It is a very simple art form of painting. You Don’t need any specialized knowledge but just a creative mind and artistic flair.. So go ahead
•Fabric colours(for cloth)
•Poster colours (for paper)
So let’s start
Choose a design
First draw the required pattern on the trace paper and copy the design into the cloth/paper using carbon sheet.
If using Cloth Paint using fabric colours and let it dry well.
Use Poster colours for paper.The colours are applied flat with no shading. There is normally a double line drawn for the outlines, with the gap between the lines filled by cross or straight tiny lines. In the linear painting, no colours are applied. Only the outlines are drawn.
Draw outlines using the black colour and again leave it to dry for 24 hours.
If applying on cloth iron on the back side of the cloth.
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Tips and tricks
1Choose a design that is colourful !It is often seen that tradionally there are only basic colours used like orange , green and red but you can add colurs like pink, purple, blue to make it more attractive.
2- Choose a design that it is easy to make.
The design pattern should be simple and clear !
3-Trace the desin well.
If you do not trace it well ,you will definety find yourself in trouble later. You can make improvements in designs like changing the features of face, as it generally seen features in Madhubani are not sharp.
4-Choose a theme.
If you are making more than one painting than choose a theme eg.Krishna because each painting has certain meaning or situation
5-Don't limit youself .
If you don't want a painting then you can always make a bookmark, card or table mats with Madhubani and laminate them.
Add beautiful Border .
Make sure you have a border . It will add new dimensions to your painting
If you are looking for designsfor Madhubani painting , Do have the look at sidebar to find the links . Please I strongly recommend them ...
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