Finally granting someone’s wish for a bow tute :). I love bows, but I hate making them! They’re really fiddly and hard to get right, but they look really good and they’re beautiful on items. There are lots of different ways to make bows, in fact I used to make them differently and you might see that they look a bit different on my older items. I wasn’t very happy with my old bows, so I modified the way I make them, but in doing so i’ve made it even harder for myself!
Anyway, my with my rant about bow-making over, let’s move on to the tutorial:
Start by rolling a long sausage of clay flat.
Cut away the sides so you get a long rectangle. Ignore the smaller piece, that was a mistake. Keep the bits you cut away for later.
Roll out a very thin, flat length of clay.
And wrap it around the center of your bow. You could get the end of a pencil or something (one that won’t dirty your clay) and poke the fold part to accentuate the folds. Personally I think this bow is not folded enough in the middle but this was my third attempt, and I couldn’t fold it without screwing up. I’m sorry guys :(. There are alternate ways to make bows if you searched on Google, but I found that way equally difficult. Good luck :).