Yesterday, as the remnants of Sandy left us with leaves and branches on the ground and a drizzly rain, I decided to take advantage of a day inside and electricity.
A former student and subscriber to my newsletter sent me an email. She was really excited about the last issue (Issue #6). As a polymer clay artist, she is often embossing clay for printing. She hadn't thought of kidney beans and loved the results I was getting with the embossable foam blocks.
One recipe for Baker's Clay combined flour, salt and water.
First mix together the salt and flour.
Then add the water.
After rolling out the Baker's Clay, I embossed it with my texture blocks.
|Here I pushed one of my texture blocks into the rolled-out clay.|
|The embossed clay on the left. The texture block with almonds on the right.|
|A number of different textures embossed into the Baker's Clay.|
Today I decided to print with them. First, I used a foam brayer and then a foam dauber (I describe how to make one in Issue #4 of Julie Booth Surface Design News).
I was surprised...the results were pretty good.
I'll have to explore this a bit more.