Clay

Textured Clay Place Card Holders

By  Patricia Kimle 

size: 3"x1-1/2"

  • Textured Clay Place Card Holders
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Materials

  • Polyform Premo! Sculpey Clay: Wisteria, Rhino Grey, Sunshine, Cadmium Yellow, Pearl, White
  • Wooden rods: 3/8”, 1/2” diameter
  • Coordinating ribbon

Tools

  • Clay pasta machine
  • Clay blade
  • Acrylic rod
  • Vegetable peeler or horizontal clay slicer
  • Deep cut decorative rubber stamp
  • Strong adhesive
  • 1. Blend 1/4 package of Wisteria, 1/4 package of Pearl and dime size ball of White; blend 1/4 package of Sunshine and 1/4 package of Pearl; blend 1/4 package of Rhino Grey with 1/4 package of Pearl. Roll each color into equal sized sheets on thicket setting.
  • 2. Roll Wisteria, Rhino Grey, Cadmium Yellow and Sunshine into equal sized sheets on thickest setting.

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  • 3. Stack sheets from Step 1 and 2. Roll together with an acrylic rod until it's thin enough to go through pasta machine on the thickest setting.

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  • 4. Run layered stack through pasta machine on thickest setting. Cut into four equal pieces and stack. Roll lightly with acrylic rod to compress and stretch stack.

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  • 5. Cut piece just narrower than peeler or blade. Stamp with decorative rubber stamp, pressing very firmly. Cut a thin slice from stamped surface using vegetable peeler or horizontal clay slicer.

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  • 6. Continue slicing patterned clay sheets to make as many pieces as desired. Each place card requires two pieces.

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  • 7. Lay patterned clay sheets on solid color clay sheets and roll on thickest setting. Reduce thickness until piece measures 1-1/2"x5".
  • 8. Lay two sheets side by side with decorative side down. Wrap one end around 3/8" dowel and the other end around 1/2" dowel. Turn pieces over and press center area flat against baking surface.

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  • 9. Bake following manufacturer's instructions. When cool to touch, remove dowel rods before piece is completely cooled.
  • 10. Apply strong adhesive on center surface and on 1/2" cylinder. Adhere two pieces together as shown. Tie ribbon around center of each cardholder.

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