Clay Sunflowers in ProcessMay 19, 2017 / byKristin Nicholas / Categories : Feeds
Once the molds were dry - this took a week for the plaster to dry because it was cold and humid - I was able to test them out. I was able to take photos of that process.
Here is the sunflower tile mold.
Here is the clay being packed into the mold.
Here is the clay when it is all leveled off.
When the clay starts to shrink - the moisture gets absorbed into the plaster mold - it is easy to pull the molded piece out of the mold. Using some tools, I cleaned the messy bits off. My mold isn't perfect but it is a start.
Here you can see the tile and the mold. This is going to be more of a decorative wall tile because it isn't flat so nothing could sit on it. I use a grey clay that dries white.
Here is the smaller sunflower which I have a plan for where it will be used in my home. Would make a nice paperweight too.
My plan is to make a few more of each mold and then play with the painting, color, and decoration of each sunflower. Stay tuned.
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