As yesterday was National Scrapbooking Day I thought I would get out my DAS clay that I have been meaning to have a play with and do something with it!
I use the Das Air Dry clay that you don’t need to put in the oven! I got it from an Art Supplies Shop! You can get it coloured but I bought the white so I could colour them to suit what I was making!
It is easy to use, lovely and moist and you just break some off, work it in your hands for a few minutes, roll or squash it out and make buttons, shapes whatever you want!
I put together a few pics to show you how I made my buttons and embellies!!
I really enjoyed making them and now have some unique things to use on my pages and cards etc!! Enjoy!!!
Pic 1 – This is the clay. You can buy it in different quantities. It comes sealed in a foil bag. It needs to be kept in a zip lock bag after opening to stop it from drying out! There are lots of other brands out there also!
Pic 2 – This is the clay after I have worked it in my hands for a few mins! Sorry about the quality of this pic!
Pic 3 – The little cake decorating cutters I borrowed off mum to cut out the shapes! You can also use kids cookie cutters or things you can find around the house! After I cut them out, I poked holes in them with a quilling tool so they look like buttons!
Pic 4 – This shows you how I embossed the clay in the folder! Very simple and a lovely effect! You could just also press into the clay things like paperclips, mesh etc to get texture! I just cut around the cog to get the shape with an exacto knife! I just cut out the individual mini dominoes and rounded the corners!
Pic 5 – These are the buttons and embellies I made this afternoon! They are sitting on glad bake so the don’t stick! They will take 24 hours to dry before they are ready to colour and paint!
Pic 6 – These are the finished products ready to use on my projects! I made flowers, cogs, hearts, buttons, birds, mini dominoes, butterflies, leaves, and stars!