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Liquid Sculpey® and Original Sculpey® "Taken for Granite" Vase

Liquid Sculpey® and Original Sculpey® "Taken for Granite" Vase

Designed by Amy Koranek
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This combination of Sculpey granite-on-granite creates a unique and trendy vase or candle holder that’s simple to make and easy to enjoy.

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  • Small cylindrical glass vase
  • Copier paper or deli sheet or other barrier paper
  • Water spritzer
  • Paper towel
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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 clay may damage unprotected furniture or finished surfaces. Be sure to cover your crafting area appropriately.

Start with clean hands, unwrap and knead clay until soft and smooth, or condition by running clay though a Pasta Machine. We recommend using a designated machine for clay purposes only. When working with multiple colors, clean hands with soap and water or baby wipes (we have found that baby wipes work best) before switching colors. Shape clay, pressing pieces firmly together. Wash hands after use.

    CLay Baking:
Begin by preheating oven to 275 °F (130 °C). After you are done creating; for best results bake clay on an oven-proof surface such metal, aluminum foil, an index card or the Sculpey® Clay Mat at 275°F (130 °C) for 30 minutes per 1/4" (6 mm) thickness according to package directions. Oven safe glass or ceramic surfaces are also acceptable for baking; however please note that the baking times may take longer as the glass or ceramic surfaces take longer to heat up. For best baking results, use an oven thermometer. DO NOT USE MICROWAVE OVEN. DO NOT EXCEED THE ABOVE TEMPERATURE OR RECOMMENDED BAKING TIME.
    Liquid Baking:
• 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.
Condition 1/4 pound Original Sculpey Granite by hand until soft and smooth. Sheet the Granite through the pasta machine on the thickest setting. Make a sheet that is as wide as your vase is tall. In this photo I’m simply checking that the clay sheet is wide enough compared to the height of the glass.
Check again that the sheet will wrap completely around the vase loosely
Lay the clay sheet flat on top of a piece of copier paper or deli paper or other barrier sheet that is easy to pick up from your work surface. The pressure used to texture the clay can make the clay hard to pick up from the work surface. The barrier paper will alleviate this situation. Lay the Pebbles full texture sheet on top of the clay. If you wish, you can spritz the clay sheet very lightly with a water mist to act as a release between the clay and the texture sheet. Then place the texture sheet on top of the misted clay. Use your hands to carefully press the texture into the clay making sure that the texture is biting into the clay. Once the texture has bitten in in several different spots you can use the Acrylic Clay Roller to impress the texture as deeply as possible.
Carefully peel the texture sheet from the clay. Next, step the texture sheet over and repeat the design. Line up the texture sheet as closely as possible. If you want to spritz the untextured area with a light mist of water before texturing again you may. When you have the texture sheet in the second position, texture the design as deeply as you can once again as in Step 4.
Carefully peel the texture sheet from the clay. If you used a water mist, blot all water from the surface of the clay with paper towel. If there are little inconsistencies where the two texture patterns meet, these can be smoothed with the flat rubber tip of the Dual End Detail tools.
Trim a very straight edge with the Super Slicer along one of the short ends of the clay. Peel the barrier paper away from the back of the textured clay. Carefully wrap the textured sheet around the glass vase. Mark the place where the clay sheet should be trimmed to create one full wrap.
Cut the sheet to fit with the Super Slicer. Smooth the seam with your fingertips or with the flat rubber tip. Make sure to work out any air bubbles from between the glass and the clay with your hands. You will want to practice a firm but smooth touch that does not disturb your beautiful texture design too much. But still, the clay should be as snug to the glass as possible. Trim the bottom and top edges with the Super Slicer to make neat edges. Buff the cuts with your fingertips to take away sharpness.
Stir the Greige Granite Liquid Sculpey (LS) with one of the purple clay tools and replace the cap. You can squirt a drop of the LS onto one of the pebbles in the design directly from the bottle. Smooth the Greige color over just the raised pebble with your fingertip. Repeat adding dots of LS to the pebbles and smoothing to cover the raised surfaces with your fingertips. LS loves to bond with solid clays but in very thin layers. If you add the LS in a very thin layer, it will seep into the clay without dripping. If you add the LS in a thick layer, it will tend to drip. Carefully cover each of the pebbles with a thin layer of the LS. If you want to deepen the color of the LS, allow the first layer to seep into the clay for a few hours, and then repeat this process of adding the LS one pebble at a time.
Bake the glass and clay vase following the baking instructions for the Original Sculpey. Allow to cool completely before handling.