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♩♬ " Why does it always rain on me? Is it because I lied when I was 17? " ♪♫
It's this simple. for the magnets you will need the following:
- Clay (I like to use air dry clay, just because it's simple to use, less messy and as the name says, doesn't require "baking")
- Little magnets to attach to the back
- Acrylic paint and a small brush to decorate
- Moulds (this one is optional, the original tutorial suggest we use cookie cutters, but a shape like the ones above can be easily achieved by flattening a smooth round ball and maybe using a craft precision knife to assist you)
The only tips I have to offer are:
1) Make sure the clay has fully dried before you paint it. Depending on the size of your work, it might take a couple of days. Make sure you allow all sides to dry - in other words, turn your shapes regularly, giving every surface space to breath.
2) Remember: Once dried, your shape reduces its size. Most air dry clay brands suggest that this reduction is about 7%.
3) For larger shapes, use stronger or larger magnets. It sounds obvious, but it's the kind of reminder always worth giving.
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