Designer Sara Tumpane created several word "charms" for this page or card accent. She cut the charm shape from clay rolled to approximately 1/8-inch thickness, smoothing the edges with a wet finger. Using a paper-piercing tool, she made a hole in the top of the charm large enough for a double strand of wire to be inserted. She used the tip of a metal embossing stylus and rubber stamps to spell out the words. Once dry, the pieces were sanded smooth and painted with a mixture of liquid gum arabic and Pearl Ex powder. A small wire loop was glued into the top hole to make them into charms.
Sources: Alphabet rubber stamps by All Night Media. Design by Sara Tumpane.
Colleen Macdonald found a simple way to use paper clay on this layout. She cut same-size squares of clay, allowed them to dry, and then colored the tiles by pressing chalk ink pads into the squares. She says, "Because paper clay dries with a paperlike surface, the chalk ink works great and absorbs quickly and thoroughly."