1. Students begin by pinching off pieces of clay and shaping them into a desired shape. I showed them how using coils can help create beautiful designs. They also shaped other pieces into small balls, leafs and animals.
2. We covered the 4x4 canvas with glue and placed these shapes onto the small canvas by arranging them in an interesting way and making additional lines with the wooden stick for texture. Make sure to use plenty of glue so that the model magic does not fall off the canvas once it is dry.
3. The clay and glue need to dry overnight so we can paint it the next day.
4. We proceeded to painting the entire canvas using a turquoise colored paint as an undercoat, making sure to paint fully into the gaps. With a wet rag, we wiped the surface paint and then added the metallic colors where we wiped.
5. Finally, I added a coating of gloss modpodge for final sealant and protection.
1oz pk of model magic per student, 4x4 canvas panel, wood sticks, turquoise (or other color) undercoat paint, metallic paint (we used Prang Metallic Watercolor), wash cloths/rags, glossy modpodge