Introduction: Persepolis - 3D Frame

Picture of Persepolis - 3D Frame

Persepolis is  an acclaimed graphic novels,  that tell the personal story of  Marjane Satrapi.
As a comic book, it illustrates a young girl in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.
The story follows a precocious and outspoken nine-year-old through young adulthood,
and illustrates the challenges faced by a modern young woman trying to forge
an identity while having to conform within a tyrannical society.

This novels in black-and-white have been a worldwide success with its abstract drawings.
Persepolis has dreamlike moments.

Marji, so called, loves Bruce Lee, and punk music.

Persepolis is also an animation movie!  If you have still not seen it , you have to see it now.

I choose one strip to make this 3D frame.
I used cold porcelain to make Marji.

Check it out , I hope you like it.

Step 1: Ingredients and How to Make Cold Porcelain:

Picture of Ingredients and How to Make Cold Porcelain:
  1. 250g  cornstarch;
  2. 500 ml PVA glue 
  3. 01 tablespoon  lemon juice or apple vinegar 
  4. 02 tablespoons cooking oil
  5. Some silicone-free moisturizer
  6. a nonstick saucepan
  7. wooden spoon

- In a saucepan, place all ingredients, stir it well with a wooden spoon.
Bring to low heat, and keep stirring till it thickens.

- Place the clay where you can knead it. 
With moisturizer on hands, start to knead the clay.
It is ready when it sticks no more. 

- Wrap the clay with plastic and leave it rest for 24 hours.


Step 2: Preparing the Frame

Picture of Preparing the Frame

- Latex paint
- Brush
- Sandpaper

     - sand and paint the frame

Step 3: Making Marji

Picture of Making Marji

- modeling the clay make the figure and paint it.

Step 4: Frame's Background Panting :

Picture of Frame's Background Panting :

- With a felt-tip pen draw on the background, and paint.

Step 5: Finish:

Picture of Finish:

- Place Marji inside .
Ready !



cloudifornia (author)2011-07-06

You are a talented artist mary candy!

mary candy (author)cloudifornia2011-07-06

I'm glad you like my ibles ;)

jcleere (author)2013-12-17

Wow that's amazing! Well done, I like the porcelain too very handy thanks

sabu.dawdy (author)2012-12-25

its a beauty :D

sylrig (author)2012-01-18

Wow--nicely done!

mary candy (author)sylrig2012-01-20

Thanks :*
I love this movie very much.

PeckLauros (author)2011-07-07

Que maneiro!

vishalapr (author)2011-07-05

Plain amazing, voted for this and rated 5*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mary candy (author)vishalapr2011-07-06

Oh thanks, that's very nice :)

vishalapr (author)mary candy2011-07-06

Have a look at my entry for this contest!

mary candy (author)vishalapr2011-07-06

I did it ;) very nice ible .

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mary candy (author)vishalapr2011-07-06

I hope you win something, but on the Toy contest :D

vishalapr (author)mary candy2011-07-06


vishalapr (author)vishalapr2011-07-06

But I could win second place after yours! ;)
By the way have you rated my ible??

mary candy (author)vishalapr2011-07-06

Yes you could.. I would like an i-pod :)

And I have rated your ible.

vishalapr (author)mary candy2011-07-06

Thanks again

vishalapr (author)mary candy2011-07-06

I just subscribed to you right now!

spylock (author)2011-07-04

nice,but creeeepy.

mary candy (author)spylock2011-07-05

creeeeepy ?? ahahhhaa
I don't think so, because if you know the story, you will fell
that her face shows how much she 's thinking about her life.
I'm Tim Burton's fan.
My next 3D frame is going to be a really creeeeeeepy guy :)

spylock (author)mary candy2011-07-05

Bring it,creeeepy can be good sometimes.So whats the basic story or will it be to long to explane?

mary candy (author)spylock2011-07-06

I din't take you comment wrong.
so the storyline is :
In 1970s Iran, Marjane 'Marji' Statrapi watches events through her young eyes and her idealistic family of a long dream being fulfilled of the hated Shah's defeat in the Iranian Revolution of 1979. However as Marji grows up, she witnesses first hand how the new Iran, now ruled by Islamic fundamentalists, has become a repressive tyranny on its own. With Marji dangerously refusing to remain silent at this injustice, her parents send her abroad to Vienna to study for a better life. However, this change proves an equally difficult trial with the young woman finding herself in a different culture loaded with abrasive characters and profound disappointments that deeply trouble her. Even when she returns home, Marji finds that both she and homeland have changed too much and the young woman and her loving family must decide where she truly belongs.

spylock (author)mary candy2011-07-06

I read a little about her earlier and saw what she looks like,now I get it,the shadow box is kinda deep now that I think about it.

onrust (author)2011-07-06

I wouldn't hesitate to cut a hole in the wall to mount that!

mary candy (author)onrust2011-07-06

sure I will do it, but at moment I'm painting my apartment and still don't know where I hang it.

rocketsurgery (author)2011-07-04

Hey great job... and good luck

mary candy (author)rocketsurgery2011-07-04

Hi, it was my first time I did work with cold porcelain.
It's not so easy for modeling. I like the result :D

ireiss (author)mary candy2011-07-04

Actually what you made isn't porcelain cold or otherwise but it is still beautifully done...porcelain is made from a mix of animal bone and a few other things...todays chine is made from a clay that is...well clay...but a name doesn't matter... its the idea which counts, its brilliant!

good luck!

mary candy (author)ireiss2011-07-06

Hi ireiss, this is a kind of homemade porcelain.
Search here even on instructables for : cold porcelain
There is a better instructables showing how to make it .

And thanks very much for commenting .

rocketsurgery (author)mary candy2011-07-04


mary candy (author)rocketsurgery2011-07-04

;) "superb" - the last word of the film .

bajablue (author)2011-07-05


mary candy (author)bajablue2011-07-05

thank U

copilarim (author)2011-07-05

so nice and dreamy!!!!

mary candy (author)copilarim2011-07-05

Dreamy, this word describes her story.

sunshiine (author)2011-07-04

Very good Mary! Thanks for sharing your hard work!

mary candy (author)sunshiine2011-07-05

You are welcome Sunshine ;)

flyingpuppy (author)2011-07-04

I don't know who Persepolis is, but THIS is genius!

Eye Poker (author)flyingpuppy2011-07-04

Persepolis is a graphic novel and an animated movie about a young girl growing up in Iran during the Islamic Revolution.

It is a true story and very moving. Watch or read it and you will appreciate your freedom much more.

mary candy (author)flyingpuppy2011-07-04
Hiii flyingpuppy Take a look :
xxxxlemonxxxx (author)2011-07-04

Looks nice! You make so much awesome stuff, you are talented!

mary candy (author)xxxxlemonxxxx2011-07-04

It's very nice to me you like my stuffs.
Regards .

M.C. Langer (author)2011-07-03

All ypu do is adorable!!! :-)

mary candy (author)M.C. Langer2011-07-04

Thanks thanks thanks :*

ChrysN (author)2011-07-03

That looks amazing, nicely done! I love the novels too!

mary candy (author)ChrysN2011-07-04

Ah and many thanks )

mary candy (author)ChrysN2011-07-04

Hi ChrysN !
I never did read the novel, because here in Brazil I didn't found to buy.
But I have a big pics collection, I take from internet.
The animation film I did watch at the movie. I was there by the premiere here in my city.
When I lived in Germany , I did knew 2 girls from Iran. And their stories were almost like the story of Marji.
There we were so free, we did what we wanted...
It's hard to believe, someone could live in a country where you can't show your identity .

bajablue (author)2011-07-03

She's beautiful and you are a wonderful Artist!!!

mary candy (author)bajablue2011-07-04

I'm very glad you like it :)
Many thanks for the compliment .

annahowardshaw (author)2011-07-03


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