Monday, January 23, 2017


Hello friends, Welcome back!! Today am sharing with you all dot painting/ aboriginal art on canvas inspired from pinterest. 

This art work consisting of dots ,  cross hatching , maps of circles , spirals is the long established language of Western desert aboriginal people. The dot technique gives the painting an almost 3D effect and a sense of movement . To know more about the history of this art click here

I got inspired by Rachelsaunders work and followed her style. I used 16cm*10cm canvas and folkart acrylic paints. The interesting thing about this work is that it can be done using simple household objects and doesn't call for artist brushes. For the big dots I used the backside of my parker pen , for the medium and small dots I used backside of my brush and toothpick respectively.

This is indeed a very relaxing and therapeutic art. It helped me to overcome my stress of motherhood and sleepless nights. Thanks for stopping by. See you with another interesting post. Have a great week ahead!!

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1.A bit more time to craft - " Anything goes"
2.Love to create challenge - " Anything creative/mixed media"
3.Creative fingers challenge blog - " Anything goes"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017


Hello friends, Welcome back !! Am happy to be back to crafting after 8 long months!!  Today am sharing with you all a mixed media monogram made using packaging cardboard. 

This post is dedicated to the new arrival of our family - my daughter Vinaya. She is 5 months old now and have started observing colors and flowers. We have planned to have a small welcome baby party for our friends. So to decorate the house I made this flowered letter/monogram/ photo frame with my daughter's name keeping in mind the bright colors she like.

Here is the pictorial of the monogram:

Draw and cut the letter V in a canvas paper. Using that as the template draw and cut the alphabet from the packaging cardboard. Paste the canvas sheet over the cardboard and prime it with thick coats of gesso. I used Artist's loft white gesso. Once its dried create textures using stencils and texture paste. I used Americana stencils and liquitex texture paste. 
Add colors using acrylic sprays or paints. I used teal color shine spray,  pink homemade shimmer spray , violet and gold pearl paint. I repeated the process till I was satisfied with the result. For attaching the frame and alphabets glue a piece of cardboard and canvas sheets on the sides as shown above.Finally embellish the monogram with flowers, glitters, pearls and sequins. All the flowers are handmade and the alphabets are written with pitt marker pen.

You can make these monogram in the name of your friends and gift them . 

I would like to thank all my followers and friends for supporting my page and blog.I will try my best to keep you posted with more craft tutorials and projects. 

See you soon with another interesting post.

Entering this project to the following challenges:

1. Alphabet challenge blog - " V for violet"
2.Country view challenges - " Anything goes" to create challenge - " Anything mixed media/creative"
4.More mixed media challenge - " Anything goes mixed media"
5.A bit more time to craft - " Anything goes"
6. Dream valley challenges - " Something new" - I created this project for my newborn baby
7.Allsorts challenge blog -  " Things with wings"

Friday, January 6, 2017


Hello friends, Wishing you all a happy and creative 2017!! Welcome to my first post of this year.. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays. Am blogging after a break as I was little busy in shifting back to US and setting up my new home. Today I would like to share a pen and ink sketch of George Stephenson inspired from a tamil daily . 

I came upon this sketch in the "pattam" supplement of dinamalar newspaper done by artist Magesh and immediately wanted to try this out. I got introduced to fountain pen sketching through his work.
George Stephenson was an English civil engineer who who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives and is known as the father of railways. 

Am slowly unpacking my craft supplies and setting up my studio. So see you with another interesting craft project soon. Have a crafty weekend!! 

See more of artist Magesh's work in his blog