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

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Kids Jewelry made with Clothespins


Aren’t they cute? But, it was not my idea, I got this idea while browsing for “Handmade kids jewelry” and cloud not resist myself for trying it. Before I had two broken plastic clothespins that I used for this project, but after seeing the outcome I am planning to break some more J for earrings, and necklace and bracelets and…. OMG how useful these broken clothespins are J
I think the procedure is obvious, still sharing it –
Material – Clothespin springs, beads

1. Takeout the clothespin spring by twisting it.



2. Pull apart the open ends of spring wire and slip in a bead.




3. Here is your pendent ready to wear.





Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Baby "Bulb" Lantern


My daughter inspires this Baby Bulb Lantern. Therefore, it is dedicated to her innocence.
We changed the fused bulb of our bike headlight, it was a small one, my daughter took it from my husband’s hand and said to me – “Mamma baby bulb”. She shows me everything in terms of “Mamma and Baby” – like mamma flower – baby flower, mamma leaf – baby leaf. So that day she found a baby bulb and was not agreed to leave it to the mechanic uncle, so we brought it home. I tried throwing it but couldn’t do so.
Then I thought of making this Lantern. And preserve this memory forever.
But you know what she said after seeing this lantern? “Mamma where is mamma lantern?” :)
I really love her. :)

Here is the tutorial of making this Lantern -

Material required – 40-50w bulb (small bulb), pliers / knife (any available to tool to clean the bulb), bottle cleaner, hard wire, clay (I used shilpkar, but air dry clay or any other clay can also be used), Fevicol, Acrylic Colors, brushes

1. Take out the back portion of the bulb, with the help of pliers.




2. Clean the glass of bulb with bottle cleaner (optional )


3. Take a small piece of hard wire and fold it to make the shape of sides of lantern. You will need heavy-duty scissors to cut the wire, I broke mine. :(



4. Take some clay and make the base of lantern fixing the wire inside it, shape for the wick, shape that would cover the bulb top and a curve shape for the handle. Color the wick part.



5. Fix the wick inside the bulb with fevicol. let it dry.


6. Cover the bulb top. Let everything dry completely. 


7. Make any designs on the lantern shape (Optional).



8. Color everything, with your favorite colors. My father had a green Lantern, so i chose this color, childhood memories :)


9. Fix the bulb inside the lantern shape with fevicol.


10. Fix the handle, I broke my clay handle while fixing it, so I made the handle with a thin wire and colored it.
11. Decorate lantern with golden / sparkling colors (Optional). 






Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DIY - Thermocol Lamp Shade



This was again a time pass, 20 min craft, done just for fun. Surprisingly I am quite happy and satisfied with the output, and I kept it on my wall for a month. It’s the simplest craft ever J
I loved the overall shape of lamp shade and the light emitting from it. Next time I would try the same with card board stripes glued together, having some designs painted over it, Surely the light diffusing from the bulb would look more beautiful.

Here is the procedure.
1. Cut thermocol in small equal rectangles.


2. Attach them in pentagonal shapes using paper pins.


3. Place the pentagon one over the other and attach with pins.



4. I tied some threads to hang it, you may try some new ideas to give it a better look, like making a hook with craft wire.



5. Hang it and light it up with a pendent light inside.



Thursday, April 30, 2015

Krishna – Wall decor



Krishna… I feel he is the most versatile personality of our culture. He is the only Deity who actually acted like a common person, he never went into the question of good or bad, he said that “There is nothing like Good or Bad, its just our point of view which makes it Good or bad”. He always acted as the circumstances demanded. As he fled the battlefield, in battle with Kalyavan and be called as “Ranchhor”. He always put forth the picture of Real and Common man who cannot act as an idealistic person every time. Due to this quality, he secures the love of his seers than their faith, and even west finds him close to it.
This is a small attempt to capture him in this picture. I drew the picture on a MDF and did the cone work on it (Details here). Then painted everything with Black acrylic color. Highlighted Krishna with golden acrylic color and painted the clouds, moon and stars.

Hope you like it.



Thursday, April 16, 2015

PVC Pipe - Flower Vase


Yellow Craft… I never knew I would miss her so badly. It’s like a best friend for me, which motivates me to think different, think positive, think artistic. And give a whole new vision for things and happenings around me. For example, nowadays, if my daughter breaks a glass, I think of making a mosaic. When I see the construction leftovers like plumbing plastic pipes I think of making a flower vase.

This is a long awaited post for me and my friends. In past few months, we shifted to a new place. New house, new school for my kid and a new start of life… these days were a bit happy as well as sad. I am happy because,  In month of Feb and March, Yellow-Craft “Likes” reaches up to “1580”, I was a bit surprised to see the hike so I e-mailed “Facebook” to know if they were genuine likes or because of “Click farms”, and was pleased to see the Facebook response that “No suspicious activity is observed” on my facebook page. Also I got few e-mails asking for my new post. But I am sad that I could not respond to those mails on time.

Trying for a new and positive start, with this post – This is a flower vase made with – PVC pipe, a small MDF for base, POP, fevicol, acrylic colors and varnish.

Here is the Procedure –
1. For base - Cut wood or MDF in desired shape (Round or square) and size.
2. Color the inner section of washed/cleaned PVC Pipe with acrylic color black. Let it complete dry.
3. Fix the plastic pipe with MDF using a Fevicol and POP mixed into a paste.
Note – Mix small portions of POP and fevicol each time. As the clay dries with air and mixing in large quantities may ends up with useless dry clay. Also Do not use any water. It fasten the drying process and would bent the MDF.
4. Make different texture and shapes with the same POP and fevicol mix. Let it dry.
5. First color the complete vase with black and let dry. Then color other parts.
6. Varnish it to protect from dust.