Friday, May 30, 2008

Model Magic (Paper Clay) Medallions

A few weeks ago, Oliver and I made a stunning array of paper clay medallions. I wanted buttons and closures for journals ; Oliver was making talismans and belt buckles and other magical objects for a role-playing game he's been designing ...

The Model Magic substance air dries in 24 hours--no baking required. The only problem is that once you open the package, you have to use ALL of it. There is no way to stop the drying process once the package is opened. The paper clay is lighter/air-ier (not so dense) than regular clay, and it leaves NO noticeable residue on your hands.

The beautiful thing about this stuff is that if you don't like the impression, you mash it up and start over. Simple as that! Even dry the medallions are soft enough to sew through.

Basically, you just tear off a hunk of paper clay, roll it into a ball, and press it onto various impressionable surfaces.

What worked well :
* pressed tin
* raised designs on picture frames
* lace
* stained class / cut glass

We painted them another day.

1 comment:

Vicki W said...

I'm going to have to try some of this!