Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Madhubani painting on wooden box- Tutorial

In the process of organizing and decorating my craft room, I'm making many hand crafted items. Already I have shared  about the wooden boxes painted. One box with Warli design and and another with decoupage.

About Madhubani art I have written in one of my posts,Madhubani Art( Mithila Art) -Art from an ancient city .I have been wanting to learn Madhubani art. But never got an opportunity to learn it from a professional. Still my search is on for a professional Madhubani artist to learn this beautiful art. Thought of trying this art , by painting it on a wooden box. I searched many tutorials online, and tried to paint. This is my first attempt in Madhubani art.

Here it is :
Madhubani art

Tutorial to paint on wooden box:

First step is to paint the wooden box with wood primer. You can use acrylic white color too.After the application of  primer wait for 4-5 hours so that it dries completely. Then apply white acrylic color.I have mixed a drop of yellow color, to make it look like a handmade paper. :)
Madhubani art
Wooden box with after first layer of paint applied


How to transfer the design :

The tedious task is to transfer the design, may it be embroidery or painting. If you can draw , it is  good. If you can't then the design should be transferred. There are many techniques to transfer design.I used pencil scribbling method. Here are the steps of the method:

1. On the wrong side of the design page , scribble with 2B pencil. 
transfering design
Scribble on the wrong side of the design


2. Now keep it on the surface where the design has to be transferred and draw lines of the design with sharp pencil.
Madhubani art
Draw on the design
The design will be transferred on the surface:
Madhubani art
Design transferred on the surface
I prefer this method over using carbon papers to transfer designs , as carbon papers leave black patches sometimes.
After design transferred, paint it with the required color. In Madhubani art the major colors used are  red, yellow, green and black.
Here it is after painting:
Madhubani painting
Madhubani art on wooden box
There may be many mistakes in the first attempt.
Hope soon I will find a Guru , from whom I can learn this traditional art :)

Planning to design a saree with Madhubani designs. Will share the saree design soon with you.

Until then,


Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana
 

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Colorful Handmade Card

Recently have shared about a Birthday card made to wish on first Birthday. Same day was my niece's birthday. So to wish her  I made another card. She loves colors, flower and butterflies. So decided to make a colorful card with flower and butterfly motifs.

To make the card, selected handmade papers in yellow and pink color. Here are what I selected:
handmade paper
Handmade paper
Pink handmade paper-Isn't it beautiful. I never had the idea of what to do with  this paper, when I saw it in the shop. But loved the color and the texture. So bought :). This is what happens with most of the craft lovers :)

handmade paper
Handmade paper
Cut the paper and attached it as a border.
handmade paper
Border attached
And decorated it with lovely embellishments. Here is the card:

handmade card
With colorful embellishments

 My niece was very happy to see the colorful card :)

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana

Monday, July 18, 2016

Glass painting - a new art learnt

I knew about glass painting  and I had tried making 2-3 glass paintings earlier too. Any form of arts and crafts, I wish to learn from professionals, and in detail. Because of time constraints sometimes I'm not able to learn from professionals. But the workshops arranged by some  arts and crafts teachers have helped me a lot to learn some crafts in depth. I have already shared about how I learnt cutie doll making and siporex mural making , making in such workshops organised.
Recently learnt glass painting from a professional . This was a very nice learning experience. The art teacher was very efficient to teach more than 10 people in the stipulated time. As we had selected different glass painting designs to paint , she was giving equal attention to all. I'm very happy about what I learnt from her and also about the glass painting I made. Sharing my happiness with you :)
Here is the glass painting I made:

pebeo glass painting
Glass painting
 This glass painting is made using pebeo glass painting materials on frosted glass. 
Here are  some more glass painting designs made by other fellow learners:
pebeo glass painting
Peacock design -glass painting

pebeo glass painting
Floral design -glass painting

pebeo glass painting
Garden-glass painting
 Made many cards to wish on birthdays etc. Will share in the next post.


Until then-
Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,
-Ranjana
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