Monday, March 26, 2012

For the love of crafting DT call.

       I somehow missed Kavi's Design team call. Looks like there is still time. All you have to do to participate is to post three of your work and link back to the challenge blog here.

Home decor
      For those who would also like to participate , do so before March 31st.   

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Quilled OM

   The ancient syllable OM or AUM is the shortest of the Mantras and in the Indian tradition it is a word suggestive of God.Repetition of OM enables one to maintain mental and emotional calmness , overcome obstacles and enable understanding.Saying "OM" is actually a form of meditation.

    I made this card for a dear friend. I wanted to make a simple OM symbol and fill it Szalonaisa style, you can see one of her work here where she has used such tiny elements to fill up the animal figures. I rolled the strips around a old refill to make small circles. I have lost count of the hours it took me to finish this one. I almost at one point believed it would never end.But it looks so beautiful as if made with tiny beads. Needless to say it looks better than it does in the pictures.

Thanks for stopping by, Have a creative day.

Here's another OM I  made on request. Glad it also turned out well.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Crimped flower

      I finished decorating another arathi thattu. Like my previous one this is also a  wooden frame covered with handmade paper. The plate is decorated with quilling ,some bling and the frame is decorated with a  recyled ribbon flower and a string of beads .

      The square is quite large with both the length and breadth more than A4 size , the challenge for me was to find ways to cover the area quickly. I made a big crimped flower for the center and swirls to cover the rest of the space. Alternate looping method is a quick way to make big quilled elements and so I choose this method . I did struggle a lot to stick the single strips on the uneven surface, had to use a lot of glue . The good thing is the glue doesn't show much. I made the center of the flower flat so as to make place for a small lamp.
      Thanks for stopping by, Happy international women's day.