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Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box

By: Linda Peterson

This Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box from Linda Peterson looks like sometime your grandmother would have loved. You'll love the vintage feel of this home craft tutorial.

Porcelain Keepsake Box
 

Materials:

  • Jar of choice
  • Craft Porcelain air dry clay
  • Clay shaper tool or metal knitting needle
  • Tacky glue
  • Decoupage medium
  • Decorative paper
  • Paint – color of choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Organza ribbon in color of choice

Directions:

  1. Keep a moist towel nearby and wrap the extra clay inside to keep it from drying out.
     
  2. Dip your fingers in a glass of water to moisten the clay if it dries to the touch. Slightly moisten the areas to be joined. This allows a better bond. Do not bake, this tends to bring air bubbles to the surface and gives an undesirable effect.
     
  3. When preparing the jar, make sure the jar is clean. Paint or decoupage paper on the lid to cover over any undesirable wording. Allow to dry.
     
  4. To create the rose bud, roll ball the size of a pea. Flatten between fingers and stretch into a rectangle. Pinch one edge until thin and ruffled.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  5. Roll the clay from left to right forming a rose bud.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  6. To create the petals, flatten pea size balls between fingers and pinch edges to ruffle.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  7. Wrap these petals around the rosebud in a clockwise fashion. Repeat until the rose is as big as desired, using three to five petals. If needed, moisten the base of the petals slightly with water from fingertips to help attach the petals to rose.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  8. Repeat these steps using balls of various sizes to create various size roses. Set aside to dry approximately 2 hours.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  9. To create the leaves, shape a pea size ball into a teardrop and press flat. Draw a line down the center with a clay shaper or knitting needle.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  10. Then draw in vein marks.
     
    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  11. Fold at the base (rounded end) and press together. Set aside to dry approximately 2 hours.

    Porcelain Roses Keepsake Box
     
  12. Arrange flowers and leaves onto lid. Secure them to the lid with tacky glue. Allow to dry completely.
     
  13. Wrap ribbon around neck of jar and tie a bow.
     
  14. Drop in various keepsakes or for a gift giving idea, fill with Tiffany Windsor’s Secret Sugar scrub recipe.

 

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