Today’s video is the second in a series on how to make this floral votive candle holder. Of course, as I keep saying, you can use these techniques to decorate just about anything you like: pendants, boxes, cuff bracelets, wine glasses… anything that will sit still long enough and can go into a 275° oven.
I absolutely love how this week’s two flowers came out. The salvia/larkspur type flowers are so simple to make, yet have such a realistic effect. After I made my first one I just sat back and said, “Ooooo, pretty!”
The tall phlox flowers are easy, but they take a bit more time. If you did them in reds and changed the shapes of the leaves you’d have quite convincing geraniums. I’m sure there are lots of different kind of flowers with this basic shape that you could adapt this technique to.
Tools and Materials:
- polymer clay scraps in various flowers shades, I used a base of Premo! Sculpey Ultramarine Blue mixed with a bit of white and purple scrap to get the salvia color
- Acrylic Clay Roller
- Clay Blade
- needle tool (I’ve been loving this set from Harbor Freight)
- single edge razor blade
- marking tool
Enjoy the video and happy creating.