Pat-a-Clay. The modelling clay, air dry clay.
Clay craft smooth and pliable. Great for making clay flowers and other craft projects.
Comes in basic white and dries with normal exposure to air after approximately 24 hours depending on thickness of clay.
The craft clay Pat-a-Clay is an air-dry modelling clay that requires no baking. It is the best to make delicate objects like flowers and plants. Pat-a-Clay is lightweight and dries to a firm consistency within 24 hours.
Pat-a-Clay is easy to work with. Once dried, Pat-a-Clay remains flexible yet firm and is extremely lightweight. It lasts permanently and will not mildew.
Pat-a-Clay is perfect for making flexible push moulds and can be shaped, rolled, twisted, curved, glued or sculpted. It is great for all craft projects. For a smooth finish, use a small amount of water on clay surface.
You can create colours you need by mixing the clay with artic oil colour paints, water colour paints or acrylic paints.
After the clay has dried, it can be painted with either oil paints, water colours or acrylic paints.
When using, knead clay well until soft (add small amounts water as you knead to keep it soft and moist).
Take only what you need and cover the remainder in a plastic wrap or bag and store clay in an air-tight container.
Clay Instructions and Tips
Please wash your hands.
Apply a small amount of Vaseline or hand cream to clean hands before you start working with the Pat-a-Clay. This will make it easier to work with.
When kneading Pat-a-Clay, remember to use the stretching motion using only your fingers and thumbs. Stretching it out and putting it together again, this method helps to disperse all the ingredients evenly.
Keep kneading until soft and pliable. Failing to do so can cause it to dry out and crack around the edges.
Always remember to put any unused Pat-a-Clay in plastic wrap during your project.
If your fingers get tired you can use an alternative method by kneading Pat-a-Clay in between plastic wrap. You can use this method from the very start or during the process.
If Pat-a-Clay is dry or tough during the kneading process, soften it by adding clean water while kneading.
Do not add water in large amounts, as this makes the Pat-a-Clay difficult to work with, and it will take longer to dry.
Store Pat-a-Clay in plastic wrap or bag in an airtight container. After you have opened a packet, keep the unused portion in plastic wrap and an air tight bag. If it should happen to dry out slightly while you're working or while it is in the bag, simply knead in a few drops of water to restore its pliability.
Mixing Colour: When mixing in colour, add very small amounts at a time and mix it well into the clay. You can mix two colours at a time to get the shade of colour you need.
Rolling it out: Apply a little Vaseline in between the plastic sheet. Put the Pat-a-Clay near the end of the plastic sheet (about 2"). Fold the other end of the plastic over to cover the Pat-a-Clay. Use a rolling pin or pasta maker to roll to the desired thickness.
Covering Objects: To cover or embellish an object with Pat-a-Clay, cover it with a small amount of craft glue or PVA glue before applying the Pat-a-Clay. Pat-a-Clay sticks well to most surfaces.
Using molds: Cover the mold with small amount of Vaseline and then press in the Pat-a-Clay. Slowly remove it from the mould.
Drying Pat-a-Clay: Small items will generally dry in a day or so depending on room temperature and humidity. Larger projects may take a few days to dry completely. If you are in a hurry, you may put your unpainted projects next to a heater for 10 minutes or until dry.
Painting: Once Pat-a-Clay is dry, it can be painted with any type of paint. Patty uses oil colour to paint on the petal details.
When the clay becomes too hard to knead: Cover clay with a wet towel and leave over night. Keep kneading until soft and pliable. Clay may stick on your fingers, but keep kneading until all the clay comes together. Wash your hands then apply a small amount of Vaseline before you start working again. You can also cover the clay in a plastic bag, then place the bag in hot water for 10-20 minutes. Afterwards, bring out the bag and the clay then continuously knead until soft and pliable.