New Type Of Rangoli

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

As you all know Rangoli is popular art of our nation. In every festival, occasion we draw Rangoli. Specially in Diwali people draw Rangoli to welcome there friends and relatives, since at that time people visit each others house. Rangoli also has a religious significance, enhancing the beauty of the surroundings and spreading joy and happiness all around.
In the early days we used to draw small Rangoli using dots. Now-a-days we can use many things. We have different ideas to draw Rangoli. We can use rice-flour , kumkum, haldi (turmeric powder) to draw Rangoli. We can use flowers like rose petals, marigold petals or finely cut greens-grass. Then we can use rice or coloured rice and many other groceries. Basically now days people draw Rangoli as per their imagination. Everyone should try to draw Rangoli using different materials, different imaginations, because without experimentation you cannot achieve something special.

How To Draw Water Rangoli:

Water Rangoli is another exiting as well as new type of Rangoli. Because many of us draw Rangoli on sand or floor only. Lets see how to draw underwater Rangoli. Its very simple task.

1.) You have to select the design you want to draw. (If you are experimenting for the first time, then select simple design just to try out, after that you could go for difficult designs.)

2.) After selecting a design, just think what are the colors you are going to use. You can draw using only white color or use different colors.

3.) Take a bowl of glass in which you are going to put your Rangoli underwater. Glass bowl will give 3-D effect as its inside water and glass is transparent. Put water inside that bowl.

4.) Take a plate on which you are going to draw the Rangoli. Plate should be clean. You can use transparent plate, this will add more beauty.

5.) Apply ample amount of oil on plate. As oil and water never mix.

6.) Draw the Rangoli on that plate. After drawing wait for few minutes, let the sand or powder absorb the oil.

7.) Now pour little more oil to wet the powder from the side slowly (from the side since you don’t want the power to spread).

8.) Now take that plate and put it inside the glass bowl at bottom surface. And see the effect. Nothing will happen to Rangoli as you are using oil.

Note: Be sure that powder absorbs oil and put ample amount of oil. Do not put oil in large quantity.

You can use many flower petals or lamps (diya) to decorate this Rangoli.

As one of my friend told me, you can draw Rangoli on water also. You just have to use some material which neither dissolve or sink in water. Many people use different materials. This can be done by spreading distemper on the surface of the water. As distemper neither dissolve in water readily nor sinks in. And then over that surface we can paint Rangoli using Rangoli power or Rangoli sand. You can use any other material also.

Use your imagination and have fun!!

2. Painting on the surface of water

1.Using Destember :
This is done by spreading destember on the surface of the water. The destember neither disolve in water readily not sinks in.Over the destember surface we can paint rangoli using rangoli power or rangoli sand.

2.Using melted Wax
Alternatively spread some melted candle wax on shallow stagnant water.... let the wax settle in a thin layer.. over this layer make the rangoli as is usually done but take care as to not make the layer too thick otherwise it may sink...

3.Using Paper
Take a paper and cut it in the diameter of your utencil . Make a design and decorate it with flowers or saw dust. Now gently float the paper on water . Add glitter to make it more beautiful.

Use some floating candles to enhance the beauty.

This way enhance this Diwali with Rangoli designs and patterns.


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