Resisting Rice (pun un-intended)

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

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.

Texture

Texture

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

The Artist’s Desk

Thanks you so much Mrin for sharing it with me. I will definitely try making some 🙂

Cheers!

Apurva

Batman Theme Party

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!

The Invite

The Invite

Cake Time!

Cake Time!

Message Board

Message Board

Gotham Skyline

Gotham Skyline

The Skyline

The Skyline

This had to be there!

This had to be there!

Bat Signal

Bat Signal

Cupcakes :)

Cupcakes 🙂

Party Tags

Party Tags

Cookie bags

Cookie bags

Photo Collage

Photo Collage

Yea! Batman was there too.

Yea! Batman was there too.

Bats, all over the walls

Bats, all over the walls

Do share your thought if you like it. Cheers!

Daily Prompt: 27th April ’14

Turtle Love

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.

Turtle Love

Turtle Love

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.

Paper mache

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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.

Ribbons!

Then the base with a small light bulb with proper wiring and it’s done!! 🙂

Cheers!