Stenciled Clay Trivet

Hello Everyone, Jen here. Today’s post is about making a stenciled clay trivet.

Supplies:

  • Modeling Clay
  • Stencils : I used  TCW 558 Twig & Berries, TCW 560 Hex flowers, TCW 586 S Raven Mosaic & TCW 588 S Moroccan Sun
  • Parchment paper (for rolling clay out on)
  • Rolling pin
  • Butterknife
  • paint
  • foam paint brush
  • optional (glue & felt squares for bottom)

Supplies

Step I:  Roll out your clay with a rolling pin, to desired size on parchment paper.  You’ll want your piece to be at least 1/4 inch thick.

Then cut with a butter knife. I cut mine into 4 x 6.

roll out

Step 2: Choose your stencil.

 I used TCW 558 Twig & Berries. I found pressing the stencil w/my hands into the clay worked best.

Stencil 1

Detail of TCW 558 Twig & Berries.

Stencil 1 detail

Here I added the bird from TCW 586 S Raven Mosaic.

Stencil 2

Pressing stencil into the clay.

Stencil 2 detail

Here’s the full piece: bird from TCW 586 S Raven Mosaic and TCW 558 Twig & Berries.

stencil 2

Second design, using TCW 560 Hex flowers.

Stencil 3

Detail of TCW 560 Hex flowers on clay.

Stencil 3 detail

Third design, using heart portion of TCW 588 S Moroccan Sun.

Stencil 4

I added some tree leafs to create more impressions on each side of my trivet, gently pressing the leaf into the clay.

Stencil 4 detail w:leaf

Step 3: Drying

 You can let each your designs air dry overnight. If you wish to speed the process up, you can bake at 190 degrees for 60 mins. place your design on a baking sheet.  Be sure to flip over your clay trivets, with a spatula, halfway through the baking time.

Let cool then your are ready for step 4!

Step 4: Adding color

once your designs are dry you can paint them! Leave light layers of paint,this will let your designs shine through.

I used a spray ink and regular acrylic gloss paint.

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Step 5: Optional: adding felt to back.

 cut felt squares to fit the bottom of your trivet and glue on.

felt

Hope you enjoyed this,

Cheers,

Jen

2015  The Crafter’s Workshop Desgin Team

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