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Texture sheets for clay
« on: January 17, 2017, 11:35:15 PM »
Has anyone made their own texture sheets and if so what did you use and how long did they last? I've seen a few different ways of doing this on YouTube but I wondered if there was a better way.

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2017, 08:01:21 AM »
I've made them from scrap polymer clay very sucessfully.

To use them, use a release such as a faint dusting of cornflour or a spray of water (I prefer cornstarch as I don't like wet clay and also I think it creates more of a barrier to protect the baked clay from the unbaked)

If you let the clay sit on the texture sheet too long, it will start to eat into it and make the baked clay gooey. So scrap clay molds aren't invincible, but they are pretty good and very economical to make

RTV silicone compounds are also good for creating molds etc, depending on what you are taking a texture of, you can use putty ones or build a mould with your texture at the bottom and use a more liquid pourable one

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2017, 12:46:42 PM »
I've made a lot with scrap clay too.  I use cornflour or water.....though water is no good for fimo as it can make the raw clay go sticky.
When the real mud part of the scrap pile gets too big l really enjoy using it up in this way, as well as taking impressions of buttons, shells, etc.   Best to make sure it's well-blended to a uniform colour.

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2017, 05:00:19 PM »
I've used silicone compound to make texture sheets fron flowers, leaves etc

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 09:31:21 PM »
Thanks for the tips I haven't tried it with scrap clay as I thought they might 'eat' each other, but for small runs it should be ok. I do have some silicone so I will have a go with that. My order arrived this morning, some lovely clay and gorgeous micro fine glitter, but WOW! the faux dichro glitter is astounding. I made a simple round bead with some blue clay then coated it with the blue faux dichro and its just soooooo beautiful I couldn't stop looking at it. You should get some, everybody needs shiny shiny bling to cheer you up after the post Xmas dip. Yes you do.

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2017, 02:43:43 PM »
... but WOW! the faux dichro glitter is astounding. I made a simple round bead with some blue clay then coated it with the blue faux dichro and its just soooooo beautiful I couldn't stop looking at it. You should get some, everybody needs shiny shiny bling to cheer you up after the post Xmas dip. Yes you do.

 ;) isn't it lovely stuff?

Be sure to try mixing the glitter colours together too. The green and orange mixed is just yummy.  Also fun to mix them into liquid clays, resin etc

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2017, 06:03:40 PM »
WOW! the faux dichro glitter is astounding.
Sure is! 8)

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2017, 12:30:51 PM »
but WOW! the faux dichro glitter is astounding. I made a simple round bead with some blue clay then coated it with the blue faux dichro and its just soooooo beautiful I couldn't stop looking at it. You should get some, everybody needs shiny shiny bling to cheer you up after the post Xmas dip. Yes you do.

What's this?  Shiny stuff?  Why haven't I been told about this?

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2017, 05:30:19 PM »

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2017, 09:57:06 PM »


What's this?  Shiny stuff?  Why haven't I been told about this?
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The Faux Dichro glitter kit I sell - microfine holographic glitters that are fun for doing dichroic effects

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Re: Texture sheets for clay
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2017, 09:58:08 PM »
I'll have to see if I still have those little example pieces I made for illustrating the kit actually and try to get a better photo of them.

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