There are 4 steps to this art project.
1. Writing the word with a pencil first:
Start with writing down the word on the watercolour paper. Write in a bouncy and calligraphy style as shown in the picture below. Make sure that you connect the first letter of your word to the edge of the left side of the paper. The ending stroke of the last letter of the word should loop around the word to connect to the first letter of the word on the left side of the paper as shown in the picture below. Once this is done, draw another stroke that should connect the last letter of the word to the right side of your paper.
Now you can finish by drawing a vertical line that starts from the first letter of the word and connects to the top of the page. You can draw a second vertical line that starts from the letter ‘y’ (or any other descender such as g, p or j) and connect it to the bottom of the page. If your word doesn’t have a descender, you can draw a vertical line with any letter you choose.
2. Fill up the negative space with watercolours:
Now you can start adding colour to your lettering. Start by painting the negative space to the right side of your first letter with a fairly lighter tone of whatever colour of paint you choose.
Next, start blending the lighter shades with a darker watercolour at the edges of the negative space. Do this while the watercolour you applied earlier is still wet so that the new shade blends right in!
Try and blend the darker tones into about 50% of the area around the edges of the negative space and leave the space in the middle empty.
Using the same blending technique, close up all of the negative space in the word. What you are doing is that you are basically painting everywhere you have closed a loop.
3. Tracing the outline with a pencil:
Wait for the paint to dry. Once dried, take a brush with a size 3 (or a size close to it) and trace over the pencil lines.
Continue to trace over the pencil lines and don’t worry about the thickness of the lines. The uneven lines can add to the whimsical effect.
4. Spattering with paint:
Dip the toothbrush with paint and spatter the paint across your paper around the lettering.
Your art project is ready to be displayed! Let us know in the comments section below if you liked our art idea for the day! And do share any particular art project with us that you would like us to cover on our blog!
Holi is definitely one of the most favourite festivals of India. People usually celebrate it by splashing colours on each other. If you have been looking for an alternative way to enjoy Holi, give this art project a try!
Here is a fun art project inspired by this playful festival of India!
Spring is almost here and we have just the art project for you that will make an awesome home decor item! This ‘hot air balloon’ art project made with vibrant colours is the perfect accompaniment to the spring season.
• Start by printing out both the sides of the balloon template on a scrap paper.
• Next, fold the wrapping paper in half at about 7 inches and line it up with the template.
• Now cut around it. Repeat until you get 12 balloon cut outs.
• Once all the balloons are cut out, trace the balloon onto a scrap paper.
• Tape both the sides of the balloon together to create a complete template.
• This will be your gluing template.
• Write ‘1’ and ‘2’ alternately on the edge of the balloons. Keep a distance of 3 inches between each point as shown in the picture.
• Now place your first folded piece of wrapping paper on the template.
• Open it and place a dot of glue next to each point numbered ‘2’ along the edge of the balloon.
• Next, fold the paper back and press to secure it where the glue dots are.
• Next step, place the glue dots next to the points numbered ‘1’. Line up the second folded paper on top of this and press at the glue dots to secure it in place.
• Fold, press and repeat over and over by adding the glue at the points numbered ‘2’ inside the folder paper and at the points numbered ‘1’ for attaching two pieces of paper together.
• Continue doing this until you have glued all of the 12 pieces of paper together in a stack.
•You will now need the foam board to secure your DIY hot balloon to. Trace both sides of the template of the balloon onto your foam board and cut it out.
• Glue one side of your balloon to the foam board.
• Next carefully open the balloon and glue the other side of it to the foam board.
Step 2: Making the Basket
• To make a little basket for this balloon, cut out a 3 ½” to 2 ½” brown paper. Cut out strips of brown paper of about 1” width each and fold them into halves each.
• Weave the strips of brown paper together. To make the top of the basket, fold over the top part of the vertical strips and secure each with glue.
• Once you have enough vertical pieces you can start weaving in the horizontal pieces of the basket. Leave some slack while doing so, so that the basket does not look flat.
• Finish the basket by taking another piece of brown paper and weaving it into the bottom of the basket. Secure this with glue on both sides. Also secure the bottom part of all the vertical pieces to the bottom back of the board.
• Using some hot glue, attach the balloon to the basket with a string. Glue another piece of string to the back of the balloon and hang it onto a hook as spring home decor.
Did you like this DIY – spring edition? Do let us know in the comments!
Side note: Before you begin painting, keep a foam board or a cardboard inside your shirt so that the paint does not seep through.
Design 1: Tracing
If you want a design, start tracing the design with the paint first. Lightly trace the design of your choice with a pencil. Next, dip the brush in your paint and start by tracing the borders of your design. Fill the inner portions after finishing the borders, this way the paint won’t go beyond your borders and your design will look neat.
Design 2: Freehand
Painting whatever you want, free-hand is not only fun but also kind of authentic in a personal way. When you write free-hand, it is your handwriting which gives the ensemble a personal touch. This can be a sweet gifting idea as well. Simply pick your choice of paint, pick what you want to paint or
write and just do it!
Design 3: Stencilling
When you want to create a series of T-shirts with same copy, the stencil method works best. Print out the message you want on your T-shirts on a separate sheet of paper. Next, take your exacto knife and start cutting out the letter part of the paper. Do remember though that you should not cut the entire portion of the letters, leave a bit so that your letters don’t look weird.
Once your design is ready, you can tape the paper with the holes in the shape of letters to your T-shirt. Also, do make sure that you tape some paper around the design so that it doesn’t get accidental splashes or drips. Now carefully apply the paint you want to use with the sponge.
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We recently received a wonderful gift from a young talented artist – Master Manonmaya Tandula. We were awestruck with the gift he had sent us. Along with a hand-written letter, he sent us a rice grain that had our Brand name, ‘CAMLIN’, inscribed by him.
We have seen a lot of micro-art in the museums and also seen a couple of artists practicing it at the tourist sites, but to master this at a tender age of 12-13 is amazing and credible! It requires a lot of concentration, evolved fine motor skills and determination to be able to paint and write on a small surface offered by a grain of rice.
It is through the exploration of art by young artists like Manonmaya that art finds expression! As a company that is a strong advocate of art and education, we are truly grateful that our efforts to promote art are reaching those who nurse artistic talents, such as portrayed by Manonmaya.
We want all artists out there – young and old, to keep expressing their creativity through art.
It is during the night that we get to witness a glimpse of the limitless universe beyond earth! How wonderful would it be to capture the beauty of nights in a painting?
Here is one wonderful way to paint the night sky!
Before we begin, it is crucial to note that in order to paint a night sky is to quickly paint without letting the paint dry, except while adding the details like trees that need to be added after the rest of the painting dries in the end. But the sky part of the painting needs to stay wet so that throughout the painting so that the paint can blend and form beautiful textures.
Start by taping your paper down to a table. Once you have fixed your paper, sketch a circle using the bowl. Next, draw a horizontal line toward the bottom third of the circle. Here we will show the jagged peaks or soft curvy mountains.
2. Create an under painting
Lightly paint the inside of the circle for your underpainting. This will create a colourful base to the night sky. The colours blues, purples, and pinks have been used in the reference image. Always remember to keep the paint wet and fluid.
3. Darken the shade of the sky
Add some black and other darker and more saturated colours to your night sky shades in the palette, while the paint is still wet. The colours blend well when we use this technique. Paint the top of the sky dark and leave the part near the horizon a little lighter.
4. Create some texture
Use a cotton swab, dab some rubbing alcohol lightly across the surface of your painting while it is still wet, in little dots all across the painting. What happens is, when you rub the alcohol pushes the paint away and resists it, thereby creating the light spots that add interesting texture to your
Next, add the salt over your painting. After the paint dries, gently rub the salt off. The salt will absorb the water and some of the paint, leaving your painting with a crystal-like texture.
5. The horizon and the trees:
Using the black paint, you can fill in the darker areas in your painting under the horizon line. Use a thin-tipped brush; paint the silhouette of the trees along the horizon line.
For the pine trees, make the trunk section before adding the branches with heavy black paint. You have the freedom to paint the tree of your choice here.
Now carefully pull the tape off after your painting dries. It is now ready to be displayed.
Are you just starting out as an artist? Or just curious to learn more about all there is to know about art? Whichever it maybe, the best way to go about it is by educating yourself as much as possible while you imbibe the best art practices that work for you.
Often, using the right paint brush can make all the difference, when it comes to learning how to paint. Think of your paintbrush as if it were a magic wand! As you begin painting with different kinds of brushes, you will be able to identify better how that brush handles paint. The more you practice the sooner you will learn how to maneuver the brush across your canvas.
Before we move on to different types of brushes, here is an understanding of different parts of a brush.
• Bristles: The hair or the bristles can be natural, synthetic or a combination of both.
• Ferrule: The silver bit that connects the bristles to the handle.
• Crimp: The tiny part that secures the ferrule to the handle
of the brush. • Handle: The body of the brush which is usually held.
Here is a deeper understanding of what each kind of brush is meant for:
1. Round brush:
This one is mostly used for the details like outlining, controlled washes and filling in small areas of a painting. You can actually create both thin as well as thick lines using this brush – thin at the tip with strokes becoming wider when the brush is pressed down.
2. Pointed round brush:
This one is narrower than the round brush and has a sharper pointed tip. It is good for details as well. It is good for covering the delicate areas of a painting and spotting and retouching techniques.
3. Flat brush:
This brush has a square end with a medium to long hair. It is good for bold strokes, filling wide spaces in your painting and the impasto technique of laying on thick paint wherever required. The edges of a flat brush can be used for painting fine lines, straight edges of various objects and stripes. Long haired brushes are also good for varnishing.
These brushes are the flat-haired brushes with edges slightly curved inward at the tip with short hair. These brushes are ideal for short controlled strokes while applying thick, heavy shade of paint. The best way to use this brush would be to hold the brush at a distance from the canvas.
This one is flat with oval-shaped end with a medium to long hair. This brush is good for the blending technique. For example, if you wanted to paint the soft round edges like flower petals, this brush would be perfect! This brush is a unique combination of rounds which helps in creating beautiful details. Being flat also, it helps to cover more space.
This brush has flat hair that is spread up. This type of a brush is good for feathering, smoothing and blending techniques. This type can also be used for creating a variety of textures across your canvas such as clouds, leaves, etc.
7. Angular flat brush:
This brush is flat with angled hair at its end. It is good for filling corners and curved strokes. It can reach small areas with its tip. Similar to other flat brushes, this too can help cover lots of space while painting.
8. Detail round:
This brush has hair that is short and round in shape. It has a shorter handle. It is good for short strokes and details. It can certainly hold more colour than one might think!
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You might not be able to copy the exact same shades as captured in the picture but what will end up happening is, your painting will be a moment that probably did exist before or after the actual picture was taken. Using just 4 shades of colours can first seem daunting but it can actually be quiet liberating. Using just these four basic shades can really amp up your oil painting game. One huge advantage of using a limited palette is that the colour harmony happens naturally!
2. A large brush for a small painting:
This technique is helpful in loosening you up – since it is impossible to get fussy about the details when it comes to using this big a brush on a canvas this small, when compared.
Here’s an opportunity to see how many different types of marks you can make with that brush. You will notice that you will be more decisive when it comes to landing your strokes on your canvas. You can pick something that has simple shapes.
You might be uncomfortable at first but once you get the hang of it, this can come in handy for you while doing preliminary work of value studies.
3. Work on painting a small painting in an hour:
This is another way to loosen up which will help you speed up when the clock is ticking and your time to finish your painting is short. At a time like this, choose a landscape to paint that has the largest, simplest shapes of form and the play of light and shadows.
4. Try out different horizon lines for landscape painting:
You can try out different permutations and combinations just to see how it looks. Paint on in which you make the sky 90% of your painting frame and make your ground just 10%.
Next paint the exact opposite – 90% will be the ground and 10% will be the sky.
Next one, you can try a proportion that is somewhere in between. Move the elements in your painting around, subtract the trees change up the colour of the sky but make sure that you move the horizon off centre. You will see the whole landscape shift!
India is famous for fireflies! They may be common, all over the world, but to be able to experience their presence is indeed something special. Especially when seen in groups, they seem like they have arrived straight out of a secret magical kingdom, only known to the garden fairies! Dancing in the dark, the fireflies sure do inspire some really cool art!
Here is a creative project inspired by these magical creatures!
What you will need:
• One large empty green bottle
• Three 12 inches pipe cleaners in black (for the legs and
• Glow stick
• Green chart paper (for thorax and wings)
• Camlin Krafty Glue
• Googly eyes
• Begin by cleaning out the soda bottle. Soak it in warm water and then remove the label. Let it dry.
• Cut out a rectangle and wrap it around the bottle. Use the Camlin Krafty glue and stick it to the bottle.
• Take out those pipe cleaners and twist them around the bottle as shown in the picture shown. Then bend them so that they look like legs of the firefly.
• Cut out the wings from the foam and stick them to the bottle.
• Activate the glow stick and place it inside. (You can make many of these fireflies, each with a different colour of glow stick)
• Put back the painted bottle cap and then stick the eyes to the cap.
• Next, twist the pipe cleaners around the cap for the firefly’s antennae. Your very own firefly is ready!
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Another new year is about to roll in. During this time of celebration, how about getting together with your family and friends for some fun art projects?
Here are 3 creative ways you can go about doing that!
1. Handprint art
Did you know that as you grow up, the lines on your palms change? Every time you make art using the imprint of your palms, the imprint will be different! And isn’t it fun to get a little messy with paint from time to time? Get your creative juices flowing and let your ideas shine unbounded with the handprint art!
• Trace your hand on the brown chart paper and cut the shape out from the paper.
• Attach the poster putty to the cut-out shape of your hand and stick it to your white chart paper.
• Add the paint of your choice to the palette and dip the sponge in it.
• Now simply sponge-paint around the hand-print paper hand, with the colours of autumn.
• Gently remove the hand-print.
• Now allow it to dry and once dried, your art is ready to be displayed!
2. New Year Resolution Art:
All those things you have been procrastinating, this is how they can make a fun ‘comeback’! All you need is a plan! New year resolution is art is exactly what you need!
You will need:
• Camlin Krafty Glue
• Coloured Popsicle sticks
• Decorations for the frame
• Ribbons of your choice
• Papers with resolutions printed on it
• Hot glue
• Write your resolutions on the papers and keep them aside.
• Now, arrange your colourful pop sticks in a square by putting Camlin’s Krafty Glue at the end of each stick to make your frame using.
• After it dries, start decorating your frame with the help of the glue. You can use buttons and jewels or paper cut outs as shown in the image below.
• Once the glue dries, cut out pieces of the colourful felt paper and stick them on your frame to fill in the gaps.
• Cut out a square out of the felt, stick it at the back of the frame and let it dry.
• One by one, take the papers with resolutions printed on them and glue them to the felt.
• Using hot glue, stick the ribbons onto the Popsicle sticks and your resolution art is ready to be hung!
3. DIY Time Capsule
Updating a time capsule is fun, especially because one day in the future you will open it and realise – time is such a wonderful gift… Cherish your memories with this one simple but meaningful art project.
• Rinse out your snack tub, and paint it after it dries.
• After the paint dries, paint it the Camlin PVA glue and stick your decorations to the tub.
• When it all dries, your time capsule is ready to be filled with mementos such as pictures, tiny gifts, notes, cherished letters, etc.
Did you enjoy our article? Tell us which was your favourite art project out of these! Happy New Year!
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