I picked up a new polymer clay book, Polymer Clay 101, and am excited to share with you my first project from it. This is super handy if you want a specific word or shape in a specific size for your clay pieces. In my case, there are about five spiritual/inspirational words that I use over and over in my pendants and charms. With rubber stamp words available for purchase, I am limited in what I can create. Here you will see how to use polymer clay to make a word stamp for clay that you can use again and again!
I am assuming some polymer clay experience in this brief overview of the process. For way better pics, and more details, get the book. It comes with a DVD, which I have not had a chance to view, but if this project is any indication, it is a good addition to your clay arsenal.
ADDENDUM: I just found a really detailed photo tutorial using a very similar polymer clay technique at Polymer Clay Central. The big difference is they didn’t use a printed word for their snake to trace, and I think their way may be simpler. I will let you know when I try!
TIP: I thought my stamp looked horrible, and was about to scrap it, when something told me to give it a shot. I am so happy I didn’t toss it. I love how the pendants turned out. You can use a needle tool to carve out any areas that you need to to make the word impression more even. I didn’t even do that here. I like the handwritten quality to the word in my final pieces.