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Monday 10 August 2020

Clay Flowers Frame

Thank you all for the lovely messages on my last post. 
Also to my 2 new visitors, I hope you liked my blog. 

I love making flowers with my Air Dry Clay and Roses 
are a regular make. So for a change, I thought I would
 try to make a Calla Lily and a Camellia.
I do have some in my garden, so I went and had look
at them to make sure I could get the detail right. Ish!!

The frame was an old one that I recycled, painting it
with some Gesso first. I then topped it with some
Duck Egg Blue Emulsion paint.  
I dried the paint with my heat gun.
I then dry bushed some craft glue over the whole frame.
I then dried to glue off a bit with my gun.

 I then dry brushed white Emulsion over the whole frame,
covering the glue.
I then dried the whole frame with my heat gun, which
then created the paint on the top to crackle. 

Below is the top corner with 2 clay flowers and the 
white flowers are from Hobbycraft. 

The pretty paper in the frame is from my stash.
So the flowers below are a Rose, Calla Lily and 
a Camelia. 

I don't use Moulds for making most of my flowers.
I prefer to just make them in my hands. 
With petals it works, as they mostly have veins
on them, which they can pick up from your hands.

So I have made a gift box to put this in and it will
go up for sale soon!!

Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and keeping safe.
I can't remember when we last saw any rain!!
Thank goodness we have 2 big water butts for my new plants.

Thank you for taking time out to visit my blog
and I love reading your lovely messages. 

Big hugs, 


MiamiKel said...

carol, this is so beautiful! I looks like a farmhouse style gorgeous frame - and the flowers just pop! Im happy you had a little rain and your plants will just burst with beauty, I'm sure! xx

Chrissy said...

How absolutely beautiful Carol and to think you got that crackle from glue and white paint, well, I'm going to go get some frames and glue those babies up and paint them,I think it looks sensational..and your flowers are stunning, I used to make flowers for cakes when I was very young, so I suppose it could be the same principal..what a gorgeous frame, I love it..


Diane said...

Just gorgeous, the frame and stunning flowers are wonderful.

Hugs Diane

Lynne said...

Gorgeous Carol and your flowers look so real! You are always so very busy, I wish I could be so industrious x

aussie aNNie said...

How sweet, adorable frame and lovely flowers, wow. . xx

cotnob said...

This is beautiful Carol, I love the crackle effect and your flowers are gorgeous.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Doreen said...

Beautiful flowers,they really set the frame

Pat K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Wonderful detail and design. hugs. Pat Kxx

Sarah said...

What a beautiful piece!! Your clay flowers are incredible Carol and I love the crackle frame xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is beautiful, those flowers are so pretty

Mrs A. said...

this is such a delight to look at. I love your flowers. They are perfect replicas. Hugs Mrs A.

Jules said...

Hi Carol

What a fabulous project. I love the effect you have created on the frame very, very, very much!!

That definitely needs to go on my "one day I would like to try" list!!

This will sell in a nano-second.

Hope you are keeping well.

Love Jules xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful frame Carol, your flowers are gorgeous - I love the vintage feel that you have created.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Sue - said...

Hi Carol, I’m a bit behind with my commenting so having a catch up morning. I love this frame. You really are very talented making the flowers by hand. I don’t think mine would look anything like they were meant to.