Framed Clay Sunflower
Designed by Irit Shalom
As this is my second year on Makin’s Clay® Design Team, I can pretty much make any project I desire and right now I am in a "flowers" mood and from this month on I will do some different clay flower tutorials monthly for the Makin’s Clay® blog. The first one is a Sunflower tutorial and the techniques used are clay sheet die cutting and acrylic paints coloring over the dry clay.
The flexibility of Makin's Clay® is just perfect even when we work with already dry clay, so we still can reshape our dry clay pieces. The perfect ability to be colored with acrylics makes it possible to work with just white Makin's Clay® and to paint the final shape into any possible color.
So here is my tutorial for May. April showers sure brought us my May flowers!
Makin’s Clay® White, Black
Makin’s Professional®Roller and Cutters set®
Makin’s Clay® Professional Clay Tools®
Makin's Clay® Texture sheet set D- Woodgrain
Makin’s Professional® Cutting Mat
Dies- Sizzix® Sunflower set
Beacon™ Fabri-Tac glue
Photo frame 4*6''
Makin’s Professional®Roller and Cutters set®. You also can use the Makin's Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine™ and roll to setting 5, but for this project I decided to use the roller only.
Let the rolled clay dry for a few hours.
Add shaping to the die cut clay pieces using Makin's Clay® tools from Makin’s Professional® Clay Tools® .
Paint the shapes with acrylic paints. I used DecoArt Mixed Media line paints, but with Makin's Clay®, any acrylic paint works just perfectly! Let the shapes dry and don't forget to paint the white backs too.
adhere shape to shape. This is the glue I have and it works just great with Makin's Clay® too.
Paint the small top flowers with a mix of DecoArt paints and now push them of the die cut sheet.
Glue the painted flowers on the top of the sunflower.
Make the background using Makin's Clay® in black, roller and Makin's Clay® texture sheet (woodgrain) from set D. Cut the background to the size that fits the photo frame.
Step 10 and final:
Glue the black background over the glass inside the photos frame. Cover with glaze and glue the sunflower over the background. Cover the sunflower with glaze. Let it dry and enjoy your first Makin's Clay® flower.
More to come next month and so on!