BOTAN­I­CAL TILES

NZ Gardener - Gifts from the Gardens - - Crafts -

Roll out a piece of modelling clay about 1cm thick. Press leaves, twigs and flow­ers into the clay. Re­move the plant ma­te­rial to leave an in­den­ta­tion. Place an empty wood frame on top of the clay, press­ing it into the edges. Cut the clay from the edges to neaten them. Mix plas­ter of Paris ac­cord­ing to in­struc­tions and pour a thin layer into the frame. Press a wire hook into the plas­ter if you wish to hang the tile. Let set for 30 min­utes. Turn over frame and re­move the clay cast. Al­low plas­ter to dry overnight. You’re done!

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