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Clay is a fun new way to make dimensional accents for your scrapbook pages or
cards. It's a fun, easy to use clay that doesn't need baking. Here are a few
tips and ideas on how to use this fun clay. Even kids can do it!
for Using Makin's Clay
take a small piece of Makin's Clay and roll it into a ball. Then roll it on
a counter or flat surface with a rolling pin. You may choose to roll it
between two pieces of waxed paper if you prefer. I
like to roll mine fairly thin, to about 1/8 inch.
rolling your piece of clay out, make sure you wrap the extra back up. I wrap
mine tightly in plastic wrap and then seal it in a small ziplock bag,
squeezing out excess air. Since this clay air dries, you want it exposed to
the least amount of air possible.
takes approximately 24 hours to dry.
And when it is dry, it will not be rock hard.
This is a great asset!
For example, you can still bend the shapes slightly, trim a clay square that
was a little too big with a pair of scissors, etc. It's so nice that it's
comes the fun part...you get to play with it! Here are few fun things you can do
with the clay.
Ways to Use Makin's Clay
it into shapes: You can use small cookie cutters or a knife it cut the
clay into fun shapes. Then you can stamp with it anyway you want. To create
a charm to hang from waxy flax or ribbon just cut the clay into the desired
shape. Then using a small skewer, poke a hole at the top to be able to
thread it. Let dry.
onto plain white clay: Use an inked stamp to stamp your design. You can
do this while the clay is soft so that it impresses the design also. Or, you
can let the clay dry and then stamp on it flat. You can also stamp a design
on soft, fresh clay using an uninked stamp to simply make an impression in
the clay. See the Clay Seashell card for an
Your clay: You can add color to the white clay by taking a small
ball of clay and dabbing it onto your ink pads.
This will pick up enough ink to tint your clay to a light-to-medium
intensity color. It
is fun to do this with our metallic inks to pick up a little metallic
more intense color:
Use our reinkers to drop a few drops of ink directly into a small amount of
clay, and knead the ink into the clay.
Mix it until the color is even throughout the clay. Start by adding small
amounts of reinker...you can always add more if needed. Be careful!
This may color your hands also so always use rubber gloves when
trying this process.