Clay

Stamping on Clay

Sheets of polymer clay are very receptive to being stamped with rubber stamps and texture sheets. During the stamping process, the clay comes up to meet the stamp, making missed areas less prevalent. Sculpey Soufflé polymer clays’ easy-to-use texture and durability make them a perfect choice for stamping. Sculpey Soufflé is a favorite because of its suede-like finish after baking; perfect for colored pencils and alcohol markers.

Stamping on clay with ink

Polymer clay is conditioned and rolled into sheets using an acrylic roller or clay-dedicated pasta machine. Rubber stamps are inked with a solvent ink stamp pad. Evenly press stamp into clay using light pressure. Once stamped image is dry, chalks, markers, colored pencils and powders easily color “outline” images, complementing the varied colors of clay. Stamped areas can be trimmed and then baked.

Stamping in clay for texture

Polymer clay is conditioned and rolled into sheets using an acrylic roller or clay dedicated pasta machine. Mist stamp with water (the water is a release agent). Evenly press stamp into clay using a fair amount of pressure. Carefully blot excess water remaining on the clay with paper towel. Add metallic powders, chalks, alcohol inks or markers to complement stamped texture.

The best part of stamping with clay: If you don’t like how something turns out, just ball up the clay and start again! 

Here are some projects to get you started on stamping with clay: