Elegant Toasting Flutes
These lovely painted toasting flutes with handmade clay flower charms will become treasured keepsakes after the celebration.
- Glass toasting flutes
- Polyform Sculpey Soufflé Igloo Oven-Bake Clay
- Swarovski Clear Hot Fix Crystals, 4mm, four
- Plaid FolkArt Enamel Paints: Thicket, Wicker White; Pearl White Metallic
- Brushes: Plaid FolkArt Flat, 1/2”
- Polyform Sculpey: Acrylic Roller, 8”; Style and Detail Set, 12mm ball
- Oven thermometer
- Petal shape cutter
- Plaid FolkArt Clear Medium
- 1. Wash and dry glasses. Wipe outside surface with rubbing alcohol.
- 1. Mix nickel-size amount of Pearl White Metallic with 1-2 drops Wicker White. Load flat brush halfway with mix. Paint five teardrop petal shapes for each flower (refer to photo).
- 1. Double-load brush with Thicket and flower mix; blend on palette and paint one-stroke leaves in groups of three between each flower. Use chisel edge of brush to pull stems.
- 1. For flower centers, apply a drop of Clear Medium in center of each flower and adhere crystal.
- 2. Place glass in cold oven, set temperature to 325°, and bake for 30 minutes; turn off oven and crack open door. Allow project to cool before removing.
- Flower Charms
- 1. For petals, cut two blocks from clay and follow manufacturer’s directions to condition. Roll clay to 1/8” thickness. Use petal shape cutter to cut five petals for each flower; use fingers to smooth edges. Roll 12mm ball down center of each petal. Set petals aside.
- 2. For charm rings, roll two smooth ropes from remaining clay to fit around base of flute stems. Smooth ends together with finger. Pinch sides of each petal up at pointed end. Place pointed petal end on rope with petal standing straight up. Press petal lightly onto rope and bend petal back slightly. Repeat for remaining petals. Push crystal into flower centers.
- 3. Follow manufacturer’s directions to bake clay on glass in oven.
by Diane J. Pozzie for Polyform Products