Hello lovely People of the internet!
I have been away for quite some time, and in the last blog post I promised you a follow up tutorial to show you how to use the mold we made in that tutorial.
So here we go:
You will need:
- a ball-tool
- some tiny knives
First you have to fill up the mold with your clay.
Then remove the clay you don’t need with a knife.
I even removed a bit from the center, so it will easier to form it in the next step.
For the next step you’re going to take your ball-tool, and push the clay into so mold to hollow it out.
When you do this, clay will push up, which you have to remove again.
Use the knife to remove the excess .
Hollow it out even more, until you’re happy with the shape.
Now it is time to put in in the oven for around 10 to 15 min. You want to bake it a shorter amount of time, since you will have to bake it again later on!
When it is ready, let it cool off, and then pop your shape out.
Usually the edges will be uneven, so I take my knife again, to carefully remove more excess and make it smooth.
When your cup is ready we can move onto making the handle for the mug.
Roll out some clay in a thin shape.
Cut it even thinner.
Cut it to the length you will need.
Since our cup is already baked, it is pretty easy to attach it to the inside of the cup.
If it is well attached, move it around, and attach the other side to the outside of the cup.
Don’t press to hard! We want the outside to look fine, and not like the inside.
When you’re ready, you can start adding the tea or coffee or any other drink you want to fill your cup with.
I started by filling the cup with Liquid Clay.
Then I used pastels and a knife to sprinkle some fine powder over the top.
Mix it in using a toothpick!
Well…and then you’re ready!
Now all you have to do is bake it again in the oven for another 20 min. and tadaaaaaa, you’re done! Yeah!
P.S.: I am planning on blogging more often again!
Wish me luck!