Art has always played an important role in the Indian society. Traditional artworks depict the daily life of people and become a good source of history. Some of the art forms are even used as a dedication to God. One of these is Pichwai art. This beautiful work of art is now a part many temples, art collections, and exhibitions. It was mainly created as a backdrop in the temples dedicated to Krishna or Srinathji and is considered as an important offering to God along with food offerings, garments, jewelry, and more. It has a lot of religious significance. It is a reflection of beauty and rich history. These paintings ...Read More »
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Hello Crafters! How have you been? It has been a month already into 2018. Have you tried something new? I decided to renew some of my past hobbies and the first one in the list is paper quilling! Quilling or paper filigree of lately has become one of the most popular crafting pursuits. From accessories to home décor to even utility article, with quilling you can make all! Not a recent concept, paper quilling had been around since past 5 centuries. Paper filigree used to be done on prayer books ornately to decorate them. With the advent of Makers’ Movement early this century the concept of quilling has ...Read More »
Clay modelling till some time back was associated with something that kids play with, but thankfully no longer! Clay has taken the imagination of crafters by storm and every day they are churning out beautiful pieces in scores. There are so many types of clay available and we always get the one available which suits our requirement. Of these, my favourite is Shilpkar. It is actually not clay but epoxy and works very well for my crafting needs. It is air dry clay and doesn’t require any baking. You can make almost anything out of it – be it jewelery, decor pieces, murals or utility articles. So there was something ...Read More »
It has been a while that I have written a blog on quilling, wait no longer! Paper quilling is one of the most and trending crafts nowadays, one of the reasons would definitely be it is so simple to do and the results are so pretty. Quilling has been around for a while now. Nuns of the middle ages used to decorate their prayer books with paper filigree which has been reinvented to be named as quilling. Christmas is around the corner and it is time to spread some holiday cheer with quilling! Make this gorgeous card with the little ones. Initiate the hobby and in no time you will ...Read More »
Hi Crafters How are you doing? There is a slight nip in the air and winters are slowly approaching. Everything looks so beautiful around the kids wait eagerly for the rest of the festivals to arrive already. So the last big one of the year is Christmas! Christmas, probably is one of the most celebrated festivals all around the world. As they say, Jesus Christ was born on this very day and the celebration revolves around his teachings and the spirit of giving. During Christmas homes are decorated way in advance with newer ideas each year. There are sweet meats that are prepared ahead of time. A time when families ...Read More »
A very warm hello and a Happy Diwali to all the readers! I hope this festive time is real fun for all of you and the New Year brings in loads of joy and success to all of you! Diwali, my favourite festival, is a time to rejoice and spread love and happiness. I totally love the bright faces and bright lights all around. Every year people find out newer ways to decorate and light up their homes! I always wanted to make a nice kandil (paper lantern) of my own, since childhood. Most of the houses in our locality used to have this quintessential star lantern at the entrance ...Read More »
Hello Craft enthusiasts!! Festive season is here and it is time to indulge in revelry and it is time for gold and some bling. The markets are already adorned with festive décor and the retail stores are trying to woo the customers with new designs and finery. Houses are being cleaned and sweets being made and then people like us are thinking of newer ideas to make this festival a special one. In India, festivities mean a lot of shopping and gifting. Half of the jewellery trade happens during the festive season in India. Whilst nobody can take the sheen off gold and diamond jewellery, terracotta jewellery, handmade silver jewellery ...Read More »
It has been sort of slack for a couple of weeks now but guess not for long now as we are almost into the festive season. Come August and there is little respite till the New Year. I was reading an article on how more and more people in urban India are getting into the DIY mode. DIYs or ‘Do it yourself’ has been very popular these days and it has become a part of our culture. There is an introduction of an unheard product, concept or hobby almost every month. Like the other day I came to know about milk paint which is made from milk products and is ...Read More »
Hello Crafters! How are things with you? Are you doing some summer workshops for kiddos? Then I have just the project for you. An ideal paper craft project, this one is so much fun to do. Paper crafting has come back with a vengeance. Be it origami or paper collage or paper cutting, all have varying degrees of difficulty and intricacy. Here is a paper craft idea using paper punches and quilling. A craft punch is a hybrid of the 2 holes punch we all have come across, with which we use to punch holes on paper to file them. With a paper punch we can make beautiful and uniform ...Read More »
I made this simple floral birthday wreath for my little one a month ago when she turned 2. This is an oval wreath and is made of cloth and cardboard. Here is the tutorial to make the floral wreath.Read More »
Have you ever thought that this table or chest needs a makeover, but well, you don’t have the time or the patience to call the carpenter to do the needful and then some more? There is a perfect solution to alleviate all these concerns of a bit lazy and then a wee bit creative folks, decoupage! A rage in the art and craft world, ’Decoupage’ is an easy way to beautify or upcycle the article you are ready to throw away. It is a great craft and anyone in the family can have a go at it. You can pretty much decoupage anything from heels of shoes to tired ...Read More »
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 »
It is quite 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 »