Hand Sculpting using Crafter's Clay from Martha Stewart Crafts

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Hello, I’m Yukiko Miyai, presenting Crafter’s Clay from Martha Stewart Crafts.
Crafter’s Clay is a lightweight, paper-based compound. It air-dries to a perfect
finish, without baking, in 24 hours.
You can add glitter,
paint, or sealant to your dried clay, or leave it natural.
You can use Crafter’s Clay with Martha Stewart Crafts silicone molds
to easily create custom dimensional embellishments
for use in paper crafting.
You can also use it free form, to hand-sculpt beautiful lifelike flowers,
and other objects.
Get started with one of the two Crafter’s Clay starter kits, or purchase the clay
and molds separately.
The starter kits include everything you need to get started, including clay,
molds, and more. They also include instructions for how to make hand-sculpted
flowers --
either the rose or the hydrangea.
I’m going to show you how to make a hand-sculpted rose.
Begin by blending your clay to create the color you want.
Crafter's Clay is available in white,
plus the three primary colors, and brown.
With these basic colors, you can blend any custom color you like.
The Martha Stewart Crafts color chart offers some good suggestions.
Roll the clay into a ball.
Pull like taffy,
and make a tiny little ball.
on your palm.
As you go,
you use your thumb
to stretch from the left to the right.
Push up,
stretch to the side,
and pull it down, so this gives you the height of the rose.
Make sure to use a damp paper towel underneath the petals,
so that will keep the clay from getting dry. To make a regular size rose, you
need about 10 to 12 petals.
So, it's ready to put together.
For the first petals you always pick one of the
highest petals to roll from left to right.
This will be the bud.
Make sure you pick the petals
and place the petals with the texture on the inside.
Go all the way around.
Same thing for the second one, the texture is inside,
and go all the way around right across from your second petal.
And the third petal is in between the second
and the third.
So now you can kind of open up the top part of the petal.
Same thing, half way overlap.
Stretch the petal a little bit on the right side.
Open up the top,
and then the last petals you make sure you stretch into the left side.
Keep overlapping.
Tuck in the last petal.
Tuck in the last petals.
Open up the top
and make sure you stretch and smooth the bottom.
Tuck in
and place the petals.
Same thing again.
Open up the top. So in the end
you can kind of open up all the way
and then stretch and smooth the bottom
and cut the excess off the bottom part of the rose.
Mix some green clay,
and then make sure you stretch the clay before you use it.
Then let's make five small balls
for the calyx.
And again, make sure you have a wet paper towel underneath the balls.
So now we are going to use the bottom of your thumb,
making a teardrop,
one side pointed.
Or you can use [roll on] a table to make the shape.
Now we are attaching
the calyx to the rose.
Press the bottom of the calyx,
and then pinch the bottom of the rose.
and then stretch.
Take off the excess.
Use a floral wire.
Using a craft glue,
insert the wire
into the rose.
Smooth the bottom.
After the rose is completely dry,
you can use floral tape.
Before you use it, make sure you stretch the tape.
Tape it from the top to the bottom.
Make sure
you stretch the tape
and roll it down.
Now you have a finished rose.
Look for additional videos to learn tips for working with Crafter’s Clay, and how
to create embellishments using Martha Stewart Crafts silicone molds.
Crafter’s Clay from Martha Stewart Crafts is available at craft stores
and online.
This lightweight compound brings endless possibilities to your paper crafts,
and all your crafting.