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Friday, August 25, 2017

Ganesha One Stroke Painting

Omkaara gajavadanam paramam paramaananda narthana ganapathim bhavaye!




Ganapathy, the elephant faced God who resembles the Aum, I bow to your blissful dancing form!

Ganesh Chathurthi, one of my favourite festivals, marks the birthday of my friend, guide and philosopher-Ganesha. We invoke him so that he removes all obstacles that stand in our way. I wish for all of you, my readers, friends and family to have a wonderful year ahead and hope that you succeed in all your endeavours😊.

What better way to spread this positive energy than through greeting cards? And how does that sound when combined with One stroke painting?
And so, my theme for today is One stroke painting Ganesha on greeting cards and glass! (too big? gotta think of a better name😆)

Today I'm at the Craft Shop Blog with a simple One Stroke Painting of Ganesha. Ganesha is one god who looks beautiful with any medium on any surface and however you do. He looks awesome with simple strokes to complicated shading. I was too excited to start a painting on Ganesha. It brings back a lot of memories. To be honest, every new art work that I've done so far began with a Ganesha😁. Which tells you how versatile a theme he can be.
Pssst.... let me tell you a secret.. I have over 700 Ganeshas in my collection. 😇I've demonstrated this one stroke painting on glass using the glass and tile medium (yes, I have a soft spot for this medium😛).




Materials Required:
Plaid Folkart Glass and Tile Medium
Plaid Folkart One stroke Double loading Carousel
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Titanium White
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint  Look at me Blue
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Cardinal Red
Plaid Folkart Multisurface Paint Daffodil Yellow
Plaid Folkart One stroke Brushes
Distress Oxides
Craftreat stencils
Bielo Cardstock
Cellotape
Plain Glass
Sponge

Clean the glass with alcohol. Place the stencil on glass and sponge dab Titanium white. Allow it to dry. Load 10" flat brush with white and blue and paint the ganesha with simple strokes. Allow it to dry completely.

Now turn the glass on the reverse and stick cellotapes leaving a little distance between each tape. Apply 2 coats of the glass and tile medium. Allow sufficient drying time between each coats. Remove the tape carefully when the medium is totally dry.

Our glass is ready. Frame it.

For Greeting Cards, I used the distress oxides and craftreat stencils as background on bielo cardstock.

 

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi all!


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