Thursday, February 10, 2011
How to Make Clay Peony
This 4-part video demo from Mayen from Way Beyond Cakes shows us how to make a very realistic Peony flower. She describes this as a "beginners" flower and demonstrates every step in the process in detail. Mayen is crafting with gumpaste in this demo, but the process is the same for air-dry clay (just use white glue instead of edible glue). The softer brands of air-dry clay or cold porcelain are usually the best choice for clay flowers.
Part 1. Materials you will need in making a gumpaste peony for beginners; this video will use more commonly found materials instead of the specialized ones.
Part 2. Making the bud with inner petals
Part 3. Middle Petals with Larger Cutter
Part 4. Final petals of the Peony and using floral tape to put the whole look together