Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Decorated Karthigai Akal

Materials needed:

Karthigai akal (earthen lamps)


artificial jewel stones


If the lamps do not have smooth finish or varnish coat, a coat of acrylic or pearl color could be given as a base to have a better look.

I have used white and green stones as they shone better with the background. There was a thin groove in the lamp, which I filled with the glitter. Decorate the lamp that goes as per the design on the lamp. If the lamp does not have any design on it, we can use our own designs.

Light Karthigai deepam with home made designer akals.!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wall Hanging

One day my son Abhi wanted to do an art work from junk, for the school. Then we both did this cute wall piece. All the materials were available at home! The work was ready within an hour.
  • The board is the one on which normally a birthday cake is delivered from the bakery. It is quite sturdy.
  • We have used Pistachio shells for the petals and the manjadi seeds for the flower center. Instead of manjadi seeds, bright colored beads also can be used.
  • Used match sticks have become the stalks after trimming the burnt edges.
  • Some cotton has been fluffed for the clouds. That was a really good idea from Abhi.
  • We used the "Kolapodi" for the sand part. Sand could also be used instead.
  • The glitter paper border was already there and I left it as such. If not we can decorate ourselves.
There is no end to imagination and creativity!