My Personal Galaxy

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My Personal Galaxy

Idle mind is devil’s workshop…. So, when you get bored, you spoil your bedroom door. 😉
This is my bed room door leading in to the balcony. I was cleaning my room one day and I found a set of fabric paints and a pack of glitter tubes that I bought long time ago. The fabric paints were on their way to drying and were a bit tacky. Most of us would have thrown them out.
But I have this habit of storing everything I din’t want to throw them. So I was looking around thinking what to do with them. For a long time I was thinking of decorating the door as it looked too plain. So I took a brush and tested if these paints would fare well on the door that was oil painted. And yay! It worked.
So there I was painting the galaxy/ meteor shower (which ever you want to call). I first painted the sun in the middle and added the stars to give a shooting star with tail effect. then I took the glitter and added it to the center of the sun and along a few stars. I let it dry for a few hours.
The good thing about the fabric paints on the oil paint is that if any thing goes wrong you can wipe it off with a wet cloth.
This would be a great idea for decorating door or windows in kids rooms. You may also think about the ceiling. If you want to decorate it a little more, go ahead and add the neon stars along with these, they’ll shine in the night too.

Happy decorating!!

Cheers,
Divya

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Spring Flowers

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Spring Flowers

This was my first try at glass painting. All I did was buy the glass painting colors. The frame and the glass were from a wall hanging that contained some random picture. It was one of those days when I had nothing to do, and was sitting, staring at the wall. Then this idea struck me and I experimented with it.

What did I do?

I first removed the old picture that was within the frame. I cleaned the front glass with water to remove any traces of dust and stains and wiped it clean with a newspaper (a dry newspaper works better than cloth or a paper towel with glass as it does not leave any fiber residue).

For the pattern, I chose the floral design on my bed spread. That served the purpose of a stencil. I outlined the pattern with black and filled in with vibrant colors as the background wall was of a pastel shade.

And voila!! The painting was made from items available at home, except for the glass paints.

Cost incurred: Glass paints – Fevicryl Hobby ideas glass paints set – Rs. 90 you can buy it here.

Hope you liked the idea. So why not start decorating your house with this idea 😀

Cheers,

Divya