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Thamboolam or Kumkum Container

| Clay Modeling

By PADMAJA | Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Difficulty Level Beginner

Just perfect for religious occasions.


how to do it yourself

STEP 1:-

Cover all the mount board pieces with velvet fabric and stick decorative on the borders using Fevicryl No-Stitch Fabric Glue.

STEP 2:-

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

STEP 3:-

To make square shape containers, take Shilpkar dough and roll it flat using rolling pin. Cut a square shape from it. Leave to semi set for 7-8 minutes.
Lift two sides of the square and pinch the corner. Repeat same for all corners to get a container shape. Leave to harden.

STEP 4:-

To make beetle leaf shape container, take Shilpkar dough and roll it flat using rolling pin. Cut a beetle leaf shape from it. Mark the veins in the leaf using paper cutter.
To make container like depressions in the leaf, take a round bottle and press the bottom of the bottle on the leaf. Make two such depressions. Leave to harden.
To make beetle nut (supari, take Shilpkar dough and roll it to make two small round balls. Texture them using paper cutter to look as beetle nut (supari)

STEP 5:-

To make rose flowers, take little Shilpkar dough and press it to make flat round petal. Make 5 petals.
Take one petal and roll to form a rose bud. Attach two more petals to the bud and shape it as a rose flower.

STEP 6:-

Paint all the Shilpkar shapes- square containers, beetle leaves using Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colour- Gold.
Paint the beetle nut (supari) using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours- Magenta and Ultramarine Blue and stick them on the beetle leaf using Fevicryl No-Stitch Fabric Glue.
Leave to dry.

STEP 7:-

Stick the square containers and beetle leaf containers on the square mount board pieces and decorate with decorative stones and half round pearls using Fevicryl No Stitch Fabric Glue.
Leave to dry.

you will need

Fevicryl Shilpkar Fevicryl Pearl Metallic Colour- Gold 352 Fevicryl Acrylic Colour- Magenta 13, Ultramarine Blue 23 Fevicryl No-Stitch Fabric Glue Fine Art Brushes. Mountboard/ hardboard size 4inches X 4inches Velvet fabric- dark couloured Decorative stones and half round pearls Rolling pin (belan) Paper cutter Scissors Round bottle Decorative lace Pencil.