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Mixed media painting

| Mixed Media

By Hobby Ideas

Difficulty Level Expert

Create innovative festival craft ideas by making this mixed media frame. Make your personalised festival decorations on this day, and it will surely be a special way of home decor.  Use these festival craft activities to decorate your homes on this auspicious day of the festival.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Mixed media painting - Step 1 | Hobbyideas

Take a full imperial sheet of mount board.
Draw a sculpture of a bull head form inspired from the Persepolis city ruins of Persia.
We are making two pillars with the bull head sculptures.

STEP 2:-

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Take 2 pieces of thin plywood that measure 15" x 14" in size, cut the ply according to the shape of the bull head.

STEP 3:-

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Take Shilpkar - resin base and hardener, mix it thoroughly to make an even dough.
Build and create the sculpture of the bull with the help of the clay dough.
Create an appropriate texture using clay carving tools.
Make two such sculptures that are of a mirror image.
Leave it to dry.

STEP 4:-

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Paint both the bull heads with Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Black and Prussian Blue by dabbing the colours.
Leave it to dry.
Remove some colour randomly from the sculpture with a rag to give old and rustic look.
Paint the bull head with few dry brush strokes of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic – Gold.

STEP 5:-

Mixed media painting - Step 5 | Hobbyideas

Take the canvas sheet and cut two rectangular pieces measuring 48" x 7 1/2" in size.

STEP 6:-

Mixed media painting - Step 6 | Hobbyideas

Take a mount board and cut the rectangle measuring 24" x 7" in size.
Cut two such rectangles to make two pillars.

STEP 7:-

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Draw the ionic style pillars along with it's groove lines on the mount board.

STEP 8:-

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Cut the grooved lines from the pillars with a paper cutter.
Make two such pillars.

STEP 9:-

Mixed media painting - Step 9 | Hobbyideas

Take a piece of mount board.
Draw and cut two circular designs which is called a capital ( on which the main sculpture will be placed) of the pillar on it.
Refer to the main image.

STEP 10:-

Mixed media painting - Step 10 | Hobbyideas

Place the pillar on the canvas leaving an equal space from the top and bottom. Arrange and stick it with Fabric Glue.
You can stick an additional piece of mount board of same sized from the rear side of the pillar to make it more sturdy using Fabric Glue.
Paint both the pillar first coat with Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Black and Prussian Blue. Leave it to dry.
Paint the second coat with a few dry brush strokes of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic – Gold.

STEP 11:-

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Stick both the bull heads on each pillar with Fabric Glue.
Leave it to dry.

STEP 12:-

Mixed media painting - Step 12 | Hobbyideas

Take an A3 sized white paper.
Draw few designs to replicate the blue tiles from the Persian art form.
Take a fine art canvas sheet and trace the same design on it using blue carbon paper.
You will need to develop about 16 different designs by taking different motifs from Persian art form .

STEP 13:-

Mixed media painting - Step 13 | Hobbyideas

Paint each tile design in the shades of blue and green using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna, Black, Dark Green, Olive Green, Prussian Blue, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Blue, White, Cerulean Blue and Sky Blue.
Leave it to dry.

STEP 14:-

Mixed media painting - Step 14 | Hobbyideas

Take a 5ft x 4ft sized 8 mm thick Plywood.
Mark 4ft x 4ft in the centre of the plywood.
Start sticking all the designs of the Persian tiles with Fabric Glue.
Stick both the ionic pillars with the bull head on both the sides of the plywood with Fabric Glue.
To make it more strong nail the pillars from the rear side of the plywood.
Paint the frame again to give a rustic and antique look / effect by mixing Fevicryl Metallic Powder - Gold with a Binder in it.

you will need

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours Burnt Sienna 01, Black 02, Dark Green 06, Olive Green 16, Prussian Blue 19, Turquoise Blue 22, Ultramarine Blue 23, White 27, Cerulean Blue 32, Sky Blue 63, Fevicryl Acrylic Colour Pearl Metallic Gold 352, Fevicryl Metallic Powder Gold 08 and Binder 28, Fevicryl Non Sticky Shilpkar, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Canvas Sheet, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Palette, Water Container, Full Imperial Sheet Of Mount Board, A3 Sized OHP Sheet, Pencil, Ruler, 5ft x 4ft Sized Thick 8mm Plywood and 2 Pieces Of 15