I guess it is no secret that my newest passion is air dry clay. It all started with the mirror. When I bought the rose mold I also bought a poinsettia mold. I will show you how to make a sparkly poinsettia from air dry clay.
I have found when using the air dry clay in the mold to spray a little cooking spray in the mold. Pat up any excess with a paper towel.
Grab a hunk of clay and press it into the mold. You can use a marker or a piece of a dowel as a rolling pin to smooth out the back.
Very carefully remove the mold. Place it on a piece of plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Insert the screw eye on the top. Let it dry. It took a good week to fully dry. Once it is dry the edge can be gently sanded with a 120 or 220 grit sandpaper.
I decided to go with the traditional color of the red poinsettia. But I think any color will be pretty. Start off by painting the petals. I used red.
Next, I started painting the leaves in green.
After that, I finished up with painting the center in gold.
My next step was to go back over the flower and leaves in the red and green twinkle paint.
And I finished it off by painting the entire ornament with the Sparkle Hologram glitter paint.
It does sparkle. How to make a sparkly poinsettia from air dry clay makes for a nice Christmas ornament for your tree or to give as a gift. And please check out my friends Christmas ornaments. Don’t you just love handcrafted Christmas ornaments?
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