Crafts-Hobbies One of the best things about precious metal clay (Metal Clay and ACS or Art Clay Silver) is you can add texture easily to your creations. Before Pmc came along, the only possible way you might texture metal as a jewelry maker was to etch with chemicals, stamp with metal stamps, or utilise a dear rolling mill. Metal Clay on the other hand is pretty similar to clay that potters use, so that you can create distinctive details, .plicated designs, and shape and add texture to the metal while soft. Try doing that with metal sheet! Be sure to keep in mind before you begin that metal clay is tacky and you want to use a release agent to whatever it touches. I really like to use an extremely thin coating of olive oil on my hands, work-area, and tools. Do not skip this! You will be terribly sorry and have a mess to wash up. Be certain not to use too much oil though because this may also mean an enormous mess. These are some simple ways to add texture to precious metal clay while damp. 1. Rubberized Stamps Rubber Stamps are readily available and .e in a dazzling array of varieties these days. Art supply shops, scrapbooking stores, and also specialized rubber stamp providers abound. 2. Rubber and Silicone Texture Mats Texture mats are available in really superb patterns, and because these sorts of mats are flexible, you’ll be able to press them around curved shapes. 3. Plastic Texture plates / Rubbing Plates These are pretty inexpensive, and typically .e with textures embossed on each side of the sheet. Just press the clay onto the sheet or vice versa. 4. Push Molds There are some wonderful polymer clay push molds available, but as the majority are rigid, you will have problems getting your metal clay out of them. Be sure to use some olive oil or a product like Cool Slip to help the metal clay not stick to the mold. Permitting the metal clay to dry and reduce in size a bit is going to help liberate determined clay. You can find flexible type push molds in candy and cake decorating supply merchants that are excellent tools also. 5. Repurposed Items Found objects are the last word in inexpensive texturing tools! Coins, leaves, bark, driftwood, fabric, and textured wallpaper pieces will all do the job. Remember to apply some olive oil or some other release agent. Use your imagination and you’ll find lots of alternative textured objects you may make use of. Toothpicks may also be employed to make dots, and scrape lines into the clay. If you’ll be able to find typewriter keys these can be employed to press letters and words into your clay. If you can’t find old typewriter keys, inexpensive metal letter stamps are available. 6. DIY Texturing Gear I love to create my own texturing gear from polymer clay. To make your own, just do what I do, and form scrap polymer clay into a1 with a handle formed bit that pokes from the back. Make a pattern on the lumpy part. This will be the portion you press into the clay. I’ve made ones with crosshatch patterns, blossoms, polka dots, and small leaves. When you make a tool, just cure your new texturing tool according to the package instructions. There are plenty of other ways to make your own texturing gear also. Be certain to take a look at my other articles for more re.mendations. As you can see, precious metal clay presents unlimited options for making textured jewelry, charms, pendants, beads, and findings. What are you making today? About the Author: 相关的主题文章:

 

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