Wowza! I cannot believe it is almost end of January! Where did the time go?
My sincere apologies to everyone who’s been wondering if I was done blogging… I am NOT!
I seriously just got carried away with family matters this month, since my new year’s resolution was to put my family before SF. (lol)
…so, did I make anything this month? I sure did! Although I typically had about 30min a day to craft on average, I have managed to make bunch of gerbera daisies! Well, sort of…I’m still making more for a while…
Anyway, here is the tutorial of miniature clay daisies.
First of all, make a log out of clay (I used FIMO polymer clay). Flatten the log, and slice it very thinly (0.5mm thick or less) to make petals.
Once you have 30 petals, get a small ball of clay of the same color, flatten it slightly till it’s about a 1mm thick circle.
With a tip of a toothpick, pick up and place 3 petals on the circle like the photo below.
Add 2 more petals on both sides of each original petal.
Fill in the rest with 2 more petals in each opening.
Add another layer of petals gently on top, filling in the gaps.
Now let’s make the middle of the flower. Make a small ball and a very tiny ball of colors of your choice.
slightly flatten the bigger ball, and poke a hole with the tip of a toothpick. It’s easier to do this on your finger.
Drop the smaller ball in the hole you just made, and the center is done.
Place the center in the middle of the flower, and gently push with the back of the toothpick to make sure it is attached well.
Poke the center with a needle to give it a texture.
Slide in the tip of the needle under the petals to lift them up, keeping the center still stuck on the table.
With the tip of the toothpick under the petals, curl the ends slightly.
It looks simple and easy, and it is, but somehow it took me an entire month to get to this method. I actually made all these daisies in the photo below before I got this far.
If you make multi color petals, daisies don’t look too bad without having to worry about slicing the petals very thin or following a particular method. But when you try to make single color flowers, you will see that it is harder to make the flower look realistic. I realized that the slight difference in shapes, and how neatly you place the petals down, really affects the look of single color daisies. I hope this tip helps you.