May 6, 2012

Floating Rangoli – Step by Step

An artistic appearance of painting by using color is called Rangoli/ Kolam. In the northern part of India it is known as Rangoli whereas the same art in South India is called Kolam. In India many type of rangoli is made like Funnel rangoli, 3D rangoli, Stencil rangoli, Portrait rangoli and Floating rangoli. 

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I was interested to make a floating rangoli and tried it several times. Frankly speaking I was not so successful in making it, so I tried it with a little variation. Here is my material, step by step procedure and pattern of my water rangoli.
Floating Rangoli
Material required for making floating rangoli
  • Butter paper
  • Glass outliner
  • Glass color
  • Rangoli Pattern
  • Flat vessel (Crystal/ plastic/steel/ Brass)
  • Water
Step by step procedure for making floating rangoli
  • Draw the rangoli pattern on butter paper with pencil
  • Outline it with glass outliner and allow it to dry completely.
  • Fill the pattern with help of glass color and once again allow it to dry
  • Pour water in a vessel.
  • Slowly immerse the pattern upside down in water.
Things to remember while making floating rangoli
  • It is not compulsory to put the pattern upside down. Whichever side looks good/ attractive you can immerse it by your choice.
  • Choose the place where you want to display your water rangoli before immersing the pattern in water, moving the vessel may spoil your floating rangoli.
Take a closer view :
Floating Rangoli - Detailed View
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