design by ThaiflowerArt  2009-2016
DaisyClay is a high grade air-dry polymer clay by ThaiflowerArt. It is a non-toxic, non staining, pleasant smelling clay that is easy to work with.  DaisyClay dries fast to a durable, off white, lightly transparent, water resistant, solid but still flexible form. It can be mixed with Water Colour to create coloured clay and painted with all sorts of media such as Oil-, Water-, Acrylic and other colours. It can be rolled out to very thin sheets that can be further manipulated with Cutters, Vein stamps and Modelling tools. It is the perfect clay to make Clay flowers.
DaisyClay instruction Videos
Here we show some of the unique Properties of DaisyClay. When the clay is first opened, it must be soft and supple. Knead the clay thoroughly before use. Use Water Colour from a tube to  mix with the DaisyClay to give it colour, for darker coloured petals, leaves and stems. See how after adding Water Colour the clay retains its unique properties. DaisyClay takes on the patterns from vein stamps perfectly and retains the desired shape after manipulating it with tools. It does not deteriorate or dry fast or becomes hard after adding Water Colour. DaisyClay can be rolled out in a pasta machine to very thin sheets which can be further shaped by using cutters, vein stamps and modelling tools. When painted, the objects, if not fully dry absorb colour, so the colour is there to stay. After drying, your flowers will have a natural look and feel. DaisyClay dries with a satin gloss and does not break, the clay dries firm but still flexible, so your precious clay flowers will be resilient to a little rough handling. !!DO NOT USE OIL COLOUR TO MIX WITH DaisyClay!! DaisyClay was designed to be mixed with Water Colour. See also “Using Water Colour”
Properties of DaisyClay
The way to give DaisyClay colour is to use Water Colour from a tube. This contrasts with the traditional way of colouring clay with Oil Colour. When adding Oil Colour to DaisyClay the properties of the clay change a lot and this is not desirable. The clay will become brittle, dry too fast and lose its elasticity. DaisyClay is designed to mix with Water Colour from a tube. Start by rubbing some Pond’s on your fingers. Add small amounts of Water Colour to the clay and knead well until the desired colour is obtained. Keep in mind the colour gets darker when the clay dries. If the clay sticks to your fingers apply some Pond’s cream on your fingers again and knead well. Don’t worry if your fingers get stained, this can easily be removed with water and soap. If the clay is still a bit too firm to your liking, add some drops of water and knead this well into the clay. See also “Repairing DaisyClay”.
Mixing with Water Colour
When thin leaves and petals made from DaisyClay mixed with with Water Colour from a tube are completely dry they are somewhat transparent. You can see this in the left leaf, the black background shines through. Sometimes this appearance is not desirable. This is where Water Colour “Titanium White” come to aid. By adding small amounts of Titanium White the objects become less transparent. The right leaf has added Titanium White to the green coloured clay. As you can see the leaf is not transparent anymore.
Adding White Colour
Saving DaisyClay
It is important the clay is stored air-tight. After unpacking, repack the unused clay in cling-foil and store in an air-tight box. This prevents the clay from drying. DaisyClay dries fast when exposed to air. When working with DaisyClay only take the amount of clay you need and store the rest in your air-tight box. Although DaisyClay mixed with Water Colour can be kept for a long time, it is best you do not make more coloured clay than needed for your project.
In this video you will see coloured DaisyClay that has been kept too long. The clay is tough and has lost its smooth properties. Add a few drops of water to the clay and knead well to get back its lost properties. When the clay sticks to your fingers after adding water then rub little Pond's Cream to your fingers and knead it well into the clay. As you can see the clay is smooth again and can be rolled in the pasta machine to get a thin sheet. Notice when working with vein stamps the clay takes on a pattern well. See also how the clay can be manipulated again with tools and retaining its shape. Repairing can not be done unlimited and should only be done once or twice.
Repairing DaisyClay
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