Thursday, 1 October 2015

Thoghts, Life, Express!!!!!!!!!

Another post for today

I have used an old diary and gave it a new look.
Applied a layer of homemade gesso and sprinkled rangoli powder on it. Those not from Indian subcontinent may not be aware of rangoli powder. They are colored powder which is used to make designs at the door steps during festivals or special occasions. There are different forms of design as well. I have many shades of rangoli powder so decided to use it for this project.

This is from WIP. I went for 2 layers of rangoli powder. It gave a beautiful texture, coarse and colorful. I usually mix some glitter powder to my rangoli so it has some sparkle as well

After it dried, I added a frame(from my broken hand mirror. I have another frame from the set will use in some other proj :)), handmade flowers and leaves (made from old magazine paper). Topped flower with some more glitter.

Added some hand written words, which I plan to do i.e. writing in the diary about me, my life, express my thoughts etc. finished off with a foam butterfly. I resisted my self adding glitter to butterfly :)
Some closer look on how the background has come up. You can see the particles of the rangoli powder.

The diary already had a holder strap, so how could I miss not decorating it. Added few pearls over the strap. So this is how it looks.

I am entering this into:
Lessology(It's reading time)--- I have reused the broken frame from hand mirror, flowers are made from old magazine.



  1. THOSE FLOWERS and that FRAME! Wow, really love this! I think it's cool you upcycled those items as well! Huge hugs for playing along with us at LESSology!