Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MIDI - 1 Dec 2010 issue

Just to let you know that the DIY section in the latest MIDI magazine had featured the craft that I did recently with them. Its about Mug and CD painting. Go and get the issue if you are interested to know more about this.

Christmas Stockings Cut-outs

I have painted these Christmas Stockings cut-outs recently to be hang as a Christmas decoration at the shop. Actually I had painted the same set last year but had already sold it. I still have some excess of this cut-outs if anyone is interested to paint. You can personalized it by inscribing your families name on it and hang it in your living room.

Monday, November 29, 2010

The launching of PostMe

Yesterday I attended the launching of PostMe the Digital Shopping Mall by Post Malaysia. It was an amazing event with Percusion group, Hip Hop Dancers, Beatboxer, Guitarist, Singers (Atila and Suki) and a great laser light show. A very up-to-date event for the press, merchants and guests of honour to be entertained at the Hotel in Subang jaya. Not only that, the food was in abundance unfortunately I'm on a diet...hehehe..

You must be wondering why I'm spending time there. Well, Ive been invited because I am one of the merchants selling some of my painted items at www.postme.com.my (under the category of art& collectibles - wooden item). Go and check it out.

Prinses Boutique Signage

Not too long ago I did a signage for a Boutique at the newly open shopping complex Empire Gallery in Subang Jaya. After many months it has open to public only very recently I managed to pay a visit to the boutique. To see for myself the big signage being put up for public display was awesome. The owner of the boutique was very pleased with the I catching signage. It definitely blends in with the concept of the shop which is more of an english style dresses. They also has put up the birdhouse that I had painted as a decoration and also the changing room signage. If you have time, go and check it out. Its on the 2nd floor of the shopping complex.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Teachers also needs a break

Speaking of school holidays, teachers also get a break and used their time to learn something new. This is my new student in Folk Art who is a teacher and who has the interest in painting, a deviation from what she normally teach at school.

School Holidays are here

These are some of my young students who came to learn crafting at my shop during the school holidays. Some mothers also learn together with the children. A good way to spent quality time together as a family.

Christmas Tealight Candle Holder

Here are some Tealight Candle Holder that I have painted with Christmas motif but using the transparent glass paint. A different outlook altogether.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas Bottles

Don't throw away your unwanted bottles. Paint them up to use as a Christmas decorations or Christmas gifts...you can write some special messages on it. Here, I've painted three different version of Santa Claus using Enamel paint. You don't need to varnish after painting it but you can cetrtainly washed them if they gets dirty.

Christmas candle

Candles can also be painted using the Enamel paint. Here I did some Christmas motifs on it. It can still be burnt if you want to but who wants to do that when it is already so nice.

Beware, there are others in your household who may think that candles should be used for a more practical reason such as to lit up the house when there is a black-out. So don't turn back on your painted candles !!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Christmas Jars

Jam jars are normally quite robust and air-tight. It is nice to paint some Christmas motifs on it and fill it up with some cookies or candies to be given as gifts. You can paint on glass and tin surfaces using enamel paint. These jars are washable.

Santa Cut-out

It's fun to paint decorations for Christmas. Here are some Santa cut-outs that I have painted to hang in my shop. I still have some excess of the cut-outs for painting. Anyone who is interested to learn to paint like this can give me a call (03-79555909) and make your appointment.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Country Angels

This is another angels cut-out that I did with a country design. Look at the detail of the dresses and the colour combination. These angels should be in a Fashion show...hahaha!!!

Pen and wash Angels

Christmas is coming and I have started to paint some Christmas decorations. These are angels cut-out that I have painted using the pen and wash method. The item are painted using a watery acrylic paint and then line it using a pigment ink pen. Quite easy to do but you need to spray varnished it to avoid smearing the ink.

Refurbishing an Old Clock

This is an old plain clock that I bought some years ago and I decided to paint on it. I started by sandpapering it to get rid of the old varnish and then sealed the wood with the all-purpose sealer. After that I based it with a white background colour. After 3 coatings, I start painting the pink roses and then re-varnishing it again. It turns out quite nice.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Student From Bintulu

This is a student with his son who came from Bintulu, Sarawak. Another marathon of classes over the weekend, as she had to go back the next day. It has been an honour to teach a person who comes from far to learn folk art from me and I sincerely hope she gets what she came for.

Some people really took the effort and time to seek for knowledge of their interest even though they are so far away. Where as those that are just a stone throw away really took their time to get started even though they have keen interest.

What can I say, we are all just human beings....

Monday, November 15, 2010

Scenery on a little tin can

Here are two painted tin can with scenery which I have painted for the Jabatan Alam Sekitar's event not too long ago. Something you can paint as well for gifts or to be used as a pencil holder.

Anyway, Selamat Hari Raya AidilAdha to all Muslims. Our shop is open for business as usual.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

English Tea

This student is learning to paint still life for her case a Teapot, plate, cup and everything realting to having Earl's grey tea. In order to make the still life to look real you need to paint it neatly and precisely especially the shading and highlighting.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

More people into folk art

More and more people are learning the folk art technique of painting. Looks like its a tend these days. Nice to know that a lot of people are willing to try out.

Hydrangea on the tile

This is my experimentation of painting using acrylic paints on tile surface. Need to mixed the colors with glass & tile medium in order to make it stick to the surface. I also crackled the background.

Bears, Bears, Bears

One of the design that is popular among my students to paint are the two bears. Its mainly a good exercise for the stippling technique using the deerfoot brush.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hari Inovasi Alam Sekitar

Two days ago I participated again in an event at Jabatan Alam Sekitar, Putrajaya. An event that participants can promote new ideas and innovation in helping us to live in an eco-friendly environment.

One of the ideas I have is to turn old pc diskettes into coasters, gift tags, decorative pieces and even door gifts. I have painted these diskettes using Enamel paint.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Biscuit tin with cottages

Here's another biscuit tin that I have painted with scenery of little cottages. I will be bringing some of my painted items on the tin to be sold at the coming Ipoh workshop at a special price.

Hopefully everyone is excited to try to paint on recycle items. I'm sure most of the postings (tips, examples, ideas) in my blog has been informative enough to inspire and motivate you to paint. Should you want to copy the design, I would appreciate that you informed me, at least I know that it has been put to good use. But should you post pictures of my painted item on your blog and claimed its yours then its very unethical.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Deepavali

I hope I'm not too late to wished all my Indian customers a very Happy Deepavali. Hope you have a wonderful day of visiting and eating. Talking about food ...please go easy on the curry and the candies...they look delicious but you also have to think about your health!!...hehehe

Oh by the way, I did decorate my shop with some recycle Deepavali greeting cards.....no time to paint anything relating to the festival but its all in purple and gold now.

Photo shoot for MIDI magazine

Yesterday I did some photo shoot with the MIDI magazine ....sounds like I'm in the Tyra Bank's show isn't it ?...hahaha!!
It's for the DIY section and I did the step-by-step approach in painting on a mug, on a CD, on a spice bottle and decoupage/painting on a tile. If you are interested to know more wait for it to come out on December 2010 issue.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Change of Date for workshop 4 in Ipoh

WE HAVE MAKE A CHANGE IN THE DATE for workshop 4 in Ipoh to 21st Nov. 2010 (Sunday) at the Hill City Hotel instead of the 14th Nov. This was originally scheduled in July and was postponed.
I will be teaching participants how to paint Cottage and Garden Scenery on a Biscuit Tin. You will learn how to prepare the surface in order to paint the background. The technique covered will be shading and a lot of stippling. The workshop will start at 10.00 a.m. and ends at 4.30 p.m. Lunch is included. All attendees will be required to bring their own Biscuit Tin.

Attendees will also get an extra pattern packet of painting cottage for them to try out on their own. We will also have a lucky draw - the lucky winner will get a painted item from me.

If you are interested to attend, please call me at 03-79555909 for details.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Folkart Session 4 in Ipoh Again

We are trying to organised again the Folkart workshop 4 in Ipoh this coming 14th Nov. 2010 (Sunday) at the Hill City Hotel. This was originally scheduled in July and was postponed.
I will be teaching participants how to paint Cottage and Garden Scenery on a Biscuit Tin. You will learn how to prepare the surface in order to paint the background. The technique covered will be shading and a lot of stippling. The workshop will start at 10.00 a.m. and ends at 4.30 p.m. Lunch is included. All attendees will be required to bring their own Biscuit Tin.

If you are interested to attend, please call me at 03-79555909 for details.