Showing posts with label black. Show all posts
Showing posts with label black. Show all posts

Friday, April 5, 2013

Canvas Painting- Unity

Hi.....
I am on the blog after a really long time....
Was a bit busy studying.....
Remember, some posts earlier, I mentioned that I am revamping my bedroom.
You must have seen my post on DIY Lampshades....
Well, this painting set is my next project....
I call this duo- "Unity"...
These are a set of two canvasses each 16"x 20"....


Canvas Painting- "Unity"

This is how they look after mounting over our headboard.....
You can also see the above- mentioned lampshades on the side tables here....


Canvas Painting

This is one more view.......


Bedroom Art

Do let me know what you think....
Does it look nice??? Comment and 'Like' below to let me know....
Thank you for visiting and see you soon for more!!!


Friday, March 1, 2013

DIY Jam Jar Pen Holder


Hi there!!!
I made this Jam Jar Pen holder that I wanted to share with you.......
As you know, recycling projects are one of my favorites!!!!
And, this was no exception.....
Its a really simple project but it looks really nice......

Pen holder

I used a square glass jam jar for this pen holder......
I first painted it all black, as you can see here.....

Glass jar

Then I made some random Pearl white Polka dots on the bottle all over....

Polka Dots

A nice white ribbon around the neck completed the project......

Recycle craft

See, it was that simple.......
But, I really like the way it turned out.......
Looks really Shabby Chic.....
Hope you liked it too....
So now, hunt out your own glass jars and start painting!!!!
Enjoy!!!


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......



Sunday, December 16, 2012

DIY Instant Wall Art- 2

Hello and welcome to view my Instant Wall Art-2....
I call it so because a few days back, I uploaded a post on Instant Wall art- Shoebox Lid Upcycling.....You can see the post by clicking here.
I made this wall art in a similar fashion using a shoe box lid and a scrapbook paper.

Instant Wall Art- Shoe box Lid Upcycling
This is the shoe box Lid I used for this wall art....

Shoe box Lid
This wall art is little different by accident!!! Funny Story :)....
Let me tell you.....
The scrapbook paper comes in a specific size and it fit my earlier shoebox lid perfectly....
However, this lid belonged to my beloved hubby's shoebox......it was a huge box!!!
It had to be....These were the shoes!!!!



So imagine my despair when the paper kept falling short from all sides......
After racking my brains for quite some time, I still couldn't make it fit.....I thought of using two pieces of scrapbook paper, but I wasn't feeling very happy about the idea...... But, I was not ready to give up.....
And then, out of nowhere an idea struck!!!
I decided to give the frame a boxed look.....( a box for a box....lol)......
I cut the paper in a way that it fit on the box, leaving an uniform border all around.....

Scrapbooking Paper

Then I painted the border with black color.......
See how it looks here......


When the color dried completely, I glued the paper on to the box lid........
It turned out like this!!!

Shoe box Upcycling
Here's how it looks on the wall :)
The black border gives it a look of certain depth, which is what I like about this wall art....

Instant Wall Art

The beauty of this wall art is in its uniform design.....which gives me the flexibility to hang it any way I like.....It looks good horizontally, and equally good vertically!!! Ain't that awesome???It is, right???



I used scrapbook paper here, but you can use any gift wrapping paper with a uniform design too!!!
Hope you liked this......
You can also view my earlier Post on DIY Instant Wall Art here.....
I will be posting more stuff soon, so do keep coming back.....
Thanks for visiting and comment below to let me know you were here.....



Tuesday, December 11, 2012

DIY Instant Wall Art- Shoe Box Lid Upcycling

Hi....
Good to see you.....
This is an Instant Wall Art that I made......
They say, "Necessity is the mother of Invention".....
Wow, thats so true!!!!
I had guests coming over to our house in which we moved recently.....
So, my house isn't done sprucing up (read putting artwork) yet :)
And, I did not have time to go buy any.....so I made this!!!!!
This wall art is made from an old shoebox lid, I had lying around....
So, its a shoe box upcycling of sorts!!!

Instant Wall Art

Here's what I did....
I dusted up the cardboard box lid and then cut a scrapbook paper according to the box's 
dimensions.....
The picture shows the paper cut to size....


Shoebox Lid Upcycling

Then I glued the paper to the box using regular PVA glue......
I had to take care to align the edges properly......
I let the lid dry for around 30 minutes.......

Shoebox Upcycling

After the paper dried, I colored the edges of the lid black......
The black color gives the lid a solid framed look.....
You can see it for yourself here......


Shoebox Lid Wall Art

This is how the artwork looks on the wall.....
Cool....isn't it....
Very easy to make and much easier on the pocket too ;)

Instant Wall Art
Hope you found it interesting......
You can also visit my post on DIY Instant Wall Art-2 here.....
Let me know through your comments.....
Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more!!!


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY Halloween Pumpkin Decoration

Hi and welcome to my post on Halloween Pumpkin Decoration....
My son had to take a decorated pumpkin in his school....
So we made this pumpkin....
However, Hurricane Sandy ruined our plans and our poor pumpkin had to stay home :(


Halloween Pumpkin Decoration

For making this, we chose a foam pumpkin instead of a real one as it was easy for my son to handle...
My son decided to go with a skull face for pumpkin.....so, I painted a skull.....
My son also wanted the scary triangle eyes for the skull....
According to him, the skull looks more spooky with these eyes!!
Then we glued a rubber bat, rat and a spider for a more spooky appearance....
Last but not the least, we carved the bottom and fixed a LED candle to give our pumpkin an eerie flickering glow!!!



My son was pretty excited with the final outcome and he couldn't wait to show it to his fellow kindergarteners!!!!
Hope you liked it too....
If you do, be sure leave a comment below and 'like' my blog.
You would also like my post on Halloween Decorations here.....
Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Halloween Decoration

Hi....
More in the spirit of Halloween, I will tell you what else I made.....
The picture below is a huge spiderweb I painted on my glass door.....
I made a white web and then drew some black spiders all over the web.....
It covers almost half of my door....

Painted Spiderweb

What is Halloween without some spooky ghosts???
So I painted them too on the lower half of my door....

Painted Ghosts

Then I added to the decor with a window decal of a skull and hands....
I also placed a scarecrow and a skull outside the door...
Finally, I draped the stair railings with some spiderweb.....
This is how my finished Halloween Decor looks.....

Halloween Decoration

My son just loved it.....
If you like it too, do comment to let me know.....
Happy Halloween!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tote Painting

Tote Painting
Hi.....
This is a tote hand-painted by me, for a custom order by a client......
She wanted me to paint a specific design that she downloaded from the internet
 and I did paint that, but with a lot of tweaking to get the desired result......
I don't like copying anyone's design, and unless I do something with my own unique
touch, it doesn't make me happy.....
Anyway, I used a white polypropylene tote as the base and painted it with Fabric color- Black......
You must have seen my earlier post on " One- Stroke Painting on Totes".....
You can see it here
There, I had used a different painting technique and lots of colors......
Here, it was just free-hand......
The black and white contrast looks awesome on the bag......
My client was so delighted with the final outcome......
And that... made me happy too :))
Hope you liked it!!!!
You can comment below to let me know you were here!!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY Faux Metal Wall Art- Recycle Craft

Faux Metal Wall Art

Hi and welcome to my post on Faux Metal Wall Art......
This Wall art has a complete metallic look but is actually made from recycled cardboard, foil 
and paper grocery bag !!!!
I had saved a nice stiff cardboard used for a curtain packaging......



Using the cardboard as a base, I started this piece......
I stuck two pieces of corrugated cardboard ( again, recycled) on the base....
To add some more texture I used some leftover knick-knacks from an old project on the sides......
Then I stuck crumpled foil all over the piece using PVA glue......

After smoothing with a Q-tip I got my finished base.......

Then came the butterfly project :)
I made three butterflies of varying size out of a grocery bag , using PVA glue and burning technique.....
The butterfly is shown below......

Metallic Butterfly
After brushing the butterfly with golden powder, it looked like this.....


 Metallic Gold Butterfly
Then I painted the edges of the butterfly with metallic blue to give it some contrast.....
Lastly, I attached floral wire antennae to it.....
I repeated the same procedure for other two butterflies as well... 
After all the butterflies were done, I glued them to the base in descending order of their size.....

Faux Metal Butterfly

Finally I added a braided golden string to it for hanging.....
Thus, my recycled "Faux Metal" Wall Art was ready.......
This is how it looks on the wall......

I sold this artwork at a craft show recently :)

Faux Metal Wall Art

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




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 :)






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 !!