Coconut Shell Cups

You Will Need:

Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Burnt Sienna 01, Dark Brown 05, Turquoise Blue 22, White 27, Fevicryl Mouldit, Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Empty Coconut Shells, Pencil, Paper Cutter, Polish Paper, Clay Carving Tools, Colour Palette, Water Container

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Description :

Making the most of things that we usually and unmindfully throw away. Coconut shells are substrates that can spin magic. It is a very useful base to make numerous articles. Here is one that is rather inspiring. Decorated cups made with empty coconut shells painted beautifully using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours. 

STEP 1 : Source the base material

Take two coconut shells that have been cleaned, and their outer surfaces smoothened

STEP 2 : Preparing the dough

Take Fevicryl Mouldit – resin base & hardener, mix well to make an even and soft dough.

STEP 3 : Making a structure to hold the cups

Shape and mould the clay, to make a holder / stand for the cups to be held in. Use clay carving tools for ease. 

STEP 4 : Assemble the stand

Place and stick the stand on the outer surface of the coconut shell, using Fevicryl Fabric Glue. 

STEP 5 : Paint the stand and create a pattern for the cups

Paint the stand using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Burnt Sienna 01 and Dark Brown 05, to give a wood finish. Let it dry. Paint the coconut shell using Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – White 27. Draw a pattern on the surface using a pencil.  


STEP 6 : Painting the pattern and final touches

Paint the pattern using Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - Turquoise Blue 22 and White 27