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No-Bake Polymer Clay & Rubber Stamps are combined to create a technique reminiscent of New England seaside gift shop treasures.

Posted by Cindi B. from Goldsboro, North Carolina, United States • Published See Cindi B.'s 7 projects »
  • Step 1

    Roll clay to approximately 1/8” inch. Store unused clay in a ziplock bag with a damp paper towel or a baby wipe for later use.

  • How to make a model or sculpture. Faux Scrimshaw With Makin's Clay® - Step 2
    Step 2

    For the image you have two options:
    Print clip art image onto white paper, trace along all lines of image using pencil. Add details if desired (additional shading is often seen on true scrimshaw art). Place image, pencil side down onto wet clay. Rub gently with fingertips until pencil image transfers onto clay.

    Gently press a detailed, uninked rubber stamp into wet clay.

    Note: The images in this photo were rubber stamped (two with an inked stamp for better visibility – you can use ink if it makes it easier for you to engrave the details, but it is not necessary as it will not effect the finished project once it is washed off, and the 3rd unlinked to show you the indentation left in the wet clay.)

  • Step 3

    Use clay detailing tool, needle tool (or even a sewing pin or safety pin in a pinch!) to carefully etch along transferred/stamped lines.

  • Step 4

    Set aside until thoroughly dry. (Can take up to 24 hours to fully dry – but normally drying time is much quicker – just a few hours!)

  • Step 5

    Place a small amount of black acrylic paint onto surface. Gently rub paint into etched areas using fingertips. Remove excess paint with a damp paper towel. Sample image shows the pieces after the black paint is applied & removed.

  • Step 6

    Place a small amount of brown acrylic paint onto piece, rub over entire surface, and sides. Wipe off with damp paper towel. This will give your piece a faux “bone” coloring. Let dry.

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