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I found some here:

 

http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk

 

I also stumbled on this thread on a Forum for expats in Dubai.

 

http://expatwoman.com/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=101283

 

Hope that helps :)

 

Thx Charming Stoat

 

Next time I'm over at Festival City I'll take a look... there are no guarantees though as it refers to 2009 and the one thing you can deifinitely say about the Middle East is to expect the unexpected. Things rarely stay the same even basic items like bleach can be out of stock everywhere for several weeks then suddenly its back on the shelves fo every supermarket!

 

I know the Expat Woman forum well :-) its a lifeline for "where do I find" type questions.

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I found some here:

 

http://www.cakescookiesandcraftsshop.co.uk

 

I also stumbled on this thread on a Forum for expats in Dubai.

 

http://expatwoman.com/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=101283

 

Hope that helps :)

 

Thx Charming Stoat

 

Next time I'm over at Festival City I'll take a look... there are no guarantees though as it refers to 2009 and the one thing you can deifinitely say about the Middle East is to expect the unexpected. Things rarely stay the same even basic items like bleach can be out of stock everywhere for several weeks then suddenly its back on the shelves fo every supermarket!

 

I know the Expat Woman forum well :-) its a lifeline for "where do I find" type questions.

 

I suspected you might now the forum but thought I'd include it just in case :).

 

My real name is Gaina ;)

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Hi

 

Leaves are usually done using clay paste painted on to the leaf and kiln fired when it's dry. Torch firing isn't practical for paste used in this way as it'll melt because it's so thin. But there are alternatives - the leaf in the pic was done by pressing a sage leaf into the clay, and cutting out the shape freehand. I used ordinary 'quick dry' Art Clay Silver, rolled thinly, and torch fired it.

 

My best advice to you for a first project would be - know what you're going to make before you open the clay packet and make sure you're prepared as the clay dries out quite quickly. Have some clingfilm to hand to put over your piece to help prolong it's workability! Also, make sure your piece has thoroughly dried out before you fire it - leave somewhere warm (airing cupboard) overnight if poss so there's no risk of any moisture left in the clay.

 

Have fun!

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