Volume 2, Issue 12
a Paper Punch Into a Mold
Original tutorial by Jan Scarborough December 2001
Updated and edited by Jeannie Havel November 2012
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| Making the
| Step Three:
Using the outline piece (not the piece you've punched out), glue the clay sheet to a solid baked clay sheet. Alternatively, you can attach the clay sheet with TLS to another clay sheet, and rebake both pieces together. (I have done both and each method seems to work well.)
| Using the
Now you are ready to create with your mold. Roll a
ball of clay and press the mold into it. Be sure to use
a good release
agent on the clay, like cornstarch, water or an
You can then decorate your imprint with powders, texture, etc.
also interesting to use pieces of canes to create varied patterns.
These can then be used as you would
any other molded piece--pierced and finished as a bead--or added to a backing to create a pendant.