5 Easy CLAY Makes | Get Started In Clay | Hobbycraft

5 Easy CLAY Makes | Get Started In Clay | Hobbycraft


So to make these alphabet bowls begin by
sketching out the letter of your choice. It should be about 4 centimeters
in width and about 15 centimeters tall Cut it out and this will be the template
for your clay. Get your air dry clay out and use a rolling pin to roll it out to
a thickness of about 5 millimeters. Make sure you turn your clay around a regular
interval so that doesn’t stick to your work surface. Once your clay is rolled
out take your letter template place it at one end of the clay and use a sharp
knife to cut around it Cut your remaining clay into strips
measuring five centimeters wide and take your shop knife and score all the way
around the edge of your letter and then score along the base of your strips how
many strips you need will depend on your letter size so I’m just starting with
two here. Then add a little bit of water with your finger to the scored part. Take
your strip of clay and gently press it around the edge of your letter. We need
to add another strip press the two sides together and score them a little bit
again when you get to a corner fold the clay so once you’ve gone all the way around
and connected the strip together use your fingers to smooth joins neatly and
make sure there are no visible marks. Use a little bit of water to smooth off all
the corners and edges then if your clay is quite soft you could take a
little bit of bubble wrap or a plastic bag and gently push it inside your
letter and then you can leave that there so that it doesn’t collapse while it dries. pop it in a warm spot and leave it to
dry overnight once your bulb is dry completely give it
a coat of Mod Podge gloss varnish this will add strength and durability to
your bulb paints it’s all on the inside and the outside
and doing the bottom To make your rainbow wall-hanging take
500 grams of clay and run it out to a thickness of about 5 millimeters. When
you roll out your clay make sure you keep turning it over and moving it
around so it doesn’t stick to your surface once your clay is rolled out place your
rainbow template on top and then use a sharp knife to cut it out. Remove your
template. Dab your finger in a bottle of water and then just run it along the
sides to smooth the edges. At the bottom of the rainbow mark three holes on
either side and use a straw to make those holes. And make a hole at the top
of your rainbow and leave it to dry Measure an inch all the way around the
outside of the rainbow its marking dots intervals then repeat from the inside of
the rainbow then connect your dots to create two lines. Paint your rainbow. You
might need a couple of coats to get a good coverage. To make your tassels
grab yourself a book and some wool you’re going to wrap your wool around
your book about 30 times snip off the excess slide your wool off tie piece of
wool around the top section of your tassel and secure it with a knot. just
neaten up the end of the tassel or the pair of scissors. When you’ve finished your
tassle, make another one to match and then do two for each color of your
rainbow just like so. To add your tassels onto your rainbow thread some wool
through the top of your tassel and then thread your wool through the hole at the
bottom and tie it nice and tightly once you’ve tied the first one on repeat
just tell your other tassels onto the bottom of your rainbow. To finish third a
piece of wool through the top hole and tie the ends together so you’ve got a
nice hanging loop To make your terrazzo pendants first of all you
need to take a lump of navy clay that’s about the size of a cherry tomato roll
it out nice and flat about two millimeters – three millimeters thick.
Move your clay around as you go so that it doesn’t stick to your work surface then to create the terrazzo effect break
off tiny bits from some other colors and dot them onto the clay. Roll your little
pieces into the navy clay keep going until it’s smooth like it’s one piece of
clay. Take your triangular cookie cutter and cut out the clay and then take
the smaller one and repeat to make another small triangle. Roll out a piece
of matching clay then use the medium sized cookie cutter to cut out the triangle.
Take the three triangles and use a cocktail stick to mark a small hole into
the top of each one then bake the FIMO on a piece of parchment paper in the
oven for 30 minutes at 110 degrees Celsius. to finish add a split pin to
each of the pendants and then thread them all onto a necklace to make your air dry clay coasters take
500 grams of clay and roll it out to the thickness of about five to six
millimeters. When you roll it out make sure that you’re picking it up and
turning it around so it doesn’t stick to your surface. Once you’ve rolled out your
clay take a circular cookie cutter and cut out your coasters. Then remove the
excess clay dab your finger in water and just smooth the edges with your fingers.
And leave your coasters to dry once dried paint navy-blue. Take some gold
paint and add some water to it to dilute it and make it a little bit runnier, then
place a piece of paper on your work surface and pop your coaster on top. Dip
your paintbrush into your paint then tap it on your work surface to create a
splatter effect. And then repeat this process to make three more. Then leave to
dry. When should go paint is dry add a coat of varnish to give it a nice shine. So to make your mountain, start by mixing
your greens and whites together to get three shades that you like. You’ll need
about a walnut size piece of polymer clay for each mountain. So then take your
ball of clay making sure it’s nice and smooth and on a very clean surface roll
out so that it starts to get tapered at one end. When you’re happy with the shape
of the cone give it a little tap on the bottom and press it slightly down to
make it flat at the bottom. It’s okay to have a slightly rounded base but
needs to be able to stand up straight make two more in slightly different
sizes. Take about a quarter of a block of white clay and roll it out till it’s
really nice and thin. Use a sharp knife to cut a circle about three centimetres
wide. Cut little triangles all the way around to give a circle a jagged edge.
Then with your knife cut the star into roughly three sections, into thirds. Take one of your thirds and roll it gently around the top of one of your mountains. Make sure that none of
the green is visble, you may need to slide it over a little bit then just as
before gently roll the tip of the mountain to press the clay into place.
And repeat to make two more. Scrunch up the remaining bits of clay and blend
them together so that you get a nice mix of all the colors and roll out to about
three millimeters thick then using a cookie cutter making sure all three of
the mountains can fit inside it cut out the clay. then take your clay mountains and place
them onto your circle of clay. Once you’re happy with the arrangement bake
them for 30 minutes at 110 degrees Celsius

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