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Traditional Mandana Design On Canvas

You Will Need:

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Burnt Sienna 01, Indian Red 10, White 27, Fevicol MR, 12” x 16” Fine Art Canvas Board, Fine Art Brushes, Plaster Of Paris (POP), Painting Knife, Plastic Bowl, Colour Palette, Water Container

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Description :

Mandana paintings are wall and floor paintings done in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, India. Mandana are drawn to protect home, welcome gods into homes, and as a mark of celebration on festive occasions. Learn the nuances of this beautiful artform in this workshop using Fevicryl range of products

STEP 1 : Source the base material
  • Take plain canvas board measuring 12” x 16” in size.
  • We are going to paint canvas with a traditional Mandana design, which are traditionally made on mud walls, to decorate the outer or the inner sides of the walls of houses.
  • We have tried a similar design on a canvas by treating the canvas board.
STEP 2 : Make the mixture
  • Take a plastic bowl, add POP and Fevicol MR with a little amount of water, mix it thoroughly to make a smooth batter consistency.
  • Apply the POP mixture on the canvas with a painting knife, to create rough texture effect.
  • Leave it to dry completely.
STEP 3 : Paint the base coat
  • Paint the textured canvas giving a mud effect using Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna 01, Indian Red 10 and little amount of White 27.
  • Let it dry.
STEP 4 : Draw the design
  • Take an A3 white paper, draw a Mandana design with an elephant motif and birds with a lot of patterns around.
STEP 5 : Trace the design
  • Trace the same design on the textured canvas with white carbon paper.
  • Start painting the design and the line patterns using Acrylic Colour - White 27.
  • Let it dry completely.
STEP 6 : Final look
  • Your canvas Mandana art Canvas is ready!