Multi-Dimensional Polymer Clay Texture Plates
Today’s tutorial is brought to you in video form. The video begins with an explanation of all the materials that you will need to complete your polymer clay texture plate. After the presentation of materials, you will see the entire process of creating a texture plate in fast motion with embedded instructions.
Where I Got My Technique:
This Christmas my hubby bought me a new sketchbook. So, I’ve been doodling … and doodling … and doodling. The result was the inspiration for these multidimensional polymer clay texture sheets. These have many uses from polymer clay, to stamp-able images, to mica shift splendors!
Here’s the idea: With these multidimensional texture sheets, you can create a single layer of depth, or multiple layers of depth. With the texture plate that I created the flower & leaves are the first “depth” of the design. You can use simply the flowers & leaves. Or you can impress the clay further into the texture sheet and pick up the second layer of swirls. And if you desire to see every image on the texture sheet, simply impress the entire sheet into the clay.
A Note for Proper Use: For proper use of the multidimensional polymer clay texture plates, you will need to place the texture sheet face up on your work surface. Then lightly cover it with corn starch. Place your clay sheet on the texture plate and press the clay onto the texture sheet. This will allow you the greatest amount of control of your texture sheet and your clay.
Skill Level: All clay levels from beginning to advanced
Tutorial is Geared Toward: Beginners & Intermediates
Techniques Used: Basic techniques and “Clay Doodling”
Time Requirement: 1 Hour minimum (My texture plate took me over 3 hours, not including bake time)
- 1 – 2oz. block of polymer clay (I used Fimo Classic)
- Tissue Blade
- Extruder (Mine is a Walnut Hollow)
- Sculpting Tools
- Toaster Oven
Watch the Polymer Clay Texture Plate Tutorial:
Finished Positive & Negatives:
The piece shown at right is the original (positive) image for my texture plate and the image at the rightmost of the photo is the reverse (negative) of my texture plate. This texture plate was made for the Polymer Swaps Group on FaceBook and sent to Claire in Canada!
Thanks for joining me today, Happy Claying,