Tuesday, August 09, 2011

My Post For John Bead Blog - Rubber Stamped Tiles With Apoxie Sculpt

I have some very interesting new tile shapes that I can use as pendants.
Everyday I seem to wake up with another experiment I want to try with Apoxie Sculpt.  Yesterday I wanted to make some interesting clay tiles using one of the rubber stamps in my collection.  I made a batch of black Apoxie Sculpt and flattened it onto a non stick work surface. (you can work on waxed paper too)  I used a watermark ink pad (which is a clear ink) to condition my rubber stamp.  I knew I would be pressing the rubber into the Apoxie Sculpt…and needed to be sure I could pull it away without stretching or distorting the impressed image in the clay.
Success!  I managed to pull away my rubber stamp!  The rubber stamp is very detailed and I was not sure how much of the image would be impressed into the clay.
I used an x-acto knife to slice all the tile sections at this point.  This way the clay would cure and already be cut into 9 different sections.
Here they are after being left alone overnight.
I applied a layer of Gilders Paste to each tile to make the images pop again!
I’ll be doing a lot more rubber stamping into Apoxie Sculpt now!

1 comment:

  1. This is amazing! I have never worked with Apoxie Sculpt. After seeing this I think that I may get me some to try out. Will you be drilling holes in these to use as pendants?