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GUDI PADWA SPECIAL RANGOLI

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Monday, May 28, 2012

GLASS PAINTING



GLASS PAINTING





Glass painting is a contemporary art which has been derived from the age old art of stained glass painting which involves putting smaller colored pieces of glass together. It was a common feature in high windows and doors etc in the olden times and can still be seen in churches and old buildings. We had these types of glasses at my Grandmother’s house.  These days glass painting is becoming a popular feature and catching up as a hobby due to its awesome results and easy availability of glass painting equipment.
At home glass paintings can be as wall hangings, wine glasses painting, on windows, acrylic sheets, cups, mugs, tiles, mirrors etc. If you are interested in glass painting and want to try it, go ahead and experience the joy! All you need is a glass piece, sheet of paper, glass paints, an outliner, a design, silver foil or colorful paper (if required) and some amount of patience. J

Materials:

  • Rectangular or Square Glass piece
  • Glass Liner
  • Glass paints
  • Thinner
  • Glue
  • Aluminum foil or Colored papers
  • Boldly traced designs/ drawings


Method:


  • First place the drawing on the table and then place the plain glass above the drawing, so that the drawing/picture is clearly seen through the glass.
 

  • Make the outline of the trace on the glass with glass liner. Allow it to dry.
 

  • Before you start painting on the glass tests your shades on some rough glass. You can wipe it off with thinner.
  • The color choice should be perfect because the stained glass paint gets dried up fast and the correction cannot be done easily.
  •  While painting, the color blending should be done quickly and carefully. 
  • When the whole painting and the border gets dried, remove the trace.


  • From the back side of the glass painting paste a colorful paper sheet or crushed aluminum foil.

  • Now your glass painting is ready. You can get it framed.


Tip: Once the painting has dried see it against a source of light. This will tell you the portions where the paint is less or thin. If required, do another coating of paint on it. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wall Hanging

WALL HANGING WITH CD


Materials Required:


  • CD
  • Glass paints
  • Glass Liner
  • Decorative kundan
  • Decorative beads
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Satin ribbon or decorative threads

Method :
Waste CD’s can be painted with glass colors with your own patterns and designs.

  • Take a CD with shinny surface facing up.
 
  • Draw the outline of the drawing you want to make on the CD by the glass liner. Allow it to dry. 
 
  • Paint the CD with glass paints of your choice.
 
  • Cover the back side of CD by Aluminum foil.
  •  Decorate it with kundan and beads.


  • Prepare 3 CD'sand paste one by one on a satin ribbon or colorful thread.

 
  • It can be either hanged on the wall or decorated CD’s can be hanged in the car.


CD Painting



CD Painting

 


I saw lot of waste CD’s in my home so thought of doing something with that so I painted the CD’s with glass liner and glass paints.



Materials Required:
  • CD
  • Glass paints
  • Glass Liner
  • Decorative beads
  • Decorative buttons
  • Decorative tiklis
  • Aluminum Foil
Method :
Waste CD’s can be painted with glass colors with your own patterns and designs.


  • Take a CD with shinny surface facing up.


 
  • Draw the outline of the drawing you want to make on the CD by the glass liner. Allow it to dry. 




  • Paint the CD with glass paints of your choice.

    • Cover the back side of CD by Aluminum foil
     

    • Decorate it with colorful beads and buttons and tiklis.


    • It can be used as rangoli in front of god or can be used as floating rangoli in living room center table or on dinning table or rangoli to be arranged around the lunch plate on the special occasions as shown below:



    Bracelet Making with Beads


    Bracelet Making with Beads
    You have an eye for fashion and enjoy crafts. You've noticed that bracelets are sometimes overpriced in stores. Why spend the extra money to accessorize? You can save money, and have fun, by making your own colourful bracelets matching the outfits you wear. :)

    Material:
    • Decorative Beads
    • Elastic
    • Needle



    Method:




    1. Select two or more colors of faceted beads.
    2. String beads on the elastic alternating with different color and shapes beads if you want to mix match with the outfit color you wear.
    3. Continue until you have a long enough string to fit around your wrist.
    4. Tie off with a double knot.
    5. Trim close to knot.

    Thursday, May 24, 2012

    POT PAINTING


    POT PAINTING 




    As the name suggests, it is a hobby in which a person decorates clay pots and vases in various ways. It is a very interesting and creative. One does not even need to learn it from any one nor are there any hard and fast rules to be followed.

    Materials Required:
    • Ceramic powder
    • Earthen pot
    • Fevicol
    • Fevicryl metallic colors
    • Brush

    Method:

    1. Take some ceramic powder and mix it with fevicol in a bowl till you get a mixture with loose consistency (like a cake batter)
    2. Apply it around the pot as shown below:
     

    1. Allow it to dry.
    2. Finally paint it with fevicryl metallic colors of your choice.
       
       Your pots are ready. J
    This is an easy way of decorating an earthen pot. I had taken 3 pots of different size in 1 set and 3 pots of same size in other set J

    TIPS:You can decorate them with beautiful lace, bells, colorful tiklis :)


    POT DECORATION


    POT DECORATION

    Terra cotta pots are a must have for gardeners during the planting season. The lovely simplicity, as well as the fairly inexpensive price makes the terra cotta type pot very popular among those who love to fill their homes with the vibrant beauty and energy of flowers and plants during all seasons.
    This post will offer ways on how terra cotta pots can enjoy a new purpose and be used to create fun and for both inside and outside the home.

    Material:

    • Terra Cotta Pot (any shape of your choice)

    I have taken a Pipe shape long length pot to decorate as i wanted to fill in one corner of my house with it completely :) 
    • Oil paint (any color of your Choice)
    • Fresh or Artificial plants for decorating the pot
    • Brush
    • Thinner

    Method:

    1. Paint the pot with the oil paint. I have taken silver color for base. Allow it to dry completely.
    2. Then you can decorate your pot as below:
      

    • You can decorate the pot with bids/ ceramic /lace / artificial flowers/ cloth flowers etc..

    TIP S:

    • Prepare the Pottery: Before you begin painting, take a sponge and get it only slightly damp with clean water wipe off your pottery to remove large dust particles because these can cause the colored glaze to pull away from the pottery. Be sure that your pottery does not get too wet because soaked-in water will keep the colored glazes from adhering. 
       
    •   Paint with Multiple Coats: For a solid, even coat of color, apply 2 to 3 coats of the colored glaze. After applying the first coat allow the glaze to fully dry (it air dries reasonably quickly, but you may use a hair dryer to speed up the process) before applying the next coat.





    Tuesday, May 15, 2012

    Engagement Ring Decoration Thali


    Engagement Ring Thali Decoration
    An Indian wedding comprises of a large number of functions, which start with the Engagement and followed by tilak, sangeet and, mehendi, and end with the D-day ceremony and reception. J
    Engagement ceremony is almost celebrated in the same manner in almost all the religions except for certain variations according to their community and family rituals. The family and relative of bride and groom gather to celebrate the first formal party of the forth coming wedding ceremony. A formal ring ceremony is done to solemnize the engagement ceremony.
    Engagement is an important ceremony, as it marks the beginning of the relationship not only between two individuals, but also between also two families. Different kinds of decorations can be seen in different parties, depending on the budget and the chosen theme. However, flowers and artifacts find a special place among the decorations used for the engagement parties, irrespective of the theme. The colorful decorations set the perfect ambience for celebrations and boosts up the party spirits within everybody. If you want to make your engagement party the most memorable one, then decorate the Engagement Ring Thali in a unique style that reflects your perception about beautifying the event. In this article, I have given some ideas for engagement Ring Thali decoration.

    Material Required:
    ·         Decorative big Thali
    ·        Ceramic wedding Pair – I have chosen  Traditional Couple as I have done for Indian Engagement Ceremony
    ·         Elephant with Ring Holder J
    ·         Ganesh Idol
    ·         Music
    ·         Colorful small pot to put Sweets
    ·         Decorative bright color Cloth
    ·         Engagement Rings
    ·         Flowers


    Arrange it as shown below:

    Cake can be arranged for the couple with Engagement rings on it as below : J

    Different Kinds of Engagement Ceremonies in India
    • In Gujarati customs, the engagement function is called Sagaai. In a Sagaai, the bride's family arrives with ‘Matli', a steel container full of sweets and gifts for the groom and his family.

    • In Christians, the engagement ceremony is very much like a social gathering and formal announcement of marriage where the would-be groom and bride exchange engagement rings.

    • In most of the North Indian states, the ceremony is held as soon as the marriage details are finalized. Along with the ring ceremony, the ritual of ‘Tilak' i.e. greeting the groom with auspicious vermilion paste and rice is performed by bride's brother. Then the exchange of baskets of fruits, dry fruits and sweets takes place between both the families. The bride is also gifted with some traditional family Jewelry from the groom's parents.

    • In the South Indian families, the engagement ceremony is quite different from those of North Indian families; you will be surprised to know that the presence of the groom and bride is not compulsory on the engagement function. The engagement ceremony in South India is more like a commitment between both the families of the would-be bride and groom. The most important ritual in the south Indian engagement function is the exchange of 'tattu' i.e. 'engagement plate' which consists of coconut, flowers, turmeric, beetle nuts and beetle leaves.