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Ganesha Mural

| Clay Modeling

By Aarathy | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Stay blessed with Lord Ganesha showering his blessings on you

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Take the plywood and draw or trace the Lord Ganesha Design on it

STEP 2:-

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

STEP 3:-

To make Lord Ganesha, take Shilpkar dough and spread it in a thick layer on the face and body area of the design on the plywood
Shape it further with the fingers for better finish
Shape the trunk, hands and legs by pinching the Shilpkar dough in proper shapes.
Stick them on the plywood using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue. Use toothpick or paper cutter to mark lines on trunk and fingers

STEP 4:-

To make the crown, spread Shilpkar dough on the crown area of the design on the plywood Use toothpick or paper cutter to make lines
Similarly make the mouse and the lamp with Shilpkar dough
Roll thin strips of Shilpkar dough and make jewellery
To make the border, take Shilpkar dough and roll it in a coil
Stick it on the design border using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue
Leave to harden.

STEP 5:-

Make a paste of plaster of paris (POP) and Fevicryl No-Stitch Fabric Glue in a bowl.
Spread this mixture on the remaining area of the plywood.
Take a comb and lightly run the toothed part across the POP paste to get line texture.
Leave to dry completely.

STEP 6:-

Paint the Ganesha body, hands, feet and trunk with shade of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Lemon Yellow.
Paint the legs with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Crimson.
Pant the crown, lamp and jewellery with Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colour- Gold.
Paint the mouse and eyes with Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Black.
Paint the Lord Ganesha back ground and border with shade of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Crimson and Burnt Sienna
Leave to dry
You may create shade of your choice by mixing two acrylic colours

STEP 7:-

Paint the POP textured background with Fevicrylic Acrylic Colour- Cerulean Blue
Leave to dry

STEP 8:-

Apply 2-3 coats of Fevicryl No-Stitch Fabric Glue on the whole piece for a glossy look

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar- 3 packsFevicryl Acrylic Colours- Lemon Yellow 11, Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Crimson 04 Cerulean Blue 32, White 27Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Pearl Metallic- Gold 352Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue.Fine Art Brushes.Pallet.Plywood approx size- 9inches X 12 inchesPlaster of Paris (POP)- available at hardware storesCarbon PaperLord Ganesha DesignPencilCombTalcum powderPaper cutterToothpickBowl.