Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Personalised Hand-made Gift for Wedding- Let the Love Grow

Wedding is a time when the tradition of giving and receiving of gifts comes to life. So now the question, what should be the gift. Looking for unique wedding gift ideas that will make the happy couple even happier? In my opinion, personalized gifts exclusively for the couple makes more sense than any other gifts. Who does not like their name to be engraved in an item, be it a showpiece, wall decor, home decor or any sort of gift items. This makes the gift memorable and ideally loved by everyone.

And when these personalized gifts are hand-made, of course that is going to add some more stars to it. The same thing we did for one of our friend's marriage. Initially, we were confused on what gift we should give and if at all its going to be a personalized one; what should be the theme or content for the same.Then we got a wonderful idea of making something related to Love and Marriage which are of course relate-able. The mixture of quilling ,clay art and a bit of water color has been a  great combination and it came up well at the end of day. I thought of sharing the making procedure and materials used for the same so that you can also make for your loved ones. 


Procedure
  • Draw a outline of the theme in a paper
  • Trace the drawing from paper to A4 cardstock
  • Starting from the top, I quilled the name first
  • Next, I quilled the grass and plants. Painted the grass with watercolor
  • I made the girl and boy using air dry clay and glued it to cardstock
  • At last I gave the completed drawing to a frame shop for framing.

Materials Required
  • Cardstock
  • Quilling paper
  • Quilling needle
  • Watercolor
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Wednesday, 27 December 2017

Wall decor inspired by Chumbak

Everyone loves surprises and gifts. Gifting your loved one on their special occasion is the best thing in the world. And when it comes to the choice of gifts, handmade gifts are priceless and unique.

I wanted to gift my friend on her birthday, who loves to decorate her home with wall mounts and room decors. So gifting her a wall decor was already in my list and then I ended up in making this handmade design.

I made this wall decor inspired by Chumbak designs & Products. I used air dry clay which is available in all the shops.

Procedure:
  • Draw a rough sketch of owl or whatever design you want to make.
  • Place the air dry clay in a plastic cover and flatten them equally using a rolling pin
  • For making a feather,head,body,eyes and other parts, use knife to cut out the shape.
  • Allow the clay to dry 
  • Decorate the feathers with beautiful design.
  • Color them before or after fixing the owl using feviquick/quick fix.

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Materials Required
  • Air Dry clay
  • Glue
  • Acrylic paints

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Thursday, 7 December 2017

How to make Glossy paper quilled earring and its Waterproofing method

This post is all about making the paper quilled earring as a glossy one and its Waterproofing method. I've tried a good number of paper quilled earrings in the recent past, but somehow it loses its colour and beauty in few days itself because of moisture, water, dirt and whatsoever.So, the simple and straight solution would be waterproofing them.


I've seen lot of websites selling glossy jhumkas which is absolutely waterproof and so glossy. I never know the secret of those long-glowing earrings until one of my friend shared the making technique with me. Hence, thought of sharing the same with you all too.

Making of Glossy Jhumkas/Waterproofing them

The Resin & hardener is available in all craft shop and online. I bought EasyCast Resin & Hardener online.The mixing of resin & hardener differs for every brand. Please check the direction of use. This resin & hardener mixture gives pungent odor and allergic to people, so be careful when mixing them, would strongly suggest to do it in a open space without fan. Please reach out of children. 


Mix the resin & hardener of equal parts in a plastic cup and mix them thoroughly without forming any bubbles. After 5 to 10 mins, apply the mixture onto the jhumkas with the help paint brush and allow it to dry for 24 hours.After drying, one can decorate the jhumkas of their own choice. I'm happy that these jhumkas gives glossy effect and waterproof.


Tip: For smooth finishing of jhumkas, one can use nail buffer or salt paper on the dome shaped surface before applying the resin.


Materials Required
  • Quilling paper 
  • Resin & hardener 
  • Plastic cup
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • Earring stud
  • Head pin
  • Stone chain
  • Glue

Items are brought from
  • Amazon.com(Resin & Hardener) which is quite expensive.
  • itsybitsy.in(Resin & Hardener)  where one can get it for less price
  • Tina Art & Craft ( Chennai,Tamilnadu)

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Monday, 27 November 2017

Hot Air Balloon -- Quilling tutorial

Riding in hot air balloon is amazing and many of us dream to ride at least once in our life time. Watching the colorful hot air balloon flies in the sky is always fun.And I tried the same imagination of mine with this quilling art. 

I used Chevron shaped quilling paper for the center and honeycomb technique for the remaining sides. I cut the paper in shape of sky and colored the outline with light blue color pencil, stick round coil qulling paper at the backside of the sky to look like 3D effect


Materials Required:
  • Quilling paper
  • Quiiling needle
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Acrylic paints
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Linking this to IQCG#42 - Chevrons


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Monday, 26 June 2017

Quilling Art -- Peacock

Peacocks are large and colorful bird known for their feathers.The beauty of peacock is their colors, a wonderful combination of  blue and green. This time i tried making a peacock wall hanging by quilling.

I have used honey comb technique which is very easy and less time consuming. One can use their own technique for filling the peacock body.

Peacock - Full view

For peacock feathers, i used white paper and painted them with blue,green & golden color. Cut them into a shape of peacock feather.
Pecock feathers

For middle portion of the peacock, i used blue,violet,light blue,light green & green quilling paper and made a oval tight coil as shown in the picture.

Materials Required:
  • Quilling paper
  • Quiiling needle
  • Glue
  • Paper
  • Acrylic paints
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Linking this to  IQCG #37 - Blue with a splash

Peacock

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

Silk Thread Jewelry

Happiness is making your own jewelry of your taste that closely matches your outfit at less price.I thought of giving a try for making silk thread jewelry which was a long pending hobby for me. Making silk thread jewelry was not only easy but quiet a lot of fun too.

Silk threads are available in local shop ranging from 15INR (Indian Rupee) to 20INR and one can make lot of earrings, bangles & necklace out of it. Other raw materials also available for making the same. 


Silk thread
Here are some raw materials which can be used for making silk thread jewelry. Refer the video.

Part of raw materials (Stone and ball chains)

I made bangles, Jhumkha, necklace and stud from the molds available in shops.

Making of Jhumkha Earring:

Make a thick strands of thread around 20-30 strip and apply glue in the starting point of the thread with molds and wrap it till the end.
Use earring head cap in the top of the jhumkha with the help of eye loop pin and finish it.
One can stick stones or ball chain in the bottom of the jhumkha to make it wonderful.


Jhumkha Earring - using base

Making of Earring stud:

There are several ways of making the stud. One of the method is using round earring base by wrapping the silk thread all over and finish it off by sticking the stones on them.


Earring stud - Using base

Next one is using canvas sheet by sticking the rhinestones in the middle followed by ball chains and stone chain based on your idea.


Earring stud - Using canvas sheet

One can use quilling round coil and start sticking the stones like the previous one. Even ready-made earring studs are available in all the shops.


Readymade stud

Making of Bangle:

Bangle making is very easy. One can wrap the silk thread all over the bangle base and at last stick the stones on them.


Bangle set for matching saree

Different varieties of Bangle 

Different varieties of Bangle 

Materials Required
  • Silk thread
  • Jhumkha base
  • Bangle base
  • Necklace base
  • Earring head cap
  • Eye loop pin
  • Head Pin
  • Running stone
  • Running ball chain
  • Glue
  • Rhinestone
  • Canvas sheet for making stud
  • Pearl 
  • Beads
  • Gear wire
  • Gear lock
  • Necklace cord
Tools Required
  • Cutter
  • Nose pliers
  • Scissors
Items are bought from 
  • Tina art & craft (Vadapalani, Chennai,India) 
  • RK Embroidery(Sowcarpet,Chennai,India) where one can get different types of materials at less price
  • Variety Center(Anna Nagar, Chennai,India)
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Monday, 31 October 2016

Diwali - Festival of Lights

Diwali is one of the most important festival celebrated by everyone across India. Diwali is also known as Festival of Lights. The celebration includes preparing sweets, snacks, family & friends get-together, lighting up the house with Diyas or decorating with lights and bursting the crackers. 

When it comes to art, photography is one form of art, when it comes to photography, we think of festivals. So I wanted to celebrate Diwali by bursting crackers and capture the moment through my lens.


I always wanted to capture Skyline firework photography. Instead of firing crackers, I was more excited to click the dazzling Diwali skyline. This kind of photography is also known as Long Exposure Photography. One cannot capture long exposure photography by hand holding the camera, its always better and recommended to get a tripod for fruitful results. You need to set up exposure time up to 30 seconds with additional camera settings. And when it comes to capture a Diwali skyline, 30 seconds is mere negligible. If you want to have exposure time more than 30 secs, there is something called Bulb Mode.


Bulb mode allows the photographer to take a picture for as long as the shutter is depressed. One can use bulb mode by choosing manual mode or shutter priority, then start scrolling your selector wheel all the way to the end of the shutter speeds. After 30 seconds, it will show “bulb” or simply the letter “b” on some cameras and it is Bulb Mode. This means the camera will keep taking a picture until your finger comes off the shutter button.

Bulb mode is mostly used for long exposures at night.  The main advantage is that it allows the photographer to achieve shutter speeds longer than the 30 second

I tried using Bulb mode, some how i could not do it as my hands were shaking when I was holding the shutter  button for a long time.  One can pick up a cable release, a wired remote control that allows the photographer to lock the shutter button to take long exposures without actually standing there and holding the button down.


Camera Used: Nikon D5100 18-55m Lens
Specification:
Mode: Manual Mode
Aperture: 3.6
F-stop: f/4.6
Exposure Time: 30 seconds
ISO: 100


Then i tried light painting photography, by setting my exposure time to 10 seconds. 


I am still starving to learn more and more about Light photography. And I trust, there are lot of experts out there among you guys. Please do let me know your valuable suggestions and feedback which i can make use to improve my photography skills.

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