Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Fun with Clay

Inspired by Sherill Kahn's latest book Creative Embellishments, I've been allowing myself some play-time with clays and paints. The first batch shown here was done with an air-dry clay called Hearty, painted with Lumiere colors. They're very light, but there was some warping. In the second photo, the oval piece is again the Hearty clay and it warped, too. The other two are Sculpey UltraLight, which requires baking to cure, but there was no warping in those. I love playing with the Lumieres, I've just ordered a whole new batch of colors! These pieces will be fun embellishments for journal covers, boxes, etc. Sherill suggests they could make cute wearble pins, too, but you'd need to use a sturdy clay for that purpose.