Saturday 25 June 2016

Terracotta Air Dry Clay: Paper Clay Vs Natural Clay

In ancient time, terracotta art were used for living. But now it became a fantasy and hobby.

I always wanted to make terracotta jewellery.Making terracotta jewellery is not that simple, it needs baking. I went through multiple sites and did research on how to bake the clay. I find it to be difficult. Then i came to know about air dry clay through one of my friend. 

There are different varieties of air dry clay and many brands too.

I just picked Natural clay and started doing a simple stud, i allowed it to dry for 24 hours, but the stud was too brittle and cracked here and there. So the next time i made a thick stud, but the end results were same as the previous one.

I wanted to try some some other clay and then i got "NARA Paper clay" and started my work. My first attempt of making the terracotta Jhumkha came good without any crack and it was kind of strong. But one disadvantage is that the outer surface is not smooth as i expected,though i was happy with the end results and painted my Jhumkha with acrylic.

Here are my collection of terracotta earrings.

So put your awesome imagination to start with terracotta jewellery making and do please let me know, the best air dry clay for making terracotta jewellery.

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Sunday 12 June 2016

Wonderful Wayanad

An outing is always better than a just team lunch. It not only involves much fun but create a lot of lovely memories. So our team opted for an outing. Everyone had their own list of places to visit like Ooty, Kodaikanal, Munnar and Wayanad. At last most of the people voted for Wayanad and we started our journey to explore the place. We arranged this trip through local tours & travels. We had train at  evening 5'o clock from Chennai and reached Kozhikode in the early morning. Again it was a 2 hours journey from Kozhikode station to our hotel. On the way we stopped our vehicle to see the mesmerised beauty of Wayanad

Way from Kozhikode to Wayanad

We reached the hotel by 10'o clock and started our trip to Meenmutty falls. We reached the falls after a long trekking. 

Meenmutty Falls

On the way to our hotel, we did elephant safari, it was an exciting one. Everyone became tired of long trekking ,even though we started playing games and dancing throughout our trip. We managed to reach our hotel around evening 6'o clock to save our energy for the next 2 days.

On the second day, we went to Edakkal caves. The caves situated at the top of the mountain. We enjoyed trekking towards the cave and  then hiking across the cave. As we climbed up, we saw a beautiful panoramic view of hill. 

Hill view from Edakkal Cave

The last day we visited Bansura Sagar Dam. We were so excited to do speed boating. It was a long queue and we waited nearly 40 mins for our turn. Indeed it was  an awesome one.

Bansura Sagar Dam

There was a park near by, everyone started playing except me. As usual I started exploring the places by clicking the snaps.

 Park near Bansura Sagar Dam


We left Soochipara falls,due to time constraint, we couldn't visit the place. Our train was at evening 7'o clock,it was awesome and a memorable trip for our team. And if u have idea of visiting Wayanad, please make sure you have enough time to cover all the places.

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Saturday 11 June 2016

Paper Quilled Earrings

This post is all about earrings made out of quilling paper. I made "jhumkas"(Indian traditional round shaped earring) on which i have painted some pattern with acrylic paint. I have used weaving basket and honey comb technique for the other earrings. 

To protect the earring from water, I used varnish as a top coat

I made simple roll out of quilling paper to make this stud. I painted the earring with blue color to match with my dress.

I made multiple earrings and painted some pattern on earring. One can make their own earring as per their dress combination.

I also made the earring made out of clay, still it takes time for drying, will post in the upcoming week.

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Sunday 5 June 2016

Wallmount -- Home Sweet Home

This time I tried making quilled letters as a wall hanging. I have used pattern coloured paper as a background. I chose the "Jokerman" font style and printed the letter "HOME". I made the letter "H" different by drawing home. I have traced the letters on the blue pattern coloured paper. After that i started sticking the paper on the letter with the help of glue. I have used dark green quilling paper for the outline of the letter. For filling the letters, i have used light green,yellow and orange. Atlast i have pasted the corners with pink colour fabric tape

Materials Required
  • Quilling paper
  • Quilling Needle
  • Tweezer
  • Blue coloured paper
  • Fabric tape
  • Glue
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