Hi guys! How is this year treating you? One quarter gone already in a jiffy and there is so much to do and learn. I happened to learn a new craft last month called ‘Kirigami’. It is cutting of the paper in intricate patterns and shapes. It is a variation of ‘Origami’ and dear ol’ Origami needs no introduction. The appearance of ‘kaagaz ki kashtis’ in the aftermath of torrential rains and the subsequent fun is still as fresh as yesterday. Origami the simplest and at the same time the most complicated of the crafts. Avoided till recently as not complicated craft enough for serious crafters, it has come back ...Read More »
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A tutorial on making some lovely seashell magnets with Valentines Day theme has been showcased here....
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We begin our valentines day crafts with these pretty pair of heart bead earrings made using acrylic ...
It is quiet natural for a person with a slight inclination towards making their own products to want to come up with different ways to achieve it. One of the ways to achieve it is by hand painting. It can be done using paints that have been made for this exact purpose. With some amazing ideas and innovative thinking, fabric painting can be done by just about anyone. Technically speaking Fabric Painting is the application of specialized paints to fabric. It is possible to paint any fabric, but tightly woven natural fabrics like cotton and silk are easiest to paint on. Some people use paint on fabrics for effects, such ...Read More »
You can make your own flower barrettes for you or your little ones with simple supplies. Supplies needed Step 1 Draw the desired outline on a felt piece. I have chosen a floral pattern for this. Step 2 Cut out along the outline drawn. Cut out fully and snip off any uneven edges. Step 3 Cut another piece of felt. Step 4 Apply fabric glue on the back of the smaller piece of felt. Step 5 Glue the two pieces together and allow the glue to dry for some time. Step 6 You can use decorative buttons and smaller pieces of felt to create a pattern of your choice. After ...Read More »
Derived from the French word ‘découper’ which means to cut out, decoupage refers to the art of layering cutouts of pictures onto an object. The process is completed by coating the object with multiple layers of varnish. Paper-mâché items, glass, wood, and vases can be enhanced using this technique. The winning quality of this art is how the varnish causes the end product to look like it has been meticulously painted upon. What could you decorate? A wide variety of household items may be decorated, including boxes, flower pots, mirrors, photo frames, trays, lamps, and furniture pieces. You may either choose to revamp the existing objects, or buy plain items ...Read More »
Glass painting is a fun & an interesting hobby. There are several creative glass painting designs of flowers you can try after a glass painting tutorial. Glass painting is also great for revamping old and simple items. With new techniques it’s become easy to glass paint. Even if your hands are not steady, you can create beautiful things. Glass painting is also a fun way to be creative with your kids. Try these 10 easy to execute glass painting ideas now! Glass painting on bottles is a great place to start because used glass bottles are free available. Paint a flowery design or a bouquet of flowers on an old ...Read More »
We often invest in expensive antiques and handicrafts to add to the vibrancy of our living space. But, did you know that this could also be done by paper craft creations made by you? You can achieve the desired look for your home with simple yet beautiful paper craft items that you can make on your own with nothing but scissors, paper and glue! This not only adds to the aesthetic value of your home, but also saves you from spending money on expensive artifacts. Wall art using paper quilling Paper quilling is a resourceful yet simple way of converting paper strips into intricate and elegant designs. Pinching the paper ...Read More »
Every few years some new style of art comes up, most of these have been existent for years but then suddenly it becomes the ‘in thing’. Zentangle for some time now has been something that is seen everywhere. So I wanted to try a little of this beautiful art too. No where close to the masters, but hey, it’s a start right?!Read More »
A Beginner’s Guide To Paper Quilling Tools The thought of starting a new craft seems to be quite intimidating for most of us. It is not the fear of whether you will be able to excel in it or not, but the fear of lack of right tools to get started. Thankfully, it is not the case with paper quilling. To begin with this fantastic paper craft, you simply need a quilling tool, glue, and quilling strips. But as you proceed further, you need to invest in quilling tools to excel in this craft to complete some fantastic projects like wall art, home décor, jewelry, painting, photo frames and more. ...Read More »
For a few years now, we have been seeing interesting ways to decorate diyas to deck up your home during the Diwali season. This time, we have a tutorial that shows how pots can be converted into colorful diyas for the festive season. Let’s head over to the tutorial on making pot diyas!Read More »
Hello all! Here is a tutorial on making vintage Madhubani earrings with a simple but colorful pattern. This technique can be used to make earrings in your choice of design. This is an easy technique to try making decoupage earrings as well.Read More »
Call to all Pune-ites! Those of you who are interested in Pattachitra paintings and will like to know more … here is an opportunity!Read More »
Hello readers! The first collection of Maithri’s Jewels which would be a lovely collection of semi-precious bead necklaces is on sale from today. Each necklace is unique and there are no two pieces of one design! All beads used are natural and no synthetic replicas have been used. So ladies, get ready to flaunt in style! The first collection is here: Check out our Facebook page for prices and to order : https://www.facebook.com/ArtPlatterRead More »
So here is the big news!! I will be soon be launching my own line of fusion jewelry under the name “Maithri’s Jewels”. For some time now, many have asked me if I sell my jewellery and I have always been responding with a “Soon”. And the time is now here… Maithri’s jewels will consist of various types of handmade jewelry – we will have handmade bead necklaces made of lovely semi-precious stones, glass bead jewelry, terracotta necklace sets and many more based on our visitor requirements. This month we launch this ambitious project of mine with semi-precious bead jewelry ranging from occasion wear to luxury wear. So get ready ...Read More »
Today we’ve made a simple Thank you card using card stock, some colorful buttons and a white ink pen. You can make this card in under 15 minutes and it looks pretty cool!Read More »
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