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my low fire white clay arrived the other day... rolled it out and as soon as its bone dry, I'll bisque fire. I'm making clay diffusers pendants for essential oil. Pinterest is great for how-to as well as you tube. The consensus was that low fire clay was better than self-dry because firing the clay makes it porous.
since I'm rolling on Plexiglas, the clay really sticks. It would roll & lift better on a plaster of Paris surface... I also found I can't remove the canape cutters because of the sticking factor. I just slide them to the side and cut the next one.
I brush off the excess clay stuck to the cutter edges then I let the clay dry a little before pushing them out of the metal shapes. I can smooth the backs/sides later if they're uneven. I may glaze the backside so the oil doesn't soak through.
Then I tried making the texture first... I wish I hadn't gotten rid of a lot of the rubber stamps my daughter had at one time
Letting the textured clay shapes sit a bit before pulling them apart by sliding the canape cutter across the Plexiglas to the edge.
Before they dry too much I used a straw to poke the holes in the clay. You have to gently rotate the straw to lift the plug of clay out. They are aproimately .25 inch thick. I did press a few of the rubber stamps I have into the clay.
I have them drying on the porch.... hoping no cats hop up to investigate these odd things.
I have to rework the etching pieces from Friday. Think the solution is spent as they didn't etch at all after 2.5 hours! After that its finally back to the paper beads.