Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Etceteras: crafter’s clay

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[ Updated on May 18th, 2012 ]
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Martha Stewart has done it again. She’s come out with a new product that appeals to me on so many levels. From a crafting perspective the new Martha Stewart Crafter’s Clay is easy to use and provides wonderful results. And the fast air drying formula is perfect for an impatient crafter like myself.
I was so excited when EK Success sent me the Nature Starter Kit to try out { as seen in the above photo courtesy of Martha Stewart }. The kit comes with white clay and four additional colors that allows you to mix an endless variety of clay color combinations. You also receive the molds, tools, floral stems and tape.

I have to say I had my doubts about those little silicon molds. Some of them are tiny with a lot of detail. I was sure I would be heading for a craft fail with bits of clay sticking to the inside of the molds. I started with a few flowers and leaves and was amazed at how easily the clay popped out of the molds.

Once the clay was dry, I glued them onto some painted miniature clothespins. They look so pretty and add a touch of spring to my memo board.

Since I was sold on the silicon molds, I wanted to try using some other objects as a mold. I grabbed a jar of shells and pressed the plain white clay onto the shells.

The clay picked up little bits of sand and ocean debris as well as the beautiful shell texture.

Next up, the oh-so-popular lace imprint that has been popping up around the crafty blogs. This is my attempt at a little free form dish. I know…it’s very “free form”.

The shape of the dish may be a little irregular but I love how the clay picked up the intricate detail of the lace.

Thank you so much to EK Success for letting me try out this clay. I love the product and the creative possibilities.

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  1. Oooh, I love this. I never know what to do with clay and if I try to experiment I find that it is tough to work with. This looks beautiful. I suspect it will take months to get to our stores (it usually does) but when it does, I'll be picking up the kit. Thanks for the share.

  2. And Martha Steward sparks us once again. Love what you've done experimenting with that clay.

  3. Oh I like it. The tiny flowers and leaves are super sweet. Love them on the little clothes pins. May have to look into getting some ;) I see a sopping trip in my future!

  4. Wow those are beautiful! Those cherry blossom like flowers are so pretty!

  5. Cool new product Carolyn! I love what you did with it. xoxo

  6. These look amazing - I really want to try the clay!

  7. fun fun, the lace imprint looks so fab and detailed

  8. Came over from Ladybird Lane. My favorite is the irregular lace plate - it is quirky and cute!

    distressed Donna Down Home

  9. What a cool product. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Oh this could open up a whole new world of trouble lol. I love the sea shells!

  11. Cool product...would love a chance to play with this stuff.

  12. I haven't heard of this! but I like it!


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