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PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL

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By Shantha | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Expert

Traditional farming methods use the rice sieve to separate rice from the husk. In every traditional house in India, rice sieves form a part of the decoration during Pongal/Sankranthi. Here’s a small DIY to decorate a rice sieve for the harvest festival.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Wipe the rice sieve with a dry cloth to clean the surface from dust.

STEP 2:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Paint a simple design of your choice onto the Fine Art canvas roll using Fevicryl Acryliccolours.
I have painted a simple Warli-Madhubani fusion design which is known as Madhu-Warli. Warli is a traditional Indian art form from Maharashtra where Sankranthi is celebrated with great pomp!

STEP 3:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Stick the painted canvas onto the rice sieve using Fevicol.

STEP 4:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicryl Acrylic colour- Sap Green to work on the weaves of the Rice Sieve.

STEP 5:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Using a dry flat bush, give strokes of Fevicryl Acrylic Color- Pearl Metallic Gold to give a metallic gold finish on the painted areas.

STEP 6:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Paint the remaining area of the rice sieve using Fevicryl Acrylic colour- Burnt Sienna.

STEP 7:-

PAINT A RICE SIEVE FOR PONGAL - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

The painted traditional rice seive can be kept in a corner for display or even be used to adorn a wall.

you will need

Fevicryl Sunflower Kit, Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Gold, Fine Art Brush, Fine Art Canvas roll, Fevicol MR, Traditional rice sieve

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