Thursday, December 25, 2014

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design

Hi Dear Friends

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design, 6'x8' 


Pen and Paper....Mandala Design, 6'x8' 
I enjoy Mandala drawings and it was such a pleasure to make this card for the challenge set by Indira for her mega-celebration. I have used a black Uni-ball gel pen to draw the design on thick card stock and used Sakura glaze pens to fill color. The glaze pens have given a wonderful embossed look and texture to the design !! This is a big card, 6x8 inches and I kept working on it while teaching my younger son for his exams.By the way, here it is on my bookshelf and you can see two of the books written by me in the left most corner and one on the right most corner.

some work in process pics....

Hope you can see the embossed effect of the glaze pens here........

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design 

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design, 6'x8' 


Pen and Paper....Mandala Design, 6'x8' 

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design, 6'x8' 

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design, 6'x8' 


at some places I have given multiple layers of glaze inks to enhance the embossed effect.....some highlighting with a white Uni-ball pen.....

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design 

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design 
Pen and Paper....Mandala Design 


The 18x14 cm panel is mounted with foam tape on a cream cardstock base. The sentiment inside is computer generated. I worked for about 90 mins every day for three days and totally enjoyed it, thank you Indira, it really was lots of fun !! The colors somehow remind me of the vibrant Patachitra paintings of Orissa !! Hope you all like this...I apologise for the bad pics, all clicked using my phone and on cold winter nights !! If you want you can see some of my earlier Mandala paintings here and here.

Pen and Paper....Mandala Design 


linking to Indira's challenge
http://cosmicstrawberry-colette.blogspot.in/2014/12/cosmic-colours-challenge-8.html





Please do leave your comments. I would love to read what you say and I would love to visit your blog too !!

17 comments:

Purvi Gadewar said...

A very beautiful and intricate design, Suman! Love how the vibrant colours enhance the design!!!


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Shalu said...

What a classy card suman Ji...loved the hand drew mandla and the embossed effects from glaze penspens...the colors are so cheerful ...beautiful..:)

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

SO beautiful n ethnic !

Radhika said...

Beautiful Mandala design Suman..Love the bright colors.. :)

Jasleen said...

Wow!!! This is no less than a masterpiece, Suman. I'm truly amazed at your ability to DRAW such an intricate design and colour it so beautifully. Gorgeous results. Thanks si much for your kind comment on my blog and I'm glad to add another talented friend to my group of craters :)

shreya said...

Hi, The creativity is just awesome. I can never think of such hand work...Thank u so much for the share...Keep posting with lots more.

Indira Tanwar said...

OMG Suman!!! This is incredible!! Such beautiful drawing and colouring. Very very impressive. Thanks so much for playing along my Mega Celebration event 2 - Challenge.

Sujana said...

intricate design.... beautiful colours.... fab embossed look.... and such patience... you rock. All the best

Sindhu said...

Wow...SO beautiful and very colorful....SO happy to receive this card...

Colette said...

Wow Suman! This is absolutely stunning....gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with Cosmic Colours this month. :o) x

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Stunning card! I love the intricate design and the beautiful color palette. Thanks for sharing! :)

Tanvi Shah said...

This is stunning.............it has a ceramic effect! Wish you & your family a happy 2015 Suman.

Neha said...

Happy New Year, Sumanji. Love this Mandala. It is so detailed & neat. :)

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW WOW ...literally bow down to you Suman!! Such amazing hand control and patience you have...such a beauty!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

EsVee said...

Its a BEAUTIFUL card Suman.. Such an intricate pattern and you've done wonders with the colouring!

yyam said...

Oh wow. I love the bold colours! You are such a patient artist...with such an eye for intricate details. This is beautiful!

Happy 2015 Suman! :)

lavina agarwal said...

Wow this is gorgeous! Amazing details. .all by hand! Too good

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