The parts for this tiny vase have been laying in my craft area for a long time, and I finally got around to assembling flower arrangement. It was made with left over Sculpey clay and baked in the oven. I sprayed the arrangement with polyacrylic varnish. The flower arrangement is approximately 4″ tall.
Christmas Tree with Flowers
Merry Christmas! To celebrate I created a Christmas Tree with Flowers that is available for coloring. You may download the coloring page from this link Coloring Pages.
After the coloring page was completed. I decided it would be fun to recreate the tree in Tinkercad as a 3d Design. You may view, copy, change the 3D Design by using this link Christmas Tree with Flowers. If you have any question, please leave them in the comments.
Gradient Flower Vases
I can’t believe I am finally posting a couple of my vases. They have been done for over a year; sitting, waiting for their pictures to be taken so I could show them off in my blog. Other items were finished and posted after these vases were made. I thinks they are camera shy and hid everything I went to take pictures.
Some of my favorite flowers are the one that has multiple colors, especially the ones that go from yellow, to orange, to pink. My mother grew roses that were those colors and I thought they were absolutely beautiful.
I covered two glass vases with black Sculpey polymer clay. I blended yellow, red, and hot pink polymer clay and cut out each petal and center circles. I placed each petal on top of the black clay to make the flowers. After the flowers were formed I stamped each petal. I didn’t glue the petals on because it is clay,. Polymer clay items will stick to each other. Afterward, I baked to vases in the 275 degree over for about 10 minutes. When outside temperature was above 70 degrees, sprayed the vases with several coats of Minwax Polycrylic
The vases are not identical, but they are simular.
The roses were also made from Sculpey polymer clay. One day I should capture how I make roses.
On October 15, 2020, I created a Restaurant in Tinkercad for my Railroad Town. A few days later, I made the design Public and Tinkercad designated the design as a “Favorite” As of November 23, 2020, the Restaurant has 420 likes, 141 comments, and 1000s of people copied it. Below are images of the Restaurant. You can view the Restaurant in Tinkercad at this link: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/lP7Wk4g6jI4
Tinkers from around the world has asked: “How did you make it?”, “How did you get the wood texture?”, “How …?”. Instead of recreating the Restaurant to answer their questions, I made a video when I created a Dog House in Tinkercad. It shows the basic techniques I use when creating the Restaurant.
- Align Objects
- Group Objects
- Creating Holes
- CTRL +D keys to Duplicate Objects
- Arrow Keys to Nudge Objects
- Changing Objects Size and Color
- Placing the Workplane on a Object
- Rotating Objects
- Mirroring Objects
- D key to place object on Workplane
The video is available on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/2zywVTU4b2c
The design can be viewed on Tinkercad using this link: https://www.tinkercad.com/things/3KxOkw3RJ0H. Below are a few pictures of the Dog House. I know, I know, it needs a dog. That would be another video.
Coloring Pages – March 2020
I have added some more of my drawings to the Coloring Page. You are welcome to print them out and color them. Below are the few recently added. Click on the image to open the PDF.
I haven’t travel due to ice and snow on the ground. May art and craft projects remain incomplete because it is to cold to varnish them. Since I taken a lot of pictures, go check out my flower blog. Up Close to Flowers
Some of these photos were taken at Home Depot, outside of grocery stores, or anywhere where the flowers caught my attention.
Polymer Clay Vases
Here are my latest vases done with polymer clay. I took some blue and mixed in a little black to get the dark blue color. I wrapped the glass vases with the dark blue and added the flowers. I wanted the vases to have an oriental feel to them.
Flowers at Tulsa Botanic Garden
Below are just a few pictures of flowers that are at the Tulsa Botanic Garden. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting more flowers on my flower blog UpCloseToFlowers.
Tulsa Botanic Garden
If you are ever near Tulsa, Oklahoma, anywhere near Tulsa, the trip to Tulsa Botanic Gardens is worth the trip. Even the drive to this remote location, north-west of Tulsa, is beautiful with it’s rolling hills and trees. The garden is absolutely gorgeous. Wear sunscreen, because you may want to stay all day. Wear inset repellent, because you probably will want to take the 1.5 mile nature hike.
More Polymer Clay Roses
Below are batches 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 of my polymer clay roses with leaves and stems.
I took some white clay and blended one edge with some pink clay. The leaves and stems contains three shades of green and gold clay.
The center of the roses were made from the clay left over from Batch 2. However, there wasn’t enough for three flowers, so I mix a little red with the pink and white for the outer petals.
I wanted some flowers that glowed in the dark. I mixed bright pink, yellow, and orange clay with some florescent clay.
These red roses were also mixed with some florescent clay, but they do not shine as well as the pink roses in Batch 4.
I had just finished the yellow sunflower vase and wanted some yellow roses to put in the vase. But, yellow roses would just be too plain. The rose color from stem to the petal tips are hot pink, orange, yellow, and lemon yellow.
Some more vase inspired flowers. I used the leftover clay from the vase. I gently it mixed together to make the roses.