Saturday, 8 March 2014

Silhouette Cameo first print!

I came across a blog by Ms Zapata called A Little Hut  and bought some of her printable cut-outs. I soon realized that cutting manually with a blade is just too painful more so when the designs were intricate. And that is where my hunt for an electronic cutter started. With months of speculation as to which cutter would suit my needs the most, I zeroed onto Silhouette Cameo. 

And before I could buy it myself my awesome, super cool husband Aditya bought it for me as one of my 12 birthday gifts (my big 3-0 birthday annual celebration - The deal is he gifts me every 27th of the month for a year :))!!

Anyways coming back to the Cameo..many of my friends asked me what it does, so here is to a small peek into the Silhouette Cameo.

It basically cuts a wide variety of materials including paper, vinyl, cardstock, fabric, heat transfer material, and so much more. The creative possibilities are endless with the Silhouette Cameo.

Here is a link from where you could buy it for Switzerland,

Below is my first cut using the Cameo, I have used a black 120gsm cardstock and the print was bought from a little hut, which I then made into a card...

Closer look

This is for all the lovely ladies out there... 
Wishing you a day that’s just like you… really special!
Happy Woman's Day!!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Making cards...

Making Cards (Usborne Art Ideas) by Fiona Watt, a book I bought when I was in Cambridge, UK (2007). I was somehow fascinated by the creativity that was so easy and simple to mimic and wondered why I had not thought of these before :).

Here are some of my compositions along with Ms. Watt's ideas incorporated!!

The book is available on amazon and I hope to put up some of the cards in form of tutorial in the near future, for now just the final version!

Hope you like them and can make some for your loved ones. :)

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Ganesha Sketch

With the Ganeshotsav round the corner hope everyone is in the festive mood. I was requested to design a poster for the Marathi Mandal Switzerland for their upcoming event Ganeshotsav! 

After a lot of thinking decided to give it a personal touch. Using a pen sketched the face of the Ganesha and filled it with delicate design. I will use it as the backdrop for the poster. Here is the Gajanan sketch!

                               May Lord Ganesh shower you with success in all your Endeavours.
Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!!

PS: The poster should be available soon on public portals. :)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Jewelry box: a mural of an owl!!!

Hello folks,
Wooden box from the local art shop
                I am back and this time with some mural work. I thought of creating an ''Owl sitting on a branch of a tree'' on a jewelry box.

Today I also thought I should share two secrets with you'll.
1. What material I use to make a mural and some tricks
2. Antique finish

I used a wooden box (bought from the local art shop). And worked on the mural by using ''M-seal'' (one could also use clay). I would recommend using clay for first timers since M-seal can dry faster, leaving less time to play around :). And then I used tools to shape the owl! Ex: the back of a marker pen for the eyes. A paper tool (rounded bone spatula) for the feathers.

Once the complete mural was done, I let it dry for a day.
For the antique finish, I gave a thick black coat to cover the complete box (it is important not to leave any crevice unpainted at this stage).

Finally I gave a coat of gold to the entire box except for the mural. For the mural, I gently brushed the gold to give an antique effect. Again it is important NOT to fill the crevices this time and leave some black spaces.

Voila an antique finish!! This is how it looked at the end.

This was gifted to a friend on her birthday! I hear she loves it and already has her best jewelry sitting in it.
Hope you get hands on some clay and try your first mural.
Good luck!

I have some special orders already! So keep an eye for some more soon :)

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Art class contd..

Some more of the confident strokes from my little kiddo!


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Art class for kids (age group 5-7)

Hello folks! With the increasing amount of responsibility at work it is really hard to find time for art. Thus, I decided to dedicate some time to my passion by sharing it with kids (age group of 5-7).
I have had two classes of the same and here are some images of the art done by the kids.

Teaching kids is difficult since you have to have patience and a knack of making things easy and interesting. And I must admit that the web has been a boon. I would really like to thank ABC to drawing.

I really look forward to Monday evenings now just so that I can do something I love and enjoy.
Hope to share more stuff in the coming weeks.

Sunday, 18 November 2012

End the year with festive season...

Had the time to make some festive season greetings for friends over the globe.

Hope you all have a happy, healthy and prosperous year ahead!!
See you in the new year with more arty ideas..