Scratch Foam Original Textures

November 5, 2012 , In: General
This scratch foam has been sitting in my studio waiting for me to play for a long time.
I’ve done some random patterns with it in the past but decided I wanted to do some more structured pieces.
I found it quite difficult to get good photos but I think you’ll get the idea.
I used cutters to start the form of each piece and filled them in by drawing shapes and patterns
 with a set of assorted stylus.

Once the textures are complete I roll the Metal Clay directly on to them and then cut the shapes out.

Owl Toggles, oh ya!!!

Today I’ll be cleaning all these pieces hoping to get them fired today or overnight.
I like the look so far and as always I’m excited to get them fired.
I got the scratch foam from Blick.com
Here are the

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.
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    Thanks Kristi for sharing this mini tutorial, adding scratch foam to my to do list. I'm assuming it will work with polymer clay as well??

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    That is so cool! I have seen this stuff before and was wondering how to use it!

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    That is really cool! I didn't know about this stuff. What incredible design possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

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    I seriously have to get another kiln! Thank you Kristi, for sharing!

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    I have never heard of scratch foam. I will have to look into this more! I love that owl toggle by the way. I will be watching for him to pop into your shop! Enjoy the day. Erin

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    Wow, I didn't even know there was such a thing. You are an amazing artist!

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    I've never seen or heard of this scratch foam before. What a fascinating product.

    The owls are darling!!

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    Never heard of scratch foam! What an incredibly versatile tool! I need to know more! Hey, was that an owl toggle I saw? LOL Beautiful work.

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    In my past life, as a public school art teacher, we used recycled meat trays – as there wasn't money for luxury items like foam. I will be interested to see how they turn out. I have always thought the impressions weren't deep enough, or at least deep enough for me. But they look good in your pix! Could be interesting to try as I continue to flirt with polymer.

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    That's really cool. I hadn't heard of or seen this. Your owls are really cute.

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    I usually carve my stamps out of porcelain. This looks SO much easier! I just ordered a batch of these boards and can't wait to try them out.

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    I usually carve my stamps out of porcelain. This looks SO much easier! I just ordered a batch of these boards and can't wait to try them out.

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    I had no idea this is how you made these, how cool! I love those owls, need one badly!

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    What a super cool technique! These turned out so fabulously.

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    How cool I never thought of scratch foam! That is so super cool!!!!

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    So totally neat! I definitely have to give this a try with polymer! Thanks for sharing! Your new designs are beautiful… as always!

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    OOh, such an excellent idea! No more need for tons of stamps 🙂 Thank you for sharing – I must try it now, just got into metal clay 🙂

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