My Favorite Tool - Sandy Ferris

As I handbuild my ceramic items I’m always looking for mats, doilies or objects that I can press into the clay to make designs.  One day I came upon an Apple APP call IOrnament (my new favorite tool).  The iOrnament APP allows me to draw unique designs which I save as a jpg and upload to the Cricut machine.  With the Cricut machine I can manipulate the design by cutting or sizing it to fit my project. Once I’m happy I cut the design out of dollar store foam. 

Once I cut the designs out of the foam I end up with a positive and a negative design so I get two for one!  In order to keep the small pieces of foam together I use packaging tape, the tape and foam don’t stick to the clay.

I have lots of fun designing my own unique designs and now my possibilities are endless.  Stop by my studio in Pismo at catalog location 61, and I’ll be glad to show you the process.

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