Monday, December 8, 2008

Present Tutorial

I have decided to take part in the Birdie "Know-it-All" Tutorial Contest. I have never written a tutorial before. Here is how to make a polymer clay present.

You will need a 3/4 inch square Kemper Tool, tissue blade, pasta machine, red clay and white clay.
First I condition the clay in my pasta machine.After rolling it out on the largest thickness, I fold my clay in half twice and the add one more layer. You should have 5 layers total.Take the square kemper tool and cut out your square.Then take your white polymer clay and condition it. Then roll it out on a thinner setting. I used my 4.Then I cut 3 strips about 1/8 inch wide. (I cut 4 just to have an extra, just in case.)Lay one of the strips across the top of the square. And cut the white strip at the base of the present.Then lay another strip going in the opposite direction. Then cut at the base again.Next make the bow. Cut one piece at an angle. This will be the tails of the bow.To make the loops of the bow fold a small strip in on each side.Then place them on the top of the present and you have a finished present. Now you just have to bake it at the manufactors instructions. If you want to make this an ornament. All you have to do is take floral wire and cut a small length. Then you twist it on itself and place it in the middle of the bow.

6 Sweet Comments:

Jamie said...

I just posted a link to this tutorial & your shop! Thanks for sharing. I'm just getting into polymer clay and love it...need some of those fancy machines, hehe.

And I'm going to place that order soon for brownie girls. Do you have a Christmas cut-off deadline?

Giggleberry (Amy) said...

I bet mine would still turn out strange looking... LOL!!

Sophie said...

Your etsy creations are so sweet! I would love to be able to make adorable ornaments like these, they almost remind me of little cookies :). Everything is a dessert to me lol! Thanks for stopping by Flour Arrangements :). Happy Holidays!

liyana said...

your ornament was awesome & cute.. but I just don't have the special touch in making little creation.. anyway, happy holiday!

Meninheira said...

So cute!! :)

Eli Burford said...

Haha! Very very cool, but we can't eat it!

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