Traditional Story in MixedMedia Vintage paper – 1984 Magazine Cover

Traditional Story in MixedMedia Vintage paper – 1984 Magazine Cover

Oh My God, I found an old magazine cover from 1984 edition of Ambulimama (Chandamama), I loved reading them when I was a kid, it immediately brought me lots of childhood memories ?.The cover had a vintage style of painting of Lord Ram and Sita from Indian epic Ramayana, this scene is where Sita sees a Golden deer and asks Rama to get the deer for her. But, it was one of the evil asura from Raavana’s army. Sita was abducted by Raavana when Rama goes away to catch the golden deer.

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I used water colour paper to draw the golden deer, I did fuzzy cut and used watercolour pencils to colour the deer. I tore the cardstock to give the old look, I applied heavy gesso on the white board and applied metallic colours. I used gold gel pen to colour the deer and added glossy accents to give the golden deer a 3d effect. I applied a little drop for the eyes. I glied everything with soft matte gel. I added few flowers to the corner of my project.


Materials Used

  • Canon Water colour paper
  • Cardstock
  • Watercolour pencils
  • Glossy Accents
  • Ranger Heavy Gesso
  • Art basics Soft Matte Gel
  • Chipboard frame
  • Artificial flowers
  • Metallic paints – pink, green, yellow
  • Gold Gel pen



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  • Nirupama
    November 24, 2017 9:59 PM

    I liked ur new vintage inspiration from Ambulimama stories.Very innovative.Great going Shuba.

    • AniCreation
      November 24, 2017 10:14 PM

      Thanks a lot akka☺️ there are lots of vintage inspiration of Western countries, tried to bring out the paintings from India

  • kath stewart
    November 27, 2017 1:25 PM

    loving all the layers on your cardthank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge…hugs kath xxx

    • AniCreation
      November 27, 2017 7:47 PM

      Thanks a lot Kath

  • Shylaa Shree
    November 27, 2017 3:44 PM

    beautifully transformed subha, you are very innovative too. you brought back my memories too. Thanks for playing along with at Rainbow Craftykari Blog. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@RCB.

  • AniCreation
    November 27, 2017 7:49 PM

    Thanks a lot Shylaa for your encouraging words and happy to know that you liked it.

  • Dots to Lines
    November 30, 2017 12:22 PM

    Wow! Lovely creation! Lovely way of using the old magazine cover! Thanks for playing with us at Rainbow Craftykari Challenge and good luck!- Blog Coordinator, Aditi

    • AniCreation
      November 30, 2017 12:48 PM

      Thanks a lot Aditi, it was fun playing the challenge

  • Priya Mishra
    November 30, 2017 12:41 PM

    That’s really interesting. I like the way used the old magazine cover in your project.
    Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Craftykari Challenge. Hope to see you next time. Priya-DT

    • AniCreation
      November 30, 2017 7:34 PM

      Thanks Priya for the lovely comments.

  • Anila Dk
    November 30, 2017 12:50 PM

    Lovely project..
    Thank u for joining us at the Rainbow Craftykari challenge this month.
    Anila DT

    • AniCreation
      November 30, 2017 7:33 PM

      Thanks a lot Anila

  • Ishani
    November 30, 2017 9:37 PM

    Oh wow.. Your copy of Chandamama is older than even me .. ! And to use that lovely image for your Fabulous project is super clever. Thankyou for joining us at Rainbow Craftykari challenge this month. Love, Ishani.

    • AniCreation
      November 30, 2017 9:39 PM

      Thanks Ishani ☺️ advantage of getting old ?

  • Raga
    December 1, 2017 2:14 PM

    So clever and lovely project ?

    • AniCreation
      December 1, 2017 3:38 PM

      Thanks a lot ?

  • Kriti
    December 3, 2017 3:46 PM

    Beautiful Project and innovative too ..Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Craftykari Challenge this month..
    DT Kriti Mishra

  • Khushboo Gandhi
    December 3, 2017 6:40 PM

    Lovely card. I like your take on vintage paper. Interestingly made. Thanks for playing at Rainbow Craftykari. Looking forward to your new projects.
    – Khushboo Gandhi, DT

    • AniCreation
      December 3, 2017 6:53 PM

      Thanks a lot ?

  • Meihsia Liu
    March 19, 2018 2:55 AM

    This is such a stunning creation! The layered embellishments and all the details are fantastic! ?

  • AniCreation
    March 19, 2018 8:02 AM

    Thanks Meihsia Liu for your kind words and appreciation 🙂 Comments like this motivates me to do more. Have a nice day.

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