I bet if you didn't see the word "Clay" in the title of Amazing Clay Flowers you would think they were real! With the amazingly detailed photo tutorials in this book you too can make blossoms this pretty. Scroll down to get a sneak peek on how to sculpt and paint clay pansies from the soon-to-be-released:
This book provides complete instruction for creating stunning life-like flowers in clay as well as ideas for creating beautiful and long-lasting floral arrangements. 22 unique flower and arrangement projects are divided into seasonal sections, Spring, Autumn, Winter, and Summer, followed by themed projects including bouquets and accessories. The book shows beautiful photography of each arrangement and then offers complete, photographic, step-by-step instruction for each. The amazing projects are full of intricate details and provide both inspiration for polymer clay and mixed-media artists as well as complete instruction.
Noriko Kawaguchi is a native of Tokyo, Japan. Her love of clay sculpting and other crafts began when she lived overseas with her husband who was posted abroad for work. While living in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and London she studied a variety of arts and crafts. Currently, she teaches and exhibits internationally. She has authored a number of books about clay sculpting published in Japan.
Click on these images from Amazing Clay Flowers to enlarge and see how to sculpt a pansy.
This last page on how to make a clay pansy from Amazing Clay Flowers shows you how to paint the details.
Happy bloomin' sculpting!