I recently posted a video tutorial showing how I created a veneer using scrappy stripes, embossing powder and texture. You can access the YouTube video tutorial here:
and this is what you’ll end up with.
It occurred to me some of you may not know how to create the scrappy stripe veneer to start off with. Here’s a link to a blog post I wrote a few years back on how to create the stripes:
Once I had the veneer complete I was ready to create a finished piece. I drew a template first of a large pebble shape (these are my current fave shapes). I placed this over my veneer, cut it out and then cured it. Once cured, I then laid this over a complimentary colour of clay and cut out a second pebble shape. This one was cured then sanded well to create a smooth finish both back and front. I then carved around the edges with a lino carving tool and added white acrylic paint to the surface. This was then wiped off to create highlights in the carved areas. I finished with a nice, chunky bead and some white, twisted cord. I was quite happy with the outcome of this one…simple but effective.
Here’s a few ideas on other ways you can use your scrappy stripes (and I know there are many more!!):
And what about creating beads out of scraps – these are so fun to make. You can access my blog post with full instructions here:
Scrap clay is never wasted. I sure hope this has given you a little inspiration to use up your scrap clay. How do you use your scrap clay?
I sure hope you all have fun in the studio. Bye for now.