Posts Tagged ‘summer’

My love for Angry Birds Continues

I simply love the simplicity of Angry Birds.

I love that they are cute and can be transformed to any art project.

So I decided to transfer my old mason jars/pasta sauce jars to these cute Angry Bird candle holders.

Paint the inside of the mason jar with the color of your choice

Cut foam into circles and the other required shapes.

Stick the foam shapes with E-6000 on the glass.

With a floral wire, make a loop around the neck of the jar.

Place some sand in the bottom of the jar and gently put the tea light in the center.  You can also place a few river rocks around the candle for added stability.

These were perfect in our backyard in the summer time.

I will tweak them a little for Halloween 😉

Lovingly,

Maithili.

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Flaming Sun Cool Art

This project is a part of my Inspiration Series.

One picture posted on Pinterest by Crystal really caught my eye!  Crystal saw this project on Pinterest and then tried to do it her own way.  Her project inspired me and I found my way of expression.  I hope you take the turn now!

So now you know what I’ve been busy with 🙂  This is such a beautiful and simple project!   It took me probably a couple of days to complete it from start to end.

I took 3 canvasses and decided to make a Triptych.

This triptych will mould to my theme to a summer beach idea.  I chose the colors that depicted the cool California beaches- the blues, the turquoises, the hint of flaming hot sun, and the green trees.

Here is a method to my summer fun.

1. Buy a value pack of the canvases.  Color all the three canvases at the same time.  I chose black acrylic color and mixed it with equal parts of acrylic silver to give a shimmer.

 

2. Choose your color palette.  Decide your scrapbook pages according to your color scheme.  I wanted the beach colors with a predominance of blue.

I folded the 12 x 12 scrapbook paper in a half and then again in a quarter.  Cut out several sizes of flames/leaves quite snug to each other.  I followed the curves of the previously cut flames/leaves -to not waste paper.  And that’s why I did not use any template.  And that’s why all the shapes and sizes are different.

3.  This was the decision making point of design.  I wanted to make this frame look like flames from sun or leaves bursting out.  So I decided to arrange the flames/leaves bursting from a corner- the smallest flames/leaves closest to the focus of canvas.

4. Then comes the hardest task of gluing the flames/leaves.  Well, its not so hard.  It took me about a couple of hours to finish the gluing process for all three pieces.  Take your time to enjoy this process.  I keep Mod Podge very handy as its a great glue!  I like to use it a lot as it is thicker, unlike the Elmer’s glue.  It also gives a shine to the finished product.  With Modpodge, I can avoid the use of laquer for some projects.

Play around a little:  My Little Handsome Boy thought this looked like a heart.  I thought it looks like a carnival mask.  My mother thought it looks like a peacock.  My dear hubby thought it was NBC  icon ha.haa.. haaa 🙂

5. I was a little indecisive while choosing the focus pieces.  I tried most of trinkets, the blue butterflies, etc and finally came down to the soda can sun flowers.

6.  After trying out which size of sun flowers work and how thin the cuts should be, I made three of the same size.  Its hard to keep the same size and shape.  So try to be consistent right from the beginning.  Then I embellished my sun flowers.  Make sure you embellish it before gluing it on the canvas.

7.  The last step: Using a hot glue gun, fix the Suns to the respective frames.

And here is the final display!  The triptych is ready!



I loved the relaxation it gave me.  I hope you can try this inspirational product.  Share your pictures and your comments.  I certainly love to hear these!

Artastikally,

Maithili.

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