Sunday, February 24, 2013

The Joy of Metal Clay: Paper Clay, again


A third use for paper type clay is to use paper punches and cut out shapes to appliqué to your metal clay creations.

Art Clay paper type clay is a bit thicker than PMC paper type clay; therefore, Art Clay paper clay will create a thicker appliqué.

I prefer to sculpt with metal clay but I still have one piece in my collection that I used this technique on:

Admittedly,  this is not my favorite piece and was created in a rush but it does provide a good example of the technique.

The basics to using paper type clay is fairly straightforward.  First, create a metal clay base to apply the appliqué too.  Then cut out your paper type clay.  To apply, all you need to do is to apply paste to the base and add the paper type clay piece. Use very little paste as paper type clay doesn't tolerate moisture.  When dry the piece should be kiln fired although small items can be torch fired.

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