.: Some of the clay ornaments that were created today! :.
Inspired by a piece of pottery I had recently seen at my mother's home, I knew right away that I wanted to create a similar clean look of white pottery while using a different medium and my own designs.
.:By placing greenery on the clay and rolling over it with a rolling pin, an impression was created! :.
With Sculpey Clay (Ultra Light) as my medium, I began an evening full with creating! I chose to use a decorative piece of greenery in lieu of a natural green. It would make a deep impression into the clay and be re-usable throughout the process.
.: Cutting shapes from the clay with small cookie cutters! :.
With the greenery placed on top of the clay, I rolled over it with the rolling pin two to three times. With a toothpick I then helped the green back out of the clay. Next, I began cutting out shapes over the embossed clay with small cookie cutters.
.: Many of the finished clay pieces! :.
Once the ornament shapes were created, I used a toothpick to make circles in each new clay shape. Later I could thread hemp twine and beads through through the opening to create ornaments.
.: Clay ornaments hardening after spending some time in the oven :.
After cooking the ornaments in the oven, the clay is now hardened.
.: My daughter's lovely finished creation she plans to gift on Valentine's Day! :.
My children were very interested in the entire process and began creating their very own designs and creations. Working alongside each other we drew inspiration from each other's process and finished works.
.: Many of these ornaments will be gifted on Valentine's Day! :.
These ornaments are lovely hanging in the window. I am imagining creating bookmarks and necklaces. These specific ornaments we created today are slated to be Valentine Gifts!