Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!
Lots of luck in these cute do it yourself shamrock bouquets.
Mix a nice green color of CLAYCRAFT Soft Clay
Roll out light green clay onto #20 gauge hadaka wire to make stem. Let dry.
Pick any shade of green clay, make four ½” ~ ¾” (12mm ~ 20mm) diameter balls.
Form into teardrop shape.
Press onto backside of DECO mold D to form round leaf shape. Keep round edge thin.
Use needle tool to cut heart shape.
Use jumbo eyesizer to form cup shape.
Cut #28 gauge green wire into 5. Remove clay from base of leaf, add glue to #28 wire and insert at base of leaf for more control over assembly. Stretch clay to cover wire and smooth out with a little water.
Repeat steps to make four leaves. Let dry.
Add glue to base of each leaf.
Place four leaves overlapping each other.
Assemble four leaves together and smooth bottom with water.
Cut off excess wire.
Add glue and insert stem.
Paint whole leaf using #2 bamboo brush.
Draw white lines using DECO #0 brush and let dry.
Apply DECO semi-gloss using DECO #12 brush.
Make more shamrock stems in various sizes.
Tape all stems together with floral tape.
Tie with a rope and you’re finished!