Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Polymer Clay Flower Magnets

I love to find a craft project where I don't need to go out and buy 1o or more materials. I have an obscenely large collection of craft materials that I have accumulated over the years and although I love my local craft store (just ask my husband) I have too much stuff. So I'm working on some projects to share with you that will not cost a fortune and you find a lot of the supplies around your house like this first project.

Doesn't everyone have some artificial flowers around their home? Here's a fun thing to do with them:

Polymer Clay Flower Magnets

Copywrite Becky Meverden 2009

Polymer clay: transparent, cadmium red, white and black
Round toothpick
Artificial flower
½” round magnet
Wire cutters
E6000 glue
Plastic straw, optional
Circle template, optional for measuring ball sizes

Pink: Mix a 1/16” cadmium red ball with a 3/32” white ball

1. Condition clay according to manufacturer’s instructions.

2. Use the wire cutters to cut flower at the base. Separate the petals and choose one for the magnet.

3. Head: Flatten a 7/16” transparent ball. Eyes: Flatten two 3/32” white balls into teardrops. Press the narrowest ends together slightly and press onto the head. Pupils: Roll two 1/16” black balls and press onto eyes. Eyebrows: Roll two 1/16” transparent tapered logs and press around the upper half of each eye.

4. Nose: Roll a 3/32” red ball into an oval and press onto head just below the eyes. Mouth: Press half of a straw end just under the nose and remove. It leaves a great smile. A toothpick can also be used to indent the mouth. Use a toothpick to indent each end of the mouth. Cheeks: Flatten two 1/16” pink balls and press onto both ends of the mouth.

5. Bake in a preheated 265 degree oven for ½ hour and let cool.
6. Glue head to the center of the flower and let dry.
7. Glue magnet to the back of the flower.

1 comment:

  1. These are adorable, Becky! So happy to see your designs again and ideas! Hugs, Molly


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