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MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS

| Clay Modeling

By Shantha | Bangalore, Karnataka

Difficulty Level Intermediate
MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS | Hobbyideas
Make a multimedia paperweight using Shilpkar.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Use a flexible outlet pipe to work on this project.

STEP 2:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 2 | Hobbyideas

Cut a portion of the flexible pipe and insert one of its ends into the other to form a circle as shown in the image.

STEP 3:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 3 | Hobbyideas

Mix the resin and hardener to make your Shilpkar dough. Once mixed, you have about 20 minutes of working time before the dough hardens.

STEP 4:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 4 | Hobbyideas

Make a Shilpkar coil and stick it on the top of the pipe (as shown in the image), using Fevicol MR. Allow this to dry. This is the common base on which you can work to make a variety of paperweights. I have made a Tortoise and a Starfish paperweight using this base.

STEP 5:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

To make a Tortoise paperweight, make the head, tail and limbs of the tortoise using Shilpkar. Attach these to the piece using Fevicol MR.

STEP 6:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Paint the entire Tortoise using Fevicryl Acrylic paint: Black. Once dry, apply Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Gold Paint onto the tortoise using your index finger. This gives an antique finish to the tortoise.

STEP 7:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 7 | Hobbyideas

You can additionally varnish the tortoise paper weight.

STEP 8:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 8 | Hobbyideas

To make a Starfish paperweight, make the limbs of the starfish using Shilpkar.

STEP 9:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Attach these to the pieces to the pipe using Fevicol MR.

STEP 10:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

Use a scissor to work on finer details of the limbs. Allow the starfish to dry.

STEP 11:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 11 | Hobbyideas

Paint the entire starfish using Fevicryl Acrylic color: Burnt Sienna.

STEP 12:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Work with a mixture of Fevicryl Acrylic Colors: Crimson, Orange, Lemon Yellow to paint the starfish.

STEP 13:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

Use Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Rust to give an antique finish to the starfish.

STEP 14:-

MARINE THEME PAPERWEIGHTS - Step 14 | Hobbyideas

You can additionally Varnish the starfish paperweight.

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar, Fevicryl Acrylic Colors: Black, Burnt Sienna, Crimson, Orange, Lemon Yellow, Fevicryl Acrylic Pearl Metallic Rust, Gold, Fine Art Brushes, Fevicol MR, Plastic Pipe(can be upcycled).

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