By Prudy Vannier
The New Zealand Maori people
have a long history of face tattoos. The tattoos have a style recognized
everywhere, but each is different as they identify tribes and families.
designs are included. Choose one for your necklace that will identify
Paint lesson: Use a round brush for
- White no-bake
- Round cutter
(can or cookie cutter) 3” to 4” in diameter
- Wood beads
Americana® Acrylics: Titanium White DA001, Ebony Black DA067
DuraClear Gloss Varnish
Brush: #3 round, ¾” flat
Paint supplies: Royal® water basin, paper towel, tracing paper,
Royal® graphite paper, Royal® palette paper and stylus,
- paper towel
palette paper and stylus
1. On a clean flat surface, use the rolling
pin to roll the clay evenly flat – about 1/8”
thick. Use a small can, glass or round cookie cutter to cut
the shape. Carefully use a pencil to put a hole in the top
for the cord. Dry.
2. Sand smooth if necessary. Use the ¾” flat
brush to basecoat both sides with Titanium White.
3. Transfer the pattern. First trace it onto tracing paper.
Position the tracing paper onto the clay disk, then slide
graphite under it. Hold firm and go over the lines with a
stylus to transfer.
4. Use the liner to carefully paint the Maori design with
Lamp Black. Dry.
5. Use the ¾” flat to varnish. When dry, carefully
put the cord through the hole. Add beads and knot it to make
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