Sunday, August 21, 2016
Clay Nature Mobiles
Sculpey clay or similar
sticks cut to 12"-14" size
nature or themed findings to press into clay
acrylic paint and brushes
individual damp paper towels
damp rags for finger and table clean up
covered work surface
This is a 2-3 day or 2-3 session project, to allow for time to bake the clay pieces and do the tie on process.
Bake clay, following package directions, and cool. Apply acrylic paint on one or both sides of the clay. Before it dries, wipe most of it off, leaving the deepest color in the indentations. Sometimes it takes a couple of tries to get this process right. It's OK to re-paint and wipe again if too much comes off. (it might be a good idea to do a test run at home first so you can advise and show the process.) I make sure each student has a damp paper towel for this. I also have damp rags placed down the middle of the table for strategic finger and table clean up. After each one is done, allow them to dry on the paper plates.