How to Make a Multi-Dimensional Texture Plate from Polymer Clay

Posted on February 12, 2013 in Tutorials by Katie Oskin

How to Make a MultiDimensional Texture Plate from Polymer Clay by KatersAcres

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:

ZenDoodles by KatersAcres - Inspiration for Multidimensional Texture Plates on KatersAcres Blog https://katersacres.comThis 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.

Project Specifics:

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)

Materials Needed:

Watch the Polymer Clay Texture Plate Tutorial:


Finished Positive & Negatives:

How to Make a MultiDimensional Texture Plate from Polymer Clay by KatersAcres https://katersacres.comThe 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!

How to Make a MultiDimensional Texture Plate from Polymer Clay by KatersAcres - Made for the Polymer Clay Swaps FaceBook Group
Thanks for joining me today,

Happy Claying,
9 Comments for this entry
Carol Paull
December 1, 2016

Thanks so much. It will be very useful. Is this only suitable for large projects? Carol

December 1, 2016

You can make and use texture sheets at any size/shape you want. The choice is yours Carol.

May 11, 2013

Great idea for pottery design also. Stoneware clay dries out too fast to do detailed extrusion patterns. Much better than the hot glue designs I’ve seen. Thanks.

May 13, 2013

Thank you Marilyn! I hope you try this project.


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March 10, 2013

Great tutorial and great video. I had lots of fun!!! Thank you very much

March 11, 2013

You are most welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

February 12, 2013

That is just fabulous! Can’t wait to try it!

February 12, 2013

Thank you Debbie!


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