Prepare the Li-Qua-Che
Thin down the liquid mache’ using 1 part water to 2 parts mache in a mixing cup.
Pour liquid mache into the silicone mold form.
Gently shake mold back and forth to release any trapped air bubbles in the liquid.
*NOTE: Extra Li-Qua-Che’ may be poured back into its original container for future use.
Allow the liquid mache’ to fully dry. Drying time will vary dependent on room temperature.
As the liquid mache’ dries it will pull away from the side of the mold forms and develop a hard crust on the edges of the forms.
Turn the silicone mold over and gently push out the dried mache’ forms.
Smooth out any rough edges on the succulent forms using a fine sandpaper.
Missing spots in the succulent forms can be filled in using the Li-Qua-Che on a small brush.
*NOTE: Allow the mache’ to dry before painting.
Paint succulents the desired colors using the water color paints. Allow to dry.
Coat each succulent with acrylic sealant. Allow to dry.
Select the terracotta pottery shapes and sizes for the succulents to sit inside.
Place the succulents in the pots to see what arrangements look the best. Then remove the succulents and set groupings aside.
Line each piece of pottery with the air dry clay.
Place the succulent forms on top of the clay.
Roll small spheres of clay and place them around each succulent in the arrangement.
Sprinkle the sphere rocks with a little bit of water to help them stick together in the pot.
Allow the clay to dry.