Sunday, June 26, 2011

Tag Art: Colors of Summer

Lately I have been working to improve my skills at making tag art. To make the tags above, I used left over printed paper (with Buddhist text in Chinese) from another project. I painted over the paper with lovely Dr. Ph. Martin India inks. On one of the tags, I drew the design using white gel pen (love them!). On the other, I colllaged a tree and a bird using hand made lokta papers. Finished off both with a layer of transparency and chip board letters. I like the way they have turned out.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Etsy Melange June Challenge: Grow

This matchbox collage is created as a response to Etsy Melange June Challenge. To complete this piece I used several of the materials I received from the Melange swap. To know about the swap read here and here.

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Carving a Stamp: Auspicious

What do you do when it is chilly and raining outside and you are cooped up inside? Try a new skill perhaps? That was what I did yesterday. I tried my hand at rubber stamp carving.   This being my first attempt  I wanted to create a stamp with the OM symbol (which I do not find in the craft stores). A few days ago I had purchased a Speed ball lino cutter and a carving block. I watched two videos online (both were only slightly helpful for what I wanted to do).  After three attempts I got something that was moderately satisfactory. It might have been easier if I had started with a large image like a leaf instead of a symbol in high relief. But then, it would not have been an "auspicious" way to learn something new. Next project: a stamp with Om in Tamil script.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zentangle Challenge #25: Zendala Magic

This week's challenge at I am the Diva is hosted by Genevieve Crabe and is called Zendala Magic. It is a fusion of mandalas and zentangles. It is a challenge right up my alley since I tend to incorporate many manadala designs (also known as kolam or rangoli in India) in my tangle art. So, I enjoyed doing the challenge especially since I was kind of feeling blue and needed something to lift the spirits up. And it did. Thank you.

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