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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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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!

Try It Simply Pressed Clay Graphic