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Leather Effect Vase

You Will Need:

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Black 02, Crimson 04, Dark Brown 05, Prussian Blue 19, White 27, Flesh Tint 30, Fevicryl 3D Outliner - White 707, Fevicryl Mouldit, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Terracotta Vase, Tissue Paper, Paper Cutter, Pencil, Rolling Pin, Clay Carving Tools, Colour Palette, Water Container

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Description :

An amazing DIY inspired from the traditional Kalamkari art style, with a twist. We have given the bottle a leather stitch effect using Fevicryl 3D Outliner, making it a confluence of tradition & modernity. 

STEP 1 : Source the base

Take a plain tall terracotta vase. Wash and let it dry completely.

STEP 2 : Prepare the bottle

Tear sheets of tissue paper, crumple it and start sticking it on the bottle using Fevicryl Fabric Glue. Give a base coat of Acrylic Colour – White 27. Let it dry.

STEP 3 : Painting the bottle

Make a geometrical pattern on the bottle and begin painting using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Black 02, Crimson 04, Dark Brown 05 &Prussian Blue 19. Let it dry.

STEP 4 : The leather stitch effect

On the border of each of the geometrical shapes give a leather stitch (short broken lines) using Fevicryl 3D Outliner – White 707. Let this dry.

STEP 5 : Prepare the dough

Take Fevicryl Mouldit – resin base & hardener, mix well to make an even soft dough.

STEP 6 : Clay slab technique

Roll the dough to make a medium thick slab using a rolling pin. This would be used to make the horses in Kalamkari style.

STEP 7 : Draw the Kalamkari horse

Draw a Kalamkari inspired horse on a sheet of paper.

STEP 8 : Clay cut outs of the horses

Take the clay slab, mark and cut out horses (2) from it, using clay carving and tools and a paper cutter for ease. Texture the mane of the horses as you see in the image above. Place these horses on the curvature of a bottle to get the desired shape.

STEP 9 : Painting the horses

Start painting the horses in a brown shade made by mixing Fevicryl Acrylic Colours – Dark Brown 05 & Flesh Tint 30. Let them dry

STEP 10 : Assembling the composition

Stick the horses aesthetically on the bottle using Fevicryl Fabric Glue.

STEP 11 : Final Look

The bottle once completed would look like this, attractive and ethnic to adorn one of your favourite shelves or a nook in your home.