Ganjifa is a card game that originated in Persia and became popular in India under the Mughal emperors in the
16th century. Ganjifa Cards are designed in circular form in the medium of pasted layers of paper, outlines are
drawn in black colour and then painted with different colours.
Fevicryl Hobby Ideas Acrylic Colour
Hobby Ideas Crackle Medium
Fine Art Painting Brush
Clean the wooden box and paint the sides of the box with Fevicryl Hobby
Ideas Acrylic Colour – Crimson. Let it dry.
Paint the top of the box with White and apply a coat of Hobby Ideas
Leave it for 30 minutes and once tacky apply another layer of Crimson.
Leave it for 20 minutes and cracks will soon start appearing. Let it dry.
Cut out a circle shape from the card paper.
Draw or trace the traditional Ganjifa peacock on it.
Paint the design using Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Dark Green and Cerulean
Blue. Let it dry.
Outline the design with Black. Let it dry.
Stick the card on the top of the box using Fevicol MR. Let it dry.
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