Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Art on a Bottle- 2

Hello again :)
This is another Art on a bottle I did this week......
You might remember the earlier DIY Art on a bottle post with the tutorial, that I 
uploaded a few months back......
The process is similar but the design....way different!!!
Here's the bottle for you to see.....

Art on a Bottle

So, getting back to the basics.....
This was a beer bottle, that I painted gold......

Gold painted Bottle

Then, I did some One- stroke painting on it.....
You can see some in my earlier post One Stroke Painting on Totes....

I also embellished the design a bit, with 3D Outliners (puffy paint)......
Here are some photos for you, to show the details.....

Art on a Bottle

Bottle Art

Recycled Art


Bottle Art

Finally, I capped the bottle with an acrylic crystal Hibiscus.....

Hibiscus Flower on a Bottle Art

I am planning to make more of these.....
This not just recycling....
For me, its a process where something beautiful is born out of junk.....
Sorta like the Ugly Duckling ;)
Hope you enjoyed it....
Thanks for visiting and keep coming for more......



Tuesday, February 12, 2013

DIY Fluffy (Frosty)- The Snowman

There can't be winter decoration without our beloved Frosty the Snowman....Right???
Here's my version of him.....
I made this "Fluffy" Frosty with my son for his school project......
Snowman
We made this one out of Shaving cream and Elmer's Glue (Fevicol can do too)......
Saw it initially at Kraftykid .....
I made mine a little differently.....
I chose a Blue construction paper as a base.....
Then I pasted a white Snowman paper outline on the blue paper to make it easy 
for my son.....
Then we just used a candy stick to spread the shaving cream and Elmer's glue 
mixture on the white cutout till we covered it completely.....
We also spread some mixture along the bottom of the paper.....
When the mixture was still wet, we inserted the hat and a nose made out 
of construction paper........
We also made a smile from peppercorns....... :)
We added some shiny buttons on the front and a patterned paper scarf........
We also added googly eyes....my son's favorite!!!
The picture of the wet snowman looked like this.....it looks really uneven....
when you are making this, remember to add the scarf in reverse, as we will bend it forward to make the scarf.....

Fluffy Frosty

As it dried, we were able to see a smooth form to the structure.....
When it dried completely (overnight drying required), we glued the scarf 
together.....I cut a little fringe at the edge of the scarf......
Finally, my son drew some snowflakes and white dots on the blue paper 
to show snowfall........
We loved the overall effect of our "Fluffy"- The Snowman........
My son was so proud to take this to school........
His joy made me so happy :D

Fluffy- The Snowman

Hope you enjoyed the post.....
The links in the post above will take you to the sites that sell those products....
Feel free to browse through those :)
And, Have fun making your own "Fluffy"......Enjoy the winter!!!


Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY No Sew Contemporary Lampshades


Hello and Welcome once again!!!!
I would be sharing with you, how I made this No-sew Ribbon Lampshade
with a contemporary dual look......
This was a quick makeover for my dreary old plain lamps.....

Contemporary Lampshade


This is how my lamp originally looked.......
I have two of these, one on either side of the bed......
It really looked nice on my bedside tables, but after using it for more 
than a year, I got bored of its plain look.....
I decided to revamp the look of our bedroom.......
And, decided to begin with the Lampshades :)

Plain Lamp Base

I decided to make a Contemporary Dual Look Lamp.......
The main reason for this decision was that, I have two comforters
one black and white, and the other a dark red......
I wanted the look of the lampshades to go with both my beddings......

I used Black Satin ribbons and hot glued them to the lamp in the following 
Criss-cross pattern on two opposite sides of the lamp.........


No Sew Ribbon Lampshade

On the remaining two opposite sides, I just glued them vertically........
The only important tip here is to space the ribbons perfectly.....
A little bit here or there can have distortions in the design.....
It helps to mark the spacings before you start gluing the ribbons.....

No Sew Ribbon Lampshade

Then, I glued Red Satin Ribbons vertically between the vertical Black Ribbons......
This is how the finished Lampshades look.......

Contemporary Lampshades

 And here is the other side.......

DIY Contemporary Lampshades

This is how the Lamp looks lighted up.......
This is the matching look for my Red comforter :)

Diy Lampshade

And, this is the look for my Black and White comforter.... minus the comforter ;)
Honestly, I got lazy....and didn't change the comforter for the photo :)

DIY Lampshade

These Contemporary Lamps sure do brighten up my bedroom......
I really love the way they turned out........
It was one of the most satisfying DIY project ever!!!!
Hope you liked them too......
Visit soon  for more of my Bedroom projects......
Till then, Happy DIYing !!!!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Krishna- Bejeweled Artwork

Hello.....
Here, I have a Bejeweled Art done on Krishna....the most loved Indian god....
This type of art is also known as "Shringar Art" in India.....
"Shringar" literally means "Make- up and Jewelry Adornment".
I have used a 16 x 20 Poster print of Krishna and used mixed media for this artwork....
I have individually stuck each and every bead and rhinestone with my own hands....
The "Murli" or the "Flute" is hand- moulded too......
The peacock feather on the crown is real too.....
This is completely a 3D artwork....

Krishna




This is how, the Framed Artwork looks......

Bejeweled Artwork




This is the close-up of the crown for you.....

Shringar Artwork- Krishna

It took me a month (3 hrs/day) to finish this artwork......
It was a painstaking job, but the hard work did finally pay.....
The final result blew my brains away.....
It was beyond my own expectations.......
I was making this artwork for my sister's house-warming.....
She loved it so much that it is now, the Focal Wall art in 
her Living room feature wall.....

Krishna- Bejeweled Artwork

Comment below to let me know if you liked it.....
Keep coming to view something new next time....
See you soon!!!!