I was inspired this month by Abigail’s Stone Art Clay Pendant as I wanted to try the stamping into clay technique. Using her tutorial I created my own Powertex stamped pendant.
I quite like small projects like these that can be done quickly but have very satisfying results. It’s a great gift idea too.
I didn’t have a bauble shape for mine so I used an mdf ring shape like these. I chose the Studio Light letters and numbers stamp to create the pattern in my clay. It’s a personal favourite as I love using letters and numbers in my projects.
- MDF ring or circle
- Red Powertex Fabric Hardener
- Stone Art
- Letters and numbers stamp
- String or cord
- 2 large jump rings
- Powercolour pigments in Yellow Ochre, Orange, White
- Powerwax or Easy Varnish
I followed Abigail’s steps from the tutorial and despite using different shapes it was easy to follow and really quick to do. There’s a break for the clay to dry but this can be sped up with a hairdryer if you like.
Making a Powertex Stamped Pendant
Simply mix up some air dry clay with Red Powertex Fabric Hardener and roll out a layer for your mdf. Stamping into the clay creates a clear texture.
I love the way the Bister spray deepens the textures. A quick blast with a hairdryer makes this step fast.
I used my clay over the edge of the mdf and wrapped the Powertex with string on the side to keep it neat.
With a dab of clay I added a large jump ring to the top of my pendant. I left mine to dry overnight.
The Powerwax and pigment mix softens the finish on the pendant. You can also mix your pigments with Easy Varnish and use a dry brushing technique over the textures.
Another jump ring and some cord and I have a lightweight statement necklace.
I used some of the very small mdf circles to create a couple of tiny pieces. These could be made into earrings or rings with some basic jewellery findings. Customising this piece with your favourite colours or stamps is so easy too. These would make lovely handmade gifts.
Until then, make a little time to let your art out.