Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Playing with paper clay

Yesterday I spent quite a bit of time playing around with the art clay silver paper type.  I have used it for a few things in the past but never really enjoyed handling it or exploited its particular properties.  I have used it to cut patterns and create an overlay but yesterday finally realised it would be perfect for making the tiny curled flowers I used to make using copper shim.

Anyway here are some of the bits I made yesterday which were more successful than any previous attempts although I have no idea what I will do with them.

I have created the texture by putting the fresh paper clay between a folded sheet of paper with a piece of fabric and feeding it through my rolling mill.  You have to be careful not to get the pressure too tight or it causes wrinkles and creases which then become weak spots in the sheet.  I have then cut out the pieces using a couple of craft punches and twisted and fired them, following the firing instructions in the packet.

They don't have a great deal of strength but were polished in my magnetic polisher without any ill effects.

I will have to order some more of the paper type now so that I can carry on with this experimentation.


  1. Hi Lynne,
    I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award! Please visit my blog for more details. Sunshine awards are given to bloggers for inspiring positivity and creativity.
    Love your work :) Linda

  2. Just discovered your blog. Your work is interesting and I'd like to see what evolves from these.