/mixed media mini tags - using beeswax

Materials Used:
Fiskars Deckle Edge Scissors, Perfect Pearls, MeltArt Beeswax, Creaser, Curved Tip Tweezer, Spatula, Wax-Heater, Cut-Outs of Napkins, Old Books Paper, Wallet, Heat Gun.

Decoupaged the edges of wallet using left over pieces of napkins with Mod-Podge Matte glue. 

Put some amount of  MeltArt Beeswax granules in a wax heater
(while you're working, it would be preferably keep the wax-heater ON as the beeswax tends to cool down really fast. You can use Induction Cooker if you don't have wax-heater. )

Cut the Old book paper with Fiskars Deckle Edge Scissors. This scissor gives beautiful effect of torn paper. I just love this scissor

Dip the paper in a melted Beeswax using Curved-shape Tweezers and Simply put it on wallet carefully as shown in a image.


Heat the Back of Spatula with Heat Gun, and Press the waxed paper with the help of hot spatula. It will crease and settle down the paper on wallet.


Similar way dip a napkin in a wax-heater, put it on wallet and set with hot spatula. You can set it directly using heat gun and spatula
(P.S. Paper or Napkin takes time to settle down on wallet and you can use both ways to set paper on wallet)


Apply Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder of your choice on the folds and creases as shown in image to give a sparkling look to your wallet. After that cut the left-over edges with sharp edge-scissors. I have applied Mustard Seed Distress ink on the edges to give vintage look.
 (I had applied two layers of Mod-Podge Glue with the gap of two hours)


I had dipped the Wooden Button in Beeswax and glued with Hot Glue Gun to hide the wallet tag. Tadaaaaaa!!! My Vintage Wallet is ready to Flaunt :) :)

Before using MeltArt Beeswax, had tried normal candle wax on napkins as well as on papers, But it didn't give that effect which this Beeswax have gave on wallet. If you have any questions regarding this Tutorial, feel free to ask me here or drop a mail at See ya!!!

Craft Materials Used: