Garden Flowers

Garden Flowers

 

Materials Needed:

 

Step 1:

Slab

Roll a 1/4” slab of clay using the Clay Roller Kit.

Garden Flowers

 

Step 2:

Texture

Add a texture to the clay using one of the Designer Texture Sheets.

Garden Flowers

 

Step 3:

Shape

Cut out desired flower shapes.

Garden Flowers

 

Garden Flowers

 

Step 4:

Drape

Drape flower shape over a small bowl.

Garden Flowers

Remove from the bowl when the clay is slightly stiff.

Garden Flowers

 

Step 5:

Centers

Roll a second 1/4” slab of clay. Gently press a flower designed rubber stamp into the clay to make an impression.

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Use another shape cutter to cut out each flower impression.

Garden Flowers

 

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Step 6:

Join

Score and slip the center of the flowers to the petal backgrounds.

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Step 7:

Stem Slot

Roll a small sphere out of clay. Insert the sphere into the top of a pencil. Gently flatten the sphere on the table top. Score and slip the flattened sphere onto the back of the flower shape. Remove the pencil.

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Step 8:

Leaves

Roll another 1/4” slab of clay. Press the leaf rubber stamps into the clay.

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Cut out the leaves using the geometric or designer clay cutter shapes.

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Step 9:

Dry

Completely dry out the clay.

 

Step 10:

Kiln Fire

Bisque fire the clay to cone 04.

 

Step 11:

Glaze

Apply glaze to the bisque-ware. Re-fire clay according to the glaze’s firing specifications - cone 05-06.

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Step 12:

Assemble

Glue brass rods inside of the clay stem slots. Glue leaves onto the stems.

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Step 13:

Display

Insert flowers directly into the garden soil or arrange flowers in a pot.

Garden Flowers
Bert Sabourin
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