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How to Make Printed Clay Coasters

Level
Beginner
Time
1 hour
Budget
10 - 30
Create a set of classy clay coasters using air drying clay, and wooden block printing stamps! These are so quick and easy to make, and are the perfect gift for a tea lover. Add a spot of colour to really emphasize the textures left behind by the stamps. Read on below to find out how it's done..

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How to make

Step-1
Cut the 1kg White Air Drying Clay block into thirds.
Step-2
Roll out the clay with a rolling pin to a 1.5 cm thickness.
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Step-3
Print into the clay using the Wooden Block Printing Stamps, overlapping the designs at random.
Step-4
Cut out the coaster shape using the largest of the Wilton Cookie Cutters and take away the excess.
Step-5
Paint a base layer in a light colour or white acrylic paint and leave to dry.
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Step-6
Water down the darker coloured acrylic paint and paint over the coaster liberally, letting the colour fall into the deeper grooves, and leave to dry.