This trick lets you add what appears to be two layers of different texture or design with one stamp or texture. There’s a background texture created with a low relief pattern stamp or tool and then a contrasting or higher relief design cut out. In the final items this creates a textured piece with two types of texture or design. A little antiquing or other surface decoration would enhance the raised designs.
Joan Tayler is a talented Canadian clayer from the west coast. She uses this sort of design in creating her pretty shawl pins.