Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with a bouquet of roses created with Makin's Clay®.
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1 Adhesive
Spellbinders® leaf dies
Using the roller, I rolled out white clay on the cutting mat until I had the thickness I desired.
Then I used the medium sized round cutter to cut 6 white circles from the clay.
Next, I lined up each circle one at a time and pressed them firmly in place. Fresh clay sticks to wet clay so no adhesive is necessary at this stage.
I allowed the circles to set for a few minutes, then used a thin paint brush (you can use a straw or wood skewer) to roll them up. Gently push the piece off the paint brush and seal the edges together.
I thought this rose was a little too thick, so I took some more white clay and ran it through the clay machine. I started at the highest setting and ran it through the Ultimate Clay Machine® until I had the thin layer I wanted.
To add some color to the clay, I spritzed on Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and allowed it to dry.
I also painted additional white clay with Prima Gold Metallic Paint.
Once the paint was dry, I cut out circles with the round cutter.
I also wanted some leaves, so I mixed green, yellow and white clays then ran them through the clay machine until I had the thickness I wanted.
Using Spellbinders dies, I then die cut an assortment of leaves. Fresh clay die cuts easily, but remember to use wax paper between the layers so the clay does not stick to the dies.
I wanted some shape to the leaves, so I placed them on pens and let them set over night.
I arranged the roses in a watering can, pushing the skewers into styrofoam to hold them in place. Next, I added shred around the roses. These roses look extremely life-like and look amazing in the watering can.
It's almost Valentine's Day and this would be a wonderful gift for someone special. But also think Mother's Day or a birthday as these roses will last forever.