I have had a lovely time this morning playing with air dry clay. I've never used it before but wondered if I could make my own trims and embellishments with it. I need some tiny flower shapes for something I am working on - you can just see them at the top of this photo, and found some little metal cutters (meant for cake icing I think) among my bits and pieces. I also found wooden printing blocks quite good too.
The ivy leaves here are made with another cake icing tool which came in a set of three different sizes.
This is one of my favourite molding mats. I apoligise for not having everything on a better background to give a clearer view, but the clay takes 24 hours to dry and everything was still very soft so I didn't dare to move it. I did remember to poke tiny holes in each piece so that I could attach them with a couple of stitches to whatever I want to add them.
I am keen to make more pieces but must rein myself in and wait to see whether these are successful. I shall now prowl round the flat to see what else I can press into clay, for my next session!