Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Tree


Hi Friends…..

In this auspicious day I would like to wish all my friends a very merry Christmas… I’m here with a beautiful Christmas Tree. I’m going to show how to create your own wishing tree.

The procedure is the same as of Golden Tree. 
You can learn from the post

The materials can be used are Green wires (instead of gold wires), Green leaves, Stars, Golden Bells, Muticolour sounded beads, Thermocol balls and whatever sequences you get, but it should be colourful enough to decorate your tree. It can be either jewels or some other type of accessories.

I have used 30 green wires to make this tree. An important thing is to reduce the number of branches gradually in each upper set to get this cone shape. I made a cherry bunch using thermocol balls. And attached a golden star on the top. You can Zoom the picture and see what and all i've used as ornaments. 

Check out the wishing tree here

Christmas Tree

I have made this and gifted to my uncle 3 years ago. And i'm happy to share after so long, but in this Christmas day. 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Corn Husk Doll


Hello Friends,
It's really nice to see you again... As I told in my previous post I came with another corn husk craft... Yeah! It’s none other than a doll......:)

Here is my Precious Doll..........
Corn Husk Doll


Cornhusk doll is also known as “faceless” doll.  And there is a story behind this doll has no face. Corn husk dolls are easy to make and fun to play with... Here I used corn silk tassel for her hair, rolled husk for arms and glass ball inside the head to bring spherical shape. Even the tiny roses also made from husks. Finally it is painted using maroon acrylic colour and used maroon lace to add some cuteness….:)  Though I like all my creations, this doll is somewhat precious. 


Corn Husk Doll
                  

 One more thing I need to mention, most of the photos in my gallery won't be clear. They are taken from my mobile phone camera… so friends, don’t expect picture quality...!!!

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Corn Husk Craft


    
    Hi friends.... 
      After a long gap i'm back with a natural craft. Hope you all enjoy this as usual. Corn husks can be used to create a variety of toys like dolls, flowers, animals etc…  You can use husks from any corn like sweet corn, popcorn, field corn or Indian maize. Here is one of my corn husk craft. One more craft is going on , i'll post soon.

General instructions before start
1. Green husks should be dried thoroughly before using for this project as fresh husks shrink     significantly.
2.    Soak cornhusks in warm water for 10 minutes before making crafts or until it become soft and pliable.
      3.    Iron out, if u want to straighten.
      4.    If you want to colour your husk, there are two ways to colour.
·         Dye the husks
·         Use acrylic colours

Dyeing process:
           
1.    Choose a desired colour powdered dye.
2.    Mix powdered dye in warm water.
3.    Add a pinch of salt.
4.    Soak corn husk into this mixture until your desired colour has been achieved.( it will take 3-5 hours)
5.    Otherwise you can bring to boil the mixture at simmer to get immediate colour. But in this method, the rough texture on husk will become soften.

 Hand made daisy flower with corn husk:
      
    The texture of corn husk is very suitable to create any flower. i've tried my favourite daisy from  corn husk. It is a tedious task to make them as there is a lot of cutting required. But results rich look. It takes up a lot of time but it is worth the effort. 
      
    Take a look .......

Corn husk daisy
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

CROCHET

Hi friends,
            I got bored of making crochet scarves, bags and kulla’s all the time. So I started try something different. 

            Yes! I tried Amigurumi dolls. Amigurumi (in japanese language) is nothing but crochetted, stuffed toys. Typical amigurumi animals or dolls have an over-sized spherical head on a cylindrical body with undersized extremities. These toys can be as simple or as complex as the maker likes. You can make any character using this technique. so many websites are there to teach you how to knit miniature amigurumi dolls.


I made this Geisha Doll recently. I hope you all enjoy this….

 
Japanese Geisha doll

Japanese Geisha doll

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A girl

A girl

Baby doll

Baby doll

Baby doll

My chweeeeeeeeeeet monkey....


Monkey Toy



Monkey Toy

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

CLAY MODELING


Clay Modeling

         Clay modeling is a very simple process and does not require any costly tools or material. Clay modeling allows you to think and give shape to your imaginations. Varieties of clay are available in market like, M-Seal, Polymer Clay, Different types of Dough like air drying, oven drying, and varieties of ceramics etc.

Materials used:
·         I used M-seal for my creations.
·        Acrylic colours
·        Gold and silver dust

How to do?
1.      Mix both resin base and hardner together nicely till get soft dough. (Use talcum powder while mixing, if it is sticky)
2.      Take required dough and make any shape u like.
3.       You have 2 take little by little 2 make tiny objects, because it will start dry in few mins.
4.      It’ll completely dry in 2-3 hours.
5.      Paint your sculpture with the colour of your choice.
6.      Otherwise, here is the tips for creating metallic effect
First paint the whole sculpture with black acrylic colour. Then tap golden and silver dust with sponge. But before the paint completely dries, you should tap the dust.
7.  Varnish the finished sculpture or apply glue n glass. It will become shiny and washable too.



Here is my flower basket made by M-seal.


 This what i've mentioned as metallic effect. This is clay sculpture only, not metal......!

 One more creation of the same metallic effect 


Tribal face.... Yet to be coloured....  


Photo(pp size) frame made by clay



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Friday, October 14, 2011

GOLDEN TREE


GOLDEN TREE
Hi friends,
I came up with an amazing craft, Vasthu tree ie Golden tree with tutorial. Anyone can make golden tree through this 10 easy steps.   Try this, Itz easy  to make….
I hope this tree will bring you all success and goodness…

What you need?
·         Golden wires(20 or 30 or 50)
·         Golden leaves
·         Golden bells
·         Beads (pearl colour)
·         Sounded beads (salangai used in silk blouses)

How to do?
1.       Fold the golden wires of 20 into half. Now you are having 40 wires. (Finally you will get 20 branches by twisting couple of wires to get a single branch)
2.      Now twist all 40 wires at 2inches from the bottom, for 3 inches. At this point, tie up the wires together with one wire.
3.     Then start to make branches here. Take two wires and twist together about 5 times, insert 1 leaf in one wire and twist 5 times then bead in another wire then twist 5times. Repeat these twists till the wire end. At the end, attach 2 to 3 sounded beads.
4.      Make 8 branches at this distance.
5.      Then tie up the remaining wires together, above 1.5 cm from this set of branches.
6.      Make 6 branches here. These branches will be shorter than first set.
7.      Repeat the 5th step.
8.      Make 4 branches here.
9.     At last, twist a last branch which should face upwards. And attach some more sounded beads with it. 
10  Finally fold the loops in bottom to make it look like tree stand.


Here is my golden tree with 70 wires. Hope you all like this......



Closer view

Golden Tree with 20 wires
 


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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Coffee Paintings

                            


         




How to do Coffee Painting?

            Friends this is different technique of painting. Instead of using acrylic or poster or oil colors, coffee powder&water mixture is used as paint here.

What you need?
1.      Instant coffee powder
2.      3D outliner copper color
3.      Canvas board or sheet
4.      Glue and glass
5.      Water
6.      Brushes
7.      Design sheet
8.      Yellow carbon paper

How to do?

1.      First find the design pattern you like and print it out.
2.      Trace the design on your canvas. Or try free hand drawing, if you can.
3.      Draw the pattern with 3D outliner.
4.      After liner completely dries, you can start paint.
5.    Mix coffee powder with water in different consistencies for different shades. You can produce 3 to 4 variable shades.
6.   If you want, add few drops of glue n glass with this mixture. It will give more glassy effect.
7.      Paint the picture.


Here is my coffee paint gallery.....



   



 












Glass Paintings