Floral Reflections Mirror
Soft hues color the flowers used to decorate the back side of this Pearl clay hand mirror. Make this bouquet quickly with the help of teardrop-shaped clay cutters. The detailing on the handle is done with a texture wheel. Small flower accents adorn and overlap the mirror’s edge. This project would make a lovely gift or a uniquely decorative accessory to display on your very own bureau.
IMPORTANT NOTE - Setting numbers vary on clay conditioning machines. On my Sculpey machine the thickest setting is 1, the thinnest is 9.
step 13 - All flowers and leaves are cut with teardrop cutters. Use different size cutters to vary the leaves and flower petals. The leaves are positioned with the pointy ends facing out as opposed to the flowers which have the pointy ends facing in. Place leaves and petal pieces into the palm of your hand and press on them with your index finger to remove the thickness of their outer edges. Place them on the work surface and press an Etch n' Pearl tool into the centers and fold the outer edges toward the tool. Flower petals are created with a thin layer of Pearl clay joined with the chosen petal color. The Pearl color is on the underside of the petals.
step 15 - Bake the mirror base in a 275 degree oven for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, completely.
- Sculpey Clay - Gentle Plum 1 oz., Ballerina pink 1 oz., Pearl 6 oz., Fuchsia -1 oz. , Pesto 2 oz.
- Sculpey Clay conditioning machine
- 6mm pearls
- Sculpey Etch n’ Pearl tool
- Sculpey acrylic roller
- E-6000 glue
- Sculpey texture sheet “Landscape”
- Sculpey “Vine” pattern texture wheel
- tear drop cutter set
- 5” round mirror
- aluminum foil
- Wax paper
- parchment paper
- 6” or larger pot lid
- wood or chopsticks for handle
- craft knife
- scotch tape