Pressed Flower Art

Whisper...

Pressed Flower Art

Music of Sadness

Pressed Flower Art

Couple Watching Sunrise

Pressed Flower Art

Dance in Rain

Pressed Flower Art

Indian Village Girl

Polymer Clay Art

Nameplate

Pressed Flower Art

Indian Wedding

Polymer Clay

Miniature Baby Shoes

Pressed Flower Art

The Ugly Duckling

Pressed Flower Art

Lakshmi Kadam

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Mural Art - Ganesha on leaf



Murals… There is nothing like the joy you get while making a mural, discovering something new every time you create one. Finding out all the little tricks that improves your artwork. I had created one before and still in process of learning new techniques. There is an absolute wealth of information available all around, but reading more and more would only fill you with the anxiety of failure. But I believe that something done for enjoyment should not be tainted by any fear. Like any other art, this too takes a huge amount of practice, commitment and patience, accompanied by a substantial amount of trial and errors. Which can be frustrating at times but can also be rewarding. So go ahead and try one, you will surely fall in love with this art.

Here is the procedure I followed -

Materials Required - Shilpkar clay, MDF, primer, sand, glue, POP, colors and Varnish

Steps -

1. Sketch your design on the ply or MDF.
2. Apply a thin coat of POP and Fevicol mixture on the base and make texture of your choice, I made the texture with finger.
3. With the same POP and Fevicol mix, stick the sand on the areas required.
4. Made the shapes like leaf, diya and ganesha with M-Seal clay (Shilpkar), any other clay or ready moulds can also be used.
5. Let it dry completely.
6. Apply a coat of wood primer (optional).
7. Once dry, color your mural all over with black. And let dry.
8. Apply other colors.
9. At last, apply a coat of clear varnish.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Newspaper Clay – Decorative Plate




My new paper clay art, I planned to complete this before Diwali, and use it as Pooja Thali, but I couldn’t finish it on time.  So now, I am planning to hang it on my Pooja room Wall. Between the “Shubh Labh” I had created before.

Here are the quick procedure steps (Check the links for more details)–
1. Prepare your shape with “Newspaper clay”.
2. Once the shape is completely dry, draw your design.


3. Do the “Cone work” wherever required. Let it dry.



4. Color everything with black.
5. Highlight the cone work design with other colors.
6. Apply a coat of varnish.




Hope you will like it.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Mural Art - 3D Ceramic Painting


Sometimes back I discovered a new art, “3D ceramic paintings and Murals” and it took me months to research and learn this art because no information is available on internet about this, and luckily I got a friend cum guide who gave me guidelines for creating this. After a long wait, I tried it – Here is my first 3D ceramic painting.
I tried coloring Ganapati face like an idol, with Chandan Tilak, and Gold ear ring. Flowers are Blue(Pearl color).
Here is the procedure I followed –

Material Required – Wood or MDF, POP, Fevicol, Acrylic colors.
Steps followed –
1. Cut wood / MDF in desired shape. And draw your design on it.
2. Make dough by mixing POP and Fevicol.
3. Prepare shapes as per your design.
4. Let the shapes dry for a day or two.
5. Prepare a paste of POP and fevicol and apply all over the base. Stick your shapes as per design. Create the texture desired.
6. Let it dry for a day or two.
7. Once dry, color with acrylic colors.
Note: Varnish can be applied as protective coating.