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Clowning around

Create this cool clown tissue holder with some self-hardening modelling clay and a few Resene testpots.

Clowning around - instruction sheet

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Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 58

Difficulty level: Challenging

You will need: Damp sponge, DAS self-hardening modelling clay, MDF tissue holder (ours came from ‘Spotlight’), Paintbrushes (including artists’ brushes), Resene Quick Dry waterborne primer undercoat, Resene testpots in the following colours: Resene Alabaster, Resene Bahia, Resene Clowning Around, Resene Curious Blue, Resene Havoc, Resene Nero and Resene Turbo

Top tip: The clay will dry quicker if you place it in a sunny spot outside or in an airing cupboard overnight.

Here's another idea: This cool cat paintbrush holder was made from an MDF box and painted with Resene Curious Blue, Resene Mandy, Resene Nero and Resene Wild Thing.

Make a clown tissue holder
Clowning around

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Step 1
Step one
Lightly moisten the front of the tissue holder with a damp sponge (this will help the clay to stick better). Carefully make a clown head out of modelling clay and press onto the front of the tissue holder, as shown. Once finished, put in a safe place and allow to dry thoroughly.
Step 2
Step two
Carefully prime the tissue holder and clown head with one coat of Resene Quick Dry and allow to dry for two hours.
Step 3
Step three
Paint the inside and sides of the tissue holder with two coats of Resene Clowning Around, and the face and jacket of the clown with two coats of Resene Alabaster, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 4
Step four
Paint the hair with two coats of Resene Bahia and eyes with two coats of Resene Curious Blue, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 5
Step five
Paint the nose, mouth and spots on the jacket with two coats of Resene Havoc, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 6
Step six
Paint the ruffled collar with two coats of Resene Turbo and the face details with two coats of Resene Nero, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Once finished, fit a box of tissues inside the holder and get blowing!

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