Monday, 16 November 2009

Water Pen...or is it?

I've discovered a brand new use for my water moisture pen. It's a great tool for using to smooth out cracks and flaws on the clay. You simply fill the barrel up with water and squeese to release water into the brush tip.

I've found that when you fill the barrel with olive oil it's also useful for smoothing the oil over texture tiles and cookie cutters to stop the clay from sticking. Plus you get to keep your hands nice and clean. Perfect!


  1. That sounds like a good idea. Do I need to clean any residual oil off the clay before firing it?

  2. Great question Heidi!

    Olive oil is very compatible with art clay silver and PMC, you could use it in place of Badger Balm if you like (which contains olive oil) so you don't need to clean it off as it will just dry off and then burn away completely during firing.