TANJORE PAINTING PART III

Now comes the actual painting part ...

1)On the prepared board draw the design or trace out the design(all the details using yellow carbon.But do not draw the details on the face(that's freehand drawing).

2)Now stick the stones in the needed area using fevicol.

3)Now using the mug emboss the places (using brush spread the mug evenly and gently so that no air bubble forms... just like how we do stain glass painting)

4)For intricate designs use cones.(like mehandi)

5)When mug work dries keep the gold foil on the design and take impression of the area to be covered with gold.Cut the shape apply Arabic gum and paste it on the area(gently press it using any soft cloth to get good impression)

6)When mug work of the board is complete start painting the figure.

7)After completing this suing a small safety pin carefully scratch out the gold foil that has covered the stones.

8)Clean the stones using damp cloth carefully.

NOTE:MUG WORK FOR CONE:CONSISTANCY LIKE MEHANDI.
FOR COVERING: BIT THICK LIKE BAJJI BATTER
MUG WORK MIXTURE:1TSP CHALK MUG ADDED TO 1/2 TSP ARABIC GUM
I HAVE TRIED TO EXPLAIN BUT IF THERE IS ANY PART THAT'S NOT CLEAR DO COMMENT .I WILL TRY TO BE MORE CLEARER.

3 comments:

  1. Hi
    It is very interesting and informative. Even I learnt the tanjore painting and the person taught me only one painting. but he din't tell me the exact procedure of making the muck for embossing and for making designs. If possible can you please give me the exact procedure. My email is- chirrarekha@gmail.com. Thanks a lot.

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  2. thanks Rekha. will mail u soon reg this.

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  3. While preparing muck paste what proportion we have to mix chalk powder and Arabic gum. I have the same doubt as rekha. Can u mail me the procedure to my id tsgaythri@gmail.com. I did some tanjore paintings by self learning frm net with store brought muck paste. https://picasaweb.google.com/tsgayathri/GayathriSCraftWorks

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