Showing posts with label acrylic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label acrylic. Show all posts

Sunday, February 1, 2015

DIY Animal Magnets

Hi, welcome back.
I have been busy with some personal work that left me very little time for myself.
However, I had some free time on hand today with a snow day and all, and I decided to make something quick and easy. And thus, were born my little animal magnets.

Animal Magnets

They were so easy to make yet so much fun. You can let go anyway you want and every result is better than before.
Let me show you what you'll need.


  • Transparent Glass nuggets (flat on one side)
  • Nail Polish (black, transparent)
  • Acrylic color (yellow, white)- You can use yellow/ white nail polish if you have one ;)
  • Paintbrush
  • Magnets
  • Glue- of good strength.


First and foremost, clean up the glass nuggets with paper towel to remove any residue.
Draw stripes and spots on different nuggets. I made one with spots and two with stripes.
Let them dry for an hour.

First Coat

When its completely dry, paint one striped nugget and the spotted nugget yellow. Paint the other striped nugget with white acrylic color. Again, if you have a nail polish in white or yellow, use it. Now, let it dry for another hour. When its nice and dry, give it a coat of transparent nail polish. This will really seal in the colors. Let these nuggets dry for two- three hours. You don't want any smudges.

Second coat

 When its dry and hard glue on the magnets with a strong glue and let them dry overnight.


Glue Magnets

 And finally, the final product on its destination- the refrigerator :)

Animal Magnets

Hope you have fun making these and don't forget to Share your pictures in the comment box below.
Thanks for visiting and come back for more.
Till then, happy crafting.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DIY Hand Painted Diyas

Hi...Today's post is about the most fun I had doing something special for this Diwali....I painted so many diyas this year that I am going to share with you today.
You must have seen some of them in my previous blogpost Diwali 2014 
I have used the following materials:
  •  Terracotta Diyas- varied sizes.
  •  Acrylic colors- Regular and Pearl finish.
  • Rhinestones- Different colors, shapes and sizes.
  • 3D Outliners/ Puffy paints.
  • Glue- Any strong glue will do.
  •  Paintbrushes.
  • Water- for cleaning the brushes.
  • Rag cloth.
I soaked the diyas in water for 15-20 mins, then rinsed them and let them dry completely....
When they were dry, I used acrylic colors in different combinations to paint them....
When the paints were completely dry, I further decorated them with 3D Outliners....
After it dried, I glued the rhinestones to the diyas...It was a backbreaking project, but the final output washed away the pain....I was very happy with the way they turned out...

Let me show you some pictures now....Here, I have used big Diyas, approximately 6 inches in diameter.....I have tried to give them an Antique look....

Antique look diya

Hand painted diya


Terracotta diya
Antique look diya

This is the diya that I am really proud of.....This is a big diya too....I spent nearly 6 hours for making a pair of these.....

Peacock diya

These are the regular sized diyas that have been painted in different combinations....

Krishna diya

Flower diya

Flower diya

Flower diya

Flower diya

Flower diya

Flower diya

Flower diya

Hand Painted Diya

Terracotta diya

Hope you liked these hand painted diyas.....If you paint some, feel free to share their pictures in the comment box....Thanks for visiting....See you soon again...

Monday, October 6, 2014

Canvas Painting - 'Maitri'

Hello there !!!
Welcome to my post about my latest canvas painting.
I have named it ‘Maitri’ which means ‘Friendship’ in Marathi ( Indian language).
You’ll see why I named it so….
Why don’t you have a look at the painting first….

Canvas Painting - 'Maitri'

I hope you see the unspoken words and the emotional bond between the girl and the peacock.... There seems to be a heart to heart conversation going on between these two friends.....
I love peacocks very dearly, and maybe its my unconscious mind, but I feel a deep sense of inner peace and happiness when I look at the painting.

This is an Acrylic on canvas 16 X 20.
The sides are painted and it’s ready to hang.
This  pretty painting is up for sale…so feel free to contact me :)

Let me show you some close-ups….

Canvas Painting

Acrylic on Canvas
Drop me a comment to let me know you were here and thanks for visiting….

See you again soon.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Madhubani Peacock r u today?
I know, its been a long time since I posted, but better late than never, right?
Today, I want to tell you a little about this Madhubani painting of mine...
You may have read about my earlier Madhubani Painting " Birds in Love"....
If you haven't, click here to view's one of my most viewed post!!
This is also a tribal folk art painting of India..
Peacocks are very majestic birds, and I have always been enamored by their beauty.....
My love for peacocks reflects in many of my works, and this is no exception!!
Without further ado, let me present to you my newest Acrylic on Canvas, 16 X 20 -
Madhubani Peacock.....

Madhubani Peacock

I have also added this close up for you to see the fine and detailed brushwork with acrylics...All the fine black border lines have been drawn with a brush too...

Acrylic on Canvas 16 X 20

This artwork , though vibrant, is very soothing and calming to look at....
This Madhubani painting has been gifted to my very dear friends on their housewarming...
They absolutely loved it!!!
If you liked it too, don't forget to leave a comment below....
A commission order for this painting is also undertaken.....
This painting will serve as an excellent conversation piece in your living room....
If you need one, leave me a comment below or email me at
Copyrighted work, Please do not copy....
Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more....

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Canvas Painting - Twisters

Hello there.....
I am back after a certain gap....A lot of things kept me busy for quite some time....
I was making some or the other thing, but just wasn't finding the time to put anything
up on the blog.......Thanks for coming to check though :)
Today, I have put up pictures of these three mini canvas paintings I made recently.....
I call them 'Twisters'.......
The name kinda says it all here.....


I have used 3 canvases of 6' X 6' each......
Here are the individual close-ups.......
As you can see here, the striations are raised, thus giving the painting its unique texture.....

Canvas Painting

The photos don't really do much justice to this beautiful raised effect though....

Green Twister

Red Twister

Hope this angle helps!!!

Canvas Painting 6X6

Hope you liked them as much as I do....
Thanks for visiting and come back soon for more.....
These are available for sale and custom orders are welcome too.....
Contact me at the email id on my profile if you would like to own them :)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DIY 3D Symbolic Saraswati

3D Saraswati

3D Saraswati
Saraswati is the Indian goddess of knowledge. She is specially worshipped on the hindu festival of Dussehra...
Traditionally this picture i.e the symbolic form of Saraswati, was drawn on slate or paper and then worshipped....Thus a new picture was drawn every year....I have made the same one in a permanent form and added it to a frame....
I have made the linework with 3d glitter- gold(puffy paint ) and then added rhinestones to give it a more embellished look....The leaf at the bottom is symbolic of actual gold which i have painted in a contrasting green...........
Some final work with the border and my 3d saraswati was ready :)
Hope you liked can leave a comment below to let me know you did....
Thanks for visiting....See you again soon :)