Polyform Premo! Sculpey Oven-Bake Clay: Wasabi, Blush, White
Sewing machine and white thread
DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paints: White Wash, Flamingo, Petal Pink; Duraclear Satin Varnish
Martha Stewart Crafts Crafter’s Clay Starter Kit
Scalloped-edge rotary cutter and self-healing mat
Disappearing ink fabric pen
Hot glue gun and sticks
sharp knife or clay blade, small paintbrush, clay-dedicated baking sheet, oven
1. Use scalloped-edge rotary cutter and self-healing mat to cut 3-1/2"x4-1/2" rectangle from floral scrapbook paper and 2-1/2"x3-1/2" rectangle from pink burlap. Mat burlap onto floral paper and use running stitch to hand-sew together with Baby Blue braid. Write desired name on tag with disappearing pen. Use sewing machine and zigzag stitch to embroider name.
2. Work clay with hands until soft and pliable. Press small piece of Blush clay into smaller cherry blossom flower mold; cut away excess from flower edges. Press small amount of Wasabi clay into smaller leaf mold; cut away excess clay from leaf edge. Press large amount of White clay into large dahlia mold; cut away excess. Using knife or clay blade, cut slice halfway through center of dahlia at slight angle (for holder). Bake all pieces following manufacturer's instructions. Let cool.
3. For dahlia, paint entire holder (3:1) mixture of White Wash + Petal Pink for pale pink color. Let dry. Shade base of each petal Flamingo. For cherry blossom, paint center of flower pale pink mixture; feather edges of paint outward. Let dry. Paint center of flower Flamingo; feather edges outward into pale pink mixture. Let dry.
4. Adhere cherry blossom and leaf to tag using glue gun. Insert tag into slit in holder.