C is for Clay
It has been a long time since I stamped in clay, but I knew that making Inchies out of clay would be an absolute blast! One of the easiest and readily available types of clay to use is Creative Paperclay. I believe I purchased mine from Michaels. It is simple to use being you do not need a special oven to bake it dry - it will air dry!
To create the Inchie above I rolled out a small piece of clay to the depth of approximately 1/8". I then cut it into a 1" square. To smooth any rough edges on the square I moistened my fingertip and ran it around the edge. Next I stamped the Spanish Script backgrounder into the surface by gently laying the backgrounder face down atop my Inchie and lightly pressing evenly over the Inchie. I then used my paper piercer to locate holes in the bottom right hand corner for the mini-brads I knew I wanted to add once the clay had dried.
I stamped the IB Pear in to the excess cut-off clay and then cut around the edge with my Retractable blade knife. I also smoothed these edges with my damp finger. These pieces were then set aside to dry overnight. I did go back several times throughout the evening to make certain that the clay was drying flat.
This morning I added color to my white clay Inchie. I am SO loving the airbrush! I put my Y21 marker in and quickly airbrushed the white square. I then used my Blending Tool along with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to darken the edges. The pear was airbrushed with YR24. The highlight was created with my Special Y21 Light marker. The leaf was then colored with YG63 and YG00. E57 was used for the stem. To attach the pear to the background I used Matte Inkssentials glue.
I think that this could make an absolutely charming piece of artwork when mounted to a larger surface. Perhaps I'll have to give that a whirl next Ü