Showing posts with label clay. Show all posts
Showing posts with label clay. Show all posts

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Etceteras: homemade clay {take 1}

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Have you ever made homemade clay? I clipped a clay recipe long ago and have been wanting to try it out.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Etceteras: crafter’s clay

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[ Updated on May 18th, 2012 ]
Want to win a Martha Stewart crafter's clay nature starter kit? Click here.

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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