Assorted Paintbrushes Cardboard or Parchment Paper Paper Towels Small Plate Water Wooden Skewer
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1. Cut and roll out a slab of clay approximately 1/2" thick onto a sheet of cardboard or parchment paper.
2. Use an angled modeling tool - such as a wooden skewer - to cut out a flower shape. Once cut, remove and place excess clay aside.
TIP: Use your finger to smooth out edges with water.
3. Position the flower shape onto a plate of similar size. The plate will act as a mold to create the dish shape.
4. Roll out excess clay flat - approximately 1/4" - 1/2" thick. Use excess clay to cut out 2 circles, 1 circle slightly larger than the other circle, to fit within the flower center.
5. To attach the circle shapes to the flower center, score cross-hatch grooves onto each joining surface. For example, score the underside of the larger circle and the flower center. Once scored, apply a layer of watered down clay to each scored surface and attach the the pieces together. Repeat process to overlay the large circle with the smaller circle shape. As each piece is attached, use your finger to blend the shapes together with water.
6. Once clay is dry, use an assortment of Cover Coat paints to paint the project.
7. To create this project, paint the flower center with 3 coats of Apricot, the outer center ring with 3 coats of Peach, and the flower petals with 3 coats of Lilac. Accent project as desired.
8. Allow project to dry completely for 5-7 days, or until clay is no longer cool to the touch.
9. Fire the completed project to cone 04.
10. Once fired, dip project in Pure Brilliance and fire to cone 06.