Stampin’ in Style - How to Make Stamps with Air Dry Clay!
Make an impressive one of a kind clay stamp by using PLUS Air Dry Clay!
- PLUS Air Dry Clay
- Pencil or a wooden skewer
- Cheese cutter
- Buttons, stamps or anything with a good texture
- Clear acrylic spray to seal
- Cooking Spray
Pull or cut a piece of PLUS Air Dry Clay off about the size of a walnut. Without over-working the clay, shape the clay into a ball by rolling in between hands.
Begin forming the handle of the stamp by grasping ball in the middle and pulling and rolling a handle or doorknob shape.
Tap the ball end of the stamp lightly on a flat surface to make the stamp work space.
Take a pencil and make a design in the clay that is deep enough to leave a good impression. At this point, do not moisten either piece as this will make it very hard to remove the pressed in object.
(Optional) Use a cheese cutter to cut around the stamp to make a more interesting design.
Allow to dry thoroughly. The PLUS Air Dry Clay will become lighter in color and will not be cool to the touch. This may take a day or two. Spray the stamp with clear acrylic spray to make it water resistant. Let it dry and then spray lightly with a cooking spray for easy release.
Enjoy your newly created stamp by using it to make a unique impression!
Created by Karen Lowrey (March 2015); photographs by Suzanne Bardwell