Scratch Foam

March 10, 2014 , In: Clay, General, Metal Clay, Tutorials
Today I’m going to share some of my newest Foam Board Textures.

I really like this long and lean design, I made several mistakes which I was able to disguise (below) but I think I’ll try this one again and see if I can do a better job!

I’ve had it in my mind for awhile to use the coptic cross shape and do some original texture in them and I really love results! 
I should have taken a picture of these before I rolled the copper on it, they would have looked much prettier without all that copper left behind but I was too excited to see what they looked like.

Very Tribal inspired, I haven’t even cleaned these up so they are very rough around the edges.

I’m really looking forward to firing these.
Now for some bloopers, these could not be saved!
I didn’t even see how much it looked like a flag until I rolled the copper on to it, I tried to doctor it up but nothing worked.

I know you can’t see much with that sign over the top but you’re not missing anything.
I rolled copper on to it to see what it looked like but nope, it is a reject!
Sometimes you can’t tell what it’s going to look like until you roll it out,
and sometimes rolling it out doesn’t help one bit.
Click HERE to see one of my previous Scratch Foam posts.

Kristi Bowman

Kristi Bowman has been working with Precious Metal Clay since 2008, she's moved from Silver to Bronze now Copper.    She's been dabbling in various forms of art most of her life but only recently really made it part of everyday life. A little bit of Polymer Clay has recently been added along with some Enameling and Pewter Casting and many other art forms she hasn't quite found the time to play with.
  1. Reply

    I like that first shape and texture and the little crosses are great! This foam looks easy to work with if unforgiving.

  2. Reply

    Very creative way to make some shapes.

  3. Reply

    I love the primitive quality these pieces have. It makes me think of Mexican folk art.

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