May 11, 2011

Art Craft Mural & Glass Painting FAQs

I received a good response for Glass Painting FAQs & Tips for Beginners. A few more FAQs on Mural, Art & Craft:

What are the brands for glass color and from where I can get?

In Indian market two brand of glass colors are found - Camel and Pedilite. I generally use Camel glass color and it is easily available from any stationary shop.

Is it necessary to use ceramic powder in outliner?

Sometimes ceramic powder is not easily available in hardware shop, so I have tried using plaster of paris and whitening powder instead of ceramic powder while making outliner cone. But the proportion should be appropriate.

What are the steps in making outliner without ceramic powder

Material required for outliner:

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

Steps for making outliner:

  • Make a cone (required size) out of plastic sheet and fix it with cello tape.
  • Mix plaster of paris, whitening powder, Fevicol and fabric color in a plastic container.
  • 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 required thickness) with scissor.
  • And here is your outliner ready with using Plaster of Paris, whitening powder and Fevicol (adhesive).

Why whitening powder and plaster of paris are used in making Mural dough or outliner.

Using Plaster of Paris in Mural dough will make dough hard, which results in unfinished shape. Whitening powder gives a very nice finish to the shape made out of dough and also dough can remain for longer period of time, if kept properly in air tight container.

How to make dough for murals or ceramic pot?

  • I use three easy ways for making dough for murals or ceramic pot:
  • One is to simply use ceramic powder and Fevicol; thickness can be based on the requirement.
  • Second is to make the dough out of white cement and Fevicol, but in this case you need to be little expert to handle the dough.
  • Third way is to mix plaster of paris, whitening powder and Fevicol.

How to make texture for mural art

Mix white cement and Fevicol and make a thick paste and apply it on required portion on which you have to give texture. Let it dry for only 5-10 minutes and make some desired texture with the help of pen/pencil, any thick stick or bottle cap.

Which surface is used for sand painting?

Generally wooden board is used for Sand painting.

What is Duplex Paper?

A sheet of paper, on which both the sides have different color. It is easily available in stationary shop.

What are murals?

Wikipedia defines Murals as a piece of artwork painted or applied directly on a wall, ceiling or other large permanent surface.

Stay tuned for FAQ part - 3

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