Apr 20, 2013

Green

I have said it a billion times: I suuuuuuuck at keeping plants alive. 

Yes, I have been known to kill even a succulent or two. But when I saw these babies here, I knew that I had to attempt them - even if they end up dead in two weeks.

The whole process was pretty easy. I used Sculpey polymer clay, in white. [Which ironically enough, wasn't white enough for me and I had to paint them with acrylic paint afterwards.] I can basically sum up the entire project in 4 steps.

SHAPE: Ball the thing into a circle or oval of your choice. - this was the hardest part for me because I couldn't get the whole clay warmed up due to the sub-freeeezing Washington temperatures. We're talking major muscle work.

SCOOP: Using a small tea spoon, I scrapped out the middle of the circle. Just be careful to leave 1/4 in or so on the outside. Otherwise, your pot may look more like a strainer and less like a...

SCULPT: With a knife, cut angles along the outside of your clay. There are pretty much endless possibilities. endlesssss. I thought that stripes, or simple circles would look stunning too.

BAKE: Use the directions on the box. simple as that.

10 comments:

  1. Those are adorable. From one black thumb to another, I hope you succeed with these!

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    1. Me too. Maybe I'll have to send you one!

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  2. Very cute. Just wondering how can you kill cattis (sp?) Probably bout the same way I could kill one huh. I'm not a green thumb either. It amazes me how some have it and some down. Not all over us are blessed to be able to keep plants and flowers alive. Heck I'd kill a fern. LOL

    I think I'll just stick to those things that you put in water and they grow on their own and when they are out of the water they shrink. LOL.

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    1. OH yeah, I used those babies in Elementary school.
      Had to wake up every morning and measure that baby.

      Oh, the memories!

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  3. Would it be considered serendipitous in this situation that I've recently killed an indoor plant, by accident of course. I even tried bringing it back to life, sadly didn't work :(

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    1. Psssh, girl, I kill plants every day. My post today should have been; Plants: how to kill them. captioned, the quick and painless or slow and steady, you choose - I do them both.

      I shudder to think all the money I have wasted buying green things to have around the house (they make me so happy) only to let them die the next week.

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  4. Love these!! Can totally see them in West Elm, which just so happens to be my fav.

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    1. waaaah. love west elm. A little TOO much. I need to stop getting catalogs of any kind to my door.

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