Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Guest DT Pavitra: Magnetic Mixed Media Note Pad

Hello Crafty Friends,

A very Good Morning to you all.

Again we are back with our guest DT in our Teaching Learning Program  and today its Pavitra with her stunning Mixed Media note pad. Everyone think that Mixed Media is hard but Pavitra showed in this  step by step detailed tutorial that how to compose it and get the desired results in Mixed Media.

Over to you Pavitra,

Hello Everyone!

I am Pavitra here, and what a feeling to be on this platform and sharing my work with you guys, thanks you so much Rainbow Craftykari Team for this opportunity .

Today! I am gonna share a mixed media project with you guys.
So let’s get started …..

I had a magnetic sheet which I got with one of the die and was lying as scrap, so I thought of converting the little one into something interesting.

Firstly I sized a canvas sheet to the size of my magnetic sheet and pasted it on top of it with the help of heavy body gel.

Once dried properly I applied a goat of white heavy gesso and again left it to dry, you guys can off course use your heat gun to speed up the process.

After that I stamped the canvas sheet with various stamps using black archival ink, here in you can use any permanent ink and can also experiment with colors to add more interested.

After stamping it’s time to add some texture and for that I used modeling paste with a stencil.  

For coloring my background I used distress sprays, working with them is super easy, quick and fun. I simply sprayed the distress sprays  directly on the surface and then sprayed water with a mister to let the color blend.
I left it to dry naturally and start working on my embellishments.

I used die cuts, stamped images and handmade blooms as an embellishment that off course shows how versatile dies and stamps can be, and how we can multi function with them. I die cut cardstock twice and stick the two pieces with clear glue to give it more strength and colored the edges with archival ink and later applied a coat of clear crackle paste.

Once dried properly I sponged walnut stain on the entire piece for the cracks to become visible, here in I would like to give a advance always leave your crackle paste or paint to dry naturally, never heat set them with your heating tool as you will not get the desired results.

For coloring my blooms I used archival ink red carnation and shaped them with my embossing tools as shown in the picture.

The yellow blooms are colored with archival ink saffron and also embossed the similar way, once I m done with all the blooms the dust them with diamond dust and clear glitter. I also used various leaf cutouts to compliment my blooms.

Finally I arranged my blooms on the magnetic sheet and also tied a twine to add more interest.

ow it’s time for finally assembly, I stamped a cage image and a sentiment with black archival ink and dust them with clear glitter for a shuttle shine.

And here is the finished project ready to be adorned in my room, since its magnetic it can be placed on any metal surface. I thought of writing some positive quotes on the pad and off course blooms are going to add on that only.
Some more close-ups 

Hope you enjoy it!!!

Take care, keep crafting.

List of supplies I used.

Magnetic sheet
Canvas sheet
Heavy body gel
Finnabair White heavy gesso
Finnabair white modeling paste
Archival ink – black, cobalt, red carnation, saffron
Distress ink – walnut stain
Distress spray – picked raspberry, fossiled amber, crushed olive
Distress clear rock candy crackle paint
Diamond dust
Distress - clear rock candy glitter.

Above listed Materials are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or you can pre-order.


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.

    Thursday, 8 September 2016

    Guest DT Halak: All about ATCs

    Bonjour Crafters!! What's up?
    Today in our Teaching and Learning Program we would be focusing on ATCs Cards. Our Guest DT Halak, will teach you with endless tips on how to make ATC cards.

    Over to you Halak

    Hello! I'm Halak, My style is usually CAS with a bit of whimsy thrown in. I also enjoy making miniature Mixed Media pieces like ATC and Art tiles. Today we'll be discussing ATCs. 

    What are ATCs, you ask?

    Well, they are miniature pieces of art created and exchanged by artists all over the world! While there are no specific restrictions to making an ATC, sometimes, themes are set to maintain uniformity.

    One important factor to keep in mind while creating ATCs is their size. The ATC has to be 2.5 inches x 3.5 inches.

    Here are some ATCs that I created : 

    The making of each of these three ATCs involves a different technique and I also have quite a few tips to share so let's get started! :)

    Foil Technique with ATC #1
    Products Used :
    Tim Holtz Layering Stencil - Scribbles
    Distress Inks (Ranger),
    Altenew Ink - Coral Berry
    So Suzy Stamps - Be
    Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch
    Nuvo Glue Pen (Medium)
    Big Shot machine
    Decofoil by Thermoweb - Champagne

    Here's the finished ATC.

    TIP : Using sentiment stamps as a focal point in an ATC is easier when you pair it with a stencil.
    First I created background using distress inks with scribbles stencil.

    Stamped sentiment using Altenew ink.

    Now comes the fun bit! Using foil.

    I took my Nuvo glue pen and drew some random lines on the top and bottom of the ATC.

    Then cut two strips of Champagne foil and placed them over the glued area.

    After this, I took a piece of cardstock, scored it, and placed the ATC inside it.
    Keeping all tabs closed on the multipurpose platform of my Big Shot, I sandwiched this between the acrylic plates and ran it once through the machine.

    Note :  What the machine does is, it applies pressure to the bits covered wih foil. This leads to foil adhering perfectly to the project.
    Have a look :

    Now all that was left to do was peel the foil.

    And there you have it! A fun way to add foil to projects

    Here's another picture from a different angle to show you how amazing the foil looks :

    I punched out a butterfly using the Martha Stewart paper punch, inked it using Coral Berry ink by Altenew and added a bit of glitter to it.
    Adhered butterfly and sequins + added a bit of glitter to the word Be and matted the ATC onto red cardstock.

    Watercoloring with ATC #2
    Products Used :
    The Ton Stamps - Happiest of Peonies
    So Suzy Stamps - Hello Friend
    49 and Market Stamps - Gabi's Line Stitch

    Archival Ink by Ranger (Jet Black)
    Staedtler Luna Color Pencils (Set of 12)
    Water brush (Sakura) Size - Medium
    Ken Oliver Color Burst (Violet)

    For this, I first began by creating the background.

    Once I created the background using the color burst, I set it aside to dry and began work on my watercolored flower.
    I stamped the image from the Happies of Peonies stamp set by The Ton in archival ink onto watercolor cardstock, fussy-cut it and colored it using Staedtler color pencils.

    Tip : When you watercolor, it is always a good idea to stamp the image onto watercolor paper. Watercolor paper is stronger than the generic cardstock and helps in building up color easily.

    Adhered flower to background and then I took the Hello Friend stamp by So Suzy Stamps, masked the word friend using washi tape and stamped Hello.

    To add interest to project, I stamped a couple of images around the bottom using Gabi's Stitched Line.

    Lastly, added a few glitter highlights on the flower, adhered some sequins and matted onto black cardstock.

    Now comes the final project.
    Using stamps to create background with ATC #3
    Products Used :

    Archival Ink (Ranger)
    Distress Ink - Twisted Citron
    So Suzy Stamps - Reindeer
    So Suzy Stamps - Don't Give Up
    So Suzy Stamps - Fairy Dust

    This ATC has the reindeer completely covered in black glitter.

    Have a look :

    Here's how I made it :
    I stamped the Fairy Dust stamp using Twisted Citron distress ink in the background.

    Tip : I've used first, second and third generation stamping to create the background. If it's a geometric design and you are using a stamp to create background, generation stamping adds a fun look + interest to the project.

    After this, I stamped the sentiment and the reindeer stamp using archival ink.

    Next, I trimmed the ATC and adhered purple paper tape.

    Took some pva glue (fevicol) and added black glitter to the reindeer using a paint brush.

    Finally, adhered some sequins and matted it onto black cardstock.

    This brings me to an end of this post. I am truly honored to be featured over at Rainbow Craftykari as a guest designer and I hope you enjoyed reading it and learnt something new! Above listed products can be order on Rainbow Craftykari Store Or you can call those on Pre-Orders. the So Suzy stamps are exclusively available on Rainbow Craftykari Store in India.

    Have a wonderful day! *Hugs*