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The making of Clay flowers

outillage

Tools and accessories

To make stocking flowers, the basic tools and accessories are :

  • Air drying clay (thaï or japanese). Similar to the modeling clay for children.
  • oil painting
  • noodle machine
  • cutters
  • resin moulds
  • metallic wire
  • Cyanoacrylate glue (Super Glue), latex glue
  • floratape
  • a few tools : wire cutter, cissors, brushes ...

Hereafter the explanation with pictures to make a Frangipany flower ...

coloration argile

Color the clay

The clay is colored with oil painting.

bande argile etape 1

Make a clay strip

Put clay between two plastic films ...

bande argile etape 2

... and flatten it between the rolls of the noodle machine.

decoupage des petale

Cut the petals

Use the cutter to cut the petals.

nervurage petale

Print the vein on the petals

Press the petals on the resin mold to obtain the veins.

mise en forme des petale

Bend the petals

sechage des petale

Put the petals to dry

Put the petals on towel. Put the towel on an egg box to give a curved shape to the petals.

tige petale etape 1

Make the stem holding the petals

Put clay on a metallic wire ...

tige petale etape 2

... then smooth the clay.

peinture petale

Paint the petals

collage tige petale

Glue the stem under the petals

assemblage petales

Gather the petals

Use Floratape to attach them.

petales assembles
tige fleur etape 1

Make the stem of the flower

Cover the metallic wires with clay ...

tige fleur etape 2

... make grooves ...

tige fleur etape 3

... and to finish add a little bit of green clay.

fleur de frangipanier

The result

A Frangipany flower