Monday, 24 September 2012

Fabric Painting

Fabric Painting

I'm not so good at fabric painting, I mean I don't know techniques like Wet painting, strokes etc. I just do it in the way I like. Will be happy to get some suggestions and online tutorials or blog links from you.

Metallic Painting on a super net saree

 This is on pallu

Painting done on a cotton dress

Painting done on 'pendli thera' (screen between bride and groom in Hindu wedding ceremony) 

Friday, 21 September 2012

Making Ganesh Idol with wheat flour clay

Say 'NO' to PoP and chemical colors

With this thought, I made Ganesh idol at home with wheat flour clay and celebrated this Vinayaka Chavithi with eco-friendly friend :)

Ingredients to make modeling clay:

  • Wheat Flour : 3 Cups
  • Salt            : 1 Cup
  • Water         : 1 Cup

  1. Mix all ingredients and leave for some time in airtight cover or container
  2. Water oozes out from salt and the clay becomes more wet than before making the consistency better for modeling 
  3. Start with Legs which also form the base of our idol. Press right leg at the bottom, make it a bit flat to resemble foot. Left leg can end in the inner bend without revealing the left foot 
  4. Take some clay to form spherical stomach structure over legs. Join legs(base) and stomach from the back side by using some water and clay (like plastering with cement)
  5. Now make chest part and extend it to make shoulders and top hands. Note that all these parts are to be joined from back as suggested in above step
  6. Attach 2 more hands below and turn right hand upwards to form blessing hand. Put modaka (laddu) in left hand
  7. Now time to make head. Take clay in spherical form and put on top of shoulder. Carefully press the sides to form ears. 
  8. For trunk, take the clay in cylindrical form, make its one end flat, attach it to the face. Slowly making it thin, curve down at the bottom and cut the other end after sufficient length and curve. 
  9. Make two tusks, attach them and break right tusk leaving small portion of it still attached.
  10. Crown the lord in required shape and  decorate him as per your taste. 

Wheat Flour Ganesh

Ganesh idol

  1. I used sandal powder and kumkum and black kumkum paste (tilakam)

After Coloring

After decoration

Jai Ganeshaya Namaha