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 »
Every few years some new style of art comes up, most of these have been existent for years but then ...
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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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Hello there people!! Thank you all for your responses showing interest in the online Workshop to be conducted. The sub-topics to be covered are: Basics of quilling How to make a quilling stud How to make a quilling jhumka How to make a dangling earring with quilling Tips and tricks Please keep the following materials available: Slotted quilling tool Quilling strips Fabric glue Earring posts and ear backs Fish hook ear wires Couple of beads or bead spacers of choice Jump rings Flat nose pliers (optional) We still have two slots open and you are welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 16th June 2015. Thank you all for the ...Read More »
Here is a simple jewelry making tutorial. Following our studs inspired by the Gerbera flower, here is a pretty pair of quilled studs inspired by the small yet beautiful Hydrangea flowers. The technique of quilling used is simple and you need just some basic earring making findings for this project.Read More »
A quilling photo frame can be a beautiful piece of gift for any occasion. All you need is card board, card stock, quilling strips in required colors (preferably 5mm), quilling needle, scissors and glue. You can choose the design that you think your audience would like and just keep improvising!Read More »