In creating clay art, it is common to combine different colored clay sheets. However, many beginners may need to learn how to do this effectively. Today's guide to joining clay sheets will show you how to easily and quickly join different colored clay sheets, using the example of creating striped patterns. Join me in exploring these techniques!

Steps for Joining Clay Sheets

1. Roll out a thin layer of clay in two different colors; in this instance, I used a deep crimson and a pristine white clay.

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2. With the help of the auxiliary lines on the craft mat, cut one of the ends of one of the two different colored clay pieces flush.

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3. Join together two colors of clay sheets, aligning the neat sides.

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4. Cut long strips neatly with the blade angled slightly inward.

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5. Similarly, splice the red colour onto the other end of the white clay and cut out long strips once again.

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6. Cut the ends of the pieced two-color clay neatly.

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7. Trim it properly with scissors and then this clay stripe pattern is complete!

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Summary

Joining together clay sheets is the most basic and commonly used skill in clay art, and you only need to use a few simple materials and tools to do it.

In this example, we have only used: air dry clay, craft scissors, and a long blade. If you lack these materials and tools, you can continue to browse our online store, which offers many more tools, molds, accessories or materials needed in clay art.

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