So for this project you'll need the following:
Delight Air Dry Modeling Compound
Clay shaping tools
Water for smoothing clay
Acrylic paints (I used Vivid Ultra Metallics on mine)
Water for your brushes
Directions:So I began with some Delight and made some rough 'snakes' ready to form my wooded base of the pen..
Next up with my regular old Bic pen I removed the ink nib from the barrel and started wrapping the barrel with the "snake" strips...
Continue wrapping the barrel,
until it is fully covered.
Next up it is time to add detail and make it look more like a log... I achieved this by using small ball tools and silicone tools
I added smaller details using a scalpel blade..
Time for making the leaves, roll out some more Delight.... cut out some tear drop shapes, and shape and then mark and curl them up....
I rolled out some more Delight and used a small cap to press out circles.... you need 6 circles to form one flower... I made three flowers in total...
I also rolled out some very thin snakes... that I made into the tendrils....
Now we are onto the painting...
no rude comments about what it looks like at this stage.... lol...
Paint up all the pieces...
Next it's time to assemble your Nature pen...
I used Gel medium to adhere the painted flowers, tendrils and the rhinestones in the flower centres...
To finish off my pen, I gave it a spray over with varnish, and re-inserted the ink nib
some close ups of the finished pen
thank you for stopping by and joining me here today,
Till next time