When sculpting anime clay figures, most artists make various laces for the costumes to make them more lovely.

Today, we will teach you to make four different lace styles; each step has detailed step-by-step pictures to make it easier to understand. I believe that after you master these techniques, you can take your clay artwork to a higher level!

Before you start, you must prepare these materials and tools: air dry claymodeling ball toolsbladesdetail needlecraft scissors, and lace scissors.

So, let's explore together!

Guide To Making Lace With Air Dry Clay

Lace Style 1

1. Roll the clay into thin sheets and use a blade to cut the edges neatly.

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2. Use a modeling ball tool to sculpt circular marks around the edges, pushing from the inside out as you make the marks.

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3. After trimming the other side neatly, roll it out and trim off any excess clay.

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Lace Style 2

1. Cut long, thin slices using wavy-edged lace scissors to create long strips.

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2. Use a modeling ball tool to press round marks in the center of the ripples.

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3. Trim the excess clay on the other side evenly.

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Lace Style 3

1. Cut the clay sheets into strips of arc shape.

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2. Pinch the bottom of the sheet with two fingers and fold a wave-like crease with the other hand.

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3. Trim off excess clay.

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Lace Style 4

1. Cut the clay sheets into rectangles.

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2. Use your index finger to push the clay forward, and then pinch the folds tightly at the bottom.

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Summary

Congratulations! You've mastered four common styles of lace making, and you can try using these techniques in your clay art. I'm sure this will take your clay work up a notch, so if you found this helpful content, why not share it with your friends?

You can check out our complete guide if you're also interested in our full tutorial on sculpting scale figures with air dry clay.

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