Video Tutorials on Molds and Textures for Metal Clay

On this page you'll find video tutorials about the various ways you can make your own textures and molds to use with metal clay. You may need to download flash to view these videos. If so, click here to download it free.

You could also check out our unique texture supplier page for sources of images to make into your own textures.

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AlphaDisc Lettering System for Metal Clay from Cool Tools

The AlphaDisc is a lettering system designed to impress words and phrases into any type of soft clay. Use it to personalize silver clay, bronze clay, copper clay, polymer clay. 


Carving Wax for Metal Clay Molds - Rio Grande

Make your own original textures for metal clay by carving on wax tablets and using a molding compound. Get inspiration from your surroundings and have fun! 


Cutting Metal Backed Photopolymer Plates - Sue McNenly


Etching on Copper with Sherri Haab


Fingerprint Jewellery - Maggie Bergman

Whole page of videos by Maggie about making fingerprint jewellery. Includes using inkless wipes, cleaning up images in Photoshop and Pixlr Express.

Flexi-Carve Pure Silicone Carving Plates for Metal Clay

Discover the joy of working with silicone! Metal clay does not stick so no release is needed. Use Micro-Carving tools such as Dockyard carvers to cut any design you desire into Flexi-Carve. 


Granulation Effect Mold Making - Patrik Kusek

Patrik Kusek and host, Alison Lee, show you a great new tip for using glitter to make the perfect custom charm from Metal Clay or PMC, plus where to buy Patrik's new book, Woodland Chic, and get a BONUS video.


Jewel Stamps Designer Images for Metal Clay

Jewel Stamps are crystal clear designer images made for impressing in all kinds of clay. Jewel Stamps cling to any acrylic surface for easy use. Jewel Stamps are flexible, stretchy, washable and long lasting.


Little Texture Stamps - CraftArtEdu

There are so many interesting ways to work with polymer clay and texturing is definitely a big one. In this class, Anke Humpert shows you how to make your very own texture stamps so you can give your work a decidedly personal touch!

Texture stamps

Making molds for metal clay - Cool Tools

Making Polymer Clay Moulds - CraftArtEdu

Learn how to use buttons, charms and scrap clay to make amazing molds that can be used over and over again!

Making Silicone Molds - Christi Friesen

Jewelry-making designer-artist Christi Friesen shows you how use two-part molding material and your favorite components to create reusable molds of patterns you can transfer to polymer clays and other soft art materials. Find this and over a hundred other jewelry-making video tutorials at Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.


Make your own texture plates - Crafty Goat

This seven minute video from Crafty Goat shows you how to make texture plates using special mold putty. Made for polymer clay but equally useful for metal clay.

Mold Making - Aussie Metal Clay


Photo Polymer Plates - Whole Lotta Whimsy

This 10 minute tutorial shows you how to make Photo Polymer Plates. This tutorial uses Thermal Negative Film to make a good black and white image. This is a step not always included in making Photo Polymer Plates. You can buy the materials from Whole Lotta Whimsy.

Photo Polymer Plates - Patrik Kusek

This video shows Patrick in his studio making a pendant. He starts by creating the texture with a photo polymer plate. He goes on to make a lovely metal clay pendant.

Photopolymer Plates and ReVerseArt Film with Pam East

Pam East takes you through the process of using QuikArt Photopolymer Plates and ReVerseArt Film and Developer separately and together to change your original art into texture plates and stamps to make your creative life in metal clays a much greater experience! She leaves nothing to the imagination in this informative 15 minute walk through everything you need to know for reliable success with these products!


Rubber Stamp Making Kit Video Instructions - PMC Supply

This video tutorial shows how to use the Imagepac system to make rubber stamps which are like Photo Polymer Plates.


Scratch-Foam® Textures with a Silhouette Cameo®

Wanaree Tanner demonstrates how to use the Silhouette Cameo® electronic cutting machine to create low and high relief textures in soft sided styrofoam printing board (also known as Scratch-Foam®) Also covers how to import JPGs into the design program and convert them into cutting paths.


Scratch-Foam™ - How to Use it with Metal Clay

Lisel Crowley, Metal Clay Artist and Instructor from Connecticut visited Cool Tools to create this "How to" video. She shows how to add a touch of individuality to your jewelry designs, by creating a custom texture. Textures in Scratch Foam Board result in beautifully raised designs that work well with all kinds of surface finishes and inlays. This product is perfect for Metal, Polymer Clay and Enamel Artists.


Silhouette Cutting Tool - Filling in Fonts

How to use the Sketch tool in Silhouette Studio Designer Edition to fill text for sketching or engraving.


Tear Away Technique with Julia Rai

The tear away technique is a method for creating your own unique textures to use with metal clay, polymer clay or to use in rolling mills. This video outlines the elements required to ensure the technique works every time. It includes a demonstration of the technique.


Techniques to Make Your Own Stamps


Transferring Scratchfoam Textures with Wanaree Tanner

Wanaree Tanner demonstrates how she gets clean and clear impressions out of her Scratch-Foam texture plates.