Celebrate Clay Frame
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Celebrate Clay Frame

Celebrate activities with family photos - and personalize your photos with the Clay Embossing Set. Designed by Janet Wilhelm for Walnut Hollow
Craft Time: 60+ minutes
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Material List

  • Walnut Hollow® Clay Embossing Set
  • Wood Frame
  • Polymer Clay (colors of choice)
  • Paint (color of choice)
  • Corn Starch
  • Craft Glue
  • Craft Knife
  • Flat Brush
  • Paper Towel
  • Pasta Machine or Acrylic Roller
  • Sandpaper

Project Instructions

Step: 1

To prepare frame for painting, use sandpaper to lightly sand surface. Remove dust with paper towel.

Step: 2

Use flat brush to apply acrylic paint to surface. Let dry and apply second coat. Let dry.

Step: 3

Use brush to apply thin coat of craft glue to top portion of frame where clay will be adhered. Let dry.

Step: 4

Condition clay by kneading until soft. Follow directions on packaging. Use pasta machine or rolling pin to roll out clay to 1/8-inch thickness. Place clay onto front of frame. Any excess clay will be removed after adding texture. Lightly press clay onto wood. Sprinkle corn starch on Texture Sheet.

Step: 5

Lay Texture Sheet on clay. Roll acrylic roller over clay until an impression is made in the clay.

Step: 6

Reposition Texture Sheet until all of the clay is embossed.

Step: 7

Lay frame clay side down on a hard protected surface. Use craft knife to cut away excess clay from outside edges and inside frame openings.

Step: 8

Create words using letter tiles. Follow directions on packaging for using tile holder. Sprinkle a small amount of corn starch on clay where tiles are used.

Step: 9

Place frame on tray or aluminum foil. Bake in a preheated conventional or toaster oven at 275°F for 15 minutes per ¼-inch thickness. Remove from oven and let cool before handling.

Step: 10

Insert photos and enjoy!


Use letter tiles to spell words or add names.