Gather up the holiday color clays and lets get started.
Step 1: Where do I start and what do I need?
Silver - optional
Gold - optional
Wire for looped hangers
Modge Podge or other Finish
Nice to have:
Parchment paper to work on
Embellishments for designs
Step 2: Prepare the clay.
You need to take small pieces of clay and knead them until they are pliable. Some clay blocks which have some age to them or have not been stored properly can harden somewhat and be difficult to manipulate.
Is a link to a wonderful site that gives great information on softening hardened clay.
Step 3: Let's get started.
You can use these for Christmas tree hangers, glue a pin to the back for a holiday pin, glue a magnet for the refrigerator or file cabinet, with a looped hanger on it you can also use it to decorate gift bows.
Step 4: Start rolling the clay.
If you're rolling by hand, roll out a layer approximately 1/4" thick.
Step 5: Use a texture plate if you wish.
You can use other items to create textures also. You can impress the weave from a cloth into the clay. You can use a straw to create circles. Cut the straw in half to make half circles. Let your imagination go on what can make different textures on your clay.
Put the texture plate on the clay and roll the texture on.
Cut the stocking shape out of the textured clay.