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Floral Basket

| Clay Modeling

By Neelima | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Sturdy replica of cane basket.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Take Fevicryl Shilpkar, mix the resin base and hardener evenly to form even dough.
You may sprinkle little talcum powder on your hands to avoid sticking.

STEP 2:-

To make basket, take Shilpkar dough and roll it thick and flat on a flat surface using rolling pin. Leave to semi set for 7-8 minutes.
Cut 1 extra long, 8 long strips and 16-18 small strips using paper cutter.

STEP 3:-

Floral Basket - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Keep 8 strips next to each other on a flat surface. Beginning towards the centre, weave in the smaller strips in pattern one up one down. Stick the edges using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue. Refer picture.
Collect all the long strips from both sides and stick them to form an arc.
Roll the longest strip around the arc to form handle. Refer main picture.
Leave to harden.

STEP 4:-

Paint the basket using Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Burnt Sienna and Dark Brown.
Leave to dry.

STEP 5:-

Apply 2-3 coats of Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue on the whole piece to get a glossy look.
Leave to dry.

STEP 6:-

Stick the flowers on the basket and handle.

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Dark Brown 05, Burnt Sienna 01 Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue Fine Art Brushes. Talcum powder Rolling Pin (belan) Paper Cutter Scissors Artificial Flowers and Leaves.