Clay Tutorial: Applying Texture to Clay
Clay is a very versatile material and one of my favourite things to do with it is create interesting textures. This quick tutorial will show you how to use a very simple materials you find in packages, to create a unique texture on your clay.
You can use anything you find to create texture: paper, stamps, shells, etc
For this tutorial I will use a textured paper you will find in many packages.
What you need:
- The clay kit
- A piece of cloth (ideally linen) on which to roll your clay
- The textured object you want to use
- A rolling pin
- Water (if needed)
Step 1: Roll your clay
Roll the clay with the rolling ping until it’s about half a centimetre thick.
Step 2: Smoothen the clay
Use your metal rib to make the clay nice and smooth.
Step 3: Position your textured object on the clay
Step 4: Roll the clay
Roll the textured object on the clay with the roller.
Step 5: Lift the textured paper!