A while ago my pal Lisa Pavelka was showing off her fabulous Pardo Jewellry Clay by Viva Decor at CHA Winter 2011- it’s so flexible after baking, you can actually use a paper punch to cut it! So I got to thinking- why not cut it with a Cricut? I played around a bit, and actually got it to work. Here’s how you do it.

Step 1: Condition Your Clay

Condition your clay well- I actually used scrap clay from various projects, so it’s a mish-mash of Pardo, Sculpey and Premo. (PS- I tried this later with straight-up Premo & it did not work as well as the mixed clay.) Roll it through a pasta machine (yes, you kinda need one for this) until it’s at it’s thinnest setting. Then place the clay on a sheet of deli-wrap and roll it through again. Do this carefully-make sure there are no bubbles or huge wrinkles- because you’ll bake the clay on this sheet.
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You stated that the clay was flexible after baking. Once you get them cut out, what do you do with them? I make jewelry and thought this would be fun to try, seeing that I also have a Cricut machine. But if the clay stays flexible it probably wouldn't work. I do like what you came up with though.
good luck.. very interesting..
very cool technique. I hadn't heard of this new clay, it sounds very interesting. thank you!
If you'd like to read my review of Pardo clay, visit this link: <br>http://www.crafttestdummies.com/craft-product-reviews/craft-product-review-lisa-pavelka-signature-art-clay-by-viva-decor/<br><br>There are also some links in that post to other clay reviews. Thanks for commenting!

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