Modena Soft Sea Life Frame by Trish Alger of Altered Pages


Air Dry Clay, Craft Tutorials, Polymer Clay

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air dry clay project with modena soft

Using this Seashell Mold I was able to create some embellishments

for my frame. In less than an hour it was dry enough to remove from

the mold, but I would air dry for at least a day before using. It continues

to dry into a sturdy, flexible state. This clay was so user friendly that I could

use my scissors to trim away the excess.

molds for the polymer clay shells
(I kneaded in powder and gelatos to achieve color.)

Using a bare wooden frame, I ran a bead of gel medium on the front and

covered it with a scrap piece of tissue paper; pressing it down to adhere.

air dry clay project tutorial frame

(Keeping it loose and crinkly adds great texture.)

I then painted on the tissue paper with acrylic paints which

further adhered the paper to the frame.

modena soft polymer clay tutorial for picture frame
(This requires no precision & allowed for plenty of color blending.)

I trimmed the excess tissue paper on the outside, glued down the

loose edges with more gel medium and cut an X in the middle to

create an opening for the picture.

self hardening polymer clay tutorial
(Smooth to the inside edge and adhere with gel medium.)

Here I assembled all of the parts to determine placement.

finished air dry clay modena soft project
(The lightweight clay is perfect for the tissue paper surface.)

Now I have the perfect gift for my cruise-loving relative.