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

Gifts for Husband

It is your husband’s birthday and you want to gift something unique?

Team Zibica has picked out 7 unique gifting options for you. From customized portrait to handmade paintings, we have a list of trendy and handmade items.

            1)     Portraits:
Handmade potraitsWe present to you our hand cut portrait customized to suit your taste and occasion. It can represent a special memory shared. The artists at Zibica can replicate and customize any special day and message for you. Check out the options here.


2) Cushion covers :

Couple Caricature cushions Second option on the list is our uber trendy hand painted caricature cushion covers. Again it can be completely customized to suit your preferences. A customize birthday wish or a special message, anything can be hand painted on these. Check out the options here.

3)     A painting:

Splash of Music A genuine painting from our artists can add layers and beauty to your house. We at Zibica are proud to present our collection of unique paintings. Check out the option here.

 

4)     Handmade organizer:

Vintage watch boxGift your husband our exquisite handmade watch box organizer. These come in all shapes and sizes and can be used for multiple purposes like as a watch organizer or for sporting your personal belongings like keys, mobile etc. The best thing is these are handmade and they can be made into any dimensions. So if you want to gift a watch organizer only, it can be customized etc. The possibilities are endless. Check out the option here.

 

5)     Cards:
Pop up cardsThis is a fun way to celebrate your husband’s special day. These cards can be customized and given a very personal feel since these are handmade. Check them out here.

 

 6)     Scrapbook:

Pop up cardsHandmade scrapbooks are a beautiful way to keep your memories safe. These have an option of adding a personal touch by writing down in the space given for journal. Check it out here.

 

7)     T-shirt:
Hand painted tshirtHand painted t-shirts by our artists are always in demand. These are the perfect gift on any special occasion. These can be customized to add a personal birthday message or a funny quote like in the picture. Check them out here. 

 

These are only 7 suggestions but there are numerous options at Zibica which are unique and handmade. We at Zibica proud ourselves at our quality and the possibilities of customization.

Vinita Bajla

Hello, all!

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I am Vinita Bajla from Bangalore. I have been crafting passionately for more than two years. My forte is Decoupage. This is an ancient technique by which slivers of paper are stuck on wood, glass, plastic, etc and then lacquered with many coats for a couple of days. It is a very laborious yet an interesting art. The final result seems like the surface has been painted. Decoupage can be done on home décor items like trays, birdhouses, drawers, glass bottles, hangers, paper weights, pen-stands, cutlery stand, caddy boxes, watch boxes, jewellery boxes, office stationery and many more.

I learnt Decoupage two years back and instantly fell in love with the art. I found it interesting that different papers like cardstock, wrapping paper, newspaper, tissue-paper etc work differently on different surfaces. I thoroughly enjoy hand painting, stencilling, stamping on my decoupage products. Every time when I fall in love with my own products, I know my client is going to love them too.

My other passion is paper craft like envelopes, invites, etc for all occasions.I love customizing an order for a valued client and believe in giving joy to the person who receives it. I ensure high quality and good finishing in all products.

“To me art is a therapy and Gulmohar Galore is about fulfilling little dreams of people”

Few of my creations :

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My store link :

https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/gulmohargalore.html/

Chan Shiva

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Hi, I’m Chan Siva, a Chennai based Artist. I paint on all subjects of paintings from traditional to modern art, but I mainly work on Color theory artworks.

I had interest in Art since my childhood but what influenced me to pursue Art are Color theory techniques which gave a lively and vibrant feel, and million possibilities to show my creativity, feelings, and emotions through art. My first exhibit was in QCC art gallery in New York, 2011 which gave me confidence to pursue Art further. Since then done one solo exhibit in USA and few group exhibits in India. My works mainly revolves around color theory techniques to express the emotions, feelings and the inner feelings of the subject of my painting. Though I’m familiar with most methods, I mainly work on Acrylic paintings.

       In addition to painting on canvas, I also started working on various home decor products like clocks, key holders, key chains, phone stand, coasters, etc., I have received a good response to date on my works and I’m hoping to further improve my skills and start more products in the future

Few of my Creations at Zibica :

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My Store Link : 

https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/soulsncolors.html/

Vaishali Khandwala

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Hello, I am Vaishali Khandwala from Mumbai. I always had an affinity to create things with my own hands. This creative inclination took me to study architecture and I freelanced as an interior designer for quite some time. Composing forms and elements together comes naturally to me and I love working in three dimension, with various materials, objects and techniques.  Since 2011, I am enjoying putting all this together through crafting. I hand make products and design craft workshops.

When working with children or making something for children, I use variety of materials and focus on recycling. This helps children to learn crafting from objects that are easily available and inexpensive….something what I enjoyed as a child…Best out of Waste.

Exploring the art of decoupage has been very fulfilling for me. Using this art, I create home décor products, office products and customize gifts for special occasions. Multipurpose boxes, trays, tissue boxes, coasters, magnets, card holders, photo frames, pen holders, wooden momentos, bookmarks are some of the decoupage products, that I have been making. The products are not only beautiful with fine finish, but they have utility too. Hence they are a treasured memory for both the giver and the receiver.

Crafting is a journey for me. I call it Craft Express….where I express myself through craft.  My creative growth happens every single day….it may be working on a new requirement of a customer, or exploring a new idea.

Happy Crafting from Craft Express…..Create, Express, Enjoy !!!!

 Zibica shop is a wonderful space of handcrafted goodies.

My creations on Zibica:

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 My Store at Zibica:

 https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/craftexp.html/

Khushboo

I am khushboo  hailing from a modest family with a passion for craft work . My journey with craft items has been amazing . From making them to visiting different craft fairs hosted in different cities as well have judged few craft competitions in my hometown primary schools. my affair with craft is long and soothing, it gives me peace of mind as every strand of components is gathered together that unfolds into a new item . Each item with a story of its own.

From my school days I had knack for more and more creative craft ideas but due to studies could not get through it . This little craving got one more chance whilst studying in college and having ample time for myself. I started by making birthday cards, paintings and sketches , etc for my friends . Then I realized I could do much more beyond it . Eventually , I got familiar with the art of making dreamcatchers. I still remember my first dreamcatcher was a simple yet appealing. I started gifting dreamcatchers on several  occasions to my friends and they highly appreciated it as it was a new item added to gift list. The designs are creative and each one is unique in terms of color and other contents put together for a Dream catcher. It would be a pleasure for me if given an opportunity to make more dreamcatchers by exploring my creativity and thought. My journey with craft has been vibrant and has given me a quite basic experience and knowledge regarding customers needs , need trends which has continuous source of support to make more and more dream catchers.

Few of my creations on Zibica :

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My Store Link :

https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/craftlovers.html/

Swarna

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Myself Swarna, Interior Designer turned Crafter from Bangalore. I did my graduation in Business Administration and then got a diploma in Interior Designing. After working as a freelancer for two – three projects, I settled down to a married life. Started my passion for crafting as a hobby, way back in 2008 with paper quilling, turned it into a venture ‘KraftyWaves’ in 2012. Basically, started selling paper quilling work, and later on picked up to Personalised gifts, which has a huge positive response from different parts of India as well as Abroad !
My first order of exploding gift box sent overseas bought me much confidence that I    will be able to succeed in this product line.
I try to create a product which is unique and brings happiness to my client’s face and I am happy that i am able to do it.
My inspirations are many crafters who do the best job in this field of crafting.
I work on a project till I get satisfied with the result.

Few of my creations on the website are :

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My  Store Link :

https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/kraftywaves.html/

Vishakha Agarwal

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I, Vishakha Agarwal, an engineering student, from KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. I am a huge fan of wearing t-shirts with cute cartoons and funny quotes. But whenever I went out shopping for T-shirts, all I got was same old boring designs and quotes, which really pissed me off. Then an idea struck my mind, why can’t I paint a plain t-shirt on my own according to my choice of design. So, I started with painting t-shirts for my friends and family with cartoons that match them the best and gifted them to see whether they like my painting. With their positive response, I was very excited to paint t-shirts for everybody who asked for.

When I came to know about Zibica, I found a platform to sell my hand painted t-shirts online and earn some extra money. I was very happy when I received my first order .Thank you so much Zibica 

Few Creations at Zibica :

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My Zibica’s Store :

https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/vishakha.html/

 

Soniya Agarwal

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A Crafter by choice, I Soniya Agarwal, a Mumbai based crafter, own a handmade crafting blog where we specialize in varieties of scrapbooks, record books, magnets, mixed media art, creative utility items and much more. All of our art work is very unique, made as per our client’s  requirements. Before we start out work, we have a detailed discussion with the client to understand the likes and dislikes of their loved ones. We make sure that when they receive the gift, the first thing that they utter is, ‘WOW’!

I started searching for people who required cute handmade stuffs for their loved ones. With a few responses for personalized things, I came up with cute albums and scrapbooks for different occasions and with a great feedback from my customers, Growing Craft now makes a wide variety of beautiful handmade items from gift boxes, name tags, pregnancy books, MDF décor and much more. I work single-handedly to make all my products with great care. My goal is to capture everybody’s precious memories under one product and to see my customers happy with my work.

Few Creations at Zibica :

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Zibica’s Store link : 

https://www.zibica.in/vendor-shop/wwwgrowingcraftcom.html/