Home Décor : Styling your home your way!!

Zibica is home for beautiful, artistically designed décor items which can elevate the look of any house. We have a unique combination of various styles across our handmade products. Here is our recommendation for the Top 5 home décor items.

  1. Dry Arrangement:

Create that perfect look for your house through our artistically arranged dry flowers. Choose across various styles and colors and instantly add life to your house. Check them out here

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  1. Hangings:

Our collection of wall hangings can beautify the simplest of rooms and add life to them. Deck your house in these handmade beautiful embellishments in various designs. Check them out here

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  1. Sculpture:

A beautifully modelled sculptor is one of the best ways to express your taste in art. At Zibica we understand that, hence we have handpicked a range of beautiful sculpture, which varies from religious, spiritual to abstract. Check it out here

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  1. Recycled art:

At Zibica, recycle and reuse has a different meaning. The once obsolete items are not only recycled but are transformed and given a new life. Check out our collection here

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  1. Paintings:

Your house can be as bright and as subtle as the choice of your painting. We have a collection of over 80 paintings created by our artists, from simple portrayal of Radha Krisha to spring theme, from Samyak theme to abstract. Choose as per your artistic inclination. Check out the options here.

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Handmade cards

Creating unique cards for your loved ones

How often have you as a child or your little one doodled on a piece of paper & played around with colors & words to bring it alive & express your love to your family, friends & teachers too! Cardmaking, the craft of hand making greeting cards is nothing new but is gaining popularity in INDIA, not just because of the easy availability of craft supplies but because these are unique & personalized to make the recipient feel truly special & loved. It is one of the best ways to convey our love & affection! Handmade cards bring joy to not only the maker but giver & receiver as well!

Card making is a process & not a technique, the process begins with the person himself & leads to creating a unique card “tailored” for him, the colors, the shape, the theme, the sentiments all chosen to suit his personality. This means “handmade cards” are not mass produced & they do not express someone else’s sentiments but help you chose/customize your own sentiments & convey them. A handmade card is a treasure to be kept forever & what better way to make someone know you really care.

Handmade cards are available in different styles, different colors, different shapes, different themes, different occasions for all age groups some are rather simple while others rather intricate, some sentimental & some rather funny!

By definition “handmade” is made by hand, not by machine, and typically therefore of superior quality! So are our cards!

This post was contributed by Tanvi Shah.

These are very few of her beautiful cards:

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Demystifying Decoupage

Hello every one! If you are a person who loves to design interiors for home or is interested in exclusive home décor items ,then you would surely like to know about the latest craze – and that is ‘’Decoupage home décor and gift items”

Now, what is Decoupage? Well, the word originates from the French word ‘decouper’ which literally means to ‘’cut-outs”. It is not as simple as it sounds though. This is an ancient art started by the Siberian nomadic tribes for tomb paintings. Then the art came to China in form of lantern decoupage in the 12th century and it was in the 17th century, that decoupage found its way in the French and British royal courts of King George III and Queen Charlotte. Under their patronage Decoupage art became very popular and was widely used in home décor items and furniture. Today, again this form of art has been revived by using better and more elaborate range of materials.

Let me explain you a little about what goes into making of an exclusive ‘decoupage’ item. Decoupage is the skilled process of cutting and pasting paper with deft fingers using a special adhesive on the object. It is no ordinary paper that is used here, especially ordered and manufactured rice paper, decoupage paper, tissue paper ,card stock paper are used . Then, several coats of lacquer using with special technique are applied repeatedly over a period of time to cure it. The process also involves various techniques and treatments like hand painting, stenciling, sketching, sea sponge painting, stamping etc…The final end product will seem to be an object that has been hand painted with precision and looks totally beautiful!

The good thing about this art is also in the fact that it can be done on a variety of surfaces like glass, wood, plastic, canvas, tin, candle etc. A person buying ‘decoupage ‘products, is actually investing in a piece of ‘ancient art ‘which is exquisite and laboriously crafted and meant to be treasured!

Am sure you have an eye for aesthetics and would love to be a part of the decoupage heritage-so share it, buy one today!!

This post was contributed by Vinita Bajla.

Read more about her here: http://zibica.in/blog/vinita-bajla/

You can check her work at: https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/gulmohargalore.html/

Handmade Home Utility

A beautiful home reflects the beauty of the person residing in it. At Zibica we understand that and hence we have created a range of home utility products which are not only beautiful, but most of these can be customized to suit your taste and style. Here is our recommendation for home utilities from our collection:

1) Trays:

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We have a range of beautiful trays in multiple designs to pick from. Our range gels well with almost all styles, from contemporary to traditional, from floral to quirky, or from Rajasthani to Mediterranean. Check out the collection here

2) Coasters:

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Our collection of coasters will make your regular coasters look boring and dull. We have a handmade collection with a huge range, again varying across styles. From religious theme, to even a Star War theme, we have an envious collection. Check it out here.

3) Quilts:

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Our artists at Zibica specialize in handmade quilts. We have a range of “Godhris”, which are traditional hand stitched and patch work quilt. Every quilt has a unique design. Check out the collection here.

4) Tissue Box:

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At Zibica we put in our utmost effort to make your home look beautiful, even the small items are taken care of and are handmade with a lot of love. We have a range of beautiful tissue boxes like Vintage, English or wooden etc. Check out our collection here

5) Key Holders:

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Our range of handmade/hand painted key holders range from the uber chic wooden chop board holder to the divine Radha Krishna holder etc. Check out the collection here

6) Mobile Hangers:

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Our mobile hangers will elevate the look of any room they are a part of. They are absolutely gorgeous and can be disguised as a part of home decor easily. Check out our collection here.

Quick tips on photography

1.    Location and space

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The ideal space for photographing your creation is natural light. Best source of natural lighting is a large window or terrace. You also need to make sure that there is enough space for the product, like a large table or empty floor.

2.    Correct angle of view

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Position of your phone or camera is very important. Positioning shows the perfect view of the product and highlights the best features. You need to experiment from different angles too.

If you are using a camera then tripod is the best option for shaper look.

3.    Add your backgrounds/surfaces.

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Having a clear background is very important aspect of photography.  Plain white background or handmade white texture paper is perfect for product photography but in case if you are planning for any other pattern or base then make sure that its not too distracting or over bold.

Background should be large enough to look like a room space of the photograph.

4.    Rotate your set for the perfect light

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Positioning the product in correct way is very important. Less light or unwanted shadow can be avoided with use of white card as a reflector to bounce light into the shadow area. Using a table lamp is a good option to enhance the product.

A little change in the position can completely alter the look of a product. It’s always good to have extra background surface so that you can rotate your product to get perfect click.

We hope these little tips will be useful for better photos of your creations.

Note : Images used in this log are from Ankitesh’s Photography and google.

 

Best handmade gifts to surprise your wife

Wife’s birthday or your anniversary is a great occasion to surprise her with unique gifts. Team Zibica brings to you a range of exquisite products that are hand crafted and can be customized keeping her preferences and the occasion in mind.

Dry arrangement:

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Team Zibica presents to you a handmade arrangement of artificial/dry flowers customized to suit the taste and preference of your wife. They are perfect as a gift since they can become a part of home décor and last forever. Check out the option here.

Jewelry organizer:

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At zibica we have a range of hand crafted exquisite jewelry organizers. These come in various designs and finish and can be customized to the occasion. Check out the option here.

Jewelry: 

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What can be better as a gift for your wife than our trendy handmade fashion jewelry? This is one of our hottest selling items. These pieces are handcrafted by our artisans and the best thing is you can customize the jewelry. Check out the options here.

Shoes :

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Women loves shoes and we have a collection of gorgeous hand painted shoes. These come in various funky styles and designs. Check out the options here.

Scrapbooks: 

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Our scrapbooks are a wonderful ways to save memories. We have various designs that can tug at your wife’s heart. From a vintage album, to a photo book or an accordion tag box, the artists at Zibica offer a beautiful range. Check out the options here.

Chocolate bouquet:

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A Bouquet of handmade chocolates customized to the taste and preference of your wife can be a wonderful surprise for her. At Zibica these range from a simple bouquet design to the shape of a purse or a pillow or a doll. Check out the options here.

Recycled Art:

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At Zibica we are proud of our recycled art collection. We have a collection of bottles converted into a gorgeous art piece. The picture here accompanying the article is of a beautiful triangular bottle converted into a lamp from the “Awaiting Autumn” Collection. Check out more options here