- Acrylic paint (If you decide you're unhappy with the natural clay color)
- Barrette backings
- Clay-safe working surface
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Baking sheet
Roll your ball into a cylinder/log.
Make the base of the cylinder/log flat and slightly wider at the bottom. Moving up from there, we are going to begin thinning the cylinder/log.
Step 2: Split your log down the middle vertically. The way I ripped it sort of led to the next rips as well.
Split the two pieces that branch off now into two pieces each, creating four total sections.
Start shaping the tips of the antlers.
Smooth/Polish the tips of the antlers and finalize shaping.
Step 3: Turn the antler over and place the barrette where you think it will work best, push down to create a slight indention.
Elevate the tips of the antlers in a curving manner. Usually I would use aluminum foil but I was out so I substituted some of the rocks from my collection.
Step 4: Once your antler is done baking and is cool, you can paint it or decorate it as your choose.
Step 5: When you're all one decorating your antler, hot glue the barrette backing to the indention you made earlier.
Yay! It's just how I imagined it.
|And of course, a comparison of the inspiration vs. the creation.|
If you read the D.O.S.A.B. series please message me or comment below to discuss it! Also if you make any barrettes of your own I'd love to see it, or how you style it!
Til Next Time,