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Christmas Wreath

Advent time is here! The time when children cannot wait to see their presents under a Christmas tree. For adults, mostly a time full of stress and tiding up their houses to be prepared….

What about (instead of stress and cleaning) create something nice and warming which can enhance the warmth and coziness of your homes.

I hope... innocent

And what it will be? Because it’s Advent so what about an Advent wreath including two of my creative loves – polymer clay and knitting.

What do you need?

4 blocks of polymer clay – Premo pomegranate red (5026)

Silkscreen stencils by Verostudio with „knitting-Christmas“ motifs

White acrylic paint (e.g. Pebeo)

Heart shape cutters (I use a set of hearts by Staedter)

A base of a wreath – wicker one (e.g.. Nanu Nana) or natural one (you find it in flower shops)

Sparkling beads

Red ribbons

Common tools for working with polymer clay (pasta machine, working mat, tissue blade) and SMOOTH (without a texture) tiles for baking.

Glue gun

Instructions:

  1. Condition your red clay at a second thickest setting of your pasta machine (I use Imperia). Choose one of your stencils. Lay it down on your clay so you can read a name of the stencil. Smooth onto the clay. Apply white paint with an old credit card, a brush or whatever suits you. If you don’t know how to use silkscreen stencils you can read it here.

2. Repeat this step until you get 5–6 sheets with different patterns.

3. Take a tile for baking and a red sheet of clay (second thickest setting). Put this sheet on the tile, smooth it. Take a cutter to your hand and find a place which you like. I recommend you to choose the place close to the edge (5 mm from the edge) so you can use the sheet again.

5. Turn your sheet of clay with the cutter upside down and push the clay through the cutter. Don’t forget to push it through the whole shape of the heart. If you have long nails you can use a big ball stylus or some other tool with a round shape.

6. Turn your cutter with pushed clay back again and place it onto a sheet of clay placed on the cutter.  Be careful you don’t place it off the sheet of base clay (it has happened to me many times). Push the cutter down and cut through both layers of clay. I always hold the top layer with my left hand to protect layers from gluing together. Then I can use the rest.

7. Pull away the rest of the clay. I recommend stretching the clay a bit to protect the heart from a distortion.

8. Repeat the process with all sheets of clay.

9. Bake the hearts according to a manufacturer of the clay.

10. After cooling down, glue the hearts onto a wreath with a glue gun. You can decorate the wreath with beads or/and ribbons.

You can make these hearts in different sizes and use it also for decorating your Christmas tree, X mas decorative hangings or a part of Xmas gift wrapping.

We wish you a pleasant and joyful Advent time and a nice time creating your wreath.

Petra Nemravka

Nemravka.cz

Author: Petra Nemravová


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