We’re currently smack in the middle of a blizzard, where I am. I have snow on the brain. Also, everywhere else. I went looking for snowy themed clay projects and found a nifty mixed media one at Sculpey.com (reliable and awesome resource by the way).

As an aside, I’m crazy curious if anyone has had any luck using punches to make shapes from very thin, cured sheets of clay? I know I’ve read about it, including someone using a Cricut to cut shapes from clay. I could get it to work on very thin sheets if the shape was not complicated but for pieces like that… cutters are a simpler solution in the first place.

By Elaine Robitaille


3 Comments so far

  1. Kitra Woodall on January 11, 2013 4:59 pm

    I have used paper punches to punch out shapes from thin baked sheets of clay and used them to make garland and a mobile centerpiece for a party. Go crazy! The possibilities are endless :)

  2. Anne V on January 12, 2013 10:07 am

    Yes, I have cut clay. sculpy, and that sort of thing with my Sizzix.I always put it between sheets of wax, parchment or freezer paper before die cutting-that way it does not stick to the foam on the die. I have not tried really intricate shapes, but have had good luck with many different, simpler shapes.

  3. Cathy on January 12, 2013 2:50 pm

    I use the little punches on thin sheets of raw clay and apply them to beads or ornaments. It works pretty well…if they’re fairly complex punches, I back it with parchment paper and they pop right out. I haven’t tried it on baked clay yet….


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