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Silver Metallic DIY Flower Frame

Silver Metallic DIY Flower Frame
Silver Metallic DIY Flower Frame
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Pictures frames should be just as attractive as the picture within them. This beautiful Silver Metallic DIY Flower Frame is extremely unique and antique looking. Flowers are a simple and elegant detail to add to any decor piece, especially a picture frame. Metallic pieces never fail to stand out in a crowd of home decor pieces.

This DIY frame is made straight from clay, which means it's going to be super fun to make. You can stick a picture of you and your best friend, significant other, pet or a gorgeous flower in the frame. Lean this metallic picture frame on your mantel or bedside table and it will look absolutely stunning.

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsClay

Primary TechniqueHome Decor

Easy

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • SculpeyIII Individual Bars
  • premo! Sculpey® Accents Individual Bars
  • Sculpey Clay Extruder
  • Sculpey Clay Conditioning Machine
  • Metal measuring spoons 
  • White glue
  • Foam brush
  • Kitchen scrubber

     
  • Darice unfinished 8x10 
  • Darice unfinished 8x10 wooden frame

Instructions

DIY Project Instructions

  1. Roll a portion of the Silver clay out on the #1 setting of the conditioning machine until it is smooth and pliable. Put the conditioning machine on #2 and roll the clay through again. Continue to do this until all the clay has been rolled out.

  2. Brush ¼ of the of the wooden frame with the glue, making sure to brush the inner and outer sides as well. Place a sheet of the Silver clay over the glue and press gently into place, working air bubbles out to the edge.

  3. Pinch the corners together and trim off the excess. Smooth the seam with your fingers.
     

  4. Trim the excess off the edges by sliding your Super Slicer blade against the wooden frame. Discard any trimmed clay that has glue on it.

  5. Repeat steps 2-4 until the entire frame is covered in clay. Texture the clay using the kitchen scrubber. This will help to press out any remaining air bubbles and help you blend the seams.

  6. Bake according to the clay package directions.

  7. While the frame is baking, start to create the flowers by rolling out a small sheet of the Antique Gold clay on first the #1 setting until smooth and pliable, then moving to the #2 setting.

  8. Use the oval cutter from the cutter set to cut out 5 petals. Once you have the 5 petals cut out, just peel up the excess clay and use your Super Slicer to slide under each petal to lift if from the mat.
     

  9. Position the petals on the metal tablespoon so that the edges of the petals just touch. Use the round cutter to cut out a small circle of clay to fill the center and anchor the petals to each other. Bake the clay according to the clay package directions right on the metal spoon. If you have more than one set of spoons, you can create several different colors of flowers and bake them together. If you have one set, just repeat the process after the flower has baked and cooled with a different color of clay. Once the clay has baked and cooled to just a slightly warm temperature, gently pop the clay from the metal spoon.

  10. Use the smaller spoons and the teardrop cutter to create a slightly different shaped petal for a smaller flower.

  11. Create and fill the centers of the flowers by either baking small circles of clay (use the round mini-cutter) on the smallest of your measuring spoons and inverting the circle into the center of the flower or by rolling several small balls of clay and positioning them to fill the center. Use your small ball tool to press into the center of each ball to both anchor the ball and add detail.

  12. Use the medium circle dye in the extruder to extrude several lengths of all the metallic colors so that you can build the “vines” for the flowers on the frame.

  13. Position your flowers on the vines and glue into place. This will help to anchor the “vines” also.

  14. Rebake the frame with all the elements in place. Allow to cool.
     

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