First of all, when you push these small pieces of Paperclay® onto your craft sheet, they are quite thin and want to stick.
I found that the easiest way to scoop these petals up without distorting them is slip a simple piece of card stock beneath the clay. This worked extremely well. No need to go out and buy an expensive spatula when you probably already have card stock on your desk right now.
However, sometimes tools are good to have, especially when you can use a coupon from your local craft store. I found this clay tool in my local craft store that had several tips, two of which were rubber shapes. I found the rubber shapes made it quite easy to, not only neaten the edges of my leaves, but I could also smooth out any crack lines. I also used it to make the veins. I have to say it really made the whole process so very easy and fun.
When rolling out a long strand of clay, such as this, you need to use the heel of your palm to keep it even and stretch it out as you roll your clay back and forth. Move in a back and forth, side to side, motion to continue stretching the strand.
I hope you enjoyed my tips and can put them to good use when working on your next Creative Paperclay® project.
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Have a wonderful and creative week!