After working on the travel photos confetti project, I started looking for more ways to display photographs around the house. This is the first time I’ve used air drying clay (it feels funny) – so there was a little bit of experimenting involved.
Here is the first batch of diy photo stands:
I was using DAS air drying clay, so after cutting a piece of the clay to shape I waited 5-10 minutes for the clay to harden a bit before creating a grove for the photos to sit in.
I thought I could create tiny little pieces, but soon realized that air drying clay is pretty light weight and so any large photographs would tip the photo stand over. The first batch was hand molded. It’s quite tough to get a perfect shape (sphere, cube, etc.). So for the next batch I went looking for things I could use as molds/cutters.
The triangular pencil sharpener ended up making the best shapes:
Here are some of my travel photographs I printed out on some thick watercolor paper:
Here are some pictures of the final pieces, painted with glossy white and black paint:
Trying out different shapes:
In the end, the triangle shape worked best: