Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Terracotta vase painting

My cousin Ramya introduced me to an awesome terracotta shop in India. She buys plain terracotta items and paints them. I thought I should give it a try too. I started with a simple vase and painted with acrylic colors. It was fun painting it. 

Children playing from dawn to dusk and their mothers calling out for them. 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

New look to ikea clock

I wanted to get a red clock that would go with the colors in our living room but my husband had set  a hard limit of < $10 for the clock! I searched a couple of places but did not get a nice one for that price. So I got a plain red clock from ikea for 5 dollars and painted some patterns on it. Here is the new look !

Reverse glass painting!

I wanted to have a try at reverse glass painting but  I had no idea how to do it. After some searching on the Internet I realized it is achieveble .  List of things needed.
- Glass frame
- Silver glitter paper
- Black glass outliner tube
- Acrylic paints
- An outline of the picture you want to frame ( My pictiure was that of  lord ganesha )
I flipped a picture of lord ganesha on the Internet (mirror image) , scaled it to the size of the glass frame and took a printout of it.
I placed the printout behind the correct side of the frame and started painting the lord in layers (the outline first and then the background colors). Finally I placed the silver glitter paper to complete my painting. Here's a picture of my first attempt.