06 August 2022

Creating Stamped Metal Effect in Clay

This month, we'll show you how to create a faux stamped metal look in polymer clay!

Creating a stamped metal look in with your polymer clay is not only easy, but results in a uniquely beautiful clay slab that's perfect for jewelry and all sorts of pieces.

What you'll need:

  • Clay machine 
  • Tissue blade (the flexible one)
  • Metal colored clay (we used Premo Accents Copper)
  • Mica or metal powder (that matches the metal of your clay)
  • Brush (for applying the mica powder)
  • Metal ball stylus tool



1. Condition your metal colored clay (we used Premo Accents Copper) through your clay machine ending on roughly the 3 largest thickness. Choose the thickness based on what is needed for the specific piece you're creating.


2. Place your conditioned clay on your work surface so it's flat and there are no air bubbles trapped. 

3. Using your brush, carefully cover your clay with the mica or metal powder. Remember, a little of this goes a long way! We used Harryman Designs Copper powder.

4. Once covered with powder, gently remove any excess from your clay and work area.

5. Using your metal ball stylus tool, begin stamping your clay. There is no right or wrong way to do this. We recommend making the stamped area look random rather than a pattern. 
Note: Choose the size of ball stylus based on the size of the stamp effect you'd like to create in your clay.

6. After you have covered the entire piece of clay with the stamped texture, double check your work and ensure you don't need to add any more texture here or there.

7. Using your flexible tissue blade, gently peel the clay from your work surface and place it on your preferred non-stick surface and continue creating.

At this point, you can use your stamped metal clay slab for jewelry or any other project! Share what you've made by tagging us in your post.

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