Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Black 02, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl Mouldit, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Wooden Frame 10” x 10”, Clay Carving Tools, Rolling Pin, Pencil, Paper Cutter, Colour Palette, Water Container
Dokra art an Indian art form that is widely prevalent and predominant in India till date. It is a work of art that requires skill and craftsmanship. Taking inspiration from this comes our DIY for the festival of Durgashtami created using Fevicryl Mouldit and painted in rich metallic shades.
We are going to make a Durga frame inspired by Dokra art using Fevicryl Mouldit. Begin by taking a 10” x 10” wooden frame.
Take Fevicryl Mouldit – resin base & hardener, mix well to make an even soft dough.
Take the dough, roll it to make medium thin size coils, cover the frame with these coils using Fevicryl Fabric Glue. Let it dry.
The coil work on the frame will look like this. Let it dry.
Take the clay, make different shapes of roundels, teardrops, and coils. Start developing the Durga face & body by sticking the shapes appropriately using Fevicryl Fabric Glue. Refer to the image for accuracy. Ensure to enhance the facial features such as the eyes, nose, lips, chin etc. Use clay carving tools for ease. Lay emphasis on the ornaments too by accentuating them with texture using tools.
Place & stick the Durga figure to the frame with a little amount of clay and Fevicryl Fabric Glue. Let it dry. Paint the frame and the figure with a base coat of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Black 02. Let it dry.
Finish with a touch of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl - Metallic Gold 352 to lend an antiquated metallic look that Dokra art typifies. Let it dry.
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