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Hokusai-Inspired Texture Wave - Project #181

Time: 2-3 Class Periods
Difficulty: Advanced
Cleanup: Soap & Water

AMACO Sculptamold Modeling Material
Disposable Gloves
Acrylic Paints
Paint Brush
Measuring Cup
Sculpting Tools
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Create a textured wave with Sculptamold! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Using Hokusai’s "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa" for inspiration, draw a wave on a sheet of 12x12" chipboard.
  • Step 2
    In a bowl, mix 3 cups of Sculptamold with water so that it is the consistency of clay. Sculptamold sets in 30 minutes, so be sure to complete each step before moving on.
  • Step 3
    Wearing gloves, use your hands to apply a flat, thin layer of Sculptamold to the background wave. Add a heavier layer to the middle wave. Finally, add the heaviest layer to the forefront wave. Make the waves slant slightly from back to front.
  • Step 4
    Mix 2 cups of Sculptamold with water; it should be the same consistency as the first batch. Use to create peaks on the waves. Add texture, ridges and curves using sculpting tools.
  • Step 5
    Once the Sculptamold has set, paint the wave with acrylics, layering from dark to light.
  • Optional Tip
    For additional texture, add Liquitex White Opaque Flakes to the wave peaks. For additional gloss, add Liquitex Gloss Heavy Gel.

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