I think that along with the sun, my inspiration is also hidden in the clouds. For the past few days, I have been waiting for inspiration to come…
…but it hasn’t. Perhaps it’s the rain and the dark clouds that are making me feel a little blue and uninspired.
I have created these little clay Hydrangeas and am hopeful sharing these pictures and my thoughts will get me out of this ‘funk’. Your words of wisdom always touch my heart and make me smile.
So here they are ready for their close up. I went searching for some milk glass for Mother’s Day and was lucky to have found several pieces.
I also found a beautiful vintage frame which I painted white, and bought some gorgeous smelling soaps from a little boutique near by (shopping therapy often works). I plan on making a sweet little package for my mum for Mother’s Day. She loves Hydrangeas and these items will look great in her bathroom.
1. Make an oval shape of approx 1.5″
2. Cut the top part in four as shown
3. Flatten each petal with your fingers and round the tips
4. With a toothpick, make the indentations for each petal and make a little hole in the centre.
5. Roll a small piece of yellow or blue clay for the stamen
6. Apply it to the centre of the flower with the toothpick
7.Allow to dry (approx24 hrs or if using polymer clay bake as per package instructions)
Note: If you are using polymer clay, insert wire at the bottom of flower prior to baking.
8. Once dry, pierce floral wire to the bottom, secure with a little hot glue.
9. Wrap wire with floral tape and group into bunches of 4 or 5
10. Wrap all stems together with floral tape.
I think they look very sweet sitting in the milk glass. I placed some of my coffee filter roses to go along with the display.
I also bought these gorgeous Hydrangeas at our local nursery. I bought some for my mom and some for my mother-in-law. Let’s hope someone buys some for me as well (honey?).
Thank you once again for stopping by. Knowing that you are here always makes me feel better. I look forward to hearing from you and finding out how and where you find inspiration.
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