Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Diwali Dream Catcher

The festival of lights... Diwali!!! 💥🎆🎇


One of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over despair.

In many parts of India, the festivities start with Dhanteras (in Northern and Western part of India), followed by Naraka Chaturdasi on second day, Deepavali on the third day, Diwali Padva dedicated to wife–husband relationship on the fourth day, and festivities end with Bhai Dooj dedicated to sister–brother bond on the fifth day. Dhanteras usually falls eighteen days after Dussehra. - Information source: Google 

Here's my humble post for the Craftreat blog, based on the most colourful festival in india...

There are many awe inspiring posts for Diwali coming from my peers. Inspired by them, I tried a door hanging in tune with a dream catcher on Buckram cloth using the Craftreat Stencils.

                                   



For my project, I used the Craftreat Mandalas Stencil and Craftreat Indian Motifs Stencil, along with Plaid Folkart Colorshift Paint Green Flash and Plaid Folkart Colorshift Paint Red Flash, on Buckram cloth.
Buckram cloth is a stiff material, used as a lining for shirt collars.

I did the stencil work on this with the colorshift paints to give a rich and festive look. The colorshift paints, as the name suggests, gives a dimentional color change. Bear with me.... The picture may not justify the beauty of this. 😬
After it dried, I used Distress Inks Fried Brick and Twisted Citron around the edges of the cloth, to match with the colorshift paints. Finally I glued kundan stones to it and added some wooden beads and metal embellishments to make the door hanging more attractive.


                                      

Hope you all like it and wishing you a very happy and safe Diwali.🎆🎇

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