Thursday, May 27, 2010

First Cardmaking Challenge: CPS #168 & Digi Doodle Shop

Zesty Orange Card
I have been following various websites describing “card making” since a week now. And totally amazed by the designs people make. Truly saying, I am not souly into paper crafts, but thanks to all the wonderful people out there, you have inspired me a lot :)

Though I have limited supply of my own for paper crafting and card making; I tried to create my first card and entering the Card Positioning Systems Sketch # 168 and Digi Doodle Shop. This week’s CPS sketch is:

And the theme for Digi Doodle Shop is Easy Peasy!!!!! ANYTHING GOES card!!! 
Here is my work:

My "Zesty Orange Birthday Card" is made with Best Occasion craft papers. The border and lemon tiles are from K&Company. I also used clear rhinestones by Michaels

Here it is for the first challenge. Hope next time I get more tools for better card designing :)

Clay Wall Murals

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Love - Paper Quilling!

This is my first experiment with paper quilling. I saw this craft on Shayona Craft and it really geared me up in trying out something of my own :)

I made this Welcome Plaque; taken glass frame as a base. I have used craft sheets, paper strips for quilling flowers and decked with beads and glitters.

Looking forward to your comments and suggestions!

Have a Happy crafting!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Calligraphy Painting with Motifs

I come out with this idea, because I wanted to put something on the entrance wall of my house. As it is said, entrance is a mirror of your home. So what else could be more apt than the images of our God.

I used wooden board as a base and place motifs accordingly. Here how I proceeded for getting the end result.

  • For the textured base, I have used Tulip Slick 3-D liner in white color. It gives an embossed look and you can paint any color on it. I made a vein like pattern on the base. The liner needs 1-2 hours drying time.
  • The borders were made from Air-Dry clay. Roll a ball of clay lengthwise giving it snake like shape. Make 4 of these, one for each side and keep the length a little longer than the sides of the board. Keep them on each side and press the clay with a finger at 1 inch gap. I gave a calligraphic pattern with ancient Hindu scriptures that suits the overall theme.
  • The motifs were then set in the center and on the sides. I colored the base with acrylic colors and make some deigns as desired with the liner.

Here is a perfect painting for the entrance or for your religious room.
I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

Have a Happy Painting!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Clay Candle-Votive

Many of us are just fond of exotic candles, and to place them we are in continuous search for exquisite candle stands or candle votives. Some lucky candles got their pairings and some just wait inside the closet for their ideal match because nothing has clicked us for them yet :).

Same is the case with me; most of my candles are sitting in the closet waiting for their turns. So I thought of making my own candle votive with my choice of colors and shape. And I made the one with clay.

I used Air-dry clay and ceramic powder for making a mould; and Loew Cornell’s Metallic watercolors to paint it. This is how I made it:
  • Make a round ball of clay of the size of a tennis ball. On a slightly floured (with ceramic powder) work surface flatten the ball using roller pin to the thickness of 3mm.
  • Put this flattened clay into the floured circular bowl of your desired size. With soft hands give the edges free style creases and overlapped shape. Avoid cracks. Press the base to keep it flat.
  • Once it’s partially hardened, take out from the bowl and place it on a clean surface for drying.
  • When dried, paint as desired.

These votives are great for exhibiting candles and you can also set the colorful potpourri in it for aromatic ambiance.

Have a Happy Moulding!

Welcome Node!

Hi Friends,

As it is said by Elbert Hubbard – “Art is not a thing; it is a way”.

This blog is just a way to express my creativity and share my creations with you all. Your suggestions and comments are heartily welcome.

Happy Reading!