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Try It - Simply Pressed Clay Part 3

Hello and welcome back! Today I have the third in a Try It Series about Simply Pressed Clay that I started back in January! It's about time I shared the rest of the techniques with you, and I have a tip sheet for you to download at the end of this post. So, let's get to it.

For this card, I used the alphabet mold with the Simply Pressed Clay. I just pushed the clay into each letter on the mold, and then pulled away as much of the excess clay as I could. Next, I put the mold into the freezer for about 30 minutes. I took it out of the freezer, popped the letters out of the mold and placed them on a plate to dry without fiddling with them too much. Allow the letters to dry overnight. Next I trimmed the edges down with a pair of scissors. You can also use some fine sand paper to sand off the rough edges. To add color, I covered them with a Stampin' Write Marker. I like to make my clay pieces in white, and then color them whatever shade I need for my project. But, you can also add ink to the clay before you mold your embellishment.

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Here is the final project with the clay letters added. The stitched greeting and striped background are part of a Paper Pumpin kit.

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This card has lots of texture, from the clay and the stitching. I love that these clay items are very light weight, and don't make my project heavy or out of balance.

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Here are some other projects I made with the Simply Pressed Clay. Here, I molded the button, and then colored it with a Pool Party marker. The original post is here.

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For this example, I colored the feather stamp with multiple colors of markers and then stamped it into the clay. Stamp it just deep enough to add the inked image to the clay. I also used an oval die to "cut" the clay by pulling the extra away from the outer edge after pressing the die into the clay. The original post is here.

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Here I rolled out a thin layer of the clay. Then, I cut a small rectangle shape with a plastic knife, and I poked a small hole in one end. I inked up a small word stamp, and stamped it into the clay piece and allow it to dry. I added some Linen Thread to the end, and then adhered it to my spring banner piece. Original post here.

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Well, that is all for today. You can click on the graphic below to download a sheet with all of these tips and techniques together. Thanks for stopping by!

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