Thursday, April 26, 2012

"Happy Home"- 3D Key Holder

3D Key Holder

Hi....This is another key holder commission piece I made a few days back......
This is a 3D key Holder and I call it "Happy Home"......
I made this design on a Wooden Ply 4"x7", using epoxy / M-seal.....
The details on how to make this can be found in my earlier post: 
I think it turned out pretty cute.....What do you think ???
Do leave a comment to let me know how you feel about it ....
Have Fun :)
And Thanks for Visiting .....





Wednesday, April 25, 2012

DIY Designer Tribal Wall Clock- Warli in Madhubani Style


Warli in Madhubani Style
There are some days when you just want to do something thats really not your everyday type of work......
I had one such day today....and I am glad I did :)
I had bought a wall clock which was lying around for quite some time.....
Today, I decided to dress up this clock......



I wanted the clock to look chic, and at at the same time a little tribal.....
So I thought, what better than Warli or Madhubani style ???
But, I just couldn't make up my mind on which style to use....
After much thought, I decided to do both.....Warli in Madhubani Style!!!!

I geared up with permanent markers this time...
First, I dismantled the clock and then removed its glass and cover....
The initial outline in Warli style was done freehand with a black marker.....

Warli Design on a Clock

Then I filled up the design in Madhubani style with colored markers.....

Warli in Madhubani style on a Clock
After finishing the coloring part, I decided to add a little fun element.......
Do you see a little girl running around, just after the number '1' ???
Yes....There she is !!!
I glued a small cut-out of a Warli girl on the 'seconds' hand......
Now, she runs all the time :)



Anyways, after it was all nice and dry.....I put on the glass and the cover back on the clock......



Finally, I painted a Madhubani border on the outer rim of the cover, and my
designer wall- clock was ready !!!
This is how it looks on the wall ....

Designer Wall Clock

You can leave your comment to let me know if you liked it :)






Monday, April 23, 2012

Madhubani Painting....Birds in Love

Madhubani Painting

Hi and welcome to my post on Madhubani Painting.....
Madhubani painting or Mithila painting is a style of Indian Painting, practiced in the Mithila region of Bihar state.
Madhubani painting has been done traditionally by the women women of villages around the present town of Madhubani (the literal meaning of which is forests of honey) and other areas of  Mithila. 
Madhubani Painting is characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns.
The paintings were traditionally done on freshly plastered mud walls and floors of huts with rice powder, but now they are also done on cloth, hand-made paper and canvas with a variety of colors. 


I have used a traditional Madhubani design for my painting....
This painting is made on Paper (12"x16"), with poster colors......
Here, the vibrancy of the colors and the geometric  patterns looks very refreshing to the eye.....
Planning to make some more of these......
Hope you enjoyed the post....
I can make a custom painting for you too....
You can contact me at amber.art2012@gmail.com
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You can also leave a comment here to let me know if you liked the painting :)


Friday, April 20, 2012

DIY Recycle Craft- Pen and Card Holder

Pen and Card Holder

Welcome to my latest post on Recycle Craft......
I have made a Pen and Card Holder by recycling toilet roll tube, cardboard and a scrap piece of wood......
I prepared the base by sanding the wooden piece......
Then, I glued the tube on the wooden piece using a hot gun......



I cut two cardboard semicircles and glued them on the wood as a card holder....
I also used PVA glue to  create texture on the roll and the cardboard and left it to dry.....


You can see the initial assembly in the picture below....

Recycle Craft
After everything was nice and dry, I painted the whole thing with acrylic color- black......
When the paint was dry, I used 3D outliners to create some wavy string designs and added a few diamantes for some added glitter....
I also dusted some golden powder on the whole piece to give it an antique look....
To finish the borders I used some braided golden lace.....
Finally, I gave it two coats of spray varnish for a glossy finish.....and it was ready!!
This Pen and Card Holder now sits on my hubby's desk :)

Recycle Craft



Do leave a comment, to let me know if you like this craft.....
Have fun, and.....Recycle !!




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DIY Punch Craft- Inspirational Plaque

Punch Craft
Hi and welcome to my post on punch craft .......
Its been a little busy for the last few days and hence the delay :(
But, I have made quite a few new things this week, which I'll be uploading in the next few days :)
This plaque was made at the spur of the moment for a friend who was visiting us.....
I used cardboard as the base, which was covered with a light colored paper.....
Then, I made various colored flowers and leaves with flower punch and leaf punch respectively......
I also made some spiral roses...just love them ...
Finally, came the fun part..... assembly !!!
I assembled the leaves and flowers in a L-shaped border along the left.......
Then I used 3D outliners to make the centers of the flowers.......
I cut a small rectangle from blue colored felt as the base for the message and glued it to the board....
Then, I wrote a message with 3d outliner/ puffy paint on the felt base......
A last ribbon border on the side of the message and, my plaque was ready.....
The myriad of colors and the message sure made our friend happy !!!
Hope you liked it too :)

punch craft

Friday, April 6, 2012

DIY Easter Wreath

Wishing all my readers and fellow bloggers a very Happy Easter.....
Today I am posting how I made this Easter Wreath for my house....
Easter Wreath

I recycled an old grocery bag, styrofoam eggs and my son's old bunny toy to make this wreath..........
Watch the video tutorial below to know how......
The wreath now hangs daintily on my door, with the cute bunny smiling at all :)





Here's the tutorial....Enjoy !!!
video


Thursday, April 5, 2012

"Under the sea"- 3D Key holder

3D Key Holder


Hi and welcome to my post on how I made this "Under the Sea" key holder....
This was a completely hand-moulded, made-to-order piece for my cousin......
I used a wooden piece 3x6" in size, as the base for this key holder.....
I painted the base with acrylic colors in shades of blue and left it to dry.......
Then I hand-moulded epoxy to make the fishes, shells, plants, turtle, octopus, starfish and 
the bubbles.......
After arranging the creatures and the foliage, I moulded some epoxy pebbles for the 
base and some epoxy borders for the top corners......
Then came the fun part.....coloring !!!
I used bright acrylic colors for all the creatures....I wanted them to look happy!!
Then I added some 3D glitter for the waves and the design was complete.....
Lastly I added some hooks to hang the keys....after all thats what it was for ;)
It turned out pretty cute, and my cousin absolutely loved it !!!
Thank you for reading, and do let me know if you liked it .... :)






Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"Radha- Krishna"

Radha- Krishna (16x20 acrylics)
Hello and welcome to the post on my newest canvas painting.......
This is a based on a famous painting by Jamini Roy.....
Jamini Roy was most influenced by the Kalighat Pat, with its bold sweeping brush-strokes.
His work has been exhibited extensively in international museums and he was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1954.......He died in 1972......

Here, I have worked on this "Radha- Krishna" with acrylics on a 16x20 canvas.... 


Krishna
Radha
Its so serene !! Just love the calming effect it has on me......
Hope you liked the painting too..... :)

One Stroke Painting on Envelope

One-Stroke Painting
Hi there.....
This is an addition to my one stroke painting on envelopes........
You may also see my previous post on one stroke paintings on envelopes.....
The details of the method are explained in my previous post on One Stroke Painting on envelopes which you can see here.....
Enjoy!!!