Friday, April 15, 2011

Art of jewelry making


Ancient Indians were very peculiar about the jewelry they wear. Golden jewelry was common amongst the ladies however; the trend has changed drastically. The latest fashion jewelries are made of different materials which can be found in various designs, shapes and finishing. But people are least bothered about the jewelry manufacturing process. Any form of metal jewelry should be made by casting. There are different jewelry making processes which generally requires skilled professionals.

Custom jewelries are popular amongst todays fashion conscious society. Self designed wedding ring is common, thus there are many jewelers providing custom jewelry manufacturing facilities. Such jewelers provide free or charged customer consultation and the jewelry makers are instructed accordingly. Or sometimes, computer designed catalogs are available. Even the customer chooses the material for the specific jewelry design they opted. 

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

How to Make a Madhubani Painting


Madhubani paintings are one of the most popular Indian folk art forms. The ethnic prints and styles of this particular artwork has made it catch attention throughout the world. Discussed under is a step by step procedure to make a Madhubani or Mithila painting. So go ahead and impress your loved ones by gifting a self-made Madhubani painting to them. It is simple, easy and a great personalised gift idea! Take a look at the instructions:

Materials Needed
-Handmade Cloth or Paper
-Tracing Paper (same size as that of your cloth)
-Carbon Paper (same size as that of your cloth)
-Fabric Paint or Poster Colors (as per the choice of cloth or paper)
-Black Marker
-Iron (in case of cloth)

Step 1
Choose the subject that you plan to depict in your Mithila painting. You can pick events from Hindu mythology. Draw a rough sketch on a notebook first so as to practise the design before attempting the final artwork on paper or cloth painting. A very typical feature of Madhubani painting style is that there are no empty spaces in between the sketch. Thus, one has to maintain that point andfill in the empty spaces on the canvas with geometrical designs or patterns.

Step 2
Sketch out the design you decided on the tracing paper. Then using the carbon sheet, imitate the same design on paper or cloth (as per your choice). Once you are done with tracing, you would be equipped with the outline of the design on the given base (paper or cloth).

Step 3
Now fill in colors in the design and make sure you dont render any shading in colors as a typical Madhubani painting uses absolutely flat shades.

Step 4
Once the paints have dried out completely, outline the entire design again using black marker. This would add to the finishing of the painting.

Step 5
Lastly, add a colorful border to the entire depiction.

Step 6
In case you have painted on cloth, iron it with low setting (only after paints have dried).

Find out detaqiled information about the same at Madhubani Paintings.

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Reverse Glass Paintings: Essentials To Know


Reverse glass painting is a popular art form all around the world. Quite unlike a canvas painting, the reverse glass painting technique requires an artist to paint from back-to-front i.e. in reverse order. In simpler terms, the difference is that canvas painting is painted on the same side which ultimately would be viewed by people while, in a reverse glass painting, the side which is painted becomes the rear side while the other side is viewed as the final artwork.
As it is evident from the concept itself, reverse glass painting is not only very different from simple canvas paintings but also very difficult and tricky to do too. Reverse glass painting artists skilfully develop masterpieces out of this particular art form. Mentioned under is the reverse glass painting tips and tutorial that can help the beginners to create their personal reverse glass painting. Get to know the essentials here:

-A reverse painting would start with creating a subject on one side of the glass. One has to be extremely careful while doing this as each and everything which would be drawn on the glass would be a mirror image of the actual subject. Hence, one has to be extremely careful with the detailing of the subject and its portrayal.

-The glass should be absolutely scratch free and flawless or else the painted subject wont come clear onto it. Also, try to choose a clean and dust free surrounding while working on the glass painting.

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-Make sure you work in a systematic way while painting a reverse glass patterns as glass is a non-absorbent base material thus, it would take longer for the paints to dry. Besides, it is a tricky task to create mirror images on the glass hence, one would need a lot of patience and concentration while creating glass painting designs.

-Use durable and fine quality brushes for painting. This would ensure a smooth and even stroke each time you paint.

-Glass being a delicate object, make sure you keep it safe, intact and far off from the reach of kids and pets. The painting has to be handled carefully both, before and after it is completed.

-It is wise to buy a glass painting kit rather than going for individual items like semi transparent paints, brushes, liner etc. A glass painting kit is an assortment of all the things that you would be needing for creating a glass painting.

Find out more detailed information about it at glass paintings.

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