You're all just sooooo amazing and I love you all for being yourselves, and I'd like to thank you for being so wonderful and dropping by to visit (and follow) my new friend, Sheila's, new blog. I hope you enjoyed your stay!!! I believe Sheila will appreciate all the love!!!
I've gotten a couple of emails requesting a tutorial on the peony flower base candle holder I did for Brenda's birthday blog hop, so I put one together for you. I think you'll be surprised at just how simple it is. In case you don't remember it, it was this one:
To put this candle base together you need oven-bake or air dry clay (whichever you prefer) and Liquid Sculpey to use as an adhesive for the clay.
To begin, pinch off a piece of clay just large enough to close your fist around, and begin shaping it into a ball by rolling it between the palms of your hands:
Next begin flattening the clay out by pressing it between your fingers and turning it constantly as you go to start forming the base petal for the votive. As you are turning, pressing, and forming the circular petal base try to get it as flat as possible while pressing it between your fingers; however, do not worry about it being irregular or having fingerprints, etc. -- we want this. If it tears, just pinch the clay back together and continue on. As an example, here I am pressing, turning, and shaping the clay:
Continue working the clay until you have a circle large enough to fold up and cover the sides of a votive candle:
Leave the voltive with the clay wrapped up the sides and form 4 to 5 more of these petals (depending on the fullness you want). Now, taking a second petal, add a dab of Liquid Sculpey to the center:
Adhere by pressing the center of the second petal firmly to the bottom center of the first petal attached to the votive. Using your fingers begin shaping the petals to look like a peony flower:
Add the remaining petals by gluing them on with the Liquid Sculpey and form/shape the petals with your fingers as you did with the first petals; lastly, remove the votive and you should have a base that looks similar to this:
Now how easy is this?!!! All that's left to do is for you to decorate it. You can spray it, paint it, use rub-ons -- it's all up to you!!! For the sparkle on mine base, after I blended together several color glazes to apply on it, I sprayed it adhesive and sprinkled Diamond Dust over it.
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Well, that's it for right now but I'll be back later to visit with you and admire more of the awesome projects you do!!!
Thanks for stopping by, and...
I'll be seeing you!