As a novice to metal clay, I’ve been trying various metal clays. This is so easy to use and you can craft almost anything from it. I’ve found that it’s now my preference over the silver clay as it’s much easier to cut out my designs and shapes and less messy! If, like me, you are using silver pieces over copper pieces, then you must give it a go.
The Art Clay Paper Type can be used on its own for Origami folding. You can also cut it with paper punches and fancy scissors, or tear it.
Cut out embellishments of the paper and add them to your clay pieces for decoration. Clay embellished with Paper Type can be fired with a torch or on a gas top. If you use the paper type on its own, it should be fired in a kiln.
Do not apply any additional moisture onto the surface when you work with the paper, as that can cause it to disintegrate. Repair any cracks after firing with Art Clay Oil Paste or Overlay Paste. Using normal Paste on unfired paper can cause it crumble due to the moisture in the Paste.
Store unused Paper Type in a grip-seal bag and keep in an airtight container at room temperature.
The paper shrinks slightly more than the clay - if you cover the entire surface of a small clay piece with cut out paper shapes you can get a really nice domed effect.
It feels a little like embossing foil, completely dry, not sticky at all.
Measures 7.5cm x 7.5cm (approximately 0.25mm thick). 96% fine silver prior to firing.
I love this product. It takes a while to get used to but has heaps of potential, can be folded, cut or curled to create wonderful 3D forms. If you've never used it you must try it at least once.