What you’ll need:
- Brooch backings
- White polymer clay
- Super glue
- Some kind of sharp tool
Start by grabbing a lump of clay.
Knead it in your hands for a while to make it warm and soft. Then make a flat shape that fits an antler and simply draw an antler on it using your tool. You can make a paper template for this if you want, as you’ll be trying to make another one that looks the same and it might make it easier. I love paper templates. (Didn’t make one this time though, for some reason.)Then, following the lines, cut out the antler. Remove the excess clay and refine the edges with your fingers and generally shape it like you want. Just make it nice and smooth.Put the antler on baking paper and do some finishing touches. If you have to move it after doing your finishing touches you might have to redo some stuff, and we don’t want that. (Pro tip from Alicia’s post, work on the baking paper all the time as it will be cleaner and won’t leave them all dusty and ugly.)
Make another one in the same way! But reversed. And then, here’s the important part, read the instructions on the clay and FOLLOW THEM when putting them in the oven. Polymer clay emits poisonous gas if it’s too warm, so just follow the instructions, okay?And then use your SUPER GLUE to glue the brooch backings to the back of the antlers. And then you’re done!
Just put them on your favourite sweater, give them to a friend or keep them in a drawer forever. Anything works.
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