I have been trying out different mediums lately. My latest obsession has been polymer clay. I have been making flowers with it. I haven't decided what I will use them for yet. I could turn them into hair clips or pins and even a pendant, basically anything. Fun, right?!
The polymer clay is a little different than the air drying clay. It is a little heavier, therefore before baking it, it can get difficult to keep the petals folded the "right" way. Once it is cooked, however, they feel like plastic, a little flexible, but hard.
I used Wilton's cutters to make the petals, and followed gum paste flowers directions for this rose. I colored each petal with pink pastel before assembling the rose, because the clay was white. I put it inside a small glass cup to make sure the petals stayed folded while baking.
This is how they looked right after they came out of the oven. In my opinion, the color was too flat, so I used Inka Gold Metallic Rub in red to highlight the edges.
This one was with the medium and the small Wilton daisy cutters. I did give the petals some texture, to make it a little more dimensional. I folded them randomly, to create a realistic look.
I used a peony Wilton cutter for these petals. I also colored it with pastels, but in purple this time. I highlighted it with Inka Gold Metallic Rub in gold.
I am very happy on how they came out. Stay tuned to find out what I do with them.
Thank you for visiting and Happy Thanksgiving!