SchoolArts Magazine

DEC 2018

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amaco.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Materials • PVC (.75" to 1" diameter cut to desired length) • Sticky-backed foam (large en ough t o fit around PVC) • Black magic marker or Sharpie • Painter's tape • Exacto knife • Scissors STEPS 1. Cut a piece of sticky-backed foam to fit around the PVC tube without overlap or gaps. Trim the foam to the length of the PVC. 2. Once the sheet of foam is cut, lay it flat and use a Sharpie marker to draw your design. 3. Use an exacto knife to cut on the lines.* Cut through the foam but not the backing paper. 4. Peel off parts of the design. Scraps that are removed may be saved and added back later to fill in gaps or enhance the design. 5. With the foam right side up, apply painters tape to the surface. This will provide an area to hold the foam while applying it. 6. Turn the design over to remove the original paper backing. 7. Carefully wrap the sticky-backed foam onto the roller and remove the painter's tape. Roll the PVC tube on the table to insure that all foam pieces are firmly attached. 8. You can now use your roller on moist clay to create a beautiful textured pattern.** 9. Enhance your textured surfaces with Teacher's Palette Light translucent, gloss glazes! *Younger students will use scissors instead of an Exacto knife to cut sticky- backed craft foam into shapes. Students peel back the paper backing an d attach to the PVC, or any stiff tube that can be used to roll onto clay. ** These rollers can be used with 'underglaze ink' to print on clay.

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