Paper Clay Tiles - Painting


In the second part of the paper clay tile lesson we will paint our paper clay designs using gauche paint (poster colours). 

What you need:

  • Paper clay
  • markers
  • thick water-based paint (gouache)
  • paintbrushes
  • water containers
  • white glue
  • some newspapers to keep your work area clean
Paper Clay Tile Sculpture by Aara Lee

Paper Clay Tile Sculpture by Aara Lee

What you do:

  1. Refer back to your rough design sketches and select the colours that you will need to paint your sculpture with.  
  2. Paint your sculpture starting with the lighter colours first and darker colours last.   
  3. Use a small round brush for small detail work.
  4. Look over your sculpture to find any area that can be touched up and improved.