Hello again my dear crafty friends!
Today I wanted to share a few of my favorite tools in my studio.
And I found one of them in the cake making isle.
Yes my friends I do love my
Wilton® 9" Foundant Rolling Pin.
I so easy to roll out my Creative Paperclay evenly, at the perfect thickness for easy cutting and shaping.
Roll the perfect 4mm (1/8in) height great to used in many sculpting projects. I like the slide-on adjustable rubber rings. It help to create the perfect clay sheet.
The beauty of this tool is that it can be easy found at many stores like
Michael's JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby's
The best way to be used is by rolling the clay between 2 sheets of Saran Wrap plastic sheets.I don't like to roll the clay too wet so it doesn't stick to the plastic when I'm peeling it.
It will give you nice and even clay sheet all the time.
Once you have your clay sheet rolled is ready to be add to any surface your working on.
Here is an example i love to used for.
I love to make ball jointed dolls (BJD).
These dolls are sculpted in pieces and later string with elastic.
And for that reason they have to be strong and hollow. So I always like to create all my pieces with
a core and cover it on Saran wrap.
Is so easy to now be cover with the clay sheet i created with my roller.
This allow me to have an even sheet all over the core.
It makes it easier to cut it out and once the center is out i get a even hollow piece for me to work with .
I found the easier and most secured way to cut the Creative Paperclay is
Using my second favorite tool I own.
My X-ACTO saw blade. I purchase these after a very bad cut using the regular X-ACTO blades.
These blades will give you more control were you want your cuts because it is so precised.
After the precised cut is made I like to used a Elmer's Glue to bond the 2 pieces back together.
It works great with The Creative Paperclay.
With the hollow core I'm now able to create my OOAK pieces.
The possibilities are endless.
|Eleanor 2013 byglori.com|
I hope your enjoys my little tips and please stay tune for more to come.
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Have a bless day and happy Crafting!
Gloriann Irizary at By Glori