Archive | February 2014

Tin Foil – friend to clayers

Here’s a little tip I’ve learned that saves clay and time. If you’re making a large piece or have something you need to fill, then tin foil comes in VERY handy.

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I’ll show you an example. I’ve found these little buckets at the Dollar Tree that are too cute and I’m using them in a new series I’ve entitled “Bitty Buckets”.

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They are small, but you can see that it would still use up quite a bit of clay to fill them up. If you’re like me then you have a TON of scrap clay. I thought about using that, but then I realized that would make the buckets heavy to use that much. So I used tin foil. Like this:

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Just crumple up a piece and pack it down inside. Then I took a small piece of clay that would go with what I had in mind for decorations, placed it on top of the foil, and pressed it around the edges so it would stick to the side of the bucket.

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Add my decoration pieces and tada! 🙂

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I also used tin foil in this tree. I shaped the tree out of the tin foil and then covered it with clay.

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So now you know, tin foil is not just for cooking. 🙂

Happy claying!

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