I have not really made much from clay in the past, my daughter is the expert on this, her blog is at http://madshobbithole.wordpress.com/ scroll down to see her food items made from clay.
For this lesson Elizabeth showed up how to prepare, roll, cut and bake polymer clay to make embellishments for pages, cards, scrapbooks etc. She explained the importance of dedicating all your equipment used with this medium for clay making only. On my page I have used ultra light Fimo, which is white, and painted my stamps with pearl-ex prior to stamping onto the rolled out clay. The "Visit From Santa" coloured well but the holly leaves and berries were a little pale so I used some felt pens to intensify the colour. My pages in my book were coming away from the outer cover so I first of all put a strip of Christmas ribbon along the seam to reinforce it. Magazine pages cut up for the hearth and stockings, flames, coals and Santa. Embossed metal tape coloured with alcohol inks for the presents at the bottom, and a distressed edge torn piece from a magazine with the words finish the page.
I will certainly be trying some more embellishments with this light weight clay, I will have to make some clay in moulds, I have some hidden away somewhere if I could only remember where. Beads for an edge would be fun to make also. Thank you Elizabeth for your tutorial.