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Butterfly On Coaster

| Clay Modeling

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Intermediate

This colourful butterfly on the coaster is made using the hand building techniques of forming clay. These butterflies can be a part of your wall frames or fridge magnets. Colour them differently and use them creatively in the designs you wish to create

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take a coaster, we have taken a coaster with a bamboo weaved look and corns printed on it
You may also colour the design on a plain MDF wooden coaster if you cant find a similar one

STEP 2:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Mix Shilpkar Resin Base and Hardener to form an even white dough
Take little dough and roll it into a small ball
Further roll it in to a conical shape

STEP 3:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Take a scale or a butter knife and make this checkered texture on the corn
Make two such corns with the texture

STEP 4:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Give a base coat of dark brown colour to the corn made by mixing Acrylic Colours - Dark Brown and Black
Leave it to dry

STEP 5:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Give a shading of lighter brownish colour made by mixing Acrylic Colours - Chrome Yellow, White, Orange, and Burnt Sienna
Leave it to dry

STEP 6:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Roll thin coils from the dough which are narrow at one end and slightly broader at the other end
Flatten the coils into grass blades

STEP 7:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Roll a very thin slab using a rolling pin
Draw the wings on the slab
Or you may draw it on an a4 sized paper and trace it on the slab using a carbon paper
Cut the shapes drawn using a sharp paper cutter
To make the body of the butterfly roll a coil which is narrow at one end and broad at the other
Make grooves on the body of the butterfly to insert the wings

STEP 8:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Once all the parts of the butterfly are semi hard assemble them together to form a butterfly
You may keep some paper support below the wings for them to stay at an angle
Leave it to dry completely

STEP 9:-

Butterfly On Coaster - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Assemble the corns, the grass blades and the butterfly on the coaster and stick them in place using No Stitch Fabric Glue
Colour the grass blades and the butterfly in the colours of your choice using Acrylic Colours
Leave it to dry

you will need

Fevicryl Non Sticky Shilpkar, Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Chrome Yellow 03, White 27, Orange 17, Dark Brown 05, Black 02, Burnt Sienna 01, Sap Green 21, Fine Art Brushes, Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue . A4 Sized White Paper, Yellow Carbon Paper, Scale / Butter Knife, Sponge, Cane Coaster, Rolling Pin