Fevicryl Acrylic Colours - White 27, Fevicryl - Water Based Glass - Colours Kit (Tomato Red), Fevicryl 3D Outliner Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, Fevicryl Mouldit (to cover the sharp edges and holes on the shell), Fevicryl Fabric Glue, Fine Art Brushes, Pencil, Coconut Shells, Polish Paper, Colourful Beads, Golden Cord, Scissors, Ornamental Stones (Small White), Red Woolen Tassels, Toothpick, Gold Metal Ring, Colour Palette, Water Container
A pretty ornate dangler made using coconut shells, inspired by Minakari designs, this is what this DIY will teach you. Interesting technique of how Minakari works can be replicated on diverse substrates. A lovely home décor with a twist.
Take four coconut shells.
Halve the coconut shells, and clean them thoroughly, making the base smooth using polish paper. At times natural holes appear on the shells, to cover this we have used Fevicryl Mouldit dough to and then smoothened it further with polish paper.
This is done so that the painting that would follow along with the Minakari design, would be smooth with a good finish.
Make holes in the centre of the shells, for the dangler threads to pass through later. Paint with a base coat of Fevicryl Acrylic Colour – White 27. Let them dry completely.
Draw a Minakari inspired pattern on the shells with a pencil, lightly.
Start painting the Minakari design using Fevicryl 3D Outliner Pearl Metallic - Gold 352, following the pattern.
Fill in the 3D further and just on the tips of each flower petal, paint a dot of Water Base Glass Colour – Tomato Red & Crystal Green on the intersection of the pattern. Stick white stones in the centre of each flower using Fabric Glue, lending a Minakari touch and essence to the design, complete painting the design delicately.
Make a beaded string with tassels and pass it through the painted coconut shells, aligning it well on a gold metal ring with strings atop to hang as a dangler.
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