Dec 26, 2010

Coffee Painting - Man & Woman Pattern

Hope you are enjoying festive winter season with your family. Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to my readers. I am feeling good & encouraged by numerous compliments – both online & offline – for my first Coffee Painting - Egyptian Queen Pattern. I thought to give another try on another pattern. In this coffee painting I had given some texture in the background & colored it with white and Metallic Golden color. While coloring the man face I have added a drop of red color to coffee, rest of the pattern is colored using coffee.

Here is the pattern which you can right click & save at your desktop for free…



For Texture in background you can refer procedure from Ganesha Ceramic Mural.

For Step By Step procedure Coffee Painting you can refer to Coffee Painting - Egyptian Queen Pattern - DIY

Enjoy your Coffee with Painting… combo offer :-)

Dec 17, 2010

Coffee Painting - Egyptian Queen Pattern - DIY

Enjoying Coffee during winter is so wonderful but trust me making Coffee Painting is a wonderful experience. You don’t get such a rich look and texture with any other paint. Mix coffee and water to get different shades of brown color. I made an Egyptian Queen, here’s the procedure.
Material used for Coffee Painting
  • Coffee Powder
  • Canvas Board
  • Outliner (Gold and Black color)
  • Varnish
  • Paint brush
Procedure for Coffee Painting
  • Draw or trace the design on canvas board and then outline it with golden color outliner. Let it dry.
  • Mix Coffee and water to get different shades. Use less water to get darker shade and more and more water for light to lighter shades.
  • Let it dry and apply varnish to get more shine.
  • And finally, frame it and hang it and enjoy compliments.
Here is my Coffee Painting: Egyptian Queen Pattern for you.

Dec 9, 2010

Ceramic Mural – DIY Painting Tutorial

Last month I had some interior work at home. As usual there were some leftover wooden pieces and white cement. I had heard about ceramic Mural and thought to give a try. Here is how I made it.

Materials used for Ceramic Mural

  • Wooden Piece (Desired size).
  • White cement.
  • Fevicol (Adhesive).
  • Faber Castle Metallic Color (Gold, Copper, Bronze color).
  • Copper color outliner (optional).
  • Ganesh idol (You can choose any idol).

Step By Step Procedure for Ceramic Mural

Mix white cement and Fevicol. Make a thick paste and apply all over wooden board. Let it dry for 5-10 minutes and make some desired texture with help of pen/pencil or any thick stick.

  • I had started with the corner of wooden piece, had given curve texture then zigzag with help of pen. In the middle I had given this texture with the help of paint brush. Let it dry for overnight.


  • Make dough from white cement and fevicol.
  • I had made rose flower, petals and few buds out of dough.
  • Let it dry for at least 24 hours or till it becomes hard.


  • Arrange and stick this flower with help of fevicol on corner of frame and color it with metallic Bronze, Gold and Copper color. I had highlight zigzag texture with help of copper color outliner as shown below.painting-ceramic-mural-diy
  • In the middle of the frame I had stick Ganesh idol (bought from the gift shop).
  • Let it dry till it completely sticks.
  • Finally I had stick thread around a frame (it’s optional).

Here’s your wonderful Ganesh Ceramic Mural :)


Dec 3, 2010

A Creative Hobby Idea – Golden Foil Paper Art

Once enjoying my Dairy Milk, a Creative Art Idea struck my mind! Why not make something interesting with golden foil which is used to wrap a Chocolate? I took a plywood piece and started executing my idea. Here’s a list of material, procedure and picture of my art work.


Material used for Foil Paper Art

  • Piece of plywood.
  • Asian Paint (Black color)
  • Silver Foil (Which is generally used to wrap food)
  • Golden Foil (Kuchh meetha ho jaaye)
  • Fevicol (any adhesive) Scissor

Procedure for Foil Paper Art

  • Apply black paint on plywood and let it dry.
  • In my Foil Paper Art I have made a tree and a few birds on it. I have used silver foil for tree and moon, and golden foil for birds.
  • So first I have cut and pasted silver foil for tree, branches and leaves. Be careful while handling foil paper as they are very delicate.
  • Then I have cut and pasted birds accordingly.

A Million $ Tip for Free: For birds, draw the outline on backside of Golden Foil first and then cut it with scissor or cutter.

Have a Closer Look of the Art


Nov 27, 2010

How to Make Photo Frame at Home – Hobby Ideas: DIY

Basic Material I have used for Photo frame:

  • Cardboard
  • Asian Paint (Black color)
  • Fabric color (Silver color)
  • Fevicol
  • Outliner (copper color)

Procedure for Photo frame:

  • Cut 2 piece of cardboard in rectangle shape (Call it Cardboard A and B).
  • Take `A’ piece of cardboard and cut 3 rectangle shapes inside it as shown below.
  • Apply Black color on cardboard `A’ and immediately apply silver color.
  • Draw freehand design with help of outliner, and let it dry for 24 hour.
  • Stick photos or greeting card on it.
  • After sticking photograph stick Cardboard `B’ behind Cardboard `A’.

Your Home-made Photo frame is ready


Here is a photo frame which I have made:-


Nov 23, 2010

Tips to Enhance Your Sand Painting

Though I am not an expert at sand painting yet I have learnt a few tips from my own experience. Let me share some practical tips to enhance your Sand Painting:
  • If you are good enough in drawing you can draw some floral pattern or some freehand pattern so that you can get rid of sticking butter paper and carbon paper.
  •  To give a 3D look to your sand painting try sticking thick black thread on outline of pattern.
  • Instead of background you can also stick sand on pattern and then color it.
  •  If you want to experiment with sand on your whole painting then apply somewhere single layer of sand and somewhere two or three layer of sand depending on your pattern.
  • Don’t apply fevicol (adhesive) all over at once, work in small-small area, that is apply fevicol in small area then sand, press it with light hand… again repeat the same procedure.
  • After sticking sand in 4-5 small areas leave it for some times say 1 hour then slowly reverse        your painting and tap with your fingertip from behind so that extra sand will fall down.
  • If your pattern consists of a God wearing jewelry you can highlight it with M-seal, make small balls of M-seal, stick it immediately then color it with golden color.   

Hope these practical tips come in handy in your next sand painting project.

Apply & enjoy…

Nov 19, 2010

A Simple Sand Painting Design Pattern for Beginners

Here I have illustrated a very simple Sand Painting Pattern for beginners.


  • It is done on a wooden board.
  • First I have applied a primer on board.
  • I have drawn a very simple floral pattern on board with help of pencil and then outline it with help of outliner.
  • Color it using pearl based fabric color.
  • For background, I have applied fevicol and the sand (For detailed procedure you can read my previous article on Sand Painting).
  • I have tried to give beach look by coloring half of the painting blue and fixing some stone on it. Instead of stone I have used M-seal balls and colored it black and gray. You can also add some shell.
Learn more about Sand Painting in my next article :)

Nov 18, 2010

Sand Painting Tutorial for Beginners

Basic Materials Required for Sand Painting
  • Wooden board
  • Sand
  • Fevicol (any adhesive which can stick sand on board)
  • Outliner or thick black thread
  • Color
  • Pattern traced on butter paper
Procedure for Sand Painting
  • Clean your wooden board.
  • Apply Primer and let it dry for 24 hours.
  • Keep the carbon paper and then pattern on board; stick the edges of board, carbon paper and butter paper properly so while outlining the pattern the design traced is proper.
  • Try outlining the design at one starch.
  • The design is ready on your board, now you can outline it with outliner or stick black thick thread on outline of pattern.
  • Fill the required oil/acrylic/fabric color in pattern.
  • Once the color is dried out apply the Fevicol with help of brush in background and sprinkle sand on adhesive before it dry.
  • As soon as you sprinkle sand on Fevicol remember to press it lightly with your thumb.
  • Reverse the painting and tap it with finger so that extra sand falls down.
  • Let it dry and frame it.

Nov 7, 2010

Glass Painting Without Background Color

Glass painting can be considered as an advantage if you don’t want to give any background color to your painting. I have experimented with one of my painting in similar ways, and believe me it has been appreciated by everyone. It looks different & it looks beautiful. Why? Cause you it takes the background from its environment i.e. with the same painting you’ve a different look every time you change the color of the wall (where you’ve displayed it) or you change the position in a way you wish to reflect a different background color.

Here I would like to share my trial with you:


I have done the above painting on a glass with a length & breath dimension of 30”*16” on a 3mm thick glass sheet.

Instead of using glass outliner I have used CD/OHP Marker to give fine outlining.

For coloring I have used Fabric color.

No background color is used keeping in mind that whatever will be the color of the wall, will work as the background color of the painting. It has added more reality to the painting.

Before framing I have compressed the painting with 30”*16” 2mm glass sheet i.e. at the back of the painting there’s a 2mm thick glass sheet. So the color will not fade in the future.

Here’s the painting with different background.


In my next post I’ll write about Sand Painting Tutorial for Beginners….. Stay tuned :)

Nov 5, 2010

Music in Air Pattern: Glass Painting

While browsing through internet, I stumbled upon an interesting pattern. I could not resist my temptation to try my painting skills over it. Theme of the painting is Music in Air: The Queen enjoying the musical rhythmic pattern emanating from the flute…the rhythm synchronizing with air to create Music in Air. 

Here’s the pattern:


  • Very bright shades has been used.
  • Camlin Glass Color is used here; Instead of Glass color you can use Oil or Fabric color.
  • Here, I have used Glass outliner not marker. Due to Glass outliner the Glass color (Water based) does not spread from one section to other.
  • While working with glass color, remember to rupture the bubbles immediately otherwise your painting will be blemished. Read 10+ Tips to Enhance Glass Painting Art for details.
  • I’ll upload the pattern as a big size image, So that you can download & trace it. Stay tuned & keep watching this space…

Nov 1, 2010

Steps to Make Glass Outliner at Home

How to make Glass outliner at home

Usually outliners are easily available in any stationery shop, but it is also simple to make it at home. You can use outliner on glass, fabric, pots and wood board. If you are too artistic then try using different shades liner present in your wardrobe by writing something interesting, create your nameplate, make design on mirror etc. Making your own outliner at home gives you a vast range of colors you may have wished for.

Material required for Glass Outliner

  • Plastic Sheet (to make cone)
  • Ceramic Powder (easily available in hardware shop)
  • Fevicol (Adhesive to mix with ceramic)
  • Color (any shade as per requirement)
  • Small plastic container and spoon (for mixing)
  • Cello tape and scissor.

Steps for making Glass Outliner

  • Make a cone (required size) out of plastic sheet and fix it with cello tape.
  • Mix ceramic powder, fevicol and fabric color in a plastic container.
  • Make thick and free flowing paste (No lumps should be left).
  • Pour the paste in the cone and fix it with lot of cello tape to avoid any leakage.
  • Cut the tip of cone (as per requirement) with scissor.
  • And here is your outliner… ready to outline your next pattern.

Oct 31, 2010

10+ Tips and Tricks to Enhance Glass Painting Art

Painting of any form is an art. It invariably needs 3 basic traits: patience, patience & more patience. With a loads of patience & little bit of passion, you’ll definitely excel. Most of the time things we consider not so important may play an important role in the overall look & feel of your painting. May be there’s only a thin line between you (an amateur) & a professional painter. Go through the following list to enhance your painting & master strokes:

  • Before starting your masterpiece, to clean the glass sheet occasionally soap water is not enough if there is some stubborn stain like grease use thinner or alcohol on cotton swab to clean it.
  • If it is your first glass painting then don’t go for complex design: Remember KISS: Keep It Sweet & Simple….
  • 2mm glass sheet can be used for more clarity, but it is not durable. The glass may crack while framing.
  • So instead of 2mm Glass sheet use 3mm or 4mm glass sheet to add more durability.
  • Place your glass sheet over a plain surface like table, so that transparent glass paint (water based colors) doesn’t flow from one area to another.
  • To avoid air bubbles, do not shake the bottle before use. If bubbles appear try to rupture it with pin/needle.
  • Use paint brush only if you are working with opaque color (fabric or oil colors). While using transparent color use the nozzle provided with bottle.
  • Always color the subject first and then go for the background.
  • For highlighting your Glass Paint you can also use crumbled Aluminum foil or Black paint as a background depending on the theme of your painting.
  • For different shades you can mix the colors, but remember both the colors should be from same brand. Mixing two different brands will give cracking look and also paint will not stick properly to the glass.
  • If you are using transparent glass color it will take more time to dry (say at least a week or two depending on the size & weather) as compared to opaque color.
  • Allow your paint to dry properly try not to touch your painting while it is in drying process.
  • After completing with color don’t leave the painting in open, dust may collect which may fade the painting.
  • Bonus Tip: The most important one…… Only paint when you are in good mood, otherwise you will definitely spoil your painting.

Learn How to Make Glass Outliner at home in my next post.

Oct 25, 2010

Step by Step Glass Painting Demo: Mickey Mouse Pattern

  • For Mickey Mouse Glass Painting I have used 12”*12”, 3 mm thick Glass sheet. [Note: represents inch]

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  • Here the pattern is fixed below the glass sheet and from the upper side outline is drawn with help of glass outliner.

Start Mickey Mouse Glass Painting

  • I have started applying Glass color (water based).

Start Glass Painting Color Mickey Mouse

  • Apply your favorite color shades, but remember water based color takes longer time to dry. So before moving to another area keep in mind that its adjoining area color is completely dried.

Mickey Mouse in Glass Color 

  • Here I complete my Mickey Mouse Glass Painting. Even school kids can try this out, its simple, just start it…

Enjoy Painting :)

Oct 23, 2010

How to Start Glass Painting: A Beginners Tutorial

Basic Material and Tools for Glass Painting:-
  • Painting surface
      • Glass sheet, Glass bottle or jar, Glass plate
  • Glass outliner
      • Readily available or one can make at home
  • Painting colors
      • Glass colors, Fabric colors etc.
  • Paint Brush
      • Size: According to requirement
  • Glass cleaning solution
      • Thinner or Nail polish remover
  • Sponge
      • To create texture look
  • Cotton Buds
      • To clean excess color
  • Design/Pattern.
Steps for Creating Glass Painting:-
  • Clean the surface of Glass with soap water and dry with cotton cloth.
  • Choose and Stick the design with tape on one side of glass.
  • From other side draw the outline of design with Glass Outliner and let it dry at least for half an hour.
  • Color the design with your favorite color shades.
  • Glass color can take more than a week to dry so have patience (Fabric color or other color does not require such a long time).
  • Frame it and here is your first Glass painting ready to beautify your wall.
In my next post I’ll write about step by step detailed demo on Glass Painting.

Oct 22, 2010

A Brief History of Indian Painting

It has been researched that history of Indian painting revolved around 5500 BC in the form of rock painting. Later in 7th century carved pillars of Ajanta(Maharashtra) was the best example of Indian paintings. There were many other form & style of paintings like
  • Bhimbetka Rock Painting: Comprises of Buddhist religious art and universal pictorial art.
  • Madhubani Painting: Artist from Mithila region of Bihar are said to be proficient in this art from ancient times.
  • Tanjore painting: South Indian form of painting from the town of Tanjore in Tamil Nadu, took shape during early 9th century. Tanjore Painting themes were based on Hindu mythology, the eastern style of painting (Encourage by various scenes from Indian mythology).
  • Gandhar-Taxila: Based on Persian works.
  • Modern painting: These type of painting were based on Western styles, Indian themes and images and has also given Indian artists international recognition.
  • Glass Painting: Religious scenes were a popular subject etc.
Among all the art of paintings mentioned above, Reverse Glass Painting (or simply Glass Painting) is one of my favorites. You can experiment & be creative with Oil paints, Fabric color, Glass color; Double glasses, stained glass. Let me briefly tell you about Glass Painting, yes my favorite one.
Glass Painting
In India, Glass painting took birth in the state of Gujarat (around eighteenth century). As a subjective art Glass painting came into picture in India when Chinese artists settle down near coastal region of Gujarat state. There is no decisive acquaintance about the foundation of Glass Painting in world, but some assumption are made that may be Egypt or Byzantium has introduce Glass painting technique in 4th century A.D. France, England, Germany (14th century), Italy (16th century) were the next places where the Glass Painting art enormously flourished. Glass painting is one of the best options one can opt to transform their lifeless wall with a work of genius.
To create Glass Painting what you need is just a clean piece of Glass, Paint, beautiful imagination, a little bit of creativity and a little bit of patience and here is a wonderful masterpiece ready to decorate your interior...
In coming posts I’ll share how to get started with different forms of paintings viz. glass, pot, sand etc. Also I’ll share a few of my own creations & Glass Painting Patterns for free download.
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