It’s been awhile since I’ve done a texture post and I have some fun new textures to share!
My recent surprise find was discovered when I went looking for a vinyl table cloth to put over our dining room table that I’ve recently oozed out on to.
(You all know what I’m talking about right? When you just bring a few things to work on out of the studio, just temporarily and they never make it back in to the studio! I refer to that as oozing!)
I’m using good sized teflon work surfaces but I felt better covering the whole table as well so there was no way I could ruin it. I found what I was looking for and I also found this awesome Lace looking vinyl cloth that I snatched up in a flash.
As you can see it’s quite pretty with lots of leaves and swirly shapes and when I opened it up I was in heaven!! I couldn’t wait to start rolling clay on to it.
I started to cut pieces out and found for a vinyl tablecloth it was very fragile.
It started ripping all over so I tried backing it with clear self adhesive backing.
I found that wasn’t sticky enough so I tried packing tape which so far is much better.
I may end up changing to duct tape.
Here are some of my favorites!
I think this one might be my absolute favorite, It reminds me of a Goddess!
Love the shape and the texture is so fine and intricate.
These I call Wagon Wheels, can never have too many Discs!
You also can’t have too many Leaves!!
Since the table cloth itself is pretty fragile I’ve started to make 2 part molds of them as well.
It gives them a slightly different look that I really like and they will last forever so I can put away the table cloth pieces to protect them.
There are lots more textures from the Table cloth but I’ve played with
. <— link to original scratch foam post!
Here are a couple of the newest textures I’ve made.
Adore these little hearts. I poked a needle tool all the way through and it gives a very distinct look.
A much clearer dot than if you just use a stylus on the surface.
I’m going to use this technique more in the future.
Here are some little fishies, simple but cute!
This last one is a very random texture I created with 2 part mold and some sticks.
I like the little stripes that resulted in this.
I know I’m going to be asked what kind of 2 part mold I use, I’ve been using the Amazing Mold Putty for years and I love it. I always love the results.
I’m sure there are other sources as well but that’s where I got mine.
Some of these components are already listed in my Etsy shop
and I hope to have more of them listed soon.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my texture tour, I’d love to know what you think!