1. Roll a 1/4" thick sheet of
Delight on plastic wrap. Cut out the crown shape and remove excess clay
around it. Place scraps in an airtight container to keep moist. Impress
any design detail lines using a toothpick. Use the mini straw to punch
holes in points of crown so it can be hung on a wall. Cut two, 2 feet
long (24") pieces of ribbon. Make sure they are the same length. Roll a
log of clay and flatten it to 1/2" wide for the name, with the length
measuring the same width as the base of the crown. Place a 3/8" area of
the end of the ribbons over the crown base as shown, 1 1/4" apart, and
secure to base with tacky glue.
2. Secure the clay banner over the crown base and ribbon with tacky glue
and allow glue to dry for 15 minutes. Roll another 1/4" thick sheet of
Delight on plastic wrap and cut out 4 heart shapes. Secure the bottom
1/2" area of the ends of the ribbons over the top half of the backside
of two hearts. Apply glue to the backside of the third and fourth hearts
and place it on top of the ribbon and the clay hearts. Place the project
on a piece of screen if you have one, and allow the Delight to dry
overnight or longer. The clay will have a little give but will feel dry
and very lightweight when ready to paint.
3. Paint the crown surface with one color (green), and the crown tips,
crown banner and the surface and side edges of all 4 hearts with your
second color. Use a smaller flat paintbrush or a liner brush to paint
hard to reach areas. Allow paint to dry, then place on a clean piece of
plastic and paint the backside of crown as desired for a finished look.
Clean the paintbrush and allow it to dry. Dip into first color (green)
and dab off most of the paint onto a paper towel. "Dry-brush" the edges
and details of the project and let the paint dry. Brush on a coat of
varnish over painted areas, avoiding the ribbon, and allow finish to
dry. Write name on banner as desired.