Modelling & Mosaics

Get ready to create your next modelling or mosaic masterpiece with these marvelous ideas!

3D Self Portrait Frame

This cute CleverClay™ craft makes the perfect gift! If you don't have a frame you could always just mould a beautiful picture straight onto canvas or board.

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  • Step 1Sketch out your self portrait onto a piece of paper before you start to create your artwork. Once you have a design, transfer it lightly onto your frame using a pencil. This is not essential, but helps with planning your design.
  • Step 2Start to mix and mould your clever clay into the colours and shapes required for your design.
  • Step 3Press the clay into your frame to create your artwork. Start with the shapes and colours that will be in the background of your design, and build up the other shapes and colours on top to create a 3D layered effect.
  • Step 4Decorate the outside of your frame. You may wish to cover the whole thing, make a pattern or perhaps even paint it instead of using clay. Get creative!

Materials used in this activity

Papier Mache Rectangle Frame
Product Code: 12850
EACH $3.69 (inc GST) $3.35 (ex GST)
50 to 99 $3.08 (inc GST) $2.80 (ex GST) 100 or more $2.20 (inc GST) $2.00 (ex GST)
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CleverClay - Set of 6 Colours
Product Code: 16700
EACH $35.53 (inc GST) $32.30 (ex GST)
3 or more $27.49 (inc GST) $24.99 (ex GST)          
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