Friday, April 25, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Box - Sequins, Burlap, & Clay Flowers for Mom

I shared this adorable gift box a few days ago as part of my Display Stamper Audition post, but I'm back today sharing more details on how I created these flowers with the Simply Pressed Clay.

Ink: Gold Encore Metallic 
Re-inkers (to colour and paint clay): Melon Mambo, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Gumball Green
Embellishments: Simply Pressed Clay, Gold Sequin Trim, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Other: Sponge Dauber, Decorative Window Gift Boxes, ivy pastry cutter and veiner
If you've ever worked with pastillage or gum paste (sugar based doughs used for making decorations for cakes and pastries) you'll find that working with the Simply Pressed Clay from Stampin' Up! is actually easier.  Although this clay can't be eaten, it's perfect for creating beautiful embellishments for your creative projects and it isn't nearly as fragile as pastillage. 

To create the roses: 

  • There's a video I found for you here: that shows you how to make the roses almost exactly as I make mine.  The only difference is that in the video he uses wax paper, I like to do this step in the palm of my hand so the rose petals have a veined look.  He's also using fondant, but that doesn't matter - you'll use the Simply Pressed Clay.
  • I like to colour my clay both before I form the flowers, and then I also add colour with my reinkers and a fine paintbrush after they are dry.  
To create the ivy leaves:
  • Another video I found for you here: I used almost the exact same technique.  You will need an ivy leaf cutter and veiner to make yours look like mine (just like she used in the video).
It's not as hard as you might think!  I hope you'll give it a try!  The Simply Pressed Clay is SUPER easy to work with and is really durable when dry.  Perfect for embellishments on packages.  

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Have an excellent Friday!  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

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