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Floral diya

| Clay Modeling

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Intermediate

This floral diya which has been made with clay is ideal for Diwali. Clay modelling is just so easy and then can be painted in colours of your choice and desire. You can make several such diyas in smaller shapes and different sizes.          

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Floral diya  - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

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

STEP 2:-

Floral diya  - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Take the dough ball, roll it to make a thin slab. Leave it to semi dry.
Draw a few small, medium and big sized petals on it.
Cut along the outlines of the petals neatly.

STEP 3:-

Floral diya  - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Take the lid of the pot which you can recycle or you can take a bowl shaped diya to convert it into flower.
Stick the bigger petals from the outer side of the lid using Fabric Glue.
Let it dry.

STEP 4:-

Floral diya  - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Similarly, start with the second layer of the medium sized petals to the small sized petals to create layered flower using Fabric Glue.
Take some dough to make the centre of the flower. Make textures in the centre using clay carving tools
Your completed flower will look like this.
Refer to the image.

STEP 5:-

Floral diya  - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Paint the flower in a shading effect using Acrylic Colours - Lemon Yellow 11, Coral Red 66 and Acrylic Colour Pearl - Silver 351.
Paint the bottom side of the flower with Acrylic Colour - Sap Green 21.
Let it dry.

STEP 6:-

Floral diya  - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Enhance the flower by sticking ornamental stones using Fabric Glue.
Let it dry.
You can light the tealite in the centre of the flower for the festival of lights.
We have made diyas shaped like a lotus and petals that are layered, one can make other flowers or forms to make it into a tealite holder. Use festive sparkling and pearl colours to give that rich and festive look.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Lemon Yellow 11, Sap Green 21, Coral Red 66, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl - Silver 351, Fevicryl Non Sticky Shilpkar, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Palette, Water Container, Paper Cutter, Rolling Pin, Recycled Lid of Pot, Clay Carving Tools, Ornamental Stones (Medium & Small Sized Round Shaped White and Red).