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.