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CLAY FLOWER PLAQUE

Clay-Flower-Plaque-Project

Supplies:

  • Walnut Hollow® Rectangle Plaque #1826
  • Walnut Hollow® Clay Extruder Set #28301
  • Walnut Hollow® Clay Embossing Set #29414
  • Polymer Clay (colors of choice)
  • Paint: (Colors of choice)

Other supplies:  Aluminum foil, craft glue, craft knife, flat brush, paper towel, pasta machine or acrylic roller, sandpaper, spray varnish, stylus

 

 

 

Instructions:

  1. To prepare wood for painting, use sandpaper to lightly sand wood surface.  Remove dust with paper towel.

  2. Use flat brush to apply paint to sides and back.  Let dry and apply second coat.  Let dry.  Use sandpaper to remove any paint that might have gotten on top of plaque.  Use flat brush to apply paint to top of plaque.  Let dry and apply second coat.  Let dry.

  3. Apply 2-3 coats of spray varnish for a protective finish.

  4. Condition clay by kneading for two minutes as directed on packaging.  Use pasta machine or roller to flatten clay.  Use Circle Cutter from Clay Embossing Set to create flowers.  Use side of tip on stylus to create petals on flowers.  To create the center of each flower, use contrasting color of clay, roll in palm of hand, flatten with index finger and press into center of each flower.  Use stylus point to create dots in center of flower.

  5. To create leaves, roll out green clay and cut out small oval shapes to resemble leaves with craft knife.  Use craft knife to create veins in leaves. 

  6. Use Clay Extruder Set to create flower stems and grass.  Remove bottom cap from Extruder, insert appropriate disk.  Push kneaded clay into tube.  Replace bottom cap.  Move handle in a clockwise motion to extrude clay.

  7. Assemble flowers on piece of aluminum foil.  Place stems on aluminum foil, position flowers on top of stem, position leaves in place, and scatter grass along bottom of flower stems.

  8. Bake in a preheated conventional or toaster oven at 275˚ for 15 minutes per ¼” thickness.  Remove from oven and let cool before handling.

  9. Apply craft glue to back of flower design.  Adhere flower design to plaque.  Let dry.

 

Designed by Janet Wilhelm for Walnut Hollow®

 

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