Sunday, May 6, 2012

[Deco Clay] Martha Stewart's Air Dry CLay

The Cabby Crafter sends you warm greetings from our new home, far from the harsh and dreary winter snow.
The past 3 weeks have been crazy and slowly, I'm starting to settle down.
My craft bins have been idle for a long time but I was able to craft today.

I recently discovered that Martha Stewart released air-dry clay kits.  I always love the quality and design of her products so I bought a kit and a silicone mold.  This particular kit:  Crafter's Clay Nature Starter Kit -  includes 4 molds, 2 tools, 1 white clay and 4 primary colored clay.

It was my first time to work with air-dry clay and for me, it is handled differently from baked polymer clay.

The clay itself is wet (a bit sticky) and flexible; it is easier/quicker to combine the colors.
The molds are really nice and detailed.  I made flowers using the molds and free-hand roses too.
It dried in an hour but took about a day to completely dry.

Once the piece was dry, it was lightweight and can be glued to complete a design.
It was perfect timing that I don't have my polymer clay oven yet so I was able to play with air-dry clay.
I have ideas racing in my head using this technique and material.  Let's hope that it will materialize.

Have a great week, friends!

♥  Michelle 


Its All About Creating said...

Thanks for sharing. It looks like a great kit. I will be looking into getting one for myself. Hope you post your project.-Marlene

safdar ali said...

what a beautiful collection. it is looking so cute. thanks for sharing.

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