The story of how I did this craft goes a long way back,,,
I was browsing the net for some pictures of Ganesha (being a big fan of him !!) and ended up getting a whole lot of designs of not only Ganeshas but also the pattern of Balaji/Perumal’s lotus feet. I took out a print out and safe guarded it amongst my huge collection of designs. This happened 6/7 years ago and I had completely forgotten about it.
Then of course I did the Ganesha Toran (which you must have all seen) some years after that. In 2009, my 2 friends who used to come home everyday one day asked me to teach them some craft since they had enough free time.
Being craft crazy, I offered to teach them something simple to create and hit on the idea of doing Perumal Paadham. Since I usually have most of the craft materials at home and all these designs, we sat down to go about it.
This is the procedure we followed:
1 A self adhesive black felt paper was stuck on a cardboard sheet.
2 Traced the design on the felt paper.
3 The glitter glue was applied on the outline.
4 Kundan stones were stuck as jewellery and wherever else we felt it was required.
Both my friends and me were very happy with the result.
I had placed this on the golu padi during Navarathri and you can see the photos when I upload them at a later date.