Color Blast with Rangoli

You can either make a flower rangoli or the tradition color rangoli. If you are not very comfortable with making one yourself, use of stencils can make it really simple. You can also make your own stencils.
Step 1: Finalise a design you want to make. You can get multiple references online or you can even draw one for yourself.
Step 2: Get the colors according to your design. I prefer the sandy texture of colors as they are easy to fill.
Step 3: Beginners can use a piece of chalk to draw a basic design which they intent to fill to avoid much deviation from the original design.
Step 4: Start filling your design and finish it with an outline to enhance the design.
Tips & Tricks:
  • You can use a tea strainer to fill the colors where possible to get an even look.
  • Use of charcoal powder where black color is needed is a better option.
  • Use an insecticide spray around your rangoli if you have used any flower or edible component like flour to prevent ants running through your rangoli.
  • Outlining you rangoli enhances the look. Also, using multiple contrast colors will make it look brighter and more festive.
  • Lighting diyas around the rangoli is an element addition.
Update from Diwali 2015;
Without Diyas
With Diyas
Border Rangoli

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Nivedita Dafade says:

    This is so wonderful! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on pep the party and commented:

    This is my first Holi after our wedding and for all reasons it has it’s own charm. This festival is dominated by colors in all forms and shapes from clothes , food , drinks to decor. Rangoli is a traditional practice which I have inherited from the generations before. This is not only considered auspicious but also creates the entire festive aura. I am personally quite fond of it and don’t miss it on Holi or Diwali. I have come across people who master this art but I am quite ordinary at it. I try hits and trials twice a year to achieve the best possible Rangoli. Today, I bring to you few tricks which will help you make your very own Rangoli!
    Wishing all my readers a very Happy Holi!


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