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Elephant diya

| Clay Modeling

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Expert
Elephant diya | Hobbyideas
Clay modelling can do wonders like you are seeing this beautifully moulded elephant shaped diya. It's been decorated rather ornately and intricately for the festival season that we are in. Once lit it will look ever so splendid and can be kept in your living space to accentuate it.
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how to do it yourself

STEP 1
Elephant diya - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take 3 packets of Shilpkar resin base and hardener, mix it thoroughly to make an even dough.

STEP 2
Elephant diya - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Take the dough ball, roll it to make a leaf shape.
Take the clay diya and embed it into the leaf shape.
Refer to the image.

STEP 3
Elephant diya - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Take 2 more packets of Shilpkar resin base and hardener, mix it thoroughly to make an even dough
Take the dough, roll it to make a thick coil. Form the coil into a “C” shape to make the trunk of the elephant.
Merge the legs and the upper body part of the elephant neatly with a little amount of clay.
Take some dough and make the ears and stick them appropriately.
Leave it till dry.
Make 2 such elephant diyas.

STEP 4
Elephant diya - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Paint the diya using Acrylic Colour - Teal Blue 68 and Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic - Gold 352.
Paint the caparisons on the elephant using 3D Cone Outliner Non Sticky Pearl Metallic - Gold 352.
Let it dry completely.

STEP 5
Elephant diya - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Decorate the elephant by sticking blue and red coloured ornamental stones using Fabric Glue.
Let it dry.
Clay being so versatile, we have made an elephant one can make any figure or an animal or bird for that matter and make decorative diyas for special occasions. Clay modelling being popular for ages has brought in varied avenues where it can be used for decorative purposes and curios too.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colour - Teal Blue 68, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl 3D Cone Outliner Non Sticky Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl Non Sticky Shilpkar, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Small Sized Clay Diyas, Ornamental Stones (Blue, Red Coloured Small Sized Round Shaped), Colour Palette, Water Container, Clay Carving Tools.

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