Make Your Own Flowers, Leaves, Stars & Hearts

February 07, 2020


Making your own flowers, leaves, stars and hearts is really easy with polymer clay. This tutorial will step you through how to make them for yourself.

SUPPLIES

- Premo Sculpey Accents Bright green 

- Premo Sculpey Accents Wisteria

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STEPS

1. Condition your clay. If you haven't used polymer clay before or would like more information on conditioning your clay just click on this link.

 

Condition your clay

 

2. Press your stamp into the clay, you can use talcum powder as a releasing agent. We have a large selection of stamps available including flower, leaf, butterfly, stars and hearts. Click here to view the range.

 

Pressing stamp into clay

 

3. Clean up the pressed shape with a sharp tool, removing the excess clay from the edges.

 

Clean up the clay shape

Cleaned by clay flower

 

4. Decorate the flower by adding detail

 

Decorate the flower

Press a sharp tool in the middle of the petal

Add centre detail to polymer clay flower

Add a piece of polymer clay in the middle

Decorate the middle of the flower

 

5. Bake the finished pieces

Bake your clay pieces on an oven-proof glass or metal surface at the baking temperature and time listed on the package. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT exceed the recommended baking temperature or baking time. Carefully remove from oven and allow to cool. Baking should be completed by an adult.

Baking Time:

275 °F (130 °C)
30 minutes per 1/4 inch (6 mm) thickness

While many items used with polymer clay may be found in our home kitchens, once used for polymer clay, they should not be used for food purposes.

Finished flower

6. Sealing the tile / embellishment

You can seal your tiles with Sculpey Glaze Gloss or Satin which provide a smooth seal to set your clay, cover imperfections, increase durability.

If you decide to grout your mosaic make sure you cover your tiles with masking tape first to prevent the tiles absorbing the colour from the grout.

As polymer clay is waterproof your tiles can be used inside and out, do not place in direct sunlight as there colour may fade.