Tuesday, June 23, 2009

CREATING MAPLE LEAF















































































HI FRIENDS,
GOT BORED OF MAKING FLOWERS ALL THE TIME?
WANT TO TRY OUT SOME THING DIFFERENT?
YA ME TOO FELT THE SAME WAY SO TRIED THIS MAPLE LEAF.
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE PATTERN AND WANTED IT TRY OUT ON SOME THING.ONE DAY IS SAW THESE LEAVES IN A SHOP.THEY HAVE KEPT A VERY LARGE BUNCH OF THESE LEAVES.SO I THOUGTH WHY DON'T I TRY IT OUT AND THE OUT COME IS THIS.PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS:-)

MATERIALS:
  • WHITE CHART PAPER
  • FABRIC PAINTS
  • CRACKLE MEDIUM
  • THIN AND THICK WIRE
  • BROWN TAPE
  • GLUE N GLOSS
METHOD:
  • CUT A MAPLE LEAF DESIGN IN A THICK CHART PAPER,THIS WILL BE YOUR TEMPLATE
  • WITH THE USE OF THE TEMPLATE CUT THE NUMBER OF LEAVES YOU WANT
  • FIRST COLOUR THE LEAF WITH YELLOW.THIS WILL BE YOUR BASE COLOUR,AFTER IT DRIES APLLY A THICK COAT OF CRACKLE MEDIUM.
  • AFTER 5 TO 10 MINS THAT IS WHEN THE CRACKLE MEDIUM IS HALF SET APPLY THE SECOND COLOUR.THE SECOND COLOUR SHOULD BE LITTLE WATERY.ADD COLUR AND WATER IN 3:1 RATIO
  • ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTION OF THE SECOND COLOUR ONLY YOU WILL GET THE CRACKS,SO APLPLY IT ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTION OF THE LEAF
  • CUT THIN WIRE TO THE REQUIRED SIZE AND STICK IT TO THE BACK SIDE OF THE LEAF WITH GLUE N GLOSS
  • AFTER IT DRIES MIX GLUE N GLOSS AND WATER IN RATIO 4:1 AND APLPLY IT EVENLY ON THE LEAF,SO THAT IT WILL BECOME SHINNY AND WASHABLE ALSO.
  • THEN ATTACH THE LEAVES TO THE THICKER WIRE WITH BROWN TAPE.NOW YOUR LEAVES ARE READY TO DECORATE YOUR HOUSE.

22 comments:

madhavi said...

wow....great idea will give it a try for sure.

jayashree venkat said...

Always a desk top picture in my laptop Maple leaves shades have always facinated me.Thanks for the simple yet gorgeous leaves that can be made at home.Excellent tutorial!

nagashree said...

thank you so much for explanation of how to do, with great pics of your work.

kalalayaa-paintings said...

thanks a lot jayashree..

kalalayaa-paintings said...

thank u nagashree

kalalayaa-paintings said...

thanks maddie

jahnu said...

Thanks for the excellent tutorials. I will try this excellaent work soon .
jahnu

kalalayaa-paintings said...

thanks jahnu

Srigowri said...

such a wonderful idea.thanks kavi.

kalalayaa-paintings said...

thank u srigowri:)

shwetha said...

beautiful...... very nice of u to share it with us thanks and keep the great work going :)
-Shwetha Manjunath

Srigowri said...

should we apply colours in both the sides?plz help me.

kalalayaa-paintings said...

THANK U SWETHA

kalalayaa-paintings said...

yes srigowri,you have to colour both the sides

Anonymous said...

very very great job done. am very happpy as i love doing all these. I have already done fabric paintging, emboze painting, candle making, cross stitch, glas paingting, acid painting...and love to do ...have one que that how do i come to kmow that where is the method of particular item which is in ur picassa web album. i mean suppose i like something how can i get ...thanks a lot for sharing all your knowledge and again superb!!

suchitra said...

hey, u work is wonderful, i was searching for this kind of work, do keep telling us different techniques that make these fabulous works easy

suruchi said...

owesome yar

ManuK said...

The leaves look so real! You have so many great tutorials here, thank you for sharing them!

Divya N said...

Great Idea Kavi...I have seen your work on craftiziners and on Jaya christina's blog before. I am Divya N, from chennai and I am a fashion designer who is very much interested in all types of crafts and jewelry ...please drop into my blog sometime http://jewelsofsayuri.blogspot.com/

naina said...

Hi !! Really nice work. What exactly is crackle ??

FALGUNI VIRADIA said...

hi!!!!!!!!!this is amazing tutorial i am actually bored of making flower ...thanx for sharing :-) chk out my blog im sure u like it ...and if yes follow my blog
http://falguni-viradia.blogspot.in/

FALGUNI VIRADIA said...

wow!!!this is amazing i love it ..i am actually bored of making flowers ...thanx for sharing :-)chk out my blog im sure u like it and if yes follow my blog
http://falguni-viradia.blogspot.in/