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.
This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Getting Stitched on the Farm
You may like
I’ve had pleasing results from the Cashmerette patterns I’ve used so far, but they have been designed for knits. The Springfield top was my first foray into a Cashmerette pattern that was designed for wovens. From the Cashmerette website: Make room in your closet for the Springfield Top! This woven shell is ideal for layering under… Continue reading Cashmerette Springfield topread more
Last year I had a call from my cousin Freya asking if I had any ball dresses in my wardrobe that she could borrow. Although I have a fair few formal dresses, none of them were quite right for Freya (although we are similar heights we are shaped quite differently) so I offered to sew… Continue reading Lekala 4403 – a formal dress for Freyaread more