Festive Autumn Frame

Materials

  • Plastic frame, 3”x5”
  • FIMO Soft Oven-Bake Polymer Clay: Sunflower Yellow, Carmel Brown, Tropical Green, Tangerine
  • Leaf cookie cutter

Tools

  • Brown acrylic paint
  • Red decorating chalk
  • Floor wax sealer
  • Eclectic Products E6000 Industrial-Strength Adhesive
  • Optional: Clay-dedicated pasta machine

Basic Supplies

aluminum foil, toothpicks, craft knife, paintbrush, paper towel, oven

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cover entire frame with aluminum foil. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to condition clay.

STEP 2

  • For leaves, roll Sunflower Yellow to 1/8” thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut out two leaves. Use toothpick to draw vein lines. Highlight edges with red chalk; blend.

STEP 3

  • For pumpkin, roll 3/4” Tangerine ball. Shape and add details. For stem, roll 1/4”-long Carmel Brown log; press to top of pumpkin. For leaf and vines, roll 1/4” Tropical Green ball; cut in half. Shape balls into teardrop (leaf) and snake (vines); add details. Press leaf to top and vines to both sides of pumpkin.

STEP 4

  • Arrange leaves and pumpkin on bottom right corner of frame. Remove aluminum foil from frame. Bake designs on aluminum foil at 265° for one hour; let cool.

STEP 5

  • Glue designs to frame. Mix equal parts brown paint and water; paint entire design, wiping excess with paper towel. Apply wax sealer; let dry.
by Linda Welsh-Peterson
Festive Autumn Frame
Festive Autumn Frame Festive Autumn Frame
Festive Autumn Frame