The Joy of Metal Clay – Silver Leaves

This week I want to discuss creating metal clay leaves. Sorry for the delay in this post. Selecting a leaf:Before you start this technique you need to select an appropriate leaf. Not all leaves will be appropriate for this technique. Leaves that may not be appropriate include leaves with very feint lines (such as some sedums) leaves with lots of jagged edges (such as a Japanese Maple) may either be impossible or very difficult to get the result you are looking for.Art Clay World has a listing on how to find the appropriate leaf. Which side to paint? Remember that …

Spring Sprang – Late, but still welcome!

Spring finally sprang this weekend – and what a welcome relief it was. Couldn’t actually do much in the way of gardening. I dug a hole to transplant something, and the hole filled up with water from the bottom, so I though maybe I would leave that for a bit! Last year – I blogged that my Peony had bloomed on May 17th – and the year before, on the 25th. It currently has a multitude of huge, fat and very promising buds on it this year – but it definitely seems behind from where it was on previous years! …