Introduction: Rangoli an Indian Art

As most of you guys are celebrating the Halloween, we in India are celebrating our most awaited festival Diwali. As a part of the celebration each house has a beautiful design in front of the main door. It is called as rangoli and made out of a type of sand which can be colored or white!
Here is a simple dot rangoli pattern i made for this diwali....

Step 1: Preparations

Since there is not much room in front of my door i used a board to make the rangoli. you can directly do it on the floor. the board is made of a ply which is covered with a metal sheet from top.
the second image you see is of a stone named "geru" it is available in indian markets. it is used to color the background and make it even. this gives a nice get up to your rangoli. what you can use as substitute is simple oil paint!
i coated the board with the red color twice to give even finish and waited till it completely dies out.

Step 2: Dots

after the board is dried completely i made dots by using the doted paper. such papers are also available here but can also easily be made at home!
i used 15 rows and 15 colums of dots for this design.

Step 3: Pattern

there are lots of patterns available over the internet. this is what i used. one you decide the pattern, use can start drawing the rangoli. this requires a small amount of skill and one can easily master it with some practice!

Step 4: Colors

Once the design is complete you can start filling it with colors as we color a drawing.
finally i added some glitter powder over it.

Step 5: With All the Lights

this is how it looked with the lights..........