Applying Japanese tissue paper to clay is a fun easy way to create interesting surface designs on clay.
To apply Japanese tissue paper to clay, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Make your handmade plate. Let dry. When completely dry smooth the surface of the clay with a light sanding. Remove all dust.
Step 2: Purchase your Japanese tissue paper. Get a sponge, small cup of water and scissors.
Step 3: Cut out your tissue paper and think about where you would like to place your pieces. Place tissue paper face down in desired location and sponge on the back. Ensure all the tissue paper is wet. Leave for a few minutes and then gently peel the backing paper. This will leave the design on the clay.
Step 4: First kiln firing
Step 5: Apply clear glaze
Step 6: Second kiln firing.