The Joy of Metal Clay: Butterfly Series – Part 1 Leaves

This week marks the beginning of my summer butterfly series project. This week I am starting with Monarch caterpillar food, the milkweed. In past posts I have blogged about how to use metal clay paste to coat a leaf. This time I am feeling impatient and don’t want to paste layer on layer onto a leaf. Instead I have decided to roll the leaf into the clay. The only problem about this approach is that it is hard to get a smooth tapered edge around the leaf and sometimes you may get a choppy edge if you are not careful …