Before starting on your project, first make sure that all the supplies you need are prepared and ready. Then, get an air-dry claying gun or an air-dry clay machine and clay your piece of art. The difference between a claying gun and an air planter is that the latter is used for moist clays while the former needs dry clays. It takes just a few moments to wet the piece of clay with water or clay soil. Then, using a claying gun or an air planter, blow a little air into the air chamber. If you have done it correctly, the air will ventilate the clay.
When the air is sufficiently ventilated, you can now turn the clay over so that it is half-way dried. Next, you need to wear latex gloves and a mask so that you don't inhale the fumes of the air-dry clay or claying gun. Once you have finished painting your piece, allow it to dry for the same amount of time that you used to paint the first time, and it will dry quickly.
You can also paint your piece by using an air planter. But in this case, you still need to wet the bowl or pan using water or clay soil. After that, you can begin dipping the piece of clay into the water or oil to be painted. You can also dip it into a container of water or oil as well but you have to make sure that the water or oil doesn't stick to the surface of your claying or painting project.
Clay art has been around for thousands of years. Clay pots have been discovered which contain beautiful and unique coloured clays. There are many different types of colours available depending on what the clay is made of. Today, artists use these beautiful colourful clays to create fascinating and unique pieces which cannot be found anywhere else.
When it comes to clay art, there are two types of coloured clays that are more popular today. These are the hard and soft clay. Hard clay comes in a range of different colours including earthy tones, sand tones, blues, greens, purples, and burnt orange. Soft clay comes in very vivid and eye-catching colours such as reds, pinks, yellows, orange, blues, and yellows. These colours will look great when you create handmade jewellery, pottery, figurines, and other decorative pieces.
Clay colour paint is made from mineral pigments which are finely ground and then mixed with an acrylic liquid solution so that the colour can be expressed easily. Clay is naturally a neutral colour which looks good both on paper and other surfaces. However, it does stain very easily, so it is not recommended for surfaces which are regularly wet or moist. It does, however, beautifully decorate your creations when they are stored properly.
The main advantages of using clay in creating beautiful crafts and art pieces is that you have a lot of choice in the types of colours and textures that the paint comes in. Clay is a naturally absorbent substance so you can use almost any colour, from very pale to dark, without concern for an allergic reaction. Clay also absorbs a lot of water so you can create beautiful crafts with colours that may be impossible to get to on another surface. In addition, because soft clay is porous and a highly responsive medium, it holds the paint perfectly and allows you to create designs and patterns with different kinds of paint application techniques.
One of the most exciting things about using coloured clays is that the pigment can be mixed to pigments that can be used on the crafts and pieces it is made on. This means you have a wealth of choice on the colours you want to use and on how much of each colour you need. With acrylic paints you must always mix your colours with a brush and with most other mediums, you must use a mixing container that allows you to mix your colours with just water. With clay colour paint, you simply apply the paint to your piece, dip it into your mixing bottle and you are all set.