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Introducing 3 new Sprig/Texture Molds -- Frog/Turtle, Dragonfly/Salamander, and Decorative Foot!
For some projects/ideas for using our slab molds, please visit our Lesson Plan pages (#20, #21, and #29).
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AMACO® Plaster Textured Slab Molds (TM) and Multi-Cultural Textured Slab Molds, (MCTM)
AMACO® Textured Slab Molds may be used to decorate slabs before hand-building or to apply textured elements to works in progress in the same fashion as Sprig Molds (see Sprig Molds).
Basic instructions for working with Slab Texture Molds
(for more details see Lesson Plans 20, 21 and 29):
Roll out 1/4" - 3/8" thick slab of clay and smooth surface to remove canvas texture using a metal or rubber rib. Cut out desired size and shape of clay for specific project (must be smaller than Texture Mold). Decide which part of the mold you would like to use, then place the moist clay slab (smooth face down) gently onto the textured slab mold. Firmly press clay onto textured slab using the palm of your hand or a sandbag (this is recommended as it will help to impress all of the texture and keep the clay from moving when rolled). Now use a pony roller or rolling pin to firmly roll the clay onto the texture. Using the small end of the roller bevels the narrow ends at about a 45 degree angle so that the seams when hand-building will overlap easier. Carefully lift the clay slab off the textured slab mold and proceed with hand-building as usual.