Showing posts with label Altered Art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Altered Art. Show all posts

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Shabby Chic Tin Tutorial by Blog Coordinator Aditi

Hello Everyone,

Hope you are all doing good and looking forward to the weekend! Today I'm back with a pictorial tutorial for you all. I have altered a metal tin in a shabby chic style. With simple elements, it's a decorative tin, that can be used as a pen stand, or organiser.

Here's a look at it:

Let's begin the tutorial:

Step 1: Here's a look at the tin first. It's metal and white in colour. 

Step 2: First, give the entire tin a coat of the Folkart Home Decor Chalk Paint. I have given it two coats for a thicker finish,

Step 3: Next, give it a coat of Prima Marketing Chalkboard Paint. This third coat is a darker contrasting colour.

Step 4: Using sandpaper, scrub the entire surface. This will give us a shabby look. 

Step 5: Pick a tissue paper and fussy cut elements to decorate the tin.

Step 6: Ensure to remove the two layers of the tissue paper before adhering it. 

Step 7: Use mod podge and stick down these on the tin randomly.

Step 8: Use some stamps and Black ink and randomly stamp.

Step 9: Pick elements/embellishments to decorate the tin. I have used jute cord, lace, flowers, a metal butterfly (painted using the two paints used above).

Step 10: Glue everything together and your tin is ready,

  • Metal Tin
  • Metal Butterfly
  • Folkart Home Decor Chalk Paint- Satin Finish
  • Prima Marketing Chalkboard Paint Jewel Blue
  • Decoupage Napkin
  • Mod Podge
  • Papericious Jute Cord
  • Lace
  • Flowers
  • Leaves
  • Sandpaper
Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE
Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.

Above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Paper Bag Tutorial by DT Megha

Hello Everyone,

Today I am here with a tutorial post on creating a Journal Page on a brown paper bag.
I love Art Journalling, this is one art form which I enjoy thoroughly. 

It’s a place to record your thoughts, memories, and emotions through images, art and words. The number one rule about Art Journaling is that there are No Rules. :)

So let's start,

Step 1: We will convert this simple brown paper bag, don't be afraid of all the print we'll cover it all up like it was never there.

Step 2: I am going to cover my paper with white gesso, here I am covering the print on the bag and also preparing the background and priming the surface for the sprays and colours.

Step 3: Before the gesso dries I am going to tear pieces of Tim Holtz tissue paper and randomly place them on the bag, as the bag is still wet with gesso the tissue will adhere well.

Step 4: I am going ahead and heat setting this and dry this with a heat gun.

Step 5: I am taking some American Crafts twine for texture and interest and again randomly placing it on my bag. 

Step 6: I am going to adhere this with the help of white gesso so that I can help the twine to stick and also prime the twine to accept the colour sprays.

Step 7: Next, I am taking a geometric shape stencil and run modelling paste through it, in this case, triangles. I am going to use a generous amount of paste so that my triangles stand out.

Step 8: I am making sure all of the gesso and modelling paste is nice and dry so that we can spray away the colours without any fear. :)

Step 9: I'll be using 13 @rts Sprays, the idea here is to go from brightest to darkest to create depth. Make sure to shake your sprays before use so the pigments mix well.
I will be spraying water on the bag in intervals to help the pigment to flow and move around.

I am going to start spraying from the left and the right sides and tilt my bag toward the middle so that I can allow the colours to flow by themselves. I am starting with the brightest colours, Yellow Lemon and Yellow Amber.

I am going to dry this with a heat gun a little bit and spray again with same colours to build the colours and then dry again with the heat gun.

Step 10: Now I will take the dark colours, the beautiful Lilac and Chalk Grey sprays.

I sprayed the Lilac randomly and heat set it a bit and then I am opening my Chalk grey spray and dropping the colour in places here and there with the help of the tube.  This amazingly mixes and spreads into the page. I am going to heat set between the layers and application of the sprays.

Step 11: Time for embellishments. I am going to use some sparkly paper butterflies and flower corners and dark black flowers, I choose these to go with my title. 

Step 12:  I stamped my sentiment with black archival ink.

Step 13: I took some black and white acrylic paints and splattered all over the page, this gives me a certain amount of joy :) I heat set the black splatter and then did the white splatters and heat set again.

Step 14: To add more dimension and interest to the bag I am putting in white and black Nuvo drops in random places.

Step 15: I want to add more dimension and interest to my bag, I am going to use the newly launched MDF embellishments from Rainbow Craftykari- Triangles. 
Im simply painting them with black matte paint and adhering them on the bag.

Step 16: I splattered the bag once again heavily with white paint and applied black soot distress ink on the edges to frame the bag. 

We are done without Journal page on a brown bag and Gift Bag!

Here's a video flip through

Here are some pictures of the bag,

Supplies used:
  • Brown Paper Bag
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Tissue
  • Modelling Paste 
  • White Gesso 
  • Stencil
  • Matt Medium, Liquid Glue
  • American Crafters twine
  • Flowers & Butterflies Paper embellishments 
  • any inspirational word Stamps
  • Black Archival Ink
  • Rainbow Craftykari MDF Triangles
  • 13 Arts Colour Sprays 
  • Nuvo Drops- Black and White
  • White and Black Acrylic Paint
  • Black Soot Distress Ink
  • Heat Gun
Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE
Visit our BLOG for more inspiration, tutorials and check out our ongoing challenge.
Happy Crafting!

Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Altered Palette Tutorial by DT Vidhi

Hello friends,

How are you all? I am enjoying my little summer vacation!!! It's too hot here in India. But I am still enjoying my break. I am back with another Tutorial post for Rainbow Craftykari blog.

This time, I've created an Old Vintage Shadow Box from a used artist palette. I love old and a vintage look on projects and that's why this was fun to create it.

So here is how I made this Shadow box.
Enjoy a video flip through and step by step instructions below  

Step 1 :  First step is to prime the base.

It is always good to prime the base with gesso, so it holds any further mediums and colours.

I gave it a coat of Black Gesso and covered the entire surface. The palette is made out of plastic and this gesso primes it well for further textures and mediums. 

Step 2 :  Adding textures. Apply white Crackle texture paste on the pallet randomly as shown in the image.

For fine cracks, let it dry naturally. Once you let it dry for a few hours, you'll see the cracks appear. Next, I applied a thin layer of rust paste watered down, onto the texture. This enhances the cracks.

Step 3 :  Roughly placing elements on the pallet.
I picked different things from my treasure, to go with my vintage shadow box.
After picking it out the elements, I roughly placed them on the palette and played with the arrangement. 

Step 4 :  Add colours and textures to the elements.
I selected different types of materials of elements. Some are plastic, metal, fibers etc.  Before placing them, it is important to colour them to match the vintage look. I used the same rust pastes and painted the elements.

Step 5 :  Gluing and Priming the elements. 
One by one I placed all the elements in the colour pallet  and added some used fabric pieces, threads, beads and mini/mega stones to give more depth to the project.

Step 6 :  Time to add the coffee splash.
In the end, I splashed some coffee stains on the entire project to enhance the vintage look. 

Step 7: Final touches.

For more depth, I sprinkled Lindy's magical shakers at a few places and added Tim Holtz Word Sticker to give it more meaning. 

And with that my Vintage shadow box is ready !!!

Supplies Used :
  • Black Gesso
  • Finnabair Rust Paste set
  • White Crackle texture paste
  • Glue - Heavy body gel
  • Tim Holtz sticker set
  • Lindy's magical shakers
  • Coffee powder
Most of the above-listed materials are available on the Rainbow Craftykari Store and can also be pre-ordered by sending an e-mail at

Do visit the Rainbow Craftykari store HERE

Visit our BLOG for more inspiration and tutorials.

Hope you guys liked it. Looking forward to seeing your variation of this one!

Happy Crafting,