Made an embossed warli painting recently and was waiting for it to get framed. So it finally reached my hands yesterday night and here it is for your eyes :-) Its my first attempt using embossing method. Idea borrowed from a craft programme telecasted on a TV show very long back. Remembered it one day so decided to try.
Embossed not in metal but in paper. Yes it is easy to make.
You will need :-
- Catridge (paper to paint)
- Fabric glue
- Acrylic colours (Black, burnt sienna, brown)
- Gold colour
- Thin brush
- Flat brush
- On the catridge, draw any warli design of your choice. In this painting I drew a tree, birds, people watering the tree.
- Fill the figures with fabric glue. For the tree bark effect, once the glue is semi dry, using a toothpick scratch the tree to get the bark texture. Let it dry for a day.
First apply a coat of diluted burnt sienna all over using up & down strokes only. No horizontal or criss cross strokes. Use a flat brush for this purpose. Hope the picture below will give you an idea of how it is done.
- Over this using brown colour - dry brush stroke, apply on the edges downwards, this will give a dark edge and bright centre. Let it dry.
- Using black colour & thin brush, make edgings in the tree where you need highlight
- Using gold paint, paint the embossed figure leaving the black highlight. Let it dry and then get it framed.