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By Shantha | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Beginner

Make a holi wish or a party invite for Holi with the Warli theme, using the simple Tie-and-dye technique.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

HOLI CARD - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Thoroughly de-starch the cotton fabric by boiling it for a couple of minutes in water. After de-starching the cloth, hang it out to dry and Iron it well to remove all the creases.

STEP 2:-

HOLI CARD - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Do a Fan-folding (like the way pleats are made for a saree) for the cloth and iron it along the folds.

STEP 3:-

HOLI CARD - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Tie knots along the length of the fabric to make 7 divisions. Refer to the image.

STEP 4:-

HOLI CARD - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Dip the entire cloth in water to make it wet. Make sure that the cloth absorbs sufficient water. Squeeze out excess Water and lay the cloth flat onto a newspaper. Start painting from one end of the cloth using various colors. As soon as you are done with this step, open out the fabric and let it out to dry.

STEP 5:-

HOLI CARD - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Select a card paper and fold it to form a card.

STEP 6:-

HOLI CARD - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Cut out triangular shapes from the colored fabrics.

STEP 7:-

HOLI CARD - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Stick the triangular fabrics onto the card surface using Fabric Glue, to form the body of the Warli tribal.

STEP 8:-

HOLI CARD - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Give an outline using Fevicryl 3D outliner cones of your choice, to seal rough edges of the fabric. I have used Fevicryl 3D outliner cones: Glitter Gold and Glitter Silver.

STEP 9:-

HOLI CARD - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicryl 3D outliner Glitter black to work on the head, hands and legs of the two figures.

STEP 10:-

HOLI CARD - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

You can further embellish the card by using a mixture of Fevicryl 3D outliner cones to form dots that represent a splash of color. Allow this to dry.

STEP 11:-

HOLI CARD - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Use Rangeela tempera colors to make the card colorful.

you will need

Cotton cloth, Fevicryl Sunflower kit, Fine Art Brushes, Fevicryl 3D Outliners, Rangeela Tempera Colors, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Card Paper.