Suppliers of Unique Texture Resources for Metal Clay

This page has resources to assist you in making your own unique textures for metal clay. You’ll find free clip art websites, black and white images and books that can help you create artwork to make your own textures. This could be by photopolymer plates or the tear away technique. Content checked July 2018. 

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1001 Free Fonts

Great site for fonts, including picture fonts. Windows and Mac compatible.

Ancient Scripts

If you like ancient writing and pictorial scripts, this is a great site for inspiration. Fantastic if you like to create your own unique textures for metal clay. Searchable in several ways and with lots of added links to relevant sites. Also has some scripts in font form to download.

Clipart Etc

All sorts of free clipart including alphabets, household objects, architecture, animals, people, plants and mythology.

Dafont

All sorts of free fonts. If you’re looking for specific types of text, it’s probably here. This site includes fonts that are pictorial so you can get hieroglyphics, pictograms, flowers and lots more. Well worth browsing

Font Generator

YourFonts.com is an online font generator that allows you to create your own OpenType fonts within a couple of minutes. Go make your own handwriting as a font!

Metal Clay Veneer

The veneer solution is a new product that was invented by Jay Humphreys and launched at the 2004 PMC conference. The veneer solution may be mixed with the various types of metal clay, then applied to a textured substrate. The resulting dried sheet is not changed so far as silver or gold content or in the firing characteristics. This new form of metal clay may be combined with other metal clay items and fired in conjunction with them.

Metal Designz

Canadian supplier of laser cut texture sheets. These are designed to be used in rolling mills but would be great on metal clay too. You can also have your own custom designs printed. This supplier also sells jump rings for chain maille, beads and PMC.

 

Shades of Clay

Unusual designs of rubber stamps made by Helen Breil, a Canadian supplier. Also supply cutters and tools.

Simply Sequins

UK supplier of craft materials, sequins, pearls, gemstones etc. They supply a wide variety of sequin waste or punchinella which is fantastic for texture.

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