Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dyed Rice Artwork

I had no idea what to do with my dyed rice. I decided yesterday to do a couple things. The first idea didn't really work so I didn't do anything with that. The second idea was a flower. After I drew it on the canvas, I decided to go for it.

I used a jar lid for the center and free handed the petals. I figured the pencil lines wouldn't show since there would be rice covering it.
The first area I decided to cover was the center. I poured some Tacky glue on the circle and spread it out with my finger. I didn't have a paint brush so I used the next best thing ;) I made sure there was a thick enough layer of glue so the rice could settle in it and not fall off easily. Then I poured a handful of rice onto the glue. I tapped the rice down so it stuck to the glue.
After letting it set up for a few seconds, I took the canvas and tipped it so the excess rice would fall off. I poured the excess onto a sheet of paper so I could put the extra rice back in the baggy easily.
Then, I covered the background using the same technique. Instead of filling in the whole petal, I decided to let some white show and give the picture more texture (as if it didn't have any before!) Also, I was just lazy. I only put a thick line of glue on the outline of the petals and added pink. I then added those line thingy things on flowers (technical term, I know.) I used a thicker line of glue and made it slightly more narrow going away from the center. I tapped and tipped again and set it aside to dry.

It didn't take too long to set up and dry. Now it's all ready to find a home somewhere in my apartment!

17 comments :

Brave Brooke said...

That's awesome! There are so many possibilities!

Maggie said...

This is too cool! I've done stuff like this with rice before but it was just plain and white. Boring. I love this! So pretty. Thanks for the idea!

Jordan McCollum said...

The texture *is* cool! It give an abstract kind of feel to the painting. Good choice on subject!

Becky said...

This turned out so cool! Awesome job :)

Heather Landry said...

You have me wondering it it would be possible to dye rice with alcohol ink. Thanks so much for this fun series of tutorials.

Flannery @ Three Sisterz said...

how cute is that! i never would have thought!

Tracy said...

I was really curious on what you were going to do with your dyed rice.
Such a fun project.

TheCraftInMe said...

I love this project, very artistic!

Heidi said...

this is super cute! Good job!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Great job!! Thank you so much for linking up!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

So cute! I love how bright the colors are! Thanks for sharing!

Beauty and the Green said...

This is so creative. and so cute! I am a new follower, all the best to you and yours!

Mindie Hilton said...

Love it, I wonder if my 2 year old would try and eat it hmmmm...so cute it would be worth the risk. lol Thanks again for linking up to Bacon Time.

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is a REALLY cool idea and, I think, will be a fun summer project for my youngest daughter to work on!

Jessica Lauren said...

Cute! This will be such a fun summer idea to do with my kiddos!
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Kirst said...

That's such a fun craft to do with kids! I love it!! Thanks for sharing!

CREATIVE MIND said...

this is amazing..unique..thanks for sharing dear :)

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