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Lotus Sea Landscape Mural

| Clay Modeling

By Neela Madhav | Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Difficulty Level Expert

Lotus princess admiring sun-set by the river.



how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Take tissue paper or toilet paper and stick it on the MDF board using mixture of Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue and water (ratio 3:1), to get a textured background.
Let it dry completely.

STEP 2:-

Draw or trace the design on the textured MDF.

STEP 3:-

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

STEP 4:-

To make mountains and sun on MDF board, apply Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue on the mountain and sun area, take Shilpkar dough and spread on it. Shape it with fingers.
Similarly, to make lady figure, apply Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue and spread the Shilpkar dough on it. Use toothpick or paper cutter to shape the body parts. (refer picture)

STEP 5:-

To make lotus flower and its leaves, take Shilpkar dough and roll it on a flat surface with rolling pin.
You can use talcum powder to avoid the dough sticking.
Leave it to semi harden. (approx 6-8 minutes)
Cut approx 20 lotus flower petals in different size, 3-4 leaves and 5-6 buds.
Roll remaining Shilpkar to form stem for the buds.

STEP 6:-

Stick the bud stems, buds and leaves on the MDF.
Arrange and stick the petals to form a lotus flower on the MDF.

STEP 7:-

Paint the water, clouds, sun, mountains, mountains shadow, flower, leaves, buds and stem with Fevicryl Acrylic Colours- Ultramarine blue, sky blue, lemon yellow, orange, crimson, burnt sienna, pink, olive green. You can dab colour with sponge for shading.
Mix Fevicryl Acrylic Colours- Burnt sienna, Yellow ochre and white to get a skin tone. Paint the body of the lady, use light pink for feet and palms and black for hair. Highlight with white.

STEP 8:-

You can create shades of your choice by mixing two acrylic colours.
Make jewellery of the lady with Fevicryl Pearl Metallic 3D Cone Outliner Gold
Leave to dry.

STEP 9:-

Apply 2-3 coats of Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue for a glossy finish.

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar 6packs, Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue, Fevicryl Acrylic Colours- Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Lemon Yellow 11, Orange 17, Sky blue 63, Crimson 04, White 27, Pink 18, Olive Green 16, Yellow Ochre 26. Fevicryl Pearl Metallic 3D Cone Outliner Gold 352, Fine Art Brushes, Colour pallet.MDF Board- size 9 inches X 12 inches, Tissue papers or toilet paper roll, Bowl, Talcum powder, Landscape design, Carbon Paper, Rolling Pin (belan), Paper cutter / toothpick/ scissors, Sponge, Pencil.