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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Art with Oil Pastels-Tulips

Hello everyone..

Tulips are one of the most beautiful flowers in the world... Be its bright and dashing colors or its unique shape or the perfect contrast of its petals to its long thin stem and long leaves..Tulips are always a feast for our eyes..

With that thought, while I was going through an old school book of my daughter, I saw a picture with these beautiful tulip flowers... And I attempted to draw it with oil pastels and it turned out like this..

Thank you for visiting my blog.. Hope you liked my painting... 

Have a nice day..Keep on painting..

Monday, 12 June 2017

One Stroke painting-Rose and Butterfly

Hello everyone..
 One stroke painting is a wonderful technique for painting flowers.. It is very beautiful and interesting to paint..But the mst important feature of One stroke painting is that painting is done easily and also consumes very less time..

Check out some of my one stroke paintings in http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/11/one-stroke-fabric-painting-flowers.html

One stroke painting works well on smooth surfaces ..It helps with our strokes and gives a cleaner look to the picture..

This drawing was done on my daughter's hand.Take a look at it and comment how you feel..

Have a nice day.. Keep on painting..

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Garland using satin ribbon

Hello everyone..

Making crafts gives us a wonderful feeling.. But if we do something for deities or for pooja purposes. it will really give us great satisfaction. So, today, I have made a small garland with yellow,green and red colored satin ribbons...

This craft is a classic one but looks really colorful.. This garland is made by sewing the satin ribbon along a single side.. I have added some beads and a centerpiece for decoration..


You can see another type of garland made using oasis flower by clicking my oasis flower bed garland post.

Hope you liked my garland.. Thank you forvisiting my blog..

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting..




Friday, 2 June 2017

Art with Oil pastels-landscape

Hello everyone..

I love painting... If you are a regular visitor of my blog or you are familiar with my blog posts, you might know that some how or other, flowers and colors will feature in almost every post... But today, I have tried a landscape by using oil pastels...

 I have drawn a line of trees in fall season(without leaves) on a grassland.. I have drawn a stone laid pathway inbetween.. The background colors orange,ochre and lemon yellow are blended...

As drawing landscape is new to me, I hope you will overlook my flaws ... I am happy with my first attempt but I know I have a long way to go and I will keep on practicing..

Feel free to comment.. 


Thank you for visiting my blog... Hope you liked my painting..

Have a nice day... Keep on painting...


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Learnt through youtube-Crape Paper Gladiolus

Hello everyone..

The discussion of whether internet is a boon or ban will always continue... But today, I have tried one of the DIY flower making ideas which I have learnt through youtube.As  I have searched for ideas how to make flowers since my childhood,I am feeling great to see the step by step procedure to do almost any flower in youtube..

I am so amazed to see the creative ideas from around the world.. And I have started to try these ideas myself. I have made a gladiolus flower using crape paper..

The video with which I have learnt this method is..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc3gdjW2zPA



 This is my first attempt and I am feeling good about the result..

Thank you for visiting my blog...Hope you liked my post..

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting..
 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

OHP Sheet Butterfly

Hello everyone,,

OHP sheets are one of the best craft supplies which can used in a variety of ways.. They are a nice alternative to glass and works best with glass colors.. Whoever wants to learn glass painting, I would highly recommend them to start with OHP sheets.. For detailed illustration about using glass colors on an OHP sheet, kindly check out my following previous posts..

http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/08/there-are-always-flowers-for-those-who.html
http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/08/glass-color-painting-on-ohp-sheet-diy.html
http://nenasarts.blogspot.in/2016/08/acrylic-painting-on-ohp-kalasam.html

Today I have done a butterfly using Ohp sheet as its feathers and shilpkar mseal as its body... I have inserted the ohp feathers into the mineral clay ball and made its eyes and body lines.. we can colour it after it dries..

 
Thank you for visiting my blog.. 

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting...



Thursday, 27 April 2017

Hand Embroidery-Three flowers

Hello everyone..

I love doing embroidery very much.. Being very beautiful in itself, it also gives a whole new look to the fabric in which it is done... No wonder I have posted a flower embroidery given my love for flowers.. 

In this embroidery, I have used herringbone stitch .. and satin stitch for the flower center.. Herringbone stitch is using crisscross patterns repeatedly to fill the entire petal region..  
You can learn to do a herringbone stitch by seeing the the following youtube video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JyFBXtsO34

This embroidery was done as a center design for my landline phone cover.. We can stitch a lace along the border or do a little piping work to make it look like a mat..

 
Thank you for visiting my blog. Hope you liked my embroidery..

Have a nice day..Keep on crafting..

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Art with Color Pastels

Hello everyone..

I love colors.. Colors add mmm...🤔 well... lets say colors to our life.. don't they? Today I have made a mosaic of colors using oil pastels.. There are no specific pattern or designs in this art... But I have drawn from my heart.. all the colors and designs are random which gives its unique feel and beauty...

Whenever I start to create something, I usually have a plan in my mind... Some inspired artworks, Some DIY artworks, or trying something I came across in youtube, and so on.. But when I started drawing this art, I was blank.. I created every design without any reference... So this too felt kind of new and interesting... 

When I completed this art, I started seeing some pictures in it... That felt wonderful... The most amazing thing about this type of drawing is everyone, their version will be completely different and unique at the same time..

 This is the best way to introduce art and colors to your kids... Please give it a chance and try it at home... (if possible.. along with your kids). As only oil pastels are used, it is safe for your kids too..

This was quite satisfying like drawing a zentangle pattern... But the difference is there are no intricate and repeated patterns...  


Thank you for visiting my blog.. Hope you liked my art..
 Have a nice day... Keep on drawing...

Friday, 14 April 2017

Daisy Stitch patterns heart,Peacock,flowerpot

Hello everyone..

Today lets indulge in the amazing world of hand embroidery..

Embroidery is a wonderful artwork which has its own history and it has been an integral part of fashion world.. From the time we started creating our clothes, we started experimenting with embroidery too.. Be it done with either hand as a hobby or with the help of stitching machines, We can see embroidery adorning mostly everyone's wardrobe..

In hand embroidery, Daisy stitch is one of the famous stitches and looks better for flowers...(my favourites..yay...) I have drawn some patterns for daisy stitch... The first one is a simple and looks like a heart.. It is good for beginners..


The next pattern looks like a peacock with daisy patterns for its feathers.. We can use any line stitches like chain/running/back/stem stitch for other parts of the peacock.. 


The last pattern is that of a flower pot.. Daisy stitch can be done for the flowers.. Weave stitch will look good for the basket..


Hope you liked my patterns.. Thank you for visiting my blog..feel free to comment below..


Have a nice day.. Keep on drawing..

Monday, 3 April 2017

Colorful Flowers with oil pastels

Hello everyone.

As the summer has begun, my daughter has been very happy.  But she is also getting bored sometimes..She wanted her crayons to draw something.. I found my old oil pastels set while searching her crayons..and also a new flower had bloomed in my plant.. So I have drawn some flowers using the oil pastels.. 

I have drawn many colorful flowers by blending many colors. Oil pastels are very good for blending and gives a nice effect.. I have blended some light colors with the dark color outlines.. 

In the center, I have given some black color shading along with black colored border.. 


Hope you liked my drawing.. Please feel free  to comment.. Thank you for visiting my blog.. 

Have a nice day.. Keep on drawing..

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

DIY Popsicle Sticks Pen stand

Hello everyone..

We all worry about our clumsy work spaces.. right? It is true that if we organize our work space, we can easily save time, avoid unwanted stress and of course, find out what we look for very easily.. So today I give you a pen stand to keep all your pens,pencils, paint brushes,etc., safely..

As I have mentioned in almost all my posts(Sorry..I know😒), I love flowers.. Whatever i think to create, the flowers keep appearing on my mind unconsciously..

I saw a kid enjoying his Popsicle ice cream on my way home. As usual, the flowers appeared on my mind and  I got an idea..A fence with climbers..Wow.. It was a wonderful glowing bulb moment for me(Yay..🙌)

 

On that thought,Let's see how my popsicle pen stand looks..
Ta da...




Now we can see how was it done..

I have pasted 3 Popsicle sticks together with a half sized crossed stick.. this forms one side of the pen stand.. Make 3 more to get 4 set of fence like structures.. Stick them at each others end to form a box.. This is our pen stand..

Here comes the interesting part.. I have made some flower patterns using this stamp on some color papers..(dark and light green, yellow, dark and light pink)

I pasted those flowers on each side of the pen stand to create the look of climbers on a fence..

If we look in this picture, we can see the inside of the pen stand and the back of the flowers..


Now our popsicle sticks pen stand is ready for show.. .. Thank you for visiting my blog.. Feel free to share your ideas or corrections in the comments section..

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting..🎨

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Stocking cloth butterfly

Hello everyone..

I love flowers and butterflies very much.. They have their unique way of expressing our thoughts and feelings.. So today I have posted a handmade butterfly made by using stocking cloth.. When I did this butterfly, I didn't even know what a blog means.. 

Now , I thought that this is butterfly is worth posting as it is my favorite(and also, I found its hiding place only yesterday😆).. I made it as a birthday greeting card for my husband some 5 years back..

The butterfly is made by stretching the  stocking cloth over the golden rod.. The center body is made of paper and the whole butterfly is decorated using golden outliner, beads and some sequins..

Take a look at it and share your comments below.. 



 Hope you liked my greeting card and the butterfly.. Have a nice day..

Thank you for visiting my blog.. Keep on crafting..



Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Acrylic Painting-Lotus

Hello everyone.

 Today I've drawn a lotus flower with acrylic paint..



Thank you for visiting my blog.. have a nice day..





Monday, 13 February 2017

Acrylic painting-Red rose

Hello everyone..

On Valentine's Day, Love is in the air.. What else expresses  love better than a single red rose..? So, in this post, I have posted a red rose that I have drawn using acrylic paints.. For this painting, I have used the same rose that I have traced from my kid's coloring book..

Please Click this link to view that red rose post.

The technique used to draw this rose is simple, different, less time consuming but looks wonderful.. (by the way, I learnt it in youtube😊😊)..
  1. First I have drawn this rose by seeing the picture.. 
  2. Give a dark background color as you wish..
  3. Then I gave the shading using black color acrylic paint and water.. (for the whole picture)
  4. Now, I mixed the red acrylic paint with a medium to make it thinner and applied it on the petals and left it to dry
  5. Then , repeat  step 3 with green color for leaves and stem.
  6.  Now, Give another red coating to our rose( Its optional.. It brings out the color nicely and makes our rose stand out) 
The end result looked like this..

 
 Thank you for your time.. Hope you liked this .. 

Have a nice day.. Keep on painting..

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Acrylic Painting - Mountains

Hello everyone..

The Art community in google+ have some very wonderful and inspiring artworks.. Its nice to see many youtube tutorials which gives us detailed explanations of a painting..

So I have tried a painting on my drawing book.. Hope you like it..

This painting is of some mountains on a sunny day.... This is only my fresh and first attempt..Please pardon my mistakes.. 

First I have drawn the outline for the mountains and then given the background color for the sky and added some clouds..

Then I have drawn the back ground color for the mountains.. and detailing were drawn on the mountains to give it a reflecting effect.. (Believe me.. Its not as easy as it looks..) Then I have drawn the grass on the left corner..




Feel free to comment.. Thank you for visiting my blog.. 

Have a nice day.. Keep on painting..

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Garland using oasis flowerbed

Hello everyone..

We all might know or heard about the dark green colored flowerbed which is mainly used in  natural flower decorations in stages, cutouts, pathways, etc., to keep those flowers fresh.. Today I have a made a garland using that oasis flowerbed.. This garland is very small and can be used for small deities.. 

We offer pooja and prayers to our deities daily.. But on many auspicious occasions, we would like to decorate our deities..and we would also be ready to spend more for that tiny things which looks beautiful but costs dear(especially during the festive days).. So this comes both as an interesting and useful craft.. We can make something by ourselves which looks more beautiful than we buy in the shops..

To make this garland, 



We will need..
  1. An oasis flower bed
  2. Some precut flowers of our choice..
  3. Beads 
  4. Needle and Thread
  5. Fabric glue 
 Step 1:

Cut the oasis flower bed into small squares of about an inch side..

Apply fabric glue on all four sides and paste the flowers onto it..





Now make many such floral beds and let it dry for atleast an hour.. 



After they have dried, Take some beads and sequins to make our garland..

Arrange the flowers and beads in any order of our choice and insert it through the needle and thread to make this garland..



Hope you liked my craft.. Thank you for visiting my blog..

Have a nice day.. Keep on crafting..

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Crape Paper Roses

Hello everyone..

Roses have been used to express love, to ask forgiveness, to wish happiness and many such wonderful things.. But the rose like any natural flower, will not be fresh forever.. for its life time is a maximum of a week if preserved.. ..

Can we grow a natural rose which won't become dry? we don't know.. but what we know is we can make some artificial roses which can look like those wonderful real roses.. what these roses lack in terms of fragrance, they will surely make it up with their visual appeal..Don't they?

We can make roses using satin ribbon, Organdy cloth, tissue paper, Color paper, Sola wood, etc., Today I have made some roses using crape paper.. which I learnt through youtube..

I have used light pink and dark red crape paper for making the rose petals..




The leaves and fillers are made using green color paper.. I have pasted some thermocol balls on the fillers and tied pollens on its end..


When I have arranged them in a flower vase, it looked like this..

Now we have these roses which will stay beautiful forever.. Hope you liked my post.. Feel free to comment.. Thank you for visiting my blog..

You can view the youtube video here..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz0RMODxEZQ&t=2s

Have a nice day..Keep on crafting..


Monday, 16 January 2017

Poster painted Flower Cards-Anemone,Lily

Hello everyone..
Flowers are my favorite..They have inspired me in all my crafts right from my childhood days.. These cards were drawn in my school days by seeing a calendar... 

I have used poster color to color these flowers..It took about an hour to draw each of them.. 

The first one is of an anemone flower.. Honestly, I didn't know the name of this flower while I was drawing..Now Lets see how my painting looks..

 The next flower looks like a Lily..But I really don't know the name of this flower.. 


 Hope you liked these paintings.. Thank you for visiting my blog.. Have a nice day..Keep on crafting..
 

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Birthday card for Dad

Hello everyone..

I love to make greeting cards.. Today I have posted a handmade greeting card done for husband's birthday.. This card has a personal touch as my elder daughter has drawn a family photo inside this card..

I have used a blue card stock as a base for this card..Fold the card vertically along the center to make this a book like opening greeting card..

A blue colored glittering foam sheet is used to cut out petals of a flower.. Now We can paste the petals in the form of a flower..

Upon that and in the corners, I have pasted some pre-cut foam flowers and butterflies which can be bought in any craft shop.. We can paste any stones or crystals to further decorate it.. A tape of stones is pasted along the opening side...

When we open this card, it looks like this..

My daughter has drawn this family photo and I have attached it with glittering tape.. A small cartoon with googly eyes and a wish written using glitter completes this greeting card.. 


Hope you liked this card..Thank you for visiting.. Please don't forget to follow my blog for instant updates.. Have a nice day.. keep on crafting..


Thursday, 5 January 2017

Birthday Gift - Cake Box

Hello everyone..

Today is my daughter's birthday.. the most exciting day for my 6 year old.. So to make things still more fun, I have transformed a plastic box into a cake shaped goodies box and gifted it to her.. She was so happy with her gift..

There are many wonderful gifts and gift shops are available everywhere and we can buy any of them .But when we gift something that was hand made by us..(even though it is simple..), the joy we see on our kid's face is definitely worth it... They realize the time and effort we have put onto creating something exclusively for them.. and thus our bond becomes stronger..

Actually,I love the cute gifts from shops..So I combined both the gifts by placing a shop bought gift inside my handmade gift.. I highly recommend you to try this..for it will bring joy and fun for sure..

Here is what the cake box looked like..


 How to:

Make the lid: 
  1. Place a sponge on the lid and tape it
  2. Stretch a stocking cloth and tape it in the bottom of the lid
  3. This forms the cake top 
  4. We can decorate it with crystals,Pearls,glitersand any other decor items. 
Here is how the side of the box will look like..


Make the side of the cake box:
  1. Place a sponge along the side covering the whole box
  2. Paste a net cloth on the sponge
  3. Decorate it with stickers or other such things..
 Now comes the fun and surprising moment..Open the box to see all the personalized goodies and gifts..


 
We can place any gift according to our kid's favorites..I have placed a small teddy bear fridge magnet, a small hand made greeting card, some Dora stickers(Her favorite..) and some chocolates..


Hope you liked my post...Thank you for visiting my blog.. Please leave your valuable opinion..

Have a nice day..Keep on crafting..








Monday, 2 January 2017

Pencil Drawings -Girls Face

Hello everyone..

I love drawing with pencil... Today I have drawn three pencil drawings of faces of girls depicting their different thoughts..

It is said that our face shows our every feeling.. The first girl is smiling and has a satisfied look in her face.. The curly hair frames the round face..



The second girl takes life seriously and has a no nonsense attitude.. She likes to take responsibility for her actions and is honest..



This third girl loves to see beauty in everything..She is romantic and is able to understand others feelings by gazing through them..


Feel free to comment..Hope you liked my drawings.. Thank you for visiting my blog.. Have a nice day..Keep on crafting..