Scrapbooking Technique – Beach Clay Seals Layout

By Lisa West

If you are looking for a great scrapbooking technique to embellish your beach pages this is it. This scrapbooking technique is used to create clay seals in a beach theme to create an appealing element for your page. The following is a step-by-step guide to creating this great page. All you'll have to do is add a photo or two of your own choice.

beach clay seals
Materials Needed:
  • Clay mold
  • Clay (Makin's brand is recommended)
  • Walnut Ink
  • Cheesecloth
  • Cardstock
  • Rubber stamp(s) and ink
  • stones, beads and shells (optional)
  • Create the fishing net on the layout by cutting out a piece of cheesecloth in the desired size. The cheesecloth is cut and sprayed with walnut ink. (Running a stamp pad over the cloth would also work.)

    Next you will create your faux clay seals. Condition your clay and form a ball. Flatten and press into a clay form, see picture above. Metallic paint was used on the two colored seals, and then highlighted with copper ink. The white starfish was made from imprinting a star from an old butter stamp. I used the round cap of a hairspray bottle, also pictured, to cut the circle around the starfish. I use Aleene's paper glaze to seal in the color. I have been having fun using many techniques to create faux clay seals. Have fun finding things to imprint into your clay. Makin's clay air dries and I find it easy to use.

    For the beading effect, mini beads are "glazed" to the letters and picture corner. A small string of beads on wire adorns the "fish net".

    Embellishments are adhered with the paper glaze and hold held very well. I have also used zots to help adhere these types of embellishments in the past. E-6000 is really strong adhesive.

    See more of Lisa’s clay seal projects here. See more of Lisa’s great projects on her blog. Find another scrapbooking technique here.
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