Assorted Paintbrushes Parchment Paper Paper Towels Water Wooden Skewer
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1. Cut and roll out a slab of clay approximately 1/2" thick onto a sheet of parchment paper.
2. Use an angled modeling tool - such as a wooden skewer - to cut out the wreath shape. Once cut, remove and place excess clay aside. Use your finger to smooth out edges with water.
3. Roll out excess clay flat - approximately 1/4" - 1/2" thick. Use excess clay to cut out multiple circle shapes.
4. To attach the circles to the wreath base, score cross-hatch grooves onto each joining surface. Once scored, apply a layer of watered down clay to each scored surface and attach the the pieces together. As each circle shape is attached, use your finger to blend the shapes together with water.
5. Use an assortment of decorating tools to create texture accents on the project, if desired.
6. Cut out a bird shape from the excess clay and attach to the wreath. Add an eye shape as well. Accent with texture as desired.
7. Attach an assortment of round shapes to the wreath. Layer and texture each shape as desired.
8. Add a flower design to the wreath by creating two leaves, 4 petals, and center accent dots. Score and attach each component to the wreath.
9. Once clay is dry, use Cover Coat paints to paint the project.
10. To create this project, paint the wreath with 3 coats of Fiesta Turquoise. Paint the bird with 3 coats of Neon Red, and the bird's eye with Artic White. Paint the flower leaves with 3 coats of Neon Green, the petals with Yellow Orange, and the center with Neon Red. Use an assortment of colors to paint each round accent. Accent project as desired.
11. Allow project to dry completely for 5-7 days, or until clay is no longer cool to the touch.
12. Fire the completed project to cone 04.
13. Once fired, dip project in Pure Brilliance and fire to cone 06.