Ok, I’ll admit it. I wasn’t sold on the Pressed Clay when Stampin’ Up! announced it’s release during the demonstrator preorder in advance of the new Annual Catalog launch. I kept hearing people get all excited about it but I didn’t order it because I couldn’t see myself actually using it.
Wanna know what just showed up in my recent order?
Yup, that is right! The clay!
My mom, Kathy Thisted, ordered the clay and molds during the preorder and so I figured I’d make one or two to samples to show. But I found once I got started playing it, I had a hard time stopping. ha ha! Its kind of like being 5 again and playing with play doh. Once you get started there are endless possibilities of what you can create!
So while I haven’t gotten all my experiments photographed, I had to share with you one cool sample that she shared with me recently. Check it out:
Its this cool mashup of a bunch of new products in ways I never would have thought to do (isn’t that why sharing is awesome?!) She took the Mosaic punch to punch out the petals and then stamped each one with the Mosaic Madness stamp set. Then she dyed some Simply Pressed Clay with Daffodil Delight reinker and pressed it into the flower mold to create the pretty center. Creative, no?
Card Supplies used:
Stamps – Mosaic Madness, Field Flowers, Sweet Essentials
Ink – Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Baked Brown Sugar, Daffodil Delight reinker
Paper – Soft Sky, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories – Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Clay Molds, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Bone Folder
So if you haven’t tried out the clay yet, you totally should! Its easier to work with than I expected and has tons of potential. I’ll try to get photos taken but I’ve seen:
- Coloring with a marker
- Multiple color coloring
- Using the molds
- Creating an impression with stamps
- Creating an impression with a decorative brad
- Turning molded images into brads
- Creating a shiny accent with Crystal Effects
- Heat embossing the finished embellishment
And I’m sure there are more ideas I haven’t even seen or come up with yet!
So, leave a comment with your ideas if you have been playing or pick up some clay today and start experimenting!