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| Clay Modeling

By Shantha | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Use Shilpkar to upcycle a simple jar into a fairy tale jar.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Select a jar which you wish to up cycle. It could be a plastic jar/glass jar. I have used a plastic jar. Make sure that the surface is thoroughly cleaned before working on it.

STEP 2:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Mix the resin and hardener to make your Shilpkar dough. Once mixed, you have about 20 minutes of working time before the dough hardens.

STEP 3:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Flatten the Shilpkar evenly.

STEP 4:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicol MR to cover the Mason jar with the flattened Shilpkar.

STEP 5:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Also Cover the lid of the jar with Shilpkar using Fevicol MR.

STEP 6:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Use a paper knife to cut out windows.

STEP 7:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

Work on other detailing of the walls and texture for the wooden door using the paper knife.

STEP 8:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

Make Shilpkar coils which can be stuck onto the jar using Fevicol MR, to give further details such as the door and its knob.

STEP 9:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

You can further use Shilpkar coils to work on the windows.

STEP 10:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

Use a Shilpkar coil to add detail to the lid of the jar.

STEP 11:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Flatten out small Shilpkar discs and keep these aside for later use.

STEP 12:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Check if the lid of the jar fits well and if the jar can be closed.

STEP 13:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

Paint the walls using Fevicryl Acrylic paint: Burnt Sienna. Allow this to dry.

STEP 14:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 14 | Hobbyideas

Using your index finger, Rub Fevicryl Acrylic paints: Yellow Ochre and Flesh Tint onto the walls (over the Burnt Sienna) to get a wall texture as shown in the image.

STEP 15:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 15 | Hobbyideas

Paint other details of the door and windows using Fevicryl Acrylic paint: Vandyke Brown.

STEP 16:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 16 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicryl 3D outliners: Green, pink, Orange, Purple and white to work on other details of the plants.

STEP 17:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 17 | Hobbyideas

Paint the lid of the jar using Fevicryl Acrylic paint: Crimson and allow it to dry.

STEP 18:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 18 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicol MR to stick the flattened Shilpkar discs onto the lid of the jar to make it look like a mushroom.

STEP 19:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 19 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicryl Acrylic colors: White and Flesh Tint to paint the Shilpkar detailing.

STEP 20:-

FAIRY TALE JAR - Step 20 | Hobbyideas

You can additionally Varnish the Fairy Tale Jar.

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar, Fevicol MR, Fevicryl Acrylic Colors: Burnt Sienna, Flesh Tint, Yellow Ocher, Vandyke Brown, Crimson, White, Fevicryl 3D cones: Green, Pink, Orange, Purple and white, Paper knife, Mason jar/ plastic jar