Two new video tutorials have been added to our craft tutorial video page.
The first video shows you how to make a bird pendant with Plus air dry clay.
The second video shows the basic techniques you can use to make clay tiles.
Either La Doll or Plus air drying clay are suitable for this project.
Summer is here and the plants are taking over! You can use all those spare
leaves to create a leaf imprinted bowl of your choice. This quick and easy
project used an elephants ear leaf and some Plus air drying clay.
Select the leaf of your choice looking for the size and shape you prefer.
Roll out some Plus Air dry clay to around 1/4 of an inch thick and place
the leaf on top. Roll your clay roller or rolling pin over the top of the leaf
so that the leaf imprints onto the clay.
Cut around the imprinted clay to obtain your desired bowl shape
Either with your fingers or a tool smooth around the edges
with some water. Place the clay into a bowl to get a curved
Cookie cut out a heart or other shape for added decoration if
Leave to dry completely. Sand around the edges if required.
Paint you bowl with your choice of paint and finishes.
These beautiful Winter Wonderland Christmas ornaments are perfect to give as gifts,
use as gift tags or to decorate your own tree. This air dry clay tutorial is easy to follow
and the clay makes an amazing compliment to the decorative charms.
Learn how to make this Air Dry Clay Porcupine on our Projects page. A fun art project for educators to introduce the porcupine to students while still having a functional purpose! This cute little Porcupine would also look good taking center stage on a table at a party.
used Plus Air Dry Clay to replicate 19th century pottery in a series of workshops in August 2015. The class rooms were large and seated as many as 55 participants. Each workshop was 30 minutes long, and with 4 workshops each day, gave a grand total of 600 participants over 3 event days.
Joey Milillo, programs manager, stated;
"We were using the ACTÍVA PLUS CLAY to make a project based on Bayou Bend’s collection of Texas stoneware. Our teaching artist taught participants how to replicate the 19th century jugs, pots, pitchers, urns, and churns. Since we do not have a kiln at Bayou Bend, an air-dry clay was essential to our task, and in my experience, ACTÍVA produces the best air-dry clay I’ve been able to find."
"I first encountered this clay at our local Texas Art Supply store in Houston, but they didn’t have quite enough in stock for what we planned to do this summer. Imagine my delight when I found out I could order it directly ACTÍVA Products!
For further information visit , Bayou BendTexas Clay: 19th-Century Pottery from the Bayou Bend Collection Exhibition runs from Sep 5, 2015 - Nov 1, 2015 so you still have plenty of time to visit.
A new air dry clay project idea has just been added to our craft projects page. Why not give it a go!
Make an Inlaid Clay Necklace with Color Plus Clay
Create a one of a kind necklace pendant with matching