Stamped Leaf and Palm Tree


Modeling Clay

Designer: Carolyn Stearn


  • One package ACTIVA White Activ-Clay
  • Leaf Stamp or Palm Tree stamp

Leaf Stamp

  • Acrylic Paint: Orange, Yellow, Metallic Gold
  • Paintbrush

Palm Tree

  • Delta Paint Jewels: Jade Green, Emerald Green, Smoky Brown Quartz, Golden Topaz
  • Acrylic Paint: Blue


STEP 1  Cover work area with plastic wrap.

STEP 2  Follow instructions on package. Roll clay out with a rolling pin to ¼” thick. Stamp the leaf or palm tree into the clay then cut out around the design.

STEP 3  Set aside to dry


STEP 1  Thin the paint half and half with water and paint the leaf, some areas yellow, some orange, let dry.

STEP 2  Thin the gold paint half and half with water, paint all over the background and the leaf, wipe off with a paper towel.

STEP 3  Glue a piece of gold cord, ribbon or wire to the back.

Palm Tree

STEP 1  Thin the blue paint half and half with water, paint all over the piece, wipe off with paper towel, go over some of the areas again, this will give the background some depth.

STEP 2  Fill in the stamped area with the jewel paints, swirl the paint around with a toothpick. If you get air bubbles in the paint pop with a straight pin. Set aside to dry.

STEP 3  Glue a piece of cord, ribbon, wire or hemp to the back.