I was introduced to clay mural art by Fevicryl Hobby Ideas (FHI) page from Facebook and since then I was looking for an opportunity to try my hands. There are many tutorials available on youtube on how to make beautiful piece of art using this technique.
After watching couple of videos I learnt that this can be done on almost any surface. Of course, in India it is easy to find the traditional MDF cutouts. Also, this tutorial on Kalash clay mural art on cardboard helped me to take up a project for Sankranthi Bommala Koluvu 2016.
It is my first time so picked a kalash image from web as a reference.
What you need is –
Print of an image on A4
Air dry clay (crayola)
Decorative rhinestones and lace/bead ball chain
Step 1: Trace the image on to a cardboard and cut it along the outline .
Take some air dry clay and start filling the details . For 3D effect – the thickness of the clay shouldn’t be consistent. Also, use glue to make sure it bonds well to the cardboard.
Step 2: Let it dry overnight. Paint the kalash base, leaves and coconut. Get creative and add decorative rhinestones/fancy beads. Regular glue works well to stick the rhinestones.
Soda can tab can be used as a picture hanger. Use hot glue or super glue to add the pop to the cardboard like here.
Isn’t that pretty? You can make almost anything and this kalash wall art can be used in multiple ways for multiple occasions. I can’t wait to try more projects on mural art and share it with you all 🙂