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Texture Air Dry Clay with Clear Stamps
Textured Air Dry Clay

Textured Air Dry Clay

Kate Pullen

Air dry clay is a versatile material and can be used in many projects. Use air dry clay to make embellishments for handmade cards or other projects, or create unique home accessories such as napkin rings or candle holders. Unlike traditional clay, air dry clay doesn't need firing in a kiln and it can be decorated with paints, marker pens and ink. Fancy finishes can be achieved using pigment powders and these are perfect for highlighting a textured surface.

Any rubber stamp can be used to create a textured surface in air dry clay. I like to use clear unmounted stamps. This is because I can apply pressure to just parts of the stamp to give a more subtle or definite impression. I can also see through the stamp and carefully place the stamped impressions.

Use a range of rubber stamps to build up a textured surface. I used clear stamps from the Laurence Llewelyn Bowen Retro Rose collection.

Materials Required

  • Air dry clay
  • Craft rolling pin
  • Stamps as required
  • Pigment powders, if required, to highlight the surface of the clay (I used Perfect Pearls).
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