DD2 wanted a flower shape and she settled on a tulip design I drew up
cut it out and use as a pattern to cut two of the same shape, lay in wire loops or jump rings and "glue" the 2nd piece over top
not pictured I have also cut out a 3rd layer of the 2 smaller petals and stamped them before "gluing" them in place
using tesserae, measure aand cut a strip of clay wider than than the tess is thick. glue along the top edges to form your well
at this point you want to bake as directed on the clay label. after it cools and hardens, sand it upside down on a flat surface to even out the well wall. smooth off and bumps and burrs from the sides and back
LOL I didn't skip a step, just a number!
now I make bunches of teeny little balls and worms
"glue" them into place and bake again
now you can paint it however you like and mosaic it.
I am sooooo excited! I just got my clay in and I have to try this!
I should warn ya Fern, its addicting
That looks like fun but I have way to much going on in my life right now!I do love it tho!!!!
You're an amazing, multi-talented artist, my dear. Congratulations on another facet of your art. I just shake my head w/every one of your projects. Thank you for new inspiration.
Oh Candy! This is truly another addiction I am sure!!! And to think you can glue it together like that! LOVE IT!! Thanks for showing us! I still haven't used all the stuff in my last Tesserae exchange, I'll have to go look, I think I got some of this stuff! I already have a pasta machine(never used it yet, I'd be big as a house!LOL!)may have to donate to the experiment! OH heck...I'm skedaddling back to my throne now..Slow....
Nice that is just too clever!!! I have never tried the clay before but this sure makes me want to!!!! Thanks for the info....
oops I never clarified here that "glueing" in terms of polymer clay is using liquid clay to glue with. in the case its liquid sculpy but i think all the brands have a version of this, its also used for transferring pictures to clay.
Thanks so much for sharing your instructions! Something I definitely want to get to ~ after I learn to make a column, or fountain, or something out of mesh and concrete!