Friday, October 26, 2007

Material to make rangoli


We have a large variety of alternative that can used to make rangoli designs.
You can also experiment and mix and match materials after all creative mind never exhaust.These materials may be coloured as per need.

•Rangoli colours
Readily available in the market.

•Marble dust.
Gives good result , but very heavy to carry in bulk.

•Saw dust
Sawdust is easier to handle.Even floats on water.

•Coloured rice
Can be used as it is or grinded for fine texture .You can also colour rice at home using food colours. Wet the food colour powder with a few drops of water and rub the rice in it till it is uniformly coloured. Do not forget to wear gloves to protect your hands from getting coloured. Dry the rice on paper, in shade before use. (Caution: If the rice is not completely dry it may leave coloured stains on the floor.)

•Coloured Suzi/rawa/cream of wheat
Nice grains(harder than saw dust) easy to spread.. but doesn’t mix too well with color.. Bouncier than color- thus may give a slightly whitish haze.. But good part is it is hygroscopic.. If you want the it to stay longer than a day this is the medium to use

•Petals
Rose petals, marigold petals, small purple paper flowers, finely cut greens-grass/ leaves-even methi leaves...just fill up the large designs. Use strings of marigold and if you like strings of kanakambara/ jasmine flowers to outline

•Pulses

•Fabric or poster colour mixed with chalk powder

Mix a small quantity of colour with chalk powder. Apply it with brush on the floor. It just looks like painting on floor ….not a traditional form of rangoli , but it is scores over as it is very easy and is relatively permanent in nature

•Coloured stones
Use this only for big and abstract rangolis as finesse is not possible with such materials




Tips and tricks


•To fill colour you can use mehindi cones. This will help to fill the colour more accurately and easily.

•You may create spaces within the rangoli design to place diyas. You could also use flower petals of different colours (golden marigolds, bright red roses) to add that extra dimension to your design.

•Special floating candles are also available in the market. Float them in big containers of water along with flower petals.

•If you are making rangoli design with edible material spray some pesticides near rangoli so that the ants don’t attack your it.

•You can put a glass of appropriate size to put over the frame is essential to prevent damage as well as it will increase the glaze of Your Kolam.

•Make white outlines to enhance the design.

•You can also make a stencil of Rangoli. For this take a cardboard and draw the design you want to make, and cut out the design .So any time you want to make that design just sprinkle colour on the cardboard and the design is ready.

•Donot use glue to make the rangoli permanent. That will only spoil it.
So what are you waiting for on just try your hand on these rangoli designs on this Diwali..and let your creativeness speak for itself

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