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Stone Art

| Clay Modeling

By Neela Madhav | Bhubaneshwar, Odisha

Difficulty Level Expert

Birds Perched on Special Message Stone.

how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Wash and dry the stone.
Paint the stone with Fevicryl Acrylic Black colour, after drying dab Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Gold colour on it using sponge.

STEP 2:-

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

STEP 3:-

To make the tree branches and tendrils take Shilpkar dough and roll it in thick (for branch) and thin (for tendrils) coils.
Stick the branches and tendrils on the stone using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue.
Tip – to form a spiral tendril wind it around a pencil, leave it for 6-8 minutes then remove.

STEP 4:-

To make leaves and heart, take Shilpkar dough and roll it on a flat surface using rolling pin.
Leave it to semi set for 6-8 minutes.
Then cut one heart shape and 5-6 leaves shapes of different sizes. Mark the veins in leaves using paper cutter. Twist and shape the leaves as required.
Stick the heart and leaves on the stone.

STEP 5:-

Roll two small balls of Shilpkar dough and shape them like birds. Make wings by pinching the Shilpkar on sides and shape a tiny beak. Texture the bird body like feather using paper cutter.
Stick them on the top of the stone.
Leave to harden.

STEP 6:-

Paint the branches, tendrils and leaves with Fevicryl Acrylic Black colour. Leave to dry.
Sponge dab Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colours- Gold and Bronze on the branches, tendrils and leaves.
Paint Fevicryl Acrylic Crimson and Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Gold on heart.
Shade birds with Fevicryl Acrylic Colours- white and sap green.
Put dots on the leaves with Fevicryl Pearl Metallic 3D Cone Outliner Copper and write message on heart with Fevicryl Pearl Metallic 3D Cone Outliner Gold.
Leave to dry.

STEP 7:-

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

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar 2-3 packs Fevicryl Acrylic Colours- Black 02, White 27, Sap Green 27, Crimson 04. Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colours- Gold 352, Bronze 355. Fevicryl Pearl Metallic 3D Cone Outliners- Gold 352, Copper 353. Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Colour Pallet.Other Materials: Stone- medium sized (select a stone that can stand well), Talcum powder, Small piece of sponge, Scissors, Paper Cutter, Rolling pin (belan).