How to Use Textured Stamps
These are just 2 of the dozens of texture stamps that Lisa Pavelka has designed for polymer clay, metal clay and other moldable materials. Lisa is going to go ahead and start showing you one way to work with the clay and that would be to get a beautiful embossed effect using the garden glory stamp.
Lisa takes a sheet of white polymer clay and applies Pearlidescent foil to it. She then places it upside down with a piece of deli paper on the backing and with one firm pass with an acrylic roller giving her a beautiful embossed effect. This creates a lovely mother of pearl look. This would be a lovely surface effect for a wedding gift or some décor item.
Embossed then stamped
Now Lisa going to take the love letter stamp. You can use stamps for embossed effects or you can just stamp on the surface of your clay. She’s going to take some black ink, either pigment or dye-based ink will work for this technique because once it’s baked in the heat of your oven it will make the ink permanent. So ink the area of your stamp you want to apply. Place the clay face down onto the stamp and lightly pat. This is going to create a surface imprint that has no embossed effect. It’s just going to look like it was screen printed on. Imagine what you can do with this technique.
Pearlidescent foil on lavender clay then embossed with the Swirly Q Stamp and add swarovski crystals bling!