AUTOPLAY
Creating Surface Textures In Clay
15 steps
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What you’ll need
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Lace/Fibers
Clay
Wood Clay Tools
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Laser Cut Wood Designs
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Plastic Pieces
Assortment
Stamps
Plastic Clay Tools
Flatten out a piece of clay and then roll it to the desired thickness.
1. Flatten out a piece of clay and then roll it to the desired thickness.
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Place doilies and lace on the clay, roll over them with a rolling pin, then lift them from the clay.
2. Place doilies and lace on the clay, roll over them with a rolling pin, then lift them from the clay.
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Wooden textures are sometimes easier to roll over with a piece of canvas on top.
3. Wooden textures are sometimes easier to roll over with a piece of canvas on top.
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Experiment with odds and ends. Try different textures together.
4. Experiment with odds and ends. Try different textures together.
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Use a combination of different stamps. Try adding texture around them.
5. Use a combination of different stamps. Try adding texture around them.
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You can make an easy trinket dish with your clay texture designs.
6. You can make an easy trinket dish with your clay texture designs.
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After you cut the circle, smooth the edges.
7. After you cut the circle, smooth the edges.
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Carefully slump the clay into the shallow dish and compress the edges of the dish.
8. Carefully slump the clay into the shallow dish and compress the edges of the dish.
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Use textures on clay for quick pendants or ornaments.
9. Use textures on clay for quick pendants or ornaments.
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To create larger pieces with lots of texture, use a template to cut the shape out of the clay slab.
10. To create larger pieces with lots of texture, use a template to cut the shape out of the clay slab.
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Begin using tools and found objects to add textures and details to the shape.
11. Begin using tools and found objects to add textures and details to the shape.
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Here, I’m using a wooden stylus to outline the shape of my fish.
12. Here, I’m using a wooden stylus to outline the shape of my fish.
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I’m using a plastic piece in a pattern to create scales on my fish.
13. I’m using a plastic piece in a pattern to create scales on my fish.
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The ridges of a bottle cap are great for adding texture to my fins.
14. The ridges of a bottle cap are great for adding texture to my fins.
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When you are finished with your design, you can slump the slab inside a form to create a dish.
15. When you are finished with your design, you can slump the slab inside a form to create a dish.
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