Saturday, 19 September 2015

Mixed Media Art---Door Hanger

Hi friends,

Sharing an upcycled project today, So, I had this piece of corrugated cardboard ( from a cheese box) lying in my stash since quite a while and yesterday, I decided to put it to some good use. So, I decided to make a pretty door hanger out of it.  This is what I made :--

So, it started with just an unplanned experimental activity on a boring afternoon , just playing around with some gesso, fireworks sprays and texture paste over this rectangular piece of corrugated cardboard and it turned out to be something I really liked after the background was made. Then I was left wondering how and what embellishments to add to this. Now this is where I usually falter and being a CAS lover, find this step a little brain-numbing :P
 After figuring out what mulberry flowers would look good against that background and their best possible arrangement, I could slowly sense the project coming together all by itself !! I think that's the beauty of art, you may not necessarily begin with a chalked-out plan in your mind, but as you get involved in the making process, ideas keep coming easily and effortlessly. :)

I love that quote. Do you? :)

Thanks so much for stopping by. And have a very creative weekend!

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Simple Quilled Ganesha

Hello friends !

As you all must be aware of, tomorrow is Ganesh Chaturthi, a grand  Hindu festival celebrated with pomp and gaity in many states of India. Here's wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous Ganesh Chathurthi.

 It is celebrated in the honour of Lord Ganesha, also known as The Elephant God (for having His head resemble that of an elephant). The festival usually lasts for about 10 days, and involves installing clay images of  Ganesha in public pandals (temporary shrines) and even in homes, and these idols are worshipped during those days. On the 10th day, these idols are then immersed in a body of water, such as a lake, which marks the end of the festival for that year.

This month's challenge at the Indian Quilling challenge blog is to create something white, quilled of course, against a white backdrop. So, inspired by the festive fervour around, I came up with an idea of a simple quilled Ganesha.

For creating this, I wanted my reference image to be very clean and simple . After searching for and finalizing one from the Google, I started by directly shaping 5 mm quilling strips using thumb and index finger and sticking onto the selected white card stock, maintaining the desired outline . I decided against working on the printed or sketched outline here because I didn't want the lines to be visible at all. The lines peeking out from under the quilled outline doesn't look very neat, especially when you are creating a white-on-white project. So, I just went ahead without any pre-made reference outline , but kept the image in front of me all the time for reference. And I'm happy the way it has turned out. :)

White colour symbolises purity, innocence, completeness, faith and spirituality; a colour which , I believe, quite perfectly symbolises the magnificience of the deity.

I got it framed and I think it would make a nice gift for a friend or relative .

And how can be Ganpani ccelebration complete without some Modaks ! :D. Yes, I tried   my hands at making these yummy sweets .

Hope this festival brings peace and prosperity to your lives.

I Would also like to share that today's my younger brother's 25th birthday. Would really appreciate to receive your warm wishes and blessings for his happy and successful life. :)
My brother and me.

Sorry for this long post. Hope you liked it though. Let me know your views about my quilling :)
 Thanks for stopping by.