Textures always were my favourite.There’s something about the originality and mystery that you can see in textures that makes you wonder how beautiful things can be if you let them take their course.
I keep looking for more ways to create textures, believe me the techniques I have come across are oh so exciting all the time.
Recently I learnt about a new technique my friend, Mrinmayee. She makes textures using rice and it was so interesting I asked her if I can write about it. So here it is, sharing some of her work.
Resist Technique/Rice Printing-
Textured created through resist printing
Inspired by the resist tie-dye technique used in ikat she has explored a way in which she uses rice to resist color on paper and the results are just brilliant! Its what she calls the ‘resist rice’ method.
Materials used are minimal- water, paper, color and a few rice grains and you are good to go. What you get at the end are mesmerizing all over prints each very different from one another.
The Artist’s Desk
Thanks you so much Mrin for sharing it with me. I will definitely try making some 🙂
India is a country of versatility, a place of different languages, religions, cultures and art. Being a textile designer I have always been fascinated by the glorious and rich textile history in this country. There is just so much to know, so much to learn! All I hope sometimes is that, in the ever-evolving world we don’t forget our roots and the brilliant art that exists does not become a thing from the past. The beauty of hand painting is getting lost in the world of digital printing and power looms.
I really respect those entrepreneurs who work not only for their passion and love they have towards something, but for craftsmen who need the support.
I came across this beautiful brand; TUNI Interiors which has such a brilliant work culture that I had to write about it!
Hand Painted Fabrics
TUNi Interiors, yoU aNd I, is a brand aiming to design soft furnishings customized for your space. Founded by Mrinmayee Dhobale, alumnus of NIFT and London College of Fashion, TUNI has a well-networked team of highly skilled craftsmen from Kolkata, Bihar, Orissa and Hyderabad. The designer plans to work with artists around the nation.
Mrinmayee Dhobale with the artists
Mrinmayee Dhobale with the artists
The company successfully started with an exhibition in March 2014, and has been growing ever since. The concept of customized designs paired with the hand painted art by the skilled artists makes it even more valuable. The design exclusivity lies in the making of the product itself. The upcoming collection focuses on Patachitra, Madhubani and the Tribal art from East India. Stay tuned!
Hats off to a concept like this! Wishing all the luck to TUNi Interiors and of course the beautiful mind behind it, Mrinmayee Dhobale.
It feels very special to bring a smile on someone’s face whom you love. I recently got this opportunity to plan a farewell party for my best friend as he made the big leap in his career and decided to move to a different city to bring his very own dream-catcher. Yes! It was heart breaking to let him go and yes I wanted to punch the living daylights out of him 😛 but being the good friend that I am I let it go, for it’s not really all his dream, it’s ours. So, while planning this event which had to be entirely special and, I decided to give him a Batman themed party. Anyone who knows him knows him for being a Batman-worshipper and it made perfect sense! With the help of my lovely friends I was able to pull it off. Sparing you the detail of every element and letting you get a hint of the same visually, here are the snapshots from the very successful farewell party a while back. All the decor created, the DIY way!
This had to be there!
Yea! Batman was there too.
Bats, all over the walls
Do share your thought if you like it. Cheers!
Daily Prompt: 27th April ’14
DIY(Do-It-Yourself) has its own charm. My first post in this section has to be about this piece I made. This was a college project but it was more personal than just a college assignment. This lamp was for my study table, after all there has to be something not-so-serious among all the work.
How did I go about it-
The base was created by paper-mache technique, layering news paper bits on a balloon until it was thick enough.
The head and legs was made with the same technique.
Then come the tough part, making holes on the shell. Yes! We need the light to pass through, don’t we. I made plenty of holes with a compass and a pen. (Smart! Isn’t it! )
I used gift wrapping ribbons to decorate the shell. Just twist it and stick it. Simple.
Then the base with a small light bulb with proper wiring and it’s done!! 🙂