Casket "Fairy Fish"
1. coconut 2. Hacksaw 3. sandpaper - 4. putty 5. polymer clay. acrylic paints, brushes 7. glue 8. potal or acrylic-metallic
Time for making: 1-2 days. Coconut is a suitable material for various crafts. It turns out a lot of interesting and utilitarian products: boxes, maracas, handbags, candlesticks and bowls, ethnic musical instruments. This master class will help to make a box of coconut with the addition of elements from plastic plastic. Before you begin: It will be easier to make a box if you pre-draw a desired color and design on a sheet of paper. Step One - preparation of coconut Coconut of suitable shape and size is purchased (choose which one you like). The box will be horizontal, so cutting the nut should be done along, after drawing a line,separating the lid and the base of the future casket. The entire inside is removed from the coconut, it is dried, then carefully treated with emery paper, so that the surface becomes smooth. Small cavities and irregularities are filled with putty.
Step two - we make legs“legs” and a “handle” of a casket are made of polymer clay. Clay can be purchased at any art stores, and acrylic paints are also sold there. There are many types and colors of plastics, any one will do. From the tools you may need a small knife or any stacks for ceramics or clay. Sculpt four "legs." They can be in the form of wheels (as in this MK), or small balls, or they can be rectangular. "Feet" try on the bottom of the box and gently press down. This is done for more accurate bonding of parts in the future.
Step three - make a pen Here opens room for imagination.Options "pens" are not limited. You can make a “pen” in the form of the sun, a flower, birds, wheels, stars ... The choice is yours. For this box "pen" is made in the form of fish. When all the details are ready, leave them to dry for a day, then skins and bake in the oven at t 150-200 ° C.
Step the fourth is the connection of parts. After firing, glue the “handle” to the lid, and the “legs” to the bottom of the box. Adhesive is better to use universal and reliable.
Step five - paint the box Coloring of the finished product is an individual matter. Depending on the image that you have created, representing your future casket, the method and style of painting is selected. After painting, the finished product can be varnished, and if you want to complicate the task, you can do decoupage. For the box-fish, a sheet of potali was used. It is quite possible to replace it with an acrylic imitating gold.
Completion When everything is dry, you can connect the lid with the base by sticking a piece of leather or strong fabric on each of the halves of the coconut. Good luck with your work!
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