Monday, June 30, 2008
In this salwar , I have fully used the easy straight stitch and chain stitch !!!
With the beads ,chamkis and kundhan stones , it will look as a very grand texture and the embroidery thread which is multi-colored adds more beauty!!!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Badges (made from yellow ribbons) , chart , green straw , metal wires , beads , glue
, colors (brown,black,yellow) .
MAKE IT EASY:
*cut the chart to fit the middle part of the badge
*draw the pollen grains in the chart and color it
*stick it on the badge using glue
*make a hole in the centre of the pollen
*insert a wire through the hole , attach a bead so that it does not come out
*put the rest of wire in the lower side into a straw
*fix it with green cello tape
*arrange them in the vase
Yes...........the thing is made from my cotton tops , as it tore , recyled once like this!!!
Bright colored cotton cloth , beads , scissors , old cloth or sponge for stuffing , bells , needle , thread .
*cut the cloth in the shape of a fish
*make many such pieces
*with two of them , stitch (in hand or with sewing machine) and attach it to get the cloth ready
*leave a little gap while stitching and fill the hollow space with sponge or cloth , through that gap
*fix the eyes , attach all fishes with beads in between and at the bottom a metal bell........
*you can create a variety of shapes like elephant , butterfly , dolls ,etc.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
So a try on another glass cover using marker pen..........
With in 10 minutes , this was finished .Why to always paint with colors , you can do potraits on glass with marker pens or at a well practised level you could do that with indian ink!!!
Friday, June 27, 2008
This is my favourite floral embroidery on my silk cotton salwar.........
I do always play with colors!!! Hence here too , used many types and colors of embroidery threads and also many kundan stones , beads and spring shaped designer pieces..............
The type of embroidery here is blanket stitch for flowers , leaves !!!
For those borders I have used silver thread in chain stitches and on the outline bottom design I made a feather stitch.........you can try Rumanian stitch too..........
These embroideries on this silk texture surely gives a gorgeous look to you!!!! Be dazzling in your hand designed garment!!!!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Jute cloth (you can buy it in shops or just make use of the rice gunny bag) , needle , woollen thread , scissors , acrlic colors , brushes , base boards .
HOW TO MAKE ??
*wash the cloth with washing soda and soap
*iron it neatly
*cut the base board (use the shirt boxes) in the square shape
*with some more space left on the outlines cut the cloth with scissors
*take another rectangular piece and do the same process
*here we are to make a box like structure , hence take another piece of about the length of the square
*stitch the cloth upon the boards
*attach such three pieces with the square and rectangle using woollen thread
*do cross stitch at the ends
*paint them using acrylic and leave it to dry !!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
SOME THINGS YOU NEED:
palm leaves , crayons , palm sticks , beads , scissors , baby buds "tubes" -green color.
METHOD OF MAKING:
*dry the palm leaves well
*cut in the shapes of leaves and flowers with scissors
*color it using crayons or acrylic colors
*make a hole in the end of the flowers and leaves
*take the stick and insert the flowers with beads alternatively , also cut the bud tubes and attach them with in .
Now our "palm leaf" flowers are ready...................
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The same technique of stain glass painting worked out on the glass..........
It is so simpler to make .........
glass tumbler , stain glass paints , wet cloth.
EASY MAKING STEPS:
*wipe the glass tumbler to remove the finger prints
*using glass liner ,draw the out line
*make simpler designs
*after the liner dries , fill it with bright colours
that's all..............leave it to dry!!!!
you can wash it as usual..........
Monday, June 23, 2008
The stain glass painting is an easy process of making a glass painting !!!
I enjoyed the whole time while doing it ......let us see how to make it !
Glass piece , glass liner , stain glass colors , wet cloth , needle , blade .
HOW TO MAKE??
*clean the glass using water and let it dry naturally
*draw the design in a white sheet , keep it under the glass piece
*trace the design , on the glass using the glass liner (you can prepare the liner using fevicol and black acrylic paint , put it in a cone and use)
*if the outline is so thick , then cut and size it with a sharp blade
*let it dry for 3 hours
* fill the space inside the boundary of the liner with appropriate colors
*if bubbles occur , then break them with a needle
*If you have done any mistake , immediately wipe it with wet cloth
*leave the painting untouched for a day.............
frame it and enjoy the result!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
An amazingly easy show piece item for you today!!!
This pen box I had , is of no use , but it was so good to be used for show piece arrangement !!!
Pen box( that covers those costly pens....I do not know if you could get it in shops) , dry leaves , flowers ,or hand made small flowers , thermocol balls , glue , best wishes heartins .
EASY MAKING STEPS :
*attach the heartin in the stem of the leaves
*using glue fix the flowers and balls here and there on the leaves
*insert this arrangement inside the box
*conceal the stems on the bottom by pouring some more soft balls inside .
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The crystal painting , that I have started a month before has just been finished now !!!
It is a long time job of breaking the glass bangles , than to stick them on ............
Try this out ................it shines all the time , glitters its way , proving its beauty !!!
Friday, June 20, 2008
WHAT YOU NEED:
needle , embroidery threads , beads or crystals to stitch .
EASY MAKING PROCESS:
For real look of flowers insert two colors of threads together in the needle .
With the simple straight stitch and running stitch , you can finish the outer part of the flower buds(running stitch fills the stem , leaf area too) .Blanket stitch is used here for the blossomed flowers . Add some more brightness by stitching some beads in the design .Use filling stitch for the inner side of the flower .
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Isn't that so simple to spread out the colors in water ,that is dropped on the paper ???
This type of painting is so easy that you need not go for themes , as after making them , you will find a good sense in it .
Use in a painting , either cool colors(blue , green ,violet ,etc) or warm colors(red , yellow ,orange)
so that you will get a nice color merge !!!
First , do with light shades and then make the main picture with dark colors after the former color gets wet.........
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
To do any type of fabric or glass painting , try out this one...............you will surely get liking this !!!
Even for bed spreads , make stencil cuts and what else.......print it easy !! Or you can create a big picture on the cloth .
It is easy to make and feel the bright cool colours ........... surely it will be an ever green design !!!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
To use various colors , wherever ,whenever ...........here is the painting of vinayaka , done with fabric ,water colors and also crayons . they blend with each other ,even fight with the other medium...........it is enjoyable !!!
You too , experience this wonderful cool art painting .
Monday, June 16, 2008
When I was studying in middle school level , I had a habit of giving my friends many greeting cards ,made by me .
Many chart papers were cut into different shapes and painted as well ,with some write ups . On those days we invent numerous types of papers to design our cards . We came to know about the velvet papers ,which have a similar smooth texture as that of velvet .
When you stick it on , it gives a embossed effect and the pattern is very nice .............
Saturday, June 14, 2008
The funny moments in my college laboratory sessions . After finishing hurrily all the practical works in the digital lab , I use to make the above such figures using the connection wires . Me and my dear friend play with these for the rest of the time , in the 3rd semester labs .
What to do..........the lab went scarce of those wires..............when thinking of that I am getting proud and also guilty!!!....
You too try to make things like this and safely, bind your sweet memories along within it !!!
Just in easy methods you can create these.........
chart paper , poster or acrylic colors , transparent glue (fevicol) ,scissors .
MAKE IT EASY:
*sketch the outline of a butterfly or any pattern on the chart
*paint it with bright colors
*cut it neatly
*dry it and put some glue on it and spread over the painting and also on the back side
*so that it becomes washable
*stick on your wall using glue or double sided tape .
Friday, June 13, 2008
If you want to beautify your place , make these easier paper cuttings and add a bit of colorfulness.
Decorating needs a lot of collections of paper which had to be shaped with your hands..........
You can create these easily by folding the square cut paper in to 8 , and play out with your scissors to get the desired pattern............color this in your wish !!!
Some meaning full shapes can be got from these . Practise it , you will be able to make out new arts from this !!!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
1) wall hanger
2)dining table mat
Again a unique art piece for you friends !!!
This coconut sheath is the only unused part in that tree . It is the outer covering of the trunk in growing trees .It is a dual purpose ..................dining table mats or as wall hangings.
coconut sheath , scissors , acrylic colors , brushes ,fevicol .
The method is same for making both............
*cut the sheath in an oval or round shape using scissors
*the ends of the sheath may go uneven ,so concentrate on cutting the outline
*Put some transparent glue over the material and spread it with a brush
*let it dry for 2 hours
*with your design ready ,you can paint it with attractive colors
*it is washable too...............
*laminate the piece for using as a wall hanging if needed!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
ok........today we are about to see the jewelry making in easy way .
The long beaded chains , bracelets , studs can be made with quite lot of patience .
I bought those bead stones from an art shop .
You have a wide range of such beads , take a thick string use different kinds of varieties in a single chain .
For studs you need the hook ,and ensure that the two beads you take are of the same inpression in it .
While making the bracelets , you can use a metal wire with hook or an elastic .
Try out many such patterns and shine like a star .
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Hi friends................today I am back with the reverse painting technique in transparent sheet
,that you could frame too.......
YOU NEED THE FOLLOWS:
Sheet ,acrylic colors , brushes (fine hair 00 ,thick hair) .
*select any picture of your choice .
*trace the lateral or reverse image of it on a paper .
*using a fine thin hair brush , draw the outline sketch of the picture .
*as you are following the reverse technique , finish the highlighting portions of the picture ie. the areas which you brighten in normal technique .
*the dense colored regions you can evenly paint it in the back side...............
*dry it for 2 hours.
This can be practised as a "preliminary training before you learn glass painting ".
Monday, June 9, 2008
The art piece is very precious to me ,as it is the shell of our garden's first coconut!!!!!
Ok!! coming to the way I made it ........
WHAT YOU NEED ARE:
Coconut shell ,acrylic paints ,thread ,cello tape , blade .
* clear all the fibres from the shell using a blade
*use acrylic paints (so that you can wash the piece)
*I do not have used paints in the face of the cat ,the texture of the coconut gives the real hairy effect
*sketch the eyes lightly and paint them
*use a black or dark back ground , so that the face gets embossed .
*attach a thread using a cello tape ......hang it .........scare the rats!!!!
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Hi friends.................have you tried those corn sheath flowers that I taught you before ????
Now I have with me another type of flower bunches ,that you can make more easily !!
MATERIALS YOU NEED:
Corn sheath , sticks ,thread , green cello tape ,acrylic colors ,cotton.
MAKE IT EASY:
*cut the corn sheath in the shape of a petal
*paint them in bright colors using acrylic
*dry them for an hour
*shape the petals ,bend them using a pencil
*make the bud at the top using cotton,tie and color it
*arrange the petals as shown in the picture and tie them with thread
*finally , tape around the stick with green cello tape
Saturday, June 7, 2008
THINGS YOU NEED:
Woolen threads (various bright colors) ,pencils or sticks ,golden colored bells(available at craft shops) .
MAKE IT EASY:
*in the above picture ,we have five units........
*I mean the frames ,which are square shaped formations from the threads on pencils .
*fix two pencils in X-shape , and tie them tightly with woolen thread .
*continue tying the thread , on the two pencils ,adjacently .
*you can use multiple colors of threads ,just by knotting them and be careful in putting the knot below the pencil (all the knots should come in the backside of the wall hanger) .
*make many such frames and attach them firmly with dark colored thread , in any shape you wish to have
*hang golden colored bells in all the ends of the pencils.
if you get a sound producing metal bells ,then use it and enjoy the pleasant music ,the wind makes.........when it blows!!!!!
Friday, June 6, 2008
I was tired of searching for hours ............a nice ear ring that exactly suits my dress .No piece in the shop are up to my expectation ,the shop keeper gave a threatening look..............oh !!! Escape !!!Many of us would have faced this situation......!!!
Get rid of this.............design your ear rings and hook drops .Do not think that you need to collect all the raw materials ,I just make these with some beads ,kundhan stones , crystals ,designer chumkis I already had and from the old jewels .
But you will badly in need of thin metal wires and hooks(you can make this too , out of the wire) .
Try creating such nice art materials............you will bear a pride of wearing the accessories ,which have been made with your hands...................
Thursday, June 5, 2008
A good start to this is by avoiding plastic bags wherever needed and to use paper or cloth bags . Here we are yet to learn about the jute bag(letter holder)…………..
Jute cloth(you can just use the gunny bags…..),woolen thread and needle(large size) , fabric colors ,brushes ,box board(or shirt boxes).
*cut the box board in a square shape
*take the jute cloth and cut it slightly lengthier than the box board in all sides
*place the cloth on the board and stitch it in the ends with the woolen thread tightly
*similarly take another rectangle whose length is equal to that square that we made
*in that piece ,stitch the cloth ,again cover the other side of the box with jute
*on the rectangle piece ,fix the square using cross stitch
*paint it with fabric colors ,leave it to dry for a day
*with a small piece of thread stitched to the rectangular piece ,hang your “environment friendly” letter holder bag.
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Here is a very easy making idea..........!!!
THINGS YOU NEED:
Match sticks , glue , ribbon flowers ,artificial leaves ,cello tape .
MAKE IT EASY:
* Remove the ignitable chemical part of the match stick
*using glue or fevicol ,attach the sticks as given in the figure
*stick the artificial leaves with glue
* hide the tip of the leaves by placing a flower ...........
* Try out such new decorations.................
*using cello tape (double sided) ,stick it in your wall
do not confine your creativity.............within limits , try ,try ,try more............
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
It is similar to the reverse glass technique ,and not only that.............it comprises the live model making of butterflies ,dragon flies etc...
THINGS YOU NEED:
OHP sheets (or very thick transparent covers) , marker pen , acrylic colors , green straw ,thin wires .
* draw the design of an insect (dragon fly seen in picture or butterflies ,etc.. ) in the transparent sheet with a black marker pen (draw in the reverse side of the sheet)
*similarly draw a flower in the sheet
*paint the flower with bright acrylic colors , and also color the insect
*let them dry for few minutes
*now cut the designs from the sheet
*bend or groove the flower and insect so that it bears a real look (bend the wings of fly slightly)
*make two small holes near the head of the insect
*insert the wire through the first hole , take it above ,insert it again in the next ,bend the end of the wire ,so that it does not come out of the holes .
*bisect the tip of the straw upto 2 cm ,separate them outwards like leaves ,similarly cut slightly in the straw in some other places
*now insert the long end of the wire into the green straw
*attach the flower to the tip of the straw
*bring out the wire to the bottom of the straw
*now our live model is ready...................
*when you drag the wire up and down , the dragon fly will tap its wings and it will look as if it drinks the nectar from the flower.....................
I used acrylic colors in this cloth (a green colored silk cotton) .
#To paint such a cloth(cotton or poly cotton) , you need to be aware of , whether the cloth is washed once prior (otherwise the colour you painted would get washed along with the starch content in the cloth when soaked in water............ )
#Dilute the colours well , as they had to blend in one with the yarns of the cotton cloth , so deeply .
#For synthetic clothes ,you can even use the colours directly(without even mixing water)!!!!!
4 easy steps to paint in your fabric:-
*make the area of the cloth to be painted with the wooden frame............(if you dont have it then iron/ press well to get rid of the shrinking ) !!
*draw the design on the cloth very lightly using a pencil or chalk .........if you are painting on a dark shaded cloth then use white carbon and trace
*all are set ready , paint the design ,fill the total part from inside and design the border very nicely with more concentration!!
*replace the used water frequently ,so that your painting gets a very neat look !!!!!
Monday, June 2, 2008
The very tricky and also simplest type of embroidery comes under this........
For this you need not go for a sewing machine or even a specific type of needle . Just do it with the sewing needle you have in home .
I used thick embroidery and golden colored threads for this design . The simplest stitch(running stitch) is done and later the yarn is creeped through the already made running stitch ,alternatively.
couching stitch is done with the golden thread . The central part of the peacock feather (called as "Eye") is done with laid stitch .
Later the kundan stones are pasted with fabric glue..............
Try this and feel the beauty of the work you created..........!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I am fond of creating designs on salwar with "themes" ............the concept is to fit into a dress that reflects a bit more beautiful ,as the color mingles with a bond in the design you make.
Here is my "Peacock " themed salwar in which I have used the deep violet colored silk cotton cloth ,after stitching it I embroidered it with a peacock feather in front , neck parts worked on with kundan stones ..............The hand embroidery I wish to do ever!!!
To match it very nicely , I selected a double shaded green dupattah(shawl) and did fabric painting on it.......
what are you searching for ???? About the method of enbroidery and painting................I will tell you then...........
This baby krishna painting is done using a marker pen(instead of glass out liner) and student water colors .
you can try this even on big glasses , but keep in mind not to touch the painted areas.............as it may get wiped up............