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Create a furniture or wall applique
Decorate with your own custom appliques.

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  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 1
    Step 1

    Use modeling clay to create a design.
    Flatten a ball of modeling clay and press in or carve out your design with anything that works--fingers, knife, pencil tip. I used a palette knife to carve out a design and pressed in small balls on top.

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mix equal parts of Easy Mold paste until it's a uniform blue.

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 3
    Step 3

    Spread the Easy Mold over the modeling clay design. It will spread like cake icing. Be sure to cover the sides too. Allow it to set--about 2 or 3 hours

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 4
    Step 4

    Peel the mold off the modeling clay design.

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 5
    Step 5

    Press the Das clay (or other preferred material) into the mold.

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 6
    Step 6

    Allow it to set long enough to easily separate from the mold or let dry over night.
    If your design is shallow, and you use Das clay, you should be able to separate them immediately after pressing the clay into the mold.

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sand imperfections, sand the back smooth and glue the applique to a wood surface with wood glue or liquid nail to a wall surface. Paint as desired with acrylic or latex paint.
    OR
    Glue the wet applique to wood with wood glue or to wall with liquid nail. Allow it to dry overnight. Sand imperfections or not and paint as desired with acrylic or latex paint.

  • How to make a mixed media. Applique - Step 8
    Step 8

    Finished!
    Repeat.

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