Monday, April 10, 2017

PEN AND INK SKETCHES INSPIRED FROM PINTEREST

Hello friends, welcome to my blog!! Today am sharing with you all my fountain pen sketches inspired from pinterest and other sites.


This sketch is inspired from aval vikatan magazine done by artist by Shyam.

This is a randomly inspired image from google.



This illustration of Big Ben London is from deposit photos.


The below image is inspired from  artist Sara Herranz .


This mage is inspired from balletforadults.com.


Inspired from the artist Cassandra. Found this in tumblr.
All sketches are done using fountain pen and pitt marker pen. See you soon with another interesting post. Have a nice week ahead.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CROCHET HEADBAND

Hello friends, Hope you all are doing good.. Today am sharing a crochet headband made for my baby. This is my first attempt in learning to crochet.


I followed the tutorial of  Lisa Needlecrafts and made this project using single crochet stitch. Its very easy and suitable for a beginner like me.


For making the flower I followed the tutorial of Simplydaisy and used 5 double crochet stitch for big petals and 5 single crochet stitch for small one.


I loved making this headband and thoroughly enjoyed the process of crochet. For learning the basics of crochet follow this tutorial -Crochet Guru
See you soon with another interesting post.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

ALTERED PLASTIC SPOONS INTO FRIDGE MAGNETS

Hello Friends, Hope you all are doing great . Welcome back !! Today am sharing with you all an altered project using spoons.

Two weeks back while I was browsing through pinterest I came across this altered wooden spoons. I liked them very much and wanted to try.  When we got parcel food from a restaurant last week there were some extra plastic spoons.  Also the rotis were packed using a foil and all the boxes were  inside a brown paper bag.  So not only I enjoyed the food but also recycled the plastic spoons, foil paper and brown paper bag and created this project.




I made it in two different themes - mixed media and secret garden.

The making process:
Mixed media theme:
For the mixed media one  I covered the plastic spoon with the left over aluminium foil ( in which rotis were wrapped) to get a grungy texture. Then randomly applied texture paste and gave the spoon a uniform coat of gesso. Now the spoon is ready to take the paints and sprays. I applied violet, dark blue and magenta pearl acrylics and blue acrylic spray. Once I was satisfied with the result I applied antique gold using the dry brush process. I embellished it using punched flowers.



Secret garden spoon:
This idea is inspired from our recycle queen Rupa's altered strainer into a nest. I covered the spoon with a pattern paper and distressed the edges with brown color. The nest is made by shredding the brown paper bag. The flowers are punched using recollection daisy punch and distressed using inks. The leaves are hand cut , the sentiment is hand written and the butterfly is a print out.



After finishing these spoons I wanted to showcase it in an apt place. My 6 month old baby daughter loves seeing the fridge magnets when I take her to kitchen . So glued two magnets each in both the spoons and added it to our fridge magnet collection for her to enjoy.



See you soon with another creative post. Have a nice weekend.

Submitting this to the following challenges:

1 .Rhedd's creative spirit - " Altered art/ mixed media
2. Altered Eclectics - " Altered art"
3. We love to create challenge blog - " Anything creative / mixed media

Sunday, February 19, 2017

ROSE BOUQUET - 3D CLAY ART

Hello Friends welcome back!! Its the month of february so its all about roses and hearts. Today am sharing with you all a rose bouquet wall mural done on a canvas board.



This is my first attempt in making a clay mural. I actually started this project last year but for some reason could't compete. Last week while I was hanging my other craft projects I came across this unfinished canvas and decided to finish it.


I have used polyform brand air dry clay. They are easy to mold as well dries very hard and doesn't break.I have used fevicryl acrylic colours for painting the mural. 


Hope you all liked it. See you soon with another interesting post.

Monday, January 23, 2017

DOT PAINTING/ABORIGINAL ART

Hello friends, Welcome back!! Today am sharing with you all dot painting/ aboriginal art on canvas inspired from pinterest. 


This art work consisting of dots ,  cross hatching , maps of circles , spirals is the long established language of Western desert aboriginal people. The dot technique gives the painting an almost 3D effect and a sense of movement . To know more about the history of this art click here


I got inspired by Rachelsaunders work and followed her style. I used 16cm*10cm canvas and folkart acrylic paints. The interesting thing about this work is that it can be done using simple household objects and doesn't call for artist brushes. For the big dots I used the backside of my parker pen , for the medium and small dots I used backside of my brush and toothpick respectively.



This is indeed a very relaxing and therapeutic art. It helped me to overcome my stress of motherhood and sleepless nights. Thanks for stopping by. See you with another interesting post. Have a great week ahead!!

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1.A bit more time to craft - " Anything goes"
2.Love to create challenge - " Anything creative/mixed media"
3.Creative fingers challenge blog - " Anything goes"




Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MIXED MEDIA MONOGRAM USING CARDBOARD


Hello friends, Welcome back !! Am happy to be back to crafting after 8 long months!!  Today am sharing with you all a mixed media monogram made using packaging cardboard. 


This post is dedicated to the new arrival of our family - my daughter Vinaya. She is 5 months old now and have started observing colors and flowers. We have planned to have a small welcome baby party for our friends. So to decorate the house I made this flowered letter/monogram/ photo frame with my daughter's name keeping in mind the bright colors she like.

Here is the pictorial of the monogram:


Draw and cut the letter V in a canvas paper. Using that as the template draw and cut the alphabet from the packaging cardboard. Paste the canvas sheet over the cardboard and prime it with thick coats of gesso. I used Artist's loft white gesso. Once its dried create textures using stencils and texture paste. I used Americana stencils and liquitex texture paste. 
Add colors using acrylic sprays or paints. I used teal color shine spray,  pink homemade shimmer spray , violet and gold pearl paint. I repeated the process till I was satisfied with the result. For attaching the frame and alphabets glue a piece of cardboard and canvas sheets on the sides as shown above.Finally embellish the monogram with flowers, glitters, pearls and sequins. All the flowers are handmade and the alphabets are written with pitt marker pen.



You can make these monogram in the name of your friends and gift them . 


I would like to thank all my followers and friends for supporting my page and blog.I will try my best to keep you posted with more craft tutorials and projects. 

See you soon with another interesting post.

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1. Alphabet challenge blog - " V for violet"
2.Country view challenges - " Anything goes"
3.love to create challenge - " Anything mixed media/creative"
4.More mixed media challenge - " Anything goes mixed media"
5.A bit more time to craft - " Anything goes"
6. Dream valley challenges - " Something new" - I created this project for my newborn baby
7.Allsorts challenge blog -  " Things with wings"





Friday, January 6, 2017

PEN AND INK SKETCH

Hello friends, Wishing you all a happy and creative 2017!! Welcome to my first post of this year.. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays. Am blogging after a break as I was little busy in shifting back to US and setting up my new home. Today I would like to share a pen and ink sketch of George Stephenson inspired from a tamil daily . 


I came upon this sketch in the "pattam" supplement of dinamalar newspaper done by artist Magesh and immediately wanted to try this out. I got introduced to fountain pen sketching through his work.
George Stephenson was an English civil engineer who who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives and is known as the father of railways. 


Am slowly unpacking my craft supplies and setting up my studio. So see you with another interesting craft project soon. Have a crafty weekend!! 

See more of artist Magesh's work in his blog http://mageshd2d.blogspot.in/












Thursday, November 3, 2016

PORTRAIT SKETCH

Hello everyone , Welcome back to my blog!! Today am sharing with you all my first attempt in doing a portrait sketch .I always wanted to but was afraid of drawing portrait. My wish came true after I followed the tutorial by  Like sketch.com  and learnt the basics of facial proportions and shading.






Do leave your comments and suggestions. See you soon with another interesting post. Have a nice week.




Friday, October 21, 2016

10 UNIQUE DIWALI CRAFTS AND DECOR IDEAS

Hello everyone ,With the festival of lights around the corner am here with some easy DIY craft ideas to add sparkle and creative touch to your celebrations.


1. DIY CLAY DIYAS:
Diwali is never complete without diyas. Since earthern clays involve baking process why not try making this simple air dry clay diyas. Avoid cracks while kneading the clay as oil might leak through them.
Tutorial of DIY diyas 


2. LOTUS ASANA FOR LAKSHMI PUJA:
Make this glittering lotus Asana to keep the idol of Lord lakshmi.
Tutorial of Lotus Asana


3.KALASH CLAY MURAL:
 Use packaging cardboard and clay to create this mural work.
Tutorial of Kalash clay mural



4.CARDBOARD T LIGHT HOLDER:
This one will sure catch the attention of your guests. Arrange the Diyas in this glittering and colourful diya stand made using cardboard.
Tutorial of Diya stand







5.PISTACHIO SHELLS T LIGHT HOLDER:
An innovative T light holder by recycling old CD and pistachio shells.
Tutorial of Pistachio shells T light holder


6.DIYA PLATTER USING GLITTER FOAM SHEETS:
Have little time to craft?? Then this one is perfect for you as this platter can be made in 20 min.
Tutorial of Diya platter using foam sheets



7. CLAY RANGOLI:
Festivals are never complete without the colorful rangoli. For a change try this playdoh or clay rangoli which will surely win appreciation from your guests.
Clay Rangoli


8. SIMPLE THORAN:
Use old invitation cards to make this simple shubh/labh wall hanging or stickers. You can also decorate them using kundans or rhinestone chain.



9. GLITTER FOAM FLOWERS:
Make small flowers using glitter foam sheets and arrange them in between diyas to bring that colorful bling to your festival.

10. DIWALI GIFT IDEA:
Gift your loved ones this Diwali with this chocolate flower bouquet.
Tutorial of chocolate flower bouquet


Other ideas:
Here I have compiled ideas from other websites...
1. 10 Diwali card making ideas:
http://artsycraftsymom.com/diwali-card-making-ideas-diwali-dhamaka/

2. Ideas to decorate your home:
http://designdecoranddisha.blogspot.in/2014/10/diwali-decor-ideas-part-i.html

3. Rangoli ideas and diwali kids crafts:
http://artsycraftsymom.com/40-diwali-ideas-cards-crafts-decor-diy/

Wishing all my friends happy and safe Diwali... See you soon with another post..