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Ganesha Mural

| Clay Modeling

By Sayantaanii | Kolkata, West Bengal

Difficulty Level Beginner

A devotional mural

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Paint the MDF board using Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Black.
Leave to dry.

STEP 2:-

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 3:-

Draw the border design on the MDF board.
Take shilpkar dough and roll it in thin long coil. Stick the coil as stem on the border using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue.
Take shilpkar dough and shape it as a capsule for leaves. Stick it on both sides of stem and mark the vein in leaf using paper cutter.
For flowers, take shilpkar dough and roll it in thin long coil. Roll the coil as a circular coil and stick them using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue. Refer picture.
Leave to harden.

STEP 4:-

To make the Lord Ganesha figure, take shilpkar dough and shape it in oval shape and stick it on painted MDF with Fevicryl No-Stitch Fabric glue to form the stomach. Prick it with toothpick to form naval.
To make legs, take shilpkar dough and roll 2 drop shapes. Stick them as legs with thin part down. Pinch the thin part to flatten and shape it as feet. Make lines to show garment folds with toothpick. Similarly make hands. Refer picture.
To make face and trunk, take shilpkar dough and roll it in a longer drop shape. Stick the face and slightly fold the thin tip to form trunk folding. Take two small balls of shilpkar dough, flatten them and stick as ears. Mark the eyes, trunk and ears with toothpick. Refer picture.
To make crown roll shilpkar dough into a coil and stick it as crown. Make small round balls and stick them above the crown. Use toothpick to make design and holes in the crown.
To make jewellery and tilak, take shilpkar dough and roll it in thin coils and stick on the figure.

STEP 5:-

Paint the border using Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Olive Green, Light Green for leaves. Chrome Yellow, Golden Yellow and Crimson for flowers. Leave to dry.
Paint Ganesha using Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- White, Pink, Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colour- Silver, Gold and Bronze. Refer picture.
Leave to dry.

STEP 6:-

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

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar,Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Black 02, Olive Green 16, Light Green 12, Chrome Yellow 03, Golden Yellow 09, Crimson 04, White 27, Pink 18,Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colour- Silver 351, Gold 352, Bronze 355,Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue,Fine Art Brushes,Palette. MDF board-, Talcum powder, Toothpick, Paper cutter, Pencil.