Kemper Klay Kutters - small Flower set (use the two smallest cutters)
Kemper Klay Kutters - small teardrop set (use the smallest cutter)
Instant glue (cyanoacrylate)
Preheat oven to 275 °F. Test temperature with oven thermometer for perfectly cured clay. Condition all clay by kneading until it’s soft and smooth or running it through the Clay Conditioning Machine for several passes on the widest setting. Fold the clay in half after each pass and insert the fold side into the rollers first.
Condition all the clay. Roll the turquoise clay into a ball about 7/8” in diameter. Roll all the other clay colors through the pasta machine on a medium setting on the Clay Conditioning Machine.
Put the turquoise clay ball in the middle of the purse holder well and gently press around the ball to make a dome that slopes down to the metal edge. With the Kemper cutters cut out about 6 red flowers (larger shape), 11 pink flowers (smallest shape), 6 olive leaves (smallest shape) and about 12 tiny balls of Sunshine clay.
Arrange the red flower on the turquoise clay then put the pink flowers on top of the red and add a leaf by each flower. Put little balls of Sunshine clay in between the flowers. With a needle tool or small ball stylus make an impression in the middle of each flower and put a ball of Sunshine in the hole. With the side of the Etch ‘n Pearl tool make line impressions in each flower pedal and lines in the leaves. For a background texture use the point of the tool and make dots in the turquoise clay. Put a dot impression in the middle of each Sunshine ball of clay.
For a little metallic shimmer you can lightly dust the clay with some Pearl Ex powder.
Bake the purse hanger in a preheated 275 degree oven and cure for 25 minutes. When the purse hanger is cool pop out the clay and put a dab of instant glue in the metal well and press the decorated clay back in place.
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