Have you ever tried just “doodling” in clay? That’s how this technique came about.
Sometimes, the best creative discoveries are made when you’re playing and exploring.
There’s something intriguing and mysterious about a design that hides as much as it reveals.
It’s also the perfect opportunity to add depth with layers.
In this video:
- How to create this organic, coral-like texture
- Options for alternate tools for texturing
- Suggestions for a variety of ways to add color to your pieces
- Ideas for how to use it in your art
Tools and Materials:
- 1/8 & 1/4 inch ball tools
- Needle tool
- Pasta machine or acrylic roller
- Clay blade
- Craft knife
- Cutters, (mine were from Jessama Design Etsy shop)
- Curved surface to bake on, such as bath bomb molds
- Pearls or beads for accents, optional
- Polybonder glue
- Liquid clay
Options for texture:
- Leather stamping tools
- CreateAlong Texture tips
- Texture stamp (I designed this one)
- Tiny circle cutters
- No texture
Options for coloring:
- Mica powders
- Clay color, antiqued & highlighted
- Alcohol inks
- Acrylic paint, antiqued & highlighted
- Swellegant paints and patinas
- How to Use Swellegant Paints and Patinas
Watch the Try This Amazing Ocean Coral Sculpting Technique video on YouTube.