November 16, 2010

Agal Vilakku Painting

Materials Required:
1. Raw Lamp / Agal Vilakku
2. Brush - 1
3. Paint - Red, Green and Yellow colors
4. Salt paper
5. Thinner or Kerosene



First take a raw lamp (agal vilakku).














Rub the surfaces with salt paper to achieve smoothness.








This is the lamp with smoothened surface.Wipe it clean.










Coat the interiors of the lamp with the favorite colours. Keep it aside for half an hour, so that the paint dries down.









Flip the lamp and paint the rear surface of the lamp. Keep it aside again for half an hour for drying.









This is the completely painted lamp.











Now decorate the lamp with contrasting colours.







This is completely decorated lamp.










These photos includes lamps i have painted earlier with different colours.















Tips :
1.Wash the paint-brush immediately after completing the painting with thinner. Otherwise the brush hairs would become straingtened (stif).

2. When you select a color while painting try to paint all the lamps you want to paint that color. This is to avoid the paint getting thick due to frequent opening and closing of the lids.

Sending these over to Shruti for the Artsy Craftsy Diwali craft event..

24 comments:

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

பெயிண்ட் ஒர்க் அழகாயிருக்கு..தீபத்திருநாளுக்கு ரெடிஆகிட்டீங்க..எனக்கு இங்கு கிடைக்காது..பார்சல் அனுப்புங்க...

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

ரொம்ப அழகா செய்து இருக்கீங்க. அருமை.

Mrs K said...

the diyas look so pretty :) I love the choice of contrasting colors ,keep it up!!!

Priya Sreeram said...

hey the vilakku looks so wonderful--- u r really talented! keep up the good work!

Torviewtoronto said...

beautiful painting and decoration

Lyndsey said...

Thanks for sharing, it's beautiful!

Santosh Bangar said...

beautiful nice to give live instrution

Swathi said...

Beautiful vilakku. Nice painting them.

Suja Sugathan said...

So pretty...you are really talented, lovely

Priya said...

Soo cute and beautiful painting..

Shalini said...

lovely painted vilakku. enakku romba pidichurukku:)

Mahi said...

nice idea kurinji! azhaka irukku. Yellow colour romba nallaa irukku.

Amritha Kalyani said...

very beautiful .. you r very talented.

aipi said...

Colorful n so vibrant..lovely diyas!

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Sushma Mallya said...

You made a simple lamp look so beautiful...loved the colours used..looks attractive...

Anukampa said...

Diyas looks great. Nice step by step pictures.Your instructions made it look so simple and easy. Will surely try it out

Vijisveg Kitchen said...

nice painting. Your instructions looks so somple . I have one. I am going to try.

savithakitchen said...

wonderful painting.......good one.keep it up

savithakitchen said...

So cute

Nithu Bala said...

Wow! Kurinji, you have lots of patience and talents..nice painting Dear.

MindfulMeanderer said...

Ohh. Beautiful! :)
Thanks for linking it to the diwali artsy-craftsy :)

vijaya said...

wow! looks cute! gr8 work! keep it up!
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Devi said...

wow :) beautiful work!! thank you so much for the step by step pictures and instructions, looks very pretty :)

Emreen said...

Beautiful work... of adding some color to the earthen colored diyas...