Calla Lily Tea Canister Using Modena Soft air dry clay
Modena Soft air dry clay
Small cup of water
Wooden skewer or needle tool
Square tin canister (recycled)
White spray paint (I bought this at the dollar store)
Green and yellow acrylic paint
Clear acrylic spray
Rolling pin (optional)
In a well ventilated area, spray the tin canister with white spray paint.
This may take several coats. Let dry. Put a piece of wax paper down.
To prepare the clay, pinch off five pieces of clay the size of grapes. Set
three of these aside.
With plastic gloves on, put a few drops of yellow acrylic paint onto one of
the pieces of clay with a Q-tip. Knead the paint into the clay. Roll the yellow
clay into a thin coil. Cut three pieces 1 ½ “ long and roll the end of each into
a spear like shape.
Take the needle tool or the end of a paint brush to make texture on the stamen.
Set aside and change or wash gloves.
Take another piece of clay and knead in the green acrylic paint. Roll out a coil
and cut in three pieces. Flatten and shape these into three leaves by making
the ends narrower. Set this aside.
Roll the remaining three pieces of clay into three balls. Take the ball of clay
and flatten it in the palm of your hand and begin shaping it into a petal.
Slightly moisten the yellow stamen and place it in the center of the white petal
and roll it up.
Make three of these lilies and arrange them in a trio. You may need to pinch
off the stem of the lily as you thin it out. Use a little water to adhere them together.
Add three green leaves to your lily
Set aside and let dry.
Using E6000 glue, glue the lily onto the side of the tin canister. Make sure to
lay the canister on its side to make sure the lily doesn’t slide off. Let dry. Spray
the lily with clear acrylic spray to seal the clay. Try to spray only the lily. Let dry.
Fill your tea canister with tea bags to use to relax and watch the flowers bloom!
Artwork and photography by Karen Lowrey