Slip sliding away, slip sliding away
You know the nearer your destination, the more you slip sliding away
Hi, there!! Carole from Create & Craft with a tip for working with clay. In many of my projects I use slip. Slip is a "liquefied suspension of clay particles in water." Fancy way of saying watered down clay. ☺ You can learn how to make your own slip from Diane's blog post. Slip is like good wine—it improves with age. As it gets older, it gets smoother and creamier. I add a drop or two of chlorine bleach to my slip to retard mold growth. Yes, I keep it that long.
To me, slip is like magic—it covers a multitude of sins. I'm not a big fan of sanding. So, I've discovered that adding a coating of slip to a dried piece, and letting it dry again reduces, and in some cases eliminates, the sanding required. It can also produce a great vintage aged texture. For this technique, the slip I use is the consistency melted chocolate.
I used this technique for the piece that I'll feature in my next blog post. Here's a sneak peek.