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DIY Guide To Decorate Picture Frame

The first thing you need to do is to take your clay and cut some peace to make Leafs. I was using the scalpel for cutting the clay. I’ve used clay in three different colors: orange, yellow and green. When you cut the clay, it is possible that it all breaks into little pieces. Before you start making something with clay first, you have to warm it a little. Take the piece of clay in your arms for a few minutes or put it in a microwave for a short time. Then make two balls, one yellow and one green. Start rolling the pen onto the yellow ball to flatten it. Take the real leaf and stick it into the clay. You can use any leaf of any plant, and in any shape you want. Then, cut the excess of the clay around the leaf using the scalpel. When you are finished with cutting, you can take the other pieces away and remove the leaf from the clay. You will get something gorgeous. The leaf will look like real with all the details on it. It’s time to work with the green ball of clay. Start rolling the ball to get the thin strip as possible as you can see on the picture. Take the green strip and put it on the leaf to get realistic look. You are going to repeat the same procedure if you want to make orange leafs. As you can see now, the edges of the leaf are too smooth. To make them more realistic take the toothpick and start sticking it with slowly moving inwards. Then you have to cook the clay. On every package of clay, there are instructions on how to prepare it. I was making my clay around 10-15 minutes on 1500C. You can bake it even in a microwave or in an oven. When it is cooked, it’s going to be hard, and you have to take it out then because you can burn it and destroy your decoration. When you have your Leafs finished, it’s time to decorate the frame. I used hot glue gun to stick Leafs, but you can use any glue you want and make sure that it’s going to work. I started to decorate the frame at the bottom. Then I repeated the same decoration on the top. This DIY guide is written by Sara Lara from seworbit.com for Craftsy readers.

You Can Make This

Sara Lara made DIY Guide To Decorate Picture Frame with:

  • picture frame
  • polymer clay
  • some real leafs

Project Description

The first thing you need to do is to take your clay and cut some peace to make Leafs. I was using the scalpel for cutting the clay. I’ve used clay in three different colors: orange, yellow and green. When you cut the clay, it is possible that it all breaks into little pieces. Before you start making something with clay first, you have to warm it a little. Take the piece of clay in your arms for a few minutes or put it in a microwave for a short time. Then make two balls, one yellow and one green. Start rolling the pen onto the yellow ball to flatten it. Take the real leaf and stick it into the clay. You can use any leaf of any plant, and in any shape you want. Then, cut the excess of the clay around the leaf using the scalpel. When you are finished with cutting, you can take the other pieces away and remove the leaf from the clay. You will get something gorgeous. The leaf will look like real with all the details on it. It’s time to work with the green ball of clay. Start rolling the ball to get the thin strip as possible as you can see on the picture. Take the green strip and put it on the leaf to get realistic look. You are going to repeat the same procedure if you want to make orange leafs. As you can see now, the edges of the leaf are too smooth. To make them more realistic take the toothpick and start sticking it with slowly moving inwards. Then you have to cook the clay. On every package of clay, there are instructions on how to prepare it. I was making my clay around 10-15 minutes on 1500C. You can bake it even in a microwave or in an oven. When it is cooked, it’s going to be hard, and you have to take it out then because you can burn it and destroy your decoration. When you have your Leafs finished, it’s time to decorate the frame. I used hot glue gun to stick Leafs, but you can use any glue you want and make sure that it’s going to work. I started to decorate the frame at the bottom. Then I repeated the same decoration on the top. This DIY guide is written by Sara Lara from seworbit.com for Craftsy readers.

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