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Discussion in 'Creative Crafts' started by kAlyaniShAnti, Jun 12, 2010.

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  1. kAlyaniShAnti

    kAlyaniShAnti IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Friends,

    These are some old stuffs I tried my hands on when in school (8th and 9th standard). My Mother preserved them so passionately. This time when I went home, I took a few snaps and thought of sharing with you.

    The first one is a paste work using dried beetle-nut leaves.

    The second one is out of lentil, black cumin seeds and husk.
     

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    Re: Some old paste works

    Thank u so much dear for sharing d proceedure in detaily...

     
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    Re: Some old paste works

    The leaves are cut into the narrow strips of the required shapes and pasted on the black sheet of paper. Instead of the leaves anything else even paper can be used. I chose the leaves to give it a different texture!

    Thank u Dear, for ur feedback
     
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    Re: Some old paste works

    Dear Sudha Madam,

    Thank you for your inspiring feedback and appreciation.

    The first one is made on the paper called handmade paper (since u are into this for l o n g time now, u must be well versed with these things). The picture/figure we want to make on the paper can be traced out lightly on the paper (i didn't do that though). Then the strips of the leaves (in small pieces at the joints) are cut into appropriate shape and pasted on the appropriate places.

    It is very tedious, because of the very thin lines which need to be cut from the leaves. The best part of the leaves I chose it, after getting dried, it does not become brittle, so can be easily cut into as much narrow shape as we want!

    whether it is at last or just a beginnig - i don't have much to share with -- as i did/do not do these stuff regularly, but as and when it comes to my mind once in a blue moon!!!!

    Kind regards, Madam
     
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    Re: a few patterns for you to use !!!!!!!!!

    Thanks a lot all my dear friends:).....

    hope to see your works using these designs soon in IL.....:coffee

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    Creative Decorative tips for the festive seasons

    Thali/Plate Decoration tips
    All, the information,pictures were collected from the internet.

    To give a traditional and ethnic touch to your thali, make use of small clay containers to place the puja items and then keep the rest of the things around them.

    Take the thali that you have chosen. Usually the thali is covered with paper, cloth or any other decoration material, which forms a beautiful base for all the other decoration materials. There are many ways in which you can create many pretty and colorful bases.

    Next step is to decorate the thali with a paste of roli/kumkum/sindhur/chandan or haldi. You can make holy symbols with these pastes and powders on whatever base you have chosen.You can use flowers to make different shapes and patterns on the thali.

    Then place the Idols of deities in the thali. One by one place all the pooja material on the thali. With a lighted diya placed in the thali, the glow will make the thali look very bright.


    This is the basic way of arranging things in a pooja thali. There can be 100 of creative ways to enhance the look of the Diwali pooja thali using various decoration tools and techniques.

    You can cover the pooja thali with a bandhani cloth with a golden lace or gota.

    Usually bandhani cloth is used, but a velvet or tissue cloth looks as good. If it's a plain velvet you can embellish it with shells, mirrors and sequins, which are easily available.

    Glitter powder also comes in handy in the pooja thali decoration.

    Designer packing paper sheets are also a good alternative. Translucent sheets are available is a range of bright and glossy colors.

    A base of attractive rangoli designs looks very nice. You can even make different section in the rangoli patterns which will be filled by the pooja materials placed on the thali.

    If you don't have rangoli colors, you can also use sindhur, haldi, rice powder and chandan powder to make designs. Other than the base, all these powders can also be made into pastes, by mixing water, and can be used to make holy symbols like ' Om' or 'swastik' or writing 'shree'.

    Another way is to put a little ghee or oil on the and spreading the haldi and roli powder on to the thali. Shake the thali lightly, and you will see both the colors meshing beautifully to form a very bright and colorful base.

    Oil paints and water paints can also be used to paint the thali if its an earthen thali, and it can be further embellished with small decorative mirrors and colorful gem like stick-ons.

    Spreading rice grains on the thali and making designs with vermilion is simplest of all the decoration ways. Place colorful flower petals, diyas, incense sticks, silver coins and other things to add color to the white base.

    Another simple way is to cover it with petals of multi colored flowers.

    Cut out strips of different colored cloths and stick them in concentric circles onto the thali. You can also use paper in palce of cloth. Adorn with mirror, sequins, etc.

    Take out zari borders from your old sarees or duppattas and embellish.
    And if you think, this craft is not your cup of tea, just go out in the market and buy a thali with little engravings and designs as you will need to decorate them much





    1) Take a thali of gold, silver, steel, copper, brass or any other metal of your choice. The shape can be round, oval or any other mold of your preference.


    2) Take some roli in a small bowl and mix little water in it to make a paste and draw with it religious symbols such as 'Om', 'Swastika' or 'Shree' or images of deities in the middle of the plate.

    3) Cover the entire plate with bright colored piece of cotton cloth having a traditional print(traditional Rajasthani prints look just great) or designer gift wrap paper sheet. Then draw over it traditional designs. Play up the corners of the plate with a lace or zari(a type of thread made of fine gold or silver wire) of a color that is in contrast to the base. You can also glue glitter paste and golden sequins to decorate the thali.

    4) Deck up the thali with green betel leaves, which will make it look beautiful. Then put the sundry puja accessories on the thali in the right manner to make it look elegant.

    5) Finally, cover the puja thali with petals of marigold, rose or any other flower used in sacred Hindu festivals. Decorate various designs with single color petals or a combination of different rangoli colors.

    6) To give a festive look to your thali, make use of banana leaf to cover the thali and draw a 'swastika' symbol at the middle of the plate. You may place a diya at the center of the thali and adorn its border with colorful flowers, to complete the look.

    Already have Shared the Thali Designs and patterns here:

    Wedding plate(Aarathi/Thali) Decoration----Collections.

    Please surf this thread of Our deary Sudha:
    Navarathri 2010 – please share ideas/tips/suggestions/solutions etc….
     
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    Re: Creative Decorative tips for the festive seasons

    Kalash Decoration tips

    Typically, kalash is a sacred pot containing a coconut that is surrounded by mango leaves. The sacred pot is usually made of brass. Silver kalash is also considered auspicious for the occasion, although it is hardly put in use.
    Ensure that the coconut you have chosen for the kalash fits into it, perfectly. It should be neither too small, nor too large for the container.

    Kalash can be decorated in a number of ways. Traditionally, people make beautiful designs on the outer portion of the pot. Painting is done outside the kalash.

    If you are not adept at painting designs, then you may paste stickers on the outer portion of the kalash. Choose designs that look ethnic and truly Indian.

    Earthen pot can be used as kalash, if it is beautifully adorned with designs. In many regions of the country, people apply a sacred red vermilion on the pot.

    Since the arrangement of mango leaves (surrounding the coconut) is considered sacred for the entire 'symbol' of shagun, you should choose fresh leaves. Wash them well before use.

    Talking about the coconut, you may either smear turmeric paste on it and apply a tilak made of vermilion, or leave it as such.

    You can do decoration with Bandhni work. Ideal for festival celebrations.

    And the designs were already shared here:
    Diyas/Kalash designs Collection
     

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    Diya Decoration Ideas


    Diyas made of Flour: One of the easiest ways of getting decorated diyas is to make decorated flour Diyas. Take a flour in bowl and prepare dough by mixing with water. Make it thick and roll into balls. Now give them nice shapes of diyas. You can give different shapes and sizes. Let them dry for sometime and color them using poster or acrylic colors. Set them nicely and let them dry. Amazing diyas are ready for Diwali.

    Flower Decorations: Take same diyas made of wheat flour and decorate with fresh petals rose. Attached petals not only add festive look to the lamps, but also add tinge of auspiciousness to diyas.

    Coloring Diyas: To decorate earthen lamp, you can color it with different colors. You can either color entire lamp and decorate different colored lamps into one pattern or decorate parts of one diya with different colors. This makes them look stunning beautiful. Diyas with colors aids attraction in Diya Decoration. Use Glitter glue to draw design in side the diya

    Decorative Items: You can decorate diyas with small glass pieces and stick them on the edges of the diya. You can also use kundans, mothis and small mirrors which you can get in shops for Diya decoration. When flame gets reflected by the small mirrors it appears as if there are thousands of diyas around. Wouldn’t you like this?!

    Diya Decoration With Shells and Bindis: This is the latest trend of decorating diyas. Shells of different styles can be stick to on the edges of the deep. Bindis of different colors make deepak look very beautiful. This looks like a different idea among all other Diya Decoration Ideas.


    To make the ordinary earthen diya look more beautiful, you may color it with different colors. You may make use of bright acrylic colors for the purpose. You can also paint some portion of the diya, instead of whole of it, draw various shapes on it with paint, to give it a traditional look. Do not forget to leave the diya to dry completely, after painting. Bring some small decorative glass pieces and stick them on the edge of the diya.

    When you light the earthen lamp, the flame would be reflected by the small mirrors, which would add to the beauty of the lamp. This type of decoration is especially suitable for metal diya, because glass can easily adhere to their surface.

    Take wheat flour in a bowl and prepare its dough, with the help of water. The dough should be made thick, which can be rolled into balls. Now, rolls the balls of the dough and make diya out of them. With this dough, you can make diya of any shape and size of your choice. After shaping the lamps, color them using acrylic or poster colors. Set them aside to dry completely and use them.

    Another way to make diya and decorate them is to use the dough of wheat flour and mix it with fresh petals of rose. It will not only add some natural color to your diya, but also the particles of petals attached here and there on the diya will also make it look stunning.


    You may make use of ceramic clay to decorate the diyas. Make beautiful shapes of flowers, using the ceramic clay. Before it dries, stick it to the diya. Now, paint the lamp with acrylic color and allow it to dry completely. This would give your earthen lamp a cool look.




    And here's a link for Diya decoration tips.....

    Diya Decoration Ideas, Decorate your own Diyas this Diwali
     

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    Hi Saroj

    The diyas are superb and the Kalash also. Hats off to the creative thinking.

    I have a question, how to hold while painting without it getting shabby or is there any trick?

    Best Rgds
    Shanti
     
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