Thursday, October 28, 2010

A house warming present

It's nice also to give someone a well-wisher plaque or a house number plaque if the person is moving to a new house ......a really nice house warming present.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo shoot for Majalah Keluarga - Jan 2011 issue

I was involved again with a photo shoot with Majalah Keluarga for the DIY section. This time for the Jan 2011 issue. As usual they always prepared the materials 2 months ahead. Anyway, I showed 3 crafts - painting on the tile, painting on the jar and decoupage on a clear glass plate. If you want to know how to do it, buy the magazine when it comes out perhaps in December. The effect that i used on the tile is unique as so is the decoupage on the clear glass plate. Whereas the painting on the jar is just to show the versatility of gloss enamel paint.

Something for mom

A student learning to paint kitchen tings on the shelf in which she intends to give it to her mother. So nice.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Putting your skills into good use

Those who had learned to paint should try and apply it. Here is an idea in which you could create badges to be worn by committee members of a working group perhaps during an event....sports day, family day, wedding, charity dinner, etc. A simple contribution of your effort.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Launching of Environment week

Yesterday I participated in the launching of the Environment Week in Putrajaya. They have given me a booth to promote Art & Craft using recycle items. As usual I demonstrated glass painting and decoupage to the public. There are great interest among the school children about this form of art.

Its nice to know that there are people who are genuinely appreciate art as it is and to acknowledge that it can help the environment. Of the many that come by to have a look at my creation, only one person had ask about the the commercializing of such product.

I did a lot of personalizing essence chicken bottle ...inscribing names and writing captions on the bottle which I charged RM 1 for each to school children.

Nevertheless, with all the tiredness, I felt good that I have contributed something towards a clean environment. If you are living near Putrajaya, go and visit the exhibition, you may learn something new about keeping the environment clean. "GO GREEN".


If you can get a free copy of the newsletter EraHijau produced by Jabatan Alam Sekitar, there is a little news about me participating in the Hari Alam Sekitar a few months back.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pattern Packet

This pattern packet are only offered to those that had bought the book "Painting Country Cottages & Gardens" from me. You may purchased this Pattern Packet at RM 10 only (inclusive of postage). What you received in the pattern packet is painting instructions, the pattern and the picture of the painted item in colour. This packet has 4 designs namely : Thatched Cottage Bin, The garden gate, Birdhouse Tissue box and Rambling Rose. These patterns are carefully selected to ensure that you are able to try out on your own. You will not find these patterns on the internet or in any books.
Those who are interested can e-mail me using the feedback form on the front page of my website.

Hydrangea & Roses in a Basket

This student had already done the basic classes of Folk Art and decided to incorporate all the techniques into one design i.e. Hydrangeas, roses and daisies in one basket. She discovered new experiences like enhancing the beauty of the hydrangeas , multi-layered roses and the process of painting a basket.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Stll life on an old tin

This old tin is unique in shape. It looks like an antique and decided to paint kitchen stuff on it since it is supposed to be a biscuit tin.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Decoupage on candle

This is one easy way of doing a Christmas Gift. You can also used paper napkins to decorate a candle.

Porcelain Painting for the Siblings

These two sisters decided to spent the weekend doing Porcelain Painting on the plate and a mug. A good way of spending precious time to learn something new rather than watching TV or playing PC games.

In school they are taught to paint on papers, but here they get to do art on a different medium. A totally new experience and the most important thing they enjoyed it and definitely coming back for more.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10-10-10 Wedding

These are some of the boxes that I have painted for my nephew's wedding on the may not be as grand as the Malaysian Astronaut's wedding but I think its still look elegant, especially its all handmade.

Little flowers on Little gift box

Its nice to do various types of little flowers on top of little gift boxes, like what this student did. It looks really cute.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Painting Country Cottages & Gardens

This is a book by Diane Trierweiler an international folk artist who had written many books. In this particular book she teaches you how to paint on Cottages and Gardens with all kinds of flowers such as lilacs, lavenders, Roses, sunflowers, daisies, tulips etc. It is an imported book of good quality with step-by-step instructions and pictures (128 pages) for 10 projects. The technique used is quite straightforward and using proper tools , I'm sure you can do it on your own (especially those who had learned from me, you can improvised a bit to used the patterns on other items). The price is RM 50 per copy inclusive of postage & handling for Peninsular Malaysia and RM 55 per copy inclusive of postage & handling for East Malaysia. If you are interested to buy please e-mail me using the feedback form on the front page of the website and I will let you know on the procedure of ordering it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Garden Scenery Again

A student who had learn to paint a Cottage and Garden Scenery on an old metal tray. Looks like a nice English vintage tray.

More people learning Folk Art

Looks like more people getting interested in Folk Art. Its good to see that more people want to try out their hands at painting. I hope that this blog has create awareness and encourage people from all walks of life to explore the possibilities.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Painted plastic folders

You can take the old plastic files and re-use it as a photo album or scrapbook. You can also paint the cover using acrylic paint. The way you do it is to use gesso as the undercoat before painting it with the acrylic paint. Don't forget to put a generous layers of varnish if you are going to use it thoroughly.

Painted notebook

You can actually paint on the plastic cover of a notebook using the enamel paint. Here, I have painted roses on the cover of the notebook that I got for free. You don't need to varnish if you are using enamel paint. Quite an interesting look.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Painted flowers on doorstoppers

Here are some of the wooden door stoppers that I have painted lately. As usual roses are among the favourites. If you combine it with a good matching background colour, it will stands out. If you have painted the door stoppers this nice you would not want to put it at the door. Perhaps use it as a paper weight or as a decorative piece on the table.