Using the pasta machine
To get the desired thickness for a clay sheet a pasta machine is used. When a pasta machine is not available a dough roller can be used, but the pasta machine has its advantages. In this way the clay is rolled into a sheet of uniform thickness. the clay is rolled between a folded sheet of plastic foil, preventing the clay from sticking to the rollers. This also prevents the clay from drying, the cream will seal the two layers of plastic together, so you can leave the already cut leaves and petals inside the foil for a longer time when working on a single petal or leaf with modeling tools.