Showing posts with label Water Colour Painting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Water Colour Painting. Show all posts

New Artist Introduction - Edith JoChinke from Queen Victoria Market!

Hello All !

We are delighted to introduce you to our new artists and her latest creations listed in our store! 

Edith JoChinke is Australian Artists from Timeless TreasuresThanks! I made it myself

 The very concept of Timeless Treasures Country Cottage Crafts is largely centred on captivating provincial designs with affordable prices, ranging from simple items like coasters, welcome signs, journals and book ends to decorative products like mirrors with fabricated floral patterns, trays, lamp shades, clocks, door hangers, prints and canvas arts. Timeless Treasures Country Cottage Crafts transforms your simple abode to artistic vintage experience. 

Edith is very talented artists who paints beautiful images of bygone era to create charming provincial crafts. She also offers patterns and kits , so you can create vintage charmed crafts yourself! 

Timeless Treasures is located in String Bean alley of Queen Victoria Market , Melbourne. We are very proud to offer her unique and exquisite products on The Craft Gallery Shop!

Now you can enjoy some beautiful and unique products from local Australian Artisan from comfort of your own home, by visiting our shop! 

Happy shopping!

Hand Painted Fashion Posters from 1921 - Fred Rusic

Happy New Year to all readers!!

Thank you for your loyal support for the past year :)

Since October we started offering Handmade Gifts from Local Artists in our store. Now we have Australian Artists who have joined our services and are proudly showcasing their creations in our store.

Today we are introducing our most recent artists Fred Rusic. We met Fred at local Ferntree Gully Village Artisan Market early this month.

We loved his meticulously handpainted posters. We soon invited him  to showcase it on our website so many more craft lovers can view them.

Fred has collected these vintage 1921 Fashion Prints over the years and now he bleaches them and hand paints them with great detail and care. He frames these posters on light weight white boards. So they are ready to decorate your beautiful homes :)

The posters can be detached from the white boards if you need to reframe them or have some different ideas.

Please Note: No digital means have been used to produce these colour effects! 

Let us know, what you think about Fred's artwork, by leaving us a comment below!

Happy crafting


Thread Painting - Greeting Cards

Today I am sharing one of my old unique cards which me and my father made in school summer holidays. I liked them so much that I have never shared it with anyone. 

Card sheet, threads (various sizes), water paints and some sketch pens 
  1. Take two same size card sheet.
  2. Take any length embroidery threads and dip threads in various inks or paints
  3. Spread the threads on one card in asymmetrical style. Press the second card on it .
  4. Pull the threads while pressing the two cards together. 
  5. This creates the symmetrical lines on both the cards.
  6. Add few details with sketch pens / sharpie to create various forms or shapes from these lines. 
I did the fun part of making imprints from the coloured threads whereas my dad did the creative part of making some shapes out of those lines. 

First one reads: Loneliness; Second one reads: Waves

Did you liked this idea? Would like to know if I can use this technique in any other share your thoughts...

Reads: Blurred memories

Happy Crafting!!

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Collage Ganesha - Recycling craft

Ganpati Bappa Moraya---- Ganesh Festival is soon approaching and everyone must be busy preparing the decorations for the festivities. 
I love celebrating this festival the most. I always love to create some unique art pieces as part of the decorations. I made this collage in 1998 as part of the decoration for Bappa's arrival.    

I decided to make a recycled craft that's quick and chic without costing a bomb.  My father collected lots of peacock feathers every year during their molting period. He worked in defence factory which was surrounded by forests on all sides, so lots of natures bounties were to be found. (best way to spend one hour of lunch break, I guess!) 
  1. Peacock feathers, 
  2. Spare Cardboard box lid, 
  3. white thick plain paper, 
  4. Old Wedding Invitation card, 
  5. Glitter, 
  6. Scissors, 
  7. Glue, 
  8. Coloured pencils 
  1. Cover the cardboard box lid with white thick sheet.
  2. Arrange the peacock feathers in circular fan shape and glue them one by one when you are happy with the placement.
  3. While the glue is drying start creating the image of Lord Ganesha. I cutout the beautifully carved corners of old wedding invitation card and used it as the crown. The corners were embossed on beige colour paper, I coloured it with colour pencils to brighten it up. 
  4. Use the remaining invitation to cut out the face and body parts of the Ganesha. Paint the details on the back side and paint with appropriate colours. 
  5. Cut out each body part separately so its easy to stick and decorate. 
  6. Add glitter to the edges of all body parts and let it dry.
Time : It takes up to 4 hours from scratch. 

Happy crafting everyone ! Enjoy the festivities 

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Water Colour Painting

This one more of my old craft work something I painted in 1999. 

I submitted this water colour painting of an Indian Potter in international school painting competition. The competition is held in all secondary schools across commonwealth countries. ChitralilaNiketan Kala Mahavidhyalaya coordinates all the paintings from our state which are scrutinised and sent to various countries for display I did not win any prizes but my painting was sent to London for display for a year.

The aim of the painting competition was for students to paint a picture inspired by their everyday life and surroundings. I did my school from small town in India, so there was a small potter family living near my school. The family's daily routine revolved around their small pottery business. So I was inspired to share this scene , knowing that if the painting goes to other country then I would be sharing a unique experience with them.

Do let me know your views about it. Its been ages I haven't done any water colour painting.... should give it a try again. 

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