You’ll Love This Mixed Media Clay Project Book If:
- You want to learn the basics of working with epoxy clay in mixed media projects
- You love making mixed media art & want to try new jewelry, décor, and crafting projects
- You love the artistic style of Kerin Gale
Get started creating exciting epoxy clay art with the mixed media techniques and tips found in Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams by Kerin Gale. Using these essential building blocks you can create special, unique clay art pieces. Learn how to make epoxy clay jewelry, home accessories, decorative art and much more. Challenge your creativity, try something new and discover all you need to know in order to work with epoxy clay safely and professionally.
The step-by-step mixed media art projects featured in Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams also include a mirror, an evening bag&Mdash;even an aquarium. Topics covered include how to make clay molds, paint on epoxy clay and even combine epoxy clay with polymer clay for additional solutions. Make your own texturing tools and much more with the expert instruction from Kerin Gale.
In the Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams eBook You’ll Learn:
A Word From the Author:
- Tips and techniques for how to make clay molds more realistic
- How to make epoxy jewelry, lighting fixtures, decorative art, and other nontraditional pieces using epoxy clay in step-by-step projects
- How to make your own texturing tools and techniques for painting aged finishes on epoxy clay
" If you enjoy mixed-media art, I believe that as you start playing around with the projects in this book your imagination will begin to expand on some of the possibilities. It won’t be long before your sense of adventure, if allowed to, will start to take over and then you, too, will experience the magic." — Kerin Gale
Check Out This Excerpt From Inspired Remnants, Curious Dreams:
Tips for Working With Mixed Clay
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- Use hand lotion or Liquid Gloves before handling or mixing. If the clay tends to stick to your hands use lots of lotion (any inexpensive one is fine). Even lathering the lotion on several times while mixing will not impede the curing of the clay. It will slightly change the surface to become shinier, but that is the only difference I’ve noticed. Also, stretching the clay will make it seem stickier than compressing it will.
- Let the clay rest for a few minutes after mixing. Place on a nonstick surface (silicone craft sheet or the back of a silicone mold).
- Wipe the clay from your hands and tools often with alcohol-based disposable wipes. (Using these wipes to remove the clay before actually washing your hands in the sink will help prevent your drain from clogging.) Keep these handy; you will love how great they work to clean up the clay (also good for resin too). If you happen to have an alcohol-free formula, you can add rubbing alcohol to them.
- If you forget to wipe uncured clay from your tools when you’re done using them, you can usually remove any buildup with drywall sanding screen.
- If the clay becomes difficult to remove from the container, it can be microwaved for a few seconds at a time to soften the clay.
- If you are working on a multi-step project, you can mix up a larger volume of clay and put some aside in the refrigerator or freezer to delay the cure time. Remember that since this is a chemical process, the clay will still cure rock hard, even in the freezer, and will be fully cured in about twenty-four hours.