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Calla lilies Tutorial

Polymer Clay Lilies – DIY

Its been long since I made something using Polymer clay. Calla lilies are made here using M Seal (alternatively polymer clay can be used). A simple tutorial follows.

Glimpse of the Clay Flowers:

Calla Lilies TutorialHow To make Lilies using Polymer Clay:

Step 1:

Take a small ball of polymer clay or m-seal and flatten it in the shape of a petal.

Step 2:

Bring the lower sides together and place one side on top of another to form the basic flower structure.

Step 3:

Shape the top of the petal by mildly twisting it.

Step 4:

Now for the center – the tepal, make a small tube like structure and insert it on a metal string.

Step 5:

Make small dents for a more natural look. I’ve used the back of a ball pen refill to make these dents.

Step 6:

Now make  a leaf shaped structure using clay.

Step 7:

Attach the leaf to the flower.

Step 8:

Now insert the center piece.

Step 9:

Allow the clay (if M Seal) to air dry for an hour or so. Once dry, paint using suitable acrylic colors and allow the paint to dry.

Step 10:

Wrap green floral tape around the stem.

Step 11:

Repeat above steps to make a few other lilies in the same fashion.

Apply a clear coat of varnish and allow the varnish to air dry.

Now you’re all set to arrange the lilies to brighten up your living room.

Calla lilies Tutorial

Pretty aren’t they?! However, wasn’t too impressed with the vase for my lilies. I think I’m going to make a clay vase to go with my new bunch of lilies. Tutorial for a clay vase coming up very soon.

Note : If Polymer clay is used, it has to be baked so that the model hardens. If it is M Seal or Fevicryl Hobby clay, then it will air dry and harden.

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