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Tanjore painting -step by step instructions

Discussion in 'Paintings' started by theartisticone, Jun 18, 2009.

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  1. theartisticone

    theartisticone Gold IL'ite

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    HI ALL
    i have been seeing a lot of queries on tanjore painting, the proceedure for making the board, muck, etc so i thought i should share the proceedure with all of you - hope you find it useful!



    BOARD PREPARATION:

    Materials :
    Whitening powder/ putty chalk powder,
    White long cloth – ½ mtr,
    dilute fevicol,
    3mm marineply plywood in the size necessary – 18”x14”,
    Gum Arabic solution,
    Yellow oxide powder,
    Glass paper weight/ fine sand paper.

    Method :

    1. Soak the cloth in plain water for 30 mins, rinse out the starch amd squeeze out the water.
    2. Now, dip the cloth in dilute fevicol, so that the cloth is fully coated with fevicol.
    3. Now squeeze out the excess fevicol and jerk the cloth to remove the creases on the cloth.
    4. Place the cloth on one side of the plywood board and stretch the cloth and cover the board like covering a book, fold over the edges of the cloth on the back of the board and make sure that the cloth has at least 2” to fold over on each side.
    5. If needed, apply a little dilute fevicol on the folded part to make sure that the cloth doesn’t peel off.
     
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  2. theartisticone

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    hi,:hiya continuing:

    6. Now, mix the below materials in the proportion:
    Yellow oxide : Putty chalk : Gum Arabic : Dilute Fevicol
    powder powder

    pinch : 1 : 3 : 1

    7. If needed, add a little water to the solution, mix well avoid lumps, use a flat brush and apply the mixed solution on the cloth stuck to the board.
    8. First apply vertical strokes and then horizontal strokes.
    9. Let the coating dry till it is touch dry.
    10, Wait for a day and give a second coating, repeat coatings for 2-3 days till 4-5 coatings are over.
    11.Now use the glass paper weight/fine sand paper and rub on the surface of the coated board until the surface is smooth to touch.
    12. Now the board is ready to use.

     
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    Yashikushi Moderator IL Hall of Fame

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    thanks for sharing the procedure.:thumbsup
     
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    hi, now i will discuss the muck preparation.


    MUCK PREPARATION.

    MATERIALS:
    Gum Arabic solution,
    Putty chalk powder,
    spoon,
    dish,
    water,
    plastic sheet to make a cone,
    tooth pick or needle of a syringe,
    a georgette dupatta,
    airtight glass or plastic container.

    METHOD :
    1. 1st sieve the chalk powder using 2 layers of the georgette dupatta, and measure the sieved powder with a scoop.
    2. Mix Putty chalk : Gum Arabic in the proportion ---->
    3 1/2 scoops : 1 scoop.
    3. Add a little water, the mixture should be thoroughly mixed without any lumps. The consistency should be dripping, when you take a pinch of muck between your fore -finger and thumb and take your fingers apart, there should be a sticky thread between your fingers (1 thread consistency).
    4. Now this is the 1st muck which should be stored.
     
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    hi, continuing with the muck proceedure:

    1st LAYER MUCK :

    1.To 1 scoop of the prepared muck, add water a few drops at a time, so that the consistency becomes that of a dosa batter i.e., pouring consistency.

    2. There should be no lumps in the mixture, this is used for the 1st layer of muck which is used to cover the semi precious stones which are stuck on the board and it is used to fill the parts where gold 3 dimensional effect is to be given.

    2nd LAYER MUCK : 1.
    Take 1 scoop of the prepared muck, and a few drops of water so that the muck gets a dripping consistency like idli batter – there should be no lumps in the muck.
    2.This is used for the filigree work done on top of the 1st layer muck, and for this this is filled in a mehendi cone and sealed.
     
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    hi, now we will discuss how the stones are stuck on the picture and how the gold work is also done:


    STONE WORK :
    1. The stones are stuck on the drawing where required, using fevicol, then covered with 1st layer muck.
    2.Then, after the muck layer has completely dried, the muck covered stone is wiped with a damp soft cloth to expose the stone. 3.Then, the filigree work is done wherever necessary using the muck filled cone.

    GOLD WORK :
    1. The muck and stone surfaces are then stuck with 22 karat Gold foil, using the gum Arabic solution.
    2.Then the places in the stones are covered are exposed using a sharp stitch ripper, extra gold outside the muck are
    trimmed using a cutter.
     
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    now continuing:

    The board is wiped clean of any trace of gum and then the painting is started.


    GUM ARABIC SOLUTION PREPARATION:
    1. Soak the gum Arabic crystals, in a glass or plastic container and fill it with hot water till the water covers up to 1” above the crystals level.
    2. Stir the mixture several times, soak for a period of about 2 days. 3.After it has become gelatinous, thoroughly squeeze the soaked crystals with your hand just like you extract tamarind paste.
    4. Then sieve the paste using a double layer of georgette dupatta and squeeze until you get a nice clean thick gum paste without any lumps, discard the dirty residue.
    5.Now store this gum airtight in a plastic or glass bottle.
     
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    thanks a lot for the detailed and clear procedure
    all the best for your future works
     
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    Hatz off su,
    Your detailed description on tanjore painting is very good. Thank you.
    vidya
     

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