Sutton Slice Fun

I’ve only tried this technique, the Sutton Slice, a couple of times with some success. It didn’t turn out perfect, but it wasn’t a candidate for the scrap pileΒ  either. <G> Areas of one sheet made this fan necklace. Which just happens to be on sale in my Esty or ArtFire shops πŸ™‚

A few months ago my pal Barbara Poland Waters hosted a swap where we traded decorated sheets of raw clay to do with as we wished. Fun swap !! One of the sheets of clay I received from Kathy Weinberg was decorated with the Sutton Slice technique and it was stunning. I had to immediately buy the Barbara McGuire stamp she used. LOL

I made a whole bunch of pendants with the sheet. The first pictured one I wore today and got the most wonderful compliments.Β  One of the ladies, who works with clay occasionally,Β  said “How come my polymer clay things never look that good” πŸ™‚

I hope to have all 17 pendants listed in my shops by Friday. Just in case anyone is interested πŸ˜‰

Sutton Slice By Valerie

Valerie Wallace, a wonderful person and artist (who is the exclusive supplier of my clear stamp line in the UK), shared a picture of the intricate Sutton Slice she recently finished. It took her hours to make, but oh so worth the work!! The stamp she used is from Lisa Pavelka’s Signature Series product line and I believe it’s 4″ X 6″.

Then the next day she shows off the sheet she made with one of my clear stamps ! I had no idea we could even do the Sutton Slice with clear stamps. What a pleasant surprise πŸ™‚ I am wondering if this design could be trimmed to fit a business card case. Perfect design for a guy.

You can read how to do this technique at HGTV’s website. Lisa Pavelka made a business card holder in an old episode of Carol Duvall.

Another short tutorial here at SurfinCat

More Examples

Here is an example from Sharon Solly

Another from Karen Breukelman

And this one by Julie Eaks is totally in my color palette

And last one πŸ™‚ A untrimmed sheet by Judy (sorry, I don’t know the last name), but I love the sheet !


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cara
    Dec 02, 2010 @ 05:51:18

    Wow love that technique, only tried it once and found it tricky. The examples above are amazing! Must try and master it.

    Thanks for sharing all those other pictures



  2. Kathleen Anderson
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 14:37:10

    Just found your site today while searching for bracelet ideas. Found a tutorial for Sylvie Peraud’s dots and circles written in English. The link presented on the blog entry does not link to the tutorial. Is there another link that does?
    Thanks for blogging!


  3. Tonja Lenderman
    Dec 09, 2010 @ 19:40:50

    Hi Kathleen πŸ™‚ Thank for dropping by and commenting. Sylvia has since removed the link from her blog and I haven’t been able to find a replacement. Someone told me they think she may be either planning on selling the written tutorial or perhaps doing a how-to video on If this happen I will post a link πŸ™‚


  4. Bonnie Kreger
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 06:37:23

    Tonja, the black and yellow Sutton slice belongs to Judy Kelly of Arizona. She was at my house a month ago and we did Sutton slice all day long. She made a beautiful puffy heart out of it. She doesn’t have an Etsy store or Artfire shop yet but we are working on it.

    Now that I know you can do Sutton slice on your stamps, I’ll have to get a bunch.
    Have you tried Valerie’s little cutters? They are wonderful.
    You are on my blog list so I watch what you are doing all the time and I love your ornaments.


  5. Tonja Lenderman
    Dec 14, 2010 @ 11:33:12

    Bonnie, Thank you so much for the info and the compliment πŸ™‚ And yes, I have some of Valerie’s cutters. Best I’ve ever owned.


  6. Lisa Whitham
    Dec 19, 2010 @ 14:06:31

    What fantastic examples of the Sutton Slice!! I am going to have to try this technique one of these days…
    Peace, Love, & Clay,
    ~Lisa πŸ™‚


  7. Karin Breukelman
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 06:49:04

    Hi Tonja,

    How great to see one of my own pictures in your story about sutton slice! I think it is a great technique, with so much fun effects! I met Lisa Pavelka in France last year and one of the techniques she taught there was Sutton Slice! That was fantastic!
    On her website, there is a video on how to make a sutton slice.
    Thanks for showing my picture!


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