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Liquid Sculpey® Lustrous Swirl Barrette

Liquid Sculpey® Lustrous Swirl Barrette

Designed by Amy Koranek
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A Liquid Sculpey® doodle becomes a pretty barrette design.

TIME TO COMPLETE:45 Minutes to make and bake

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  • Paper towel
  • Clean and smooth piece of glass
  • Sharp scissors
  • Barrette finding
  • Silicone glue
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Project Instructions
    Getting Started:
Please make sure your work area is covered and you are not working on an unprotected surface. We recommend working on the Sculpey® Oven Safe Work Mat, wax paper, metal baking sheet, or disposable foil. Uncured Liquid Polymer Clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately. - Stir Liquid Sculpey® completely. Thin with Sculpey® Liquid Clay Softener as needed - Wash hands after use (we have found that baby wipes work best)

•It is important to use oven thermometer when you bake the liquids so that you can ensure your oven is at the correct temperature.•Do not microwave the liquids. They must be baked in a Preheated oven at 275 ºF (130 ºC) for liquid colors and 300 ºF (149 ºC) for Clear – Do not exceed baking temperatures.•If your piece is less than 1/4” bake for 15 minutes. For thicker pieces that are 1/4” or above bake for 30 minutes. •If your liquid project has become yellowed or discolored in the oven, when you remake it, tent it by placing either – folding an index card in half and placing your project under it or by using aluminum foil over your project.
Remove the caps from the Liquid Sculpey® (LS) bottles. Stir the liquids completely with the knife tool. Clean the tool between colors with paper towel. Replace the caps.

On a clean and smooth piece of glass squirt a puddle of Amber LS in the shape of a rectangle with rounded corners. I’m using a piece of glass that has a grid marked on the back side of it so that I can see how large my puddle is. You could also place a template under the glass to act as a guide for the size and shape of your design.
Squirt a series of White LS dots down the center of the Amber LS.
Squirt a series of Black LS dots between the White dots.
Place the tip of the needle tool into the first dot and without lifting the needle, drag from one dot to the next.
At the final dot, lift the tool out of the LS and wipe it with a paper towel. You should have a series of connected heart shapes.
Next, poke the needle tool into the first White dot again. But this time arch the needle upward into the Amber LS and then back down into the Black dot next to the White one. Repeat without lifting the needle alternating up and down in arching motions through all the dots. At the end lift the needle tool out of the liquids and wipe it off with paper towel.

On the right end of my design you can see where I made a couple little bobbles with the liquid. This will not be a problem because little mistakes on the edge like this can be trimmed away after baking with scissors.
Bake the glass with the design on it following the baking instructions for LS. While the liquid design is baking, sheet Amber Premo through the pasta machine on the thickest setting or make a sheet with the Acrylic Clay Roller that is 1/8” thick.

When the liquid design is completely cool, carefully peel it off of the glass. Trim around the edges with sharp scissors if necessary to remove little mistakes.

Place the liquid design on top of the Amber Premo sheet. Burnish the design down with your fingertips or roll it to the Premo with the Acrylic Clay Roller.
Trim around the outside of the liquid design with the clay knife. Smooth the cut edges with your fingertips.
Drape the clay piece over the curve of the barrette and make sure it follows the shape. Bake the piece again balanced on top of the barrette finding.
When the piece is completely cool, pop it off of the barrette finding and glue it on permanently with silicone glue.